MLB Draft Scouting Report: Tyler Beede

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep righty, Tyler Beede.

Name: Tyler Beede
Position: Pitcher
School: Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase, AFLAC All-American

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Physical Description

Beede is long, wiry and has a great deal of projection. His listed weight of 200 pounds is generous, but he does have the room to fill out to around there. When that happens, especially as he strengthens in his lower half, we could see a significant velocity spike.

Mechanics

Working from a high three-quarter angle, Beede has a smooth, free and easy arm action. He stays on top of the ball with regularity and gets good extension out in font. You could describe his arm action as whippy. Most importantly, he repeats very well and has the good command to prove it.

Fastball

Beede doesn't rely on velocity but he does have solid-average big league velocity right now, and that figures to tick upwards as he matures. Currently he works at 90-92 mph, but reaches 93 regularly and drops in the occasional 94. As time goes on, expect him to settle around 91-93. Beede produces good arm side run, and attacks early in counts with the fastball with good command.

Curveball

It could use a little tightening up, but Beede commands his curveball very well for his age. He shows good 11-5 action at 74-79 mph and is able to keep it down and on the corners consistently. The break is sharper up near 79 mph and in time it will grade out as a solid-average big league offering or perhaps a tick better.

Changeup

Often you can pick out an advanced high school pitcher by watching his feel for a changeup. Beede has a potential plus changeup and has a highly advanced feel for it. Thrown at 77-80 mph, the Massachussetts native gets plus fading action on his changeup. This could be a swing and miss pitch for him at the next level if he continues to command the changeup as well as he does.

Summation

Beede, despite being from the northeast, pitches more like an advanced college pitcher with a great deal of innings under his belt. He commands all three pitches and has a lot of projection left. Considering his solid present stuff, that's an enticing overall package.

Draft Projection: First Compensation round

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