Seth Michael Beer, the man the myth the legend! The man who joined Clemson a year early as he forewent his senior year at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia to play high-level division 1 college baseball. The man who’s first Clemson home run was a grand slam, he won the Dick Howser, the baseball equivalent of the Heisman, as a FRESHMAN. He will finally be draft eligible this year as he not only forewent his senior season but he also forewent the chance to go from a high schooler to a millionaire.
Seth is physically imposing, standing at 6’3 and weighing in at 200, and he definitely uses that size to his advantage as evidence by his .653 slugging percentage. Averaging seventeen homers a season over his two seasons with the Clemson Tigers. He showcases that power thanks to his .318 isolated power over his two years. He has a smooth lefty swing with some uppercut in it, and it’s easy to dream of even more power to come But it’s not just dinger-or-bust for him as he showcases the ability to drop off singles with an average of thirty-eight singles per season.
The Clemson Tiger product showcases an advanced plate approach that will serve him well as he gets higher up in his baseball career. He displays the ability to draw walks against some of the best pitchers in college with 62 walks as a freshman and 64 as a sophomore. He walks an eye-popping 21.61 percent of the time, while only striking out 10.63 percent of his at bats,those numbers help Billy Beane fall asleep at night.
His biggest weakness is his lack of athleticism and where that may lead him to play in the major leagues.Right now he plays in the corner outfielder and first base, he plays there to limit him and his lack of athleticism. He moves alright at the moment but as he adds more muscle and bulk to his frame. I view him as a first basemen that could translate to designated hitter if he plays for an American League team.
Pro Comp: Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds
Both players have massive power and have showcased the ability to draw a walk.It’s hard to find a comp especially when that comp is a future hall of famer and one of the best players in all of baseball, but it goes to show how special Seth Beer could be.
Photo Cred: Carl Ackerman