With the 28th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have selected Seth Beer, a first baseman from Clemson University.
In the draft Beer was one of the biggest wildcards. Scouts either loved him or hate him which is why there was no real projectable range for Beer.
Beer had an astounding freshman year where he held a .369/.535/.700 slash line with 18 home runs. He finished his 3 year collegiate career with 56 home runs which leads all of college baseball in that span. While beer does strike out a lot he also knows how to take his walks.
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A small problem worth noting with Beer is to follow how he translates to using wood bats. While his defense appears to be a liability so Houston is a great landing spot for Beer where he can be used as a designated hitter.
Beer will instantly be the best power bat in the Houston system and if he translates well to big league ball then he could be up with Houston during the 2019 season.