Born: May 23, 1993
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 216
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st Round, 14th Overall, 2014 (Giants)
How Acquired: Waiver Claim (from Giants)
College: Vanderbilt University
Agent: ACES

Beede was drafted in the first round twice; he didn’t sign after Toronto drafted him out of high school.  He was considered a risky pick out of Vanderbilt, particularly due to control problems, but the Giants have had a strong record in working with pitchers.  When drafted, he threw 92-94 mph, reaching 97, with a plus curve and change.  During his time in the Giants’ system, though, he was erratic and his velocity came and went.  His velocity in the majors has been 94-96, and his secondary pitches have been erratic.  The Pirates claimed him from the Giants on waivers.

R:  0-1-0, 3.12 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 8.2 IP, 4.2 BB/9, 11.4 K/9
A-:  0-0-0, 2.70 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 6.2 IP, 4.1 BB/9, 9.5 K/9

After signing, Beede pitched briefly at two short season levels.  Baseball America ranked him second in the Giants’ system.

A+:  2-2-0, 2.24 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 52.1 IP, 1.5 BB/9, 6.4 K/9
AA:  3-8-0, 5.23 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 72.1 IP, 4.4 BB/9, 6.1 K/9

The Giants moved Beede up to the California League and he got impressive results, especially considering the hitting-happy environment.  The one negative was a low K rate.  In June, the team promoted him to AA and he had considerably more trouble, including control issues.  BA again rated him second among Giants’ prospects.

AA:  8-7-0, 2.81 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 147.1 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 8.2 K/9

Beede spent the full year in AA and had a much-improved season, including better walk and K rates.  His velocity, which had dropped to the low-90s in 2015, returned to the mid-90s much of the time.  BA rated him San Francisco’s top prospect.

AAA:  6-7-0, 4.79 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 109.0 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 6.9 K/9

In AAA, Beede had a disappointing season.  He made 19 starts before going out for the year in July with a groin injury.  His velocity was down again, to 91-93, his K rate was down, and he had some gopher ball problems, allowing 14.  BA dropped him to third in the system and the Giants added him to their 40-man roster.

R:  0-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 1.0 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 18.0 K/9
A+:  0-0-0, 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 5.0 IP, 5.4 BB/9, 7.2 K/9
AAA:  4-9-0, 7.05 ERA, 1.87 WHIP, 74.0 IP, 6.8 BB/9, 9.1 K/9
MLB:  0-1-0, 8.22 ERA, 2.22 WHIP, 7.2 IP, 9.4 BB/9, 10.6 K/9

Beede had a rough season.  After a one-game tuneup in High-A, he made two starts for the Giants, neither of which went well.  The team sent him to AAA, where he spent most of the rest of the season apart from missing a few weeks in August.  After he struggled badly as a starter, the Giants moved him to the bullpen and he pitched somewhat better, with improved velocity.  Control was a major problem throughout the season.  BA dropped him all the way to 28th in the system.

AAA:  2-2-0, 2.34 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 34.2 IP, 3.6 BB/9, 12.7 K/9
MLB:  5-10-0, 5.08 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 117.0 IP, 3.5 BB/9, 8.7 K/9

Beede opened the season in AAA and pitched very well there before coming to the majors for good at the end of May.  He had solid walk and K rates, but he was plagued by the home run, allowing better than one every five innings.  He started 22 of 24 games with San Francisco.


Beede had Tommy John surgery in May and missed the pandemic season.

AAA:  0-6-0, 6.66 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 48.2 IP, 8.3 BB/9, 9.2 K/9
MLB:  0-0-0, 27.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 1.0 IP, 0.0 BB/9, 18.0 K/9

Returning from the surgery in May, Beede struggled through his rehab, especially with his control.  He spent most of the season in AAA, throwing just one inning in the majors.  He missed the last month and a half with a back strain.

MLB (SF):  0-0-0, 4.66 ERA, 2.07 WHIP, 9.2 IP, 5.6 BB/9, 3.7 K/9

With Beede out of options, the Giants kept him in the majors.  He pitched only in relief, and then only sparingly, appearing in just six games.  He wasn’t very effective and the Giants designated him for assignment in mid-May.  The Pirates claimed him.

The Pirates may be hoping Beede can be effective in two- or three-inning stints, an approach that’s worked so far with Wil Crowe and Dillon Peters.

UPDATE:  Beede got excellent results in relief for two and a half months, although the more analytical stats didn’t think the ERA was realistic.  In August, the Pirates started using him as a starter, apparently with the idea of him returning to that role rather than serving as an opener.  That didn’t work out at all.  Beede had a 2.79 ERA as a Pirate at the end of July, but his ERA in five starts was 9.60.  The Pirates designated him for assignment in mid-September.  He cleared waivers and was outrighted to Indianapolis.

2022: Minor league salary
Signing Bonus: $2,613,200
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut: 4/10/2018
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible: 2026
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: 11/20/2017 (since removed)
Options Remaining: 0 (USED:  2018, 2019, 2021)
MLB Service Time: 2.106
June 6, 2011: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round, 21st overall pick.
June 5, 2014:
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round, 14th overall pick; signed on July 10.
November 20, 2017: Contract purchased by the San Francisco Giants.
May 5, 2022: Designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants.
May 12, 2022: Claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
September 15, 2022: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates; outrighted to AAA on September 22.