The article on the Giants web page says it was published a little after 11:00 PM PST Monday night, and draft pick Tyler Beede tweeted a “God is good! #Blessed” tweet around 8:42 PM PST, so it seems pretty reliable that the Giants and College World Series winner Tyler Beede have indeed reached an agreement to a deal. The deal is reportedly worth $2.65 million, which is just above the $2.61 million draft slot, so if the Giants signed the rest of their draft picks to the allotted slots, they would only have to pay a tax for going over.
The Giants have thirteen picks signed, and now five of their top ten at least agreeing to a deal, both are league lows as the rest of the Giants draft picks that look to play professionally next year have been waiting for Beede to sign so they know what they can request. As Beede has thrown more than 100 innings this year with Vanderbilt, it will be interesting to see if they shut Beede down for the remainder of the season, or let him throw some innings for the team in Arizona with the rookie league team or Salem-Keizer with their low-A squad, and where 2013 first round pick Christian Arroyo is playing.
For more quotes and scouting on Beede, I wrote up something and put together some thoughts on Beede from the scouting industry for you to look at. July 18th is the deadline for players that were picked to sign to the team that drafted them.