Beer signed for $2.25 million, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.Beer burst onto the scene as a freshman at Clemson in 2016, when he hit .369 with 18 homers, 13 doubles, 70 RBIs, 57 runs, 62 walks, 15 hit by pitches, a .535 on-base percentage and a .700 slugging percentage in 62 games. HOUSTON -- On Wednesday, the Astros announced the signing of first-round pick Seth Beer, an outfielder from Clemson taken with the 28th overall pick in last week's MLB Draft.Beer will report to short-season Class A Tri-City on Thursday, and he is expected to make his professional debut during the ValleyCats'. "Well, thank you so much for the opportunity," Beer said. 28 overall pick is $2,339,400.In the second round, the Astros took high school right-hander Jayson Schroeder of Kirkland, Wash., at No. He became the first freshman to win the Dick Howser Trophy presented to the national player of the year. He was taking what was coming to him. He commands the fastball and has a solid curve, as well as a slider, allowing him to overpower high school hitters.Schroeder has committed to the University of Washington, but the No. Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Tri-City's season begins Friday.• Draft Tracker: Every Astros Draft pick:: 2018 Draft coverage ::"I'm super excited," Beer said Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. [20] He was assigned to the Jackson Generals of the Southern League, finishing the season there. He also played two seasons of high school football. Astros finalize deal with 1st-round pick Beer. HOUSTON -- Just as Astros Draft pick Seth Beer, taken with the No.

[3][4][5], Beer was a starter his freshman year at Clemson in 2016. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. 66 overall pick comes with a slot value of $965,300 that the Astros will use to try to sign him to a pro contract. He also watched "every game, every pitch" of the World Series. In his career at Clemson, he drew 180 walks and struck out 98 times in 188 games. Beer will report to short-season Class A Tri-City on Thursday, and he is expected to make his professional debut during the ValleyCats' first few games, Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias said. "I'm always just trying to do damage with pitches that I can handle and not try to swing out of the zone or be too aggressive.

He walked 54 times and struck out just 36 times in showing remarkable plate discipline.

Houston takes Washington high school pitcher Schroeder 66th, Astros draft Clemson OF Beer with No. [21] On July 7, 2020, it was announced that Beer had tested positive for COVID-19. Seth Beer. "To get the call from the defending World Series champs is an incredible opportunity and I'm just so excited," Beer said. We've got several of our top 10 picks signed. [13][14] On June 27, Beer was promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League. "Well, thank you so much for the opportunity,", HOUSTON -- Just as Astros Draft pick Seth Beer, taken with the No. "It's truly a blessing and an honor. "Well, thank you so much for the opportunity," Beer said. "Obviously, with the reputation he built up, he was pitched to much more carefully, and one thing we like at about him is he's not one to expand the zone or chase pitches that he shouldn't be.

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.

28 overall pick is $2,339,400. 28 pick, Draft Tracker: Follow every Astros Draft pick. "I want to go out and play. HOUSTON -- Just as Astros Draft pick Seth Beer, taken with the No. Beer, who grew up idolizing Chipper Jones, said he eats and sleeps baseball. In this draft, power can be found anywhere, but a few seem to have more power than the others, and the only thing more valuable than power is left-handed power. All three of his years, to us, were elite, as far as production.". "His skills remain the same," Elias said. He played mostly right field in college. June 29, 2020: Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster 1B Seth Beer to spring training. "So this is somebody we've been watching a lot over the past four to five years. I want to do whatever I can for the organization. He has a track record of production that is historic in terms of his college career and is hard for us to ignore. On July 31, 2019, the Astros traded Beer to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with prospects J.B. Bukauskas, Corbin Martin, and Joshua Rojas for Zack Greinke.

