Seth Beer moves up in Astros farm system
|Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:46 PM-|
Former Clemson first-round MLB draft pick Seth Beer continued to his quick move up the Houston Astros minor league system.
Beer was promoted to the Class AA Corpus Christi from Class-A advanced Fayetteville (N.C.) after hitting .328 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs and a 1.016 OPS through 35 games this season.
Over the last year, Beer has totaled 21 homers, 43 extra-base hits and 76 RBIs, hitting .312 with a .928 OPS. On the defensive side, the Suwanee, Georgia product has logged 44 games in left field, 33 games at first base and 10 in right field.
In his final season at Clemson, Beer led the ACC in home runs (22) and slugging percentage (.642) and ranked second on the Tigers in batting average (.301) and RBIs (54). His college career accolades included the Dick Howser Trophy (best player in nation) with 56 home runs and 177 RBIs over three seasons.
He was picked 28th overall in the 2018 MLB draft.