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Seth Beer

#28 | 1B/DH | DiamondbacksARI
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Seth Beer
Name: Seth Michael Beer
Born: Sep 18, 1996 in Maryville, IL
College: Clemson
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2018 (signed for $2,250,000)
Over the last three seasons, Beer has been one of college baseball's brightest stars--and not just because of his infinitely punnable last name. Beer made a huge splash in 2016, enrolling early at Clemson and playing his freshman season when he could have been a senior in high school. He won BA's Freshman of the Year Award that season by hitting .369/.535/.700 with 18 home runs--several in clutch, game-deciding moments. Since that season, though, Beer has hit for less contact, batting .277/.421/.561 with 14 home runs through 173 at-bats this spring. While there's little doubt in Beer's power--earning some 70 grades on the 20-80 scouting scale--his other tools are points of concern for scouts. Beer boasts exceptional pitch recognition and plate discipline, but some evaluators are more bullish on his hit tool than others due to his lack of a wood-bat track record. An accomplished swimmer who at one point was on track to compete in the Olympics, Beer's swimmer's body hasn't translated into defensive ability on the field. He's a poor runner, and his inefficient routes give him little chance of sticking in the outfield at the next level. He's been an inconsistent first baseman as well, and doesn't have a clear position heading into the draft. The team that drafts Beer will do so because of its belief in his power, plate discipline and overall hit tool. He has game-changing pop, but he'll need to continue to hit and find a defensive home in order to move up the professional ranks.
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