Seth Beer

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Seth Beer
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Beer with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in 2019
Houston Astros
Outfielder / First baseman
Born: (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 22)
Maryville, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Seth Michael Beer (born September 18, 1996) is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman in the Houston Astros organization. He played collegiately for the Clemson Tigers.

Career[edit]

Beer attended Lambert High School in Forsyth County, Georgia. As a junior, he hit .560 with eight home runs and 41 runs batted in (RBI) and as a sophomore hit .589 with 10 home runs.[1][2] Due to his age, Beer was able to graduate from high school early and attend Clemson University to play college baseball for the Clemson Tigers.[3][4][5]

Beer was a starter his freshman year at Clemson in 2016.[6] His first collegiate home run was a grand slam.[7] Against Boston College, he hit a 10th inning walk-off home run.[8] Beer was named the National Midseason Player of the Year by Perfect Game after hitting .430/.538/.935 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 27 games.[9] He was awarded the Dick Howser Trophy for the national college player of the year for the 2016 season, the first time the award was given to a freshman.[10]

Beer was selected 28th overall by the Houston Astros in the 2018 MLB draft.[11] Beer signed with the Astros on June 13, 2018 for a $2.25 million signing bonus.[12] He was assigned on June 15, 2018 to the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Short-Season A New York–Penn League, where he hit a two-run homer in his minor league debut.[13][14] On June 27, Beer was promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League.[15] On July 30, after a short stint with the River Bandits, Beer was promoted to the Buies Creek Astros of the Class-A Advanced Carolina League.[16] In 67 games between the three teams, he slashed .304/.389/.496 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs.[17]

Beer began 2019 in the Carolina League again with the team renamed the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.[18] Beer was promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Double-A Texas League after playing 35 games in Fayetteville and hitting .328 with eight doubles, nine home runs and 34 RBI.[19]

Personal[edit]

Beer was also a swimmer when he was younger and at 12 years old set national records in the 50-meter backstroke and 100-meter backstroke.[20][21] He later quit swimming to focus on baseball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR". Archived from the original on April 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 27, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Clemson Tigers right-fielder Seth Beer is a super freshman phenom". Espn.go.com. March 24, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Hope, Dan (March 22, 2016). "Freshman phenom: Seth Beer already one of college baseball's best hitters". Independentmail.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Best true freshman hitter': Tiger foes get taste of Beer | Sports". thetandd.com. March 16, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Brad SenkiwAnderson Independent Mail (February 25, 2016). "Freshman Seth Beer, Tigers enjoy productive debut in baseball". The State. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Aaron Brenner (February 22, 2016). "Clemson baseball: Seth Beer makes booming impression in first weekend | Sports". postandcourier.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Senkiw, Brad (March 20, 2016). "Clemson sweeps BC on Beer's walk-off homer in 10th inning". Independentmail.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Seth Beer hits legendary home run, leads Clemson past Georgia in emotional homecoming". Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Clemson's Beer wins Howser Trophy as national player of year". USA Today. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Rome, Chandler (June 5, 2018). "Astros select Clemson's Seth Beer with the 28th pick in MLB Draft - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  12. ^ McTaggart, Brian (May 24, 2018). "Draft pick Seth Beer, Astros agree to deal". MLB.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Former Clemson OF Beer signs contract, homers in minor league debut". Independentmail.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Astros' Beer homers in Minor League debut". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Rink, Brandon (June 27, 2018). "Beer promoted by Astros in minor leagues". TigerNet. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  16. ^ "Astros' Seth Beer: Promoted to Buies Creek". CBSSports.com. RotoWire.com. July 30, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Seth Beer Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  18. ^ Davis, Akilah (April 3, 2019). "Fayetteville Woodpeckers host Media Day two weeks before home opener". ABC11.com. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  19. ^ Hayward, Len (May 16, 2019). "Beer is here! Astros 2018 top draft pick to join Hooks". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  20. ^ Book & Author (March 14, 2016). "Sapakoff: Clemson's Seth Beer, once an Olympic swimming prospect, on tap as a baseball phenom | Gene Sapakoff". postandcourier.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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