Just the Basics
|Date of Birth||35326|
|Entered League||2018 June Amateur Draft – 1st Round Draft Pick|
Beer attracted attention of Major League scouts with his prolific hitting skills and power displayed at Clemson University. This ultimately lead to him being drafted by the Astros in the 1st round of the 2018 amateur draft.
Beer has continued his power-hitting ways in the minor leagues. However, he also demonstrated a lack of defensive capability that will limit his availability in the field. The most recent news for Beer was his inclusion in the trade that sent Zack Greinke to Houston.
|Publication||Ranking||Date Originally Published|
|Prospects1500||#105 Overall Prospect||March 2020|
|Prospects365||#97 Overall Prospect||March 2020|
|Prospects Live||n/a (outside top 100)||February 2020|
|Fangraphs||n/a (outside top 120)||February 2020|
|MLB.com||n/a (outside top 100)||Updated Continuously|
|Prospects1500||#8 Overall Prospect||January 2020|
|Fangraphs||#16 Overall Prospect||November 2019|
|Prospects Live||#8 Overall Prospect||November 2019|
|MLB.com||#12 Overall Prospect||Updated Continuously|
|FantraxHQ||#5 Overall Prospect||April 2020|
|PitcherList||#7 Overall Prospect||January 2020|
Quotes are snippets from the linked articles. Click each publication’s name to read more about their perspective on Seth Beer.
Beer’s value would improve greatly if the NL adopts the DH in the near future as he can’t play OF and 1B will be a struggle too. Potential middle of lineup hitter, he isn’t that far away, and no serious blockers in AZ.
It’s a pull-heavy approach with a lot of fly balls from a poor runner, so Beer may only hit .250 at peak as a big leaguer. But he takes walks, won’t strike out a ton and could potentially make his big league debut in 2020
He seems like an odd fit for a National League team, as his defensive limitations may make designated hitter his best position.
There are some rumblings that the glove and athleticism have actually gotten worse since the draft and that he may not even be able to stand over at first base. Beer profiles as a middle of the order bat, but the defensive concerns are legitimate
Limited athletically to 1B or LF with his poor arm
From the left side, Beer has solid bat speed with a swing that generates natural loft. And as you could probably guess from the stats I mentioned above, Beer’s strike zone awareness is plus.
|2018||21||3 Teams||3 Lgs||A-A+-A-||HOU||67||296||260||39||79||12||42||1||1||25||49||.304||.389||.496||.885|
|2019||22||3 Teams||3 Lgs||AA-A+||HOU||122||533||450||72||130||26||103||0||4||46||113||.289||.388||.516||.904|
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