Player Profile: Seth Beer

Just the Basics

Team Diamondbacks
Position> 1B
Date of Birth 35326
Height 6′ 2″
Weight 195
Bats Left
Throws Right
Entered League 2018 June Amateur Draft – 1st Round Draft Pick

Pre-Professional Career

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.

Professional Career

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.

Prospect Rankings

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

Industry Outlooks

Quotes are snippets from the linked articles. Click each publication’s name to read more about their perspective on Seth Beer.

Prospects1500

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.

Prospects365

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

CBSSports

He seems like an odd fit for a National League team, as his defensive limitations may make designated hitter his best position.

Prospects Live

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

Baseball Forecaster

Limited athletically to 1B or LF with his poor arm

FantraxHQ

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.

Season Stats

Register Batting
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2016 19 Clemson ACC NCAA 62 284 203 57 75 18 70 1 0 62 27 .369 .535 .700 1.235
2017 20 Clemson ACC NCAA 63 299 218 51 65 16 53 2 1 64 35 .298 .478 .606 1.084
2018 21 Clemson ACC NCAA 63 296 226 64 68 22 54 1 0 54 36 .301 .456 .642 1.098
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
2018 21 Buies Creek CARL A+ HOU 27 114 107 15 28 5 19 0 1 4 22 .262 .307 .439 .746
2018 21 Quad Cities MIDW A HOU 29 131 112 15 39 3 16 1 0 15 17 .348 .443 .491 .934
2018 21 Tri-City NYPL A- HOU 11 51 41 9 12 4 7 0 0 6 10 .293 .431 .659 1.090
2019 22 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+ HOU 122 533 450 72 130 26 103 0 4 46 113 .289 .388 .516 .904
2019 22 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 63 280 234 40 70 16 52 0 0 24 58 .299 .407 .543 .950
2019 22 Jackson SOUL AA ARI 24 101 88 8 18 1 17 0 1 8 25 .205 .297 .318 .615
2019 22 Fayetteville CARL A+ HOU 35 152 128 24 42 9 34 0 3 14 30 .328 .414 .602 1.016
2019 22 Salt River AZFL Fal 19 80 73 9 23 1 12 1 0 5 14 .315 .375 .452 .827
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/6/2020.

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