San Francisco Giants top prospect Tyler Beede showed great improvement last season with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels and will likely be taking the next step by joining the River Cats rotation this season. In a recent interview, he chatted with MiLB.com's Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra about his offseason workouts, his refinements in his second season with Richmond and how he's prepared to show his stuff this spring.
Beede will be heading to Scottsdale this Friday when pitchers and catchers report but has already spent some time with some notable Giants players.
"I've been in Houston for the whole offseason working out at Fairchild Sports Performance", Beede said. "I've been able to work out with Mark Melancon and Hunter Pence so I've been able to build a relationship with those guys over these past few months".
Along with becoming more mentally mature over the last two seasons, he was also able to improve the physical side of his game as well.
"I was a completely different guy from 2015 to 2016, I put on 30 pounds of muscle and was able to add a sinker and a cutter. By the end of last season, I was throwing harder than I was at the beginning."
If Beede can stay consistent and continue to prove himself with the River Cats, he could find himself pitching with the Giants this season.
Hear the full interview here. Beede's interview is from 28:33-49:00.