2016 San Francisco Giants Top Prospects

The 2016 Top 10 San Francisco Giants

The 2016 San Francisco Giants Top Prospects top 10 list features five (5) first-round picks. As of August of 2015, the Giants have the most home grown talent in the bigs by far (24 total of the 40 man roster). That bodes well for prospects progressing through their system.

2016 San Francisco Giants Top Prospects


Tyler Beede

ETA: 2017
Position: RHP
Age: 22 DOB: 05/23/1993

Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’ 4” Weight: 200 lb.
Drafted: 2014, 1st (14) - SF

Scouting Grades:

Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 50

Tyler Beede Scouting Report


Tyler Beede is a guy who the San Francisco Giants have to be happy fell to them as the 14th pick in the first round of the 2014 draft. Heck, Vanderbilt had to be happy to have his services for a few years while they succeeded in their 2014 College World Series run. Beede was drafted in the first round, 21st overall, by the Blue Jays in 2011. He was the only first rounder not to sign that year. With a 6’4” 215 pound frame, and a big fastball out of high school, it’s easy to see why scouts would love the young right-hander.

Beede has an opportunity to be an impact guy for the Giants as soon as 2016. Beede has been part of the Gi- ants plans since he was drafted out of Vanderbilt during the 2014 season. During his first full professional season, he pitched in both Single A Advanced San Jose and AA Richmond. He has great stuff, with top-of-the-rotation potential. His four-seam fastball hits 97 and has a pen- chant for getting ground balls with his two-seamer. His deceptive changeup is a great out-pitch and although he’s struggled a bit with his curve, it has a potential to make hitters look silly if they are sitting on a fastball. He’s a guy who has struggled a bit with command, but walked just nine in his San Jose stint before struggling to find the same consistency in AA. The 2016 season will be a bellwether for Beede, who with the Giants new restocked rotation, will have time to develop for an early 2017 arrival in the bigs.

What are they saying about Tyler Beede?

He's someone who, I hate to set timetables on, has a chance of moving quickly" - Assistant General manager John Barr

John Barr
San Francisco Giants

Beede operates with three plus pitches. He worked with mostly a 92-97 mph four-seam fastball in college and transitioned to throwing more 90-95 mph two-seamers in pro ball, generating plenty of groundouts with the latter pitch's sink.


The Massachusetts native has many of the pieces of the puzzle already figured out. His cutter showed sharp horizontal bite, and sometimes broke more vertically, especially when he threw it to his arm side. It projects to develop into a groundball pitch. Beede’s curveball showed late 11-to-5 dive and had the makings of an solid-average pitch

Baseball America

If all goes according to plan, Beede will one day be a central figure in the rotation, the type of pitcher who steps up to the first mound.

CSN Bay Area

Change up is his most consistent secondary offering; likely his out-pitch as a professional due to ability to generate whiffs; registers at 81-83 mph; thrown with deceptive, fastball-like arm speed; turns it over to create good fading action; struggles to locate pitch within the strike zone.

Bleacher Report

Beede’s listed 6’4", 200 pound size looks about right, with maybe a handful of good pounds tacked on and a good baseline athleticism and flexibility standing out about his physicality. It’s a limber frame, his movements are fluid and smooth, and he presents the ingredients of durability to handle 32-plus starts annually.

SB Nation/Minor League Ball

Christian Arroyo

ETA: 2017
Position: SS
Age: 20 DOB: 05/30/1995 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 180 lb.
Drafted: 2013, 1st (25) - SF

Scouting Grades:

Hit: 60 | Power: 45 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 55

Arroyo has been the darling of Giants fans since the 2013 draft in which he was taken with the 25th overall pick and promptly signed to a heavy bonus. Arroyo had Giants fans even more excited when he took the Arizona Rookie League MVP award in his first pro- fessional season and hit .333 in short-season ball during the 2014 season. In 2015, Arroyo skipped went straight to San Jose, where he hit. 304 and emerged as the top offensive prospect in the system. Arroyo is a confident hitter, with great bat speed and coordi- nation. His power potential could be improved with more patience at the plate. He has shown a great arm playing shortstop, but doesn’t quite have the speed or throwing range to play the position at the big league level. With San Francisco’s talented infield, a move to the outfield might not be a far-fetched proposition.

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