After working through what were likely some understandable jitters, Tyler Beede settled down to retire three consecutive batters — including two strikeouts — in his San Francisco Giants organizational debut. Beede walked the first two hitters, throwing wildly up and in for his first pro pitch, but seemed to find a rhythm about 10 pitches into the outing. He was only scheduled to pitch one inning for the club's rookie team.
Beede attacked hitters with a four-seam fastball that averaged between 92 and 94 miles per hour, topping out at 95, while using a mix of his changeup and curveball, which were both low-to-mid-80s offerings.
Until 12 months ago, however, Beede was more in the 88-92 range with his fastball, and can thank a 25-pound weight gain for his increase in velocity heading into his junior year at Vanderbilt University. The curveball velo has benefited, as well, as it once sat in the high-70s, topping out at 80.