Friday, November 4, 2016

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Tristan Beck

Tristan Beck is a Draft Eligible Sophomore from Stanford.  As a HS senior at Corona, HS(CA), he notified MLB teams he intended to honor his commitment to Stanford and was drafted in Round 34 by the Milwaukee Brewers who failed to sign him.

Beck is a tall drink of water who is listed at 6'4", 160 lbs.  Yes, you read that right.  His facial features remind me of Kelby Tomlinson, specs and all.  Despite his thin build, he is no weakling on the mound. His frame looks surprisingly well proportioned and like he could easily hold another 30-40 lbs.  As you might imagine, he has a long whippy arm and a drop and drive approach that delivers a FB that runs 90-96 MPH.  He also features a conventional curveball, a spike curve that looks like a slider and a decent changeup.

He was the Opening Day starter for Stanford as a freshman and had multiple dominant starts.  His final freshman stat line:  6-5, 2.48, 83.1 IP, 26 BB, 76  K.

He is a top 10 talent for the 2017 draft, but could fall depending on how hard MLB teams think it will be to sign him as he could stay in school and still have leverage as a junior in 2018.

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