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The many links between the Blue Jays and Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 05: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays and Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants both react after Bautista stole third base in the fifth inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 05: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays and Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants both react after Bautista stole third base in the fifth inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 10: Tyler Beede #38 of the San Francisco Giants pitching in his major league debut pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the second inning at AT&T Park on April 10, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 10: Tyler Beede #38 of the San Francisco Giants pitching in his major league debut pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the second inning at AT&T Park on April 10, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Tyler Beede – An Unsignable Luxury

Once a first-round pick of the Blue Jays, right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede did not sign after being selected 21st overall in the 2011 draft. Instead, he chose to sign in 2014, when he was again selected in the first round, this time 14th overall, by none other than the San Francisco Giants.

Beede, now 25, is currently ranked as San Francisco’s number seven prospect on MLB Pipeline’s updated prospect report. In 2018, he served primarily as a member of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, logging 74.0 innings and carrying an abysmal 7.05 ERA. Though he did log five good innings at High-A San Jose (1.80 ERA, 4 K, 3 BB, 0.800 WHIP) and a single scoreless inning with the Rookie-level Arizona League Giants Orange, those sample sizes are quite small.

This season, he also managed to break into the big leagues for the first time in his career, though he didn’t fare all that well, pitching to an ERA of 8.22 in 7.2 frames spread across two starts. He struck out nine and walked eight with the Giants in early April.

Though Beede hasn’t been a productive member of the system thus far, he has shown signs of promise. In 2016, with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League, he pitched to an ERA of 2.81 in 147.1 innings, boasting a FIP of 3.48 and an xFIP of 3.58. Still, Beede serves as just another inconspicuous link between the Blue Jays and Giants organizations.

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