According to Jason Mackey, the Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede from the San Francisco Giants. Beede, who turns 29 years old on May 23rd, has pitched six times in relief this season, posting a 4.66 ERA, 5.50 FIP and a 2.07 WHIP in 9.2 innings.
Per sources, Pirates have claimed RHP Tyler Beede. Was DFA’d by the Giants May 5. First-round pick out of Vanderbilt in ‘14. Made 22 starts for San Francisco in ‘19.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) May 12, 2022
Beede put in regular time as a starter for the Giants in 2019, going 5-10, 5.08 in 22 starts and two relief appearances, with a 5.03 FIP, 1.48 WHIP and a 113:46 SO/BB ratio in 117 innings. Besides that season, his big league time in 2018, 2021 and 2022 amounts to 18.1 innings total. He missed most of last year with a lower back strain.
Beede was drafted in the first round twice, once out of high school and then three years later (2014) out of Vanderbilt. He was rated as a top 100 prospect by multiple sources prior to the 2017 season. The Pirates will need to make a move to get him on the 40-man roster, which is full now.
Mackey also reported earlier today that Rodolfo Castro will join the Pirates today. We will have a separate article for that once the move is announced.