Sophomore who burst onto the scene as one of the best players in the nation in 2016 after what should have been his senior year of high school; graduated high school a semester early to enroll at Clemson in January 2016 ... slated to play at first base in 2017 ... first in Tiger history in walks per at-bat (one every 3.27), second in slugging percentage (.700) and ninth in batting average (.369).
2016: Dick Howser Trophy winner; became the third Tiger to win the award, joining Kris Benson (1996) and Khalil Greene (2002); became the first freshman to win the award ... national field player-of-the-year by College Sports Madness ... Golden Spikes Award finalist ... national freshman-of-the-year by Baseball America, College Sports Madness, D1Baseball and Perfect Game; became Clemson’s first national freshman-of-the-year ... national co-freshman-of-the-year by Collegiate Baseball ... national freshman hitter-of-the-year by NCBWA ... first-team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America, College Sports Madness, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game; became the first Tiger freshman in history to earn first-team All-America honors ... second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... first-team freshman All-American by Baseball America, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game ... freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... District IV co-player-of-the-year by NCBWA ... first-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA ... ACC Player-of-the-Year; became the first freshman to win the award ... ACC Freshman-of-the-Year, Clemson’s first since 1998 (Patrick Boyd) ... First-Team All-ACC selection; became the first Tiger freshman to earn First-Team All-ACC honors since 2008 (Kyle Parker) ... All-ACC Freshman selection ... won the Mitchell Award, given to the team’s most valuable player ... All-ACC Academic selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .369 with 57 runs, 13 doubles, 18 homers, 70 RBIs, a .700 slugging percentage, .535 on-base percentage, 62 walks, 15 hit-by-pitches and one steal in 62 starts, including 48 in right field and 14 as the DH ... tied for fourth in Tiger history in hit-by-pitches, fifth in walks per at-bat (one every 3.27) and tied for fifth in walks ... third in the nation in walks, fourth in on-base percentage, tied for seventh in walks per game (1.00), ninth in slugging percentage, tied for 11th in RBIs, tied for 13th in homers, 21st in RBIs per game (1.13) and tied for 23rd in homers per game (0.29) ... first in the ACC in homers, second in RBIs, second in slugging percentage, second in on-base percentage, second in walks, tied for fifth in total bases (142), eighth in batting average and tied for eighth in runs ... led the team in batting average, homers, slugging percentage, walks, intentional walks (10), hit-by-pitches, on-base percentage, multiple-RBI games (22) and outfield assists (6) ... tied for the team lead in multiple-hit games (25) and two-out RBIs (23) ... his 18 homers were the most by a freshman in school history ... his .700 slugging percentage was the best mark by a Tiger since Khalil Greene (.877) in 2002 ... struck out only 27 times, including just six times looking ... was 16-for-32 (.500) with a .644 on-base percentage when leading off an inning ... was 5-for-8 (.625) with two grand slams, 17 RBIs, a walk, two hit-by-pitches and a .727 on-base percentage with the bases loaded ... hit .365 with 25 runs, nine doubles, nine homers, 33 RBIs, 29 walks, five hit-by-pitches, a .511 on-base percentage and five outfield assists in 30 ACC regular-season games ... was 9-for-12 (.750) with four homers, one double, six runs and an .833 on-base percentage in the second inning ... had a 26-game hitting streak from February to April; tied for the fourth longest in school history; became the first Tiger freshman in history with a 20-game hitting streak ... reached base via a hit or walk in each of his last 60 games that he had a plate appearance; the only game he failed to reach base was the first game of the season ... named one of seven national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on March 14 for his four games from March 9-13; was 7-for-16 (.438) with one double, four homers, 10 RBIs and five runs ... named ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week on March 21 for his five games from March 15-20; was 10-for-17 (.588) with four doubles, two homers, five RBIs, eight runs and a .682 on-base percentage ... named national hitter-of-the-month (March) by NCBWA after hitting .431 with nine homers, six doubles and 21 RBIs in 17 games ... midseason national player-of-the-year and midseason national freshman-of-the-year by D1Baseball and Perfect Game ... Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection after going 4-for-12 with two homers, one double, seven RBIs, six runs, five walks, two hit-by-pitches and a .579 on-base percentage in four games ... hit a two-run single against Maine on Feb. 20; was his first career hit ... went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, his first career homer, and walk against Maine on Feb. 21 ... went 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs and a walk against James Madison on Feb. 28 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer at No. 18 South Carolina on March 4 ... went 2-for-4 with a walk and a game-tying, two-run double in the ninth inning against Winthrop on March 9 ... hit a two-run homer at Wake Forest on March 11 ... hit two homers with four RBIs at Wake Forest on March 12 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a walk at Wake Forest on March 13; was 5-for-12 with four homers, eight RBIs and five runs in the series; became the first Tiger since 2006 (Andy D’Alessio at Duke) to hit four homers in a three-game series ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs and two walks at The Citadel on March 16 ... went 2-for-2 with a homer, double, two RBIs, three runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against No. 22 Boston College on March 18 ... went 2-for-5 with a double and walkoff homer in the 10th inning against No. 22 Boston College on March 20; was 6-for-10 with three doubles, two homers, three RBIs, five runs and a .692 on-base percentage in the series ... went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, walk and hit-by-pitch at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 26 ... hit a homer at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 27 ... went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, two runs and two walks against Pittsburgh on April 1 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs against Pittsburgh on April 2 ... went 2-for-3 with a long homer in the eighth inning to tie the score, three RBIs, a walk and two hit-by-pitches at Georgia on April 5 ... went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, two walks and a steal against Western Carolina on April 12 ... went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs and two walks against Georgia on April 19 ... went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, a run and two walks against No. 4 Florida State on May 2; was 5-for-10 with four RBIs and four walks in the series ... hit a walkoff single in the 11th inning against Furman on May 4 ... went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a walk against No. 9 NC State on May 6 ... went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs at Georgia Southern on May 14 ... went 2-for-3 with a double, run and two walks at Notre Dame on May 19 ... went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a hit-by-pitch against No. 3 Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 27 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs and three walks against No. 11 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 29 ... went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, two runs, two walks and a hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 3 ... went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, three RBIs, four runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 5 ... enrolled in January, therefore did not play as a senior in high school ... No. 13 freshman in the nation and No. 3 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball ... No. 32 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 35 outfielder in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball ... No. 7 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer, where he hit .178 with three runs, one double, one homer, five RBIs and one steal in 17 games; played in Taiwan, Japan and Cuba.
Before Clemson: No. 2 overall player and No. 1 outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game ... No. 1 overall player in Georgia by Perfect Game ... two-time Under Armour All-American ... finalist for Georgia’s Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a junior ... first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger and National Coaches Assocication as a sophomore and junior ... region player-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior ... county player-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior ... member of the USA Today national champion and state champion as a sophomore ... national sophomore player-of-the-year by MaxPreps ... Atlanta Journal Constitution player-of-the-year as a sophomore ... underclass All-American by Perfect Game as a sophomore ... member of the USA Baseball 18U Tournament of Stars team ... member of the USA Baseball 17U Developmental team ... standout swimmer as a youth; national recordholder in the 50m and 100m backstroke in the 11 and 12 year old age groups ... lettered three times in baseball, two times in football and two times in swimming at Lambert High School, where he was coached by Jamie Corr.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Seth Michael Beer on Sept. 18, 1996 in Maryville, Ill.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide