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.


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]


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.


  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". 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". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Best true freshman hitter': Tiger foes get taste of Beer | Sports". 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". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Senkiw, Brad (March 20, 2016). "Clemson sweeps BC on Beer's walk-off homer in 10th inning". 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". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  12. ^ McTaggart, Brian (May 24, 2018). "Draft pick Seth Beer, Astros agree to deal". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Former Clemson OF Beer signs contract, homers in minor league debut". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Astros' Beer homers in Minor League debut". 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". July 30, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Seth Beer Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  18. ^ Davis, Akilah (April 3, 2019). "Fayetteville Woodpeckers host Media Day two weeks before home opener". 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". 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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