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Clayton Beeter

#29 | RHP | YankeesNYY
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Clayton Beeter
Name: Clayton Howard Beeter
Born: Oct 9, 1998 in Fort Worth, TX
College: Texas Tech
High School: Birdville HS, North Richland Hills, Texas
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (66th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 (signed for $1,196,500)
Beeter was a freshman All-American as a redshirt freshman in 2019, coming off a season in which he saved eight games in 21 appearances with a 3.48 ERA. He transitioned into a Friday night role for Texas Tech this spring, and performed well over four starts. In 21 innings Beeter posted a 2.14 ERA with 33 strikeouts (14.1 per nine) and four walks (1.7 per nine). As he’s gotten further from a Tommy John surgery he had in high school his stuff has gotten better and he’s thrown more strikes. Beeter was extremely erratic in 2019 (8.7 walks per nine) but showed significantly better control in a shortened 2020 season. Additionally, Beeter has a powerful pitch mix with a fastball that has gotten up to 97 mph, with a hammer curveball with top-to-bottom shape that has plus potential. Teams would have liked to see Beeter over a full season to see if his stuff and control were maintained the entire year in a starting role. The pitch analytics on both his fastball and curveball are reportedly impressive, and he has a solid arm action with a higher slot. Without a full 2020 season to scout him, teams will have to determine if the real Beeter is the 2020 version, the 2019 version or some hybrid between the two. He could be drafted as high as the second round to a team that believes he’s a starter.
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