Beede, Mella among rising stars in Futures Game

Two of Giants' top three prospects to represent club in Cincinnati on July 12

Beede, Mella among rising stars in Futures Game

SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-handers Keury Mella and Tyler Beede, two of the Giants' top Minor League prospects, were named Thursday to represent the organization at the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.

The annual showcase for baseball's brightest young stars is scheduled for July 12 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park.

Mella, rated as San Francisco's No. 2 prospect by, will play for the World squad in the Futures Game. He went 3-1 with a 2.95 ERA in his first 11 starts this season for Class A Advanced San Jose, the organization's California League affiliate. He also had 54 strikeouts in 55 innings. Mella, who turns 22 on Aug. 2, stands 6-foot-2, is listed at 200 pounds and is regarded as a pitcher who can rise quickly through San Francisco's Minor League system. The Giants signed Mella out of the Dominican Republic as a non-drafted free agent in September 2011.

Top Prospects: Beede, SF

Mella's fastball has been recorded as high as 97 mph, and his array of secondary pitches is considered decidedly above-average.

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Beede, San Francisco's No. 3 prospect according to, will perform for the U.S. team at the Futures Game. He has divided the season between two classifications, posting a 2-2 record with a 2.24 ERA in nine starts for San Jose. The 22-year-old also had a 1.15 WHIP (average walks and hits per inning pitched) for the young Giants. In four starts at Double-A Richmond, Beede went 1-2 with a 5.01 ERA.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Beede has the frame to develop a classic pitcher's build. His fastball, curveball and changeup all are considered above-average deliveries.

Chris Haft is a reporter for Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.