The San Francisco Giants’ first round pick of the 2014 draft will make his Major League Baseball debut on Tuesday night.
Tyler Beede, 24, originally of Worcester and a graduate of Auburn High School, will take the ball tonight against the red-hot Arizona Diamondbacks (8-2). Beede’s Giants squad is off to a slow-start with 4-5 record.
In 2016, Beede finished a strong season in Double-AA, with a 2.81 ERA and more than 8 strikeouts per nine innings. However, last season he struggled in AAA, allowing 4.79 runs per nine innings and less than 7 K/9.
The game will air at 10:05 EST and can be streamed live at MLB.com with purchase of a subscription.
According to MLBTradeRumors.com, “While Beede entered camp this spring with at least some hope of forcing his way into the Opening Day roster mix, he labored through his four outings. Still, he’ll receive a shot now that there’s an opening. Fellow hurler Andrew Suarez might also have been considered, but Beede is a much simpler selection from a logistical standpoint since he already has a 40-man roster spot.
It’s not clear at this point whether Beede will have much hope of sticking in the rotation for the remainder of the year. With Jeff Samardzija not far from a return, it could be that Beede will only get a limited opportunity. If he impresses, though, perhaps there’s a chance he could stake a claim to a permanent job. It’s doubtful the Giants are looking too closely at Beede’s service situation, as he isn’t exactly considered a can’t-miss ace, but it’s worth noting that he could still accrue a full year of MLB service in 2018 if he sticks on the active roster from this point forward.”