"It's truly a blessing and an honor. "Seth Beer is one of the premier college baseball players in the country and has been for the past three years, and even before that was one of the premier high school players in the country," Astros assistant general manager for player acquisition Mike Elias said. "Every time I try to hit a home run, it usually never works out," Beer said. 28 overall pick out of Clemson on Monday, was wrapping up his conference call with reporters, Astros owner Jim Crane popped on the line and welcomed Beer to the organization. "The Draft continues on Tuesday with Rounds 3-10. "A polished left-handed hitter with a controlled swing, Beer hit .301 with 22 homers, 54 RBIs and a .456 on-base percentage in his junior year at Clemson. It can take some time.

HOUSTON -- On Wednesday, the Astros announced the signing of first-round pick Seth Beer, an outfielder from Clemson taken with the 28th overall pick in last week's MLB Draft. He didn't duplicate those gaudy numbers the next two years but still controlled the zone and hit for power. 66 overall. "It's a bit of a process.

As a junior, he hit .560 with eight home runs and 41 runs batted in (RBIs) and as a sophomore hit .589 with 10 home runs.

Beer attended Lambert High School in Forsyth County, Georgia. [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. Draft: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (28th) of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Clemson University (Clemson, SC). The Astros also announced the signing of the following Draft picks: shortstop Jeremy Peña (3rd round), right-hander Cody Deason (fifth), catcher Cesar Salazar (seventh), right-hander Austin Hansen (eighth), outfielder Chandler Taylor (10th), right-hander Mark Moclair (12th), outfielder Marty Costes (22nd), infielder David Hensley (26th), catcher Juan Paulino (27th) and right-hander Layne Henderson (30th). "In today's game, there's a lot of value being placed on positional versatility, and certainly the ability to play some outfield and some first base will be something that he'll want to maintain in his skillset," Elias said.Beer burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2016 when he hit .369 with 18 homers, 13 doubles, 70 RBIs, 57 runs, 62 walks, 15 hit by pitches, a .535 on-base percentage and .700 slugging percentage in 62 games at Clemson.

[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. Over 122 games between Fayetteville, Corpus Christi, and Jackson, Beer battted .289/.388/.516 with 26 home runs and 103 RBIs. 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. "You just look at some of the guys they have, not only on their staff but their lineup, I'm just so honored and grateful to be a part of that. So much so that he says his television is always on MLB Network. Christian Boutwell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston. I'm so grateful and super excited. Beer attended Lambert High School in Forsyth County, Georgia. Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder Bats: Left • Throws: Right 6-3, 225lb (190cm, 102kg) Team: Arizona Diamondbacks (minors) Born: September 18, 1996 in Maryville, IL us.

[17], Beer began 2019 in the Carolina League again with the team renamed the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. The 2018 MLB Draft is less than a week away and we have a LOT of material in the queue for you. We're going to have a lot of draftees out playing with the affiliates this coming week, so we feel really good about where we're at.". In his career at Clemson, he drew 180 walks and struck out 98 times in 188 games.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. [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 RBIs in 27 games. I'm so glad they've given me this opportunity, and I'm just going to do whatever I can to help our organization. This is the category Seth Beer falls in. 28 overall pick out of Clemson on Monday, was wrapping up his conference call with reporters, Astros owner Jim Crane popped on the line and welcomed Beer to the organization. [6] His first collegiate home run was a grand slam. "We feel good about where we're at with our signings," Elias said. "The slot value for the No. As a junior, he hit .560 with eight home runs and 41 runs batted in (RBIs) and as a sophomore hit .589 with 10 home runs. Astros 2018 top draft pick to join Hooks", "Astros to land Greinke from D-backs (source)", https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/top-10-mlb-prospects-2020-first-base-led-by-andrew-vaughn-for-dynasty-ryan-mountcastle-for-right-now/, "Sapakoff: Clemson's Seth Beer, once an Olympic swimming prospect, on tap as a baseball phenom | Gene Sapakoff", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Seth_Beer&oldid=966610459, Jackson Generals (Southern League) players, Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 8 July 2020, at 02:54. 28 overall pick out of Clemson on Monday, was wrapping up his conference call with reporters, Astros owner Jim Crane popped on the line and welcomed Beer to the organization.