By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
September 9, 2010
After making some mechanical adjustments, right-hander Tyler Beede asserted himself well late in the summer and gave himself a running start ten months before the 2011 draft.
Beede’s tune-up at the Area Codes was followed by an inning at the Aflac game where I had him at 92-93 with a 78 curveball. I really liked the way the ball came out of his hand here and I left the late low life on his fastball projects as a major league weapon. He’s listed at 6-4, 200, and he doesn’t need to be any taller to get where he wants to go. Over time, it will be interesting to watch how his fastball command develops and how effectively be brings his other pitches into a game plan. At this stage, he’s got the arm strength to build from, and that’s really what you’re looking for at this stage of the game.
As for the photo, he is seen here getting pull-happy in his home run derby round, hat spun backwards, game face on.