Beede was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The pitching prospect was an outside contender for a rotation spot heading into spring training, but a 10.80 ERA in 8.1 innings pitched quickly ended those discussions. Beede still poses as the team's top arm in the minor leagues, but he'll need to spend a bit more time at Triple-A before earning a promotion to the majors sometime during the regular season.
Chris Stratton and Ty Blach seem to be the frontrunners for the final two rotation spots, but Beede's pedigree gives him an outside shot to crack the rotation. That said, the Vanderbilt product leaves much to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He produced good ERAs in the lower minors, but he could only muster a 4.79 ERA at Triple-A last season while striking out just 6.9 batters per nine innings. Even if he does grab a rotation spot, Beede hasn't shown much to make him appealing in fantasy.
The Giants' decision to add Beede to the 40-man roster will protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Beede got his first taste of Triple-A ball last season, as he spent the season at Triple-A Sacramento. He started 19 games and pitched 109 innings and ended the year with a 4.79 ERA and 1.47 WHIP.
Beede (groin) took the hill Tuesday at the Arizona Fall League, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.
Beede suffered a significant groin injury in late July, which ended his 2017 season before he got the chance to make an appearance with the big-league club. The right-hander was able to toss two innings against Salt River on Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one. But more importantly, he was finally able to get back into the swing of things, and should be fine moving forward.
Beede (groin) is expected to miss the rest of the season, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
It's unfortunate timing for Beede, who was expected to be a part of late-season call-ups for the struggling Giants, but instead departs for the team's spring training facility in Arizona to begin rehab. The coveted prospect suffered the injury while warming up for a start with Triple-A Sacramento -- where he owns a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts this season. There still remains a possibility Beede could be back by late-September, though it appears he's more likely to make his next appearance in the upcoming Arizona Fall League.
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFA-San Jose Giants||2||2||2.24||9||9||0||0||0||52.1||51||22||13||2||1||9||37|
|2015||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||3||8||5.23||13||13||0||0||0||72.1||62||45||42||4||3||35||49|
|2016||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||8||7||2.81||24||24||1||1||0||147.1||136||58||46||9||4||53||135|
|2017||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||6||7||4.79||19||19||0||0||0||109.0||121||68||58||14||3||39||83|