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#28 Seth Beer

Position:
OF/1B
Height:
6-3
Weight:
195
Class:
Junior
Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.
High School:
Lambert HS
BIO

Junior outfielder and first baseman who burst onto the scene as one of the best players in the nation in 2016 after what should have been his senior year of high school; graduated high school a semester early to enroll at Clemson in January 2016 … a career .321 hitter with a .489 on-base percentage in 188 games (188 starts) over three seasons … had 41 doubles, a triple, 56 homers, 177 RBIs, 172 runs, 180 walks (35 intentional) against only 98 strikeouts, 42 hit-by-pitches and four steals … first in Tiger history in slugging percentage (.648) (minimum 500 at-bats), first in walks per at-bat (one every 3.59 at-bats), tied for second in walks and fourth in homers and fifth in slugging percentage (minimum 100 at-bats) … started every Clemson game from April 1, 2016 to the end of the 2018 season, a streak of 165 games … first Tiger in history with 16 or more homers in three seasons … first Tiger since Matthew LeCroy (1995-97) to lead the team in homers three times … first Tiger since Jim McCollom (1983-85) to lead the team in slugging percentage three times … reached base via a hit or walk in 66 straight games with a plate appearance from 2016 to 2017 … reached base in 178 of his 187 games with a plate appearance … three-time All-American; became the second three-time All-American in Tiger history, joining Rusty Adkins (1965-67), and the fourth two-time, first-team All-American in school history … three-time All-Atlantic Region selection by ABCA … three-time All-ACC selection … two-time Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection … named ACC Player-of-the-Week four times in his career … two-time USA Collegiate National Team member.

2018: Drafted in the first round (No. 28 overall pick) by the Houston Astros and signed in June; Clemson’s first first-round draft pick since 2012 … Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist … Golden Spikes Award Watch List member … first-team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America, College Sports Madness, Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball and NCBWA … second-team All-American by Perfect Game … first-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … First-Team All-ACC selection … hit .301 with 64 runs, 11 doubles, 22 homers, 54 RBIs, a .642 slugging percentage, .456 on-base percentage, 54 walks, 13 hit-by-pitches and one steal in 63 games (63 starts in right field) … sixth in Tiger history in homers per at-bat (one every 10.3), tied for eighth in hit-by-pitches and ninth in homers … fifth in the nation in homers, 10th in homers per game (0.35) and tied for 12th in walks … first in the ACC in homers, first in total bases (145), first in slugging percentage, fourth in walks, fifth in runs, fifth in on-base percentage and tied for eighth in RBIs … led the team in runs, homers, total bases (145), slugging percentage, walks, intentional walks (8), hit-by-pitches, on-base percentage and outfield assists (9) … tied for the team lead in games, starts and two-out RBIs (26)… Clemson had a 20-2 record in games he hit a homer … hit 12 homers in the last 22 games … hit a team-high .441 with a 1.029 slugging percentage and .587 on-base percentage with runners on base and two outs … hit .380 with two outs … had 19 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI games … hit a team-high .321 with 12 homers and 26 RBIs in 30 ACC regular-season games … hit a team-high .366 with seven homers, seven doubles, 26 RBIs, 23 runs and a .500 on-base percentage in 26 games away from home … hit a team-high .420 with eight homers, four doubles, 19 RBIs, 22 runs and a .586 on-base percentage in 14 May games … had three four-game homer streaks; no Tiger had one since 2005 … hit a home run in all three games of three series (Georgia Tech, Boston College, Pittsburgh) … had a 22-game on-base streak from June 2017 (last five games of the season) to March 2018 … named ACC Player-of-the-Week three times … named ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week on March 12 for his five games from March 6-10; was 6-for-20 (.300) with three homers, five RBIs, seven runs and a .417 on-base percentage … named national player-of-the-week by Perfect Game, one of seven national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball and ACC Player-of-the-Week on April 2 for his four games from March 27-31; was 8-for-13 (.615) with four homers, 12 RBIs, seven runs and four walks … named national player-of-the-month (March) by NCBWA after hitting .294 with eight homers, a double, 20 RBIs and 19 runs in 20 games … named one of 13 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball and ACC Player-of-the-Week on May 21 for his four games from May 15-19; was 9-for-12 (.750) with three homers, a double, eight RBIs, eight runs, six walks and an .850 on-base percentage … had a 23-game on-base streak from March to April … earned All-ACC Tournament honors by going 5-for-11 (.455) with a homer, three doubles, four RBIs, five runs, four walks and a .600 on-base percentage in three games … went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, two runs and a walk against William & Mary on Feb. 17 … went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and walk in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 10 Dallas Baptist on Feb. 24 … hit a two-run homer at No. 23 South Carolina on March 2 … went 2-for-4 with a homer against Georgia Tech on March 9 … hit a solo homer in the first game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on March 10 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs, two walks and a hit-by-pitch in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on March 10 … went 3-for-3 with a grand slam, five RBIs, two runs and a walk at Furman on March 27 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBIs, two runs and two walks against Boston College on March 29 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and a walk against Boston College on March 30 … went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs against Boston College on March 31 … went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs and a hit-by-pitch against Presbyterian College on April 25 … went 1-for-2 with a homer and two walks at Virginia on April 27 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs and a walk against No. 15 Florida State on May 6 … hit a two-run homer on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the seventh inning to tie the score against No. 13 Florida State on May 7 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a walk against Western Carolina on May 9 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk against Austin Peay on May 11 … went 4-for-5 with a homer, double, four RBIs, three runs and a walk at Pittsburgh on May 17 … went 1-for-1 with a homer, two runs, two walks and a hit-by-pitch at Pittsburgh on May 18 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, and two walks at Pittsburgh on May 19; was 7-for-9 (.778) with three homers, a double, seven RBIs, six runs, a 1.889 slugging percentage, five walks, a hit-by-pitch and an .867 on-base percentage in the series … went 3-for-6 with a homer, two doubles, two RBIs and three runs against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament on May 23 … hit a solo homer against Morehead State in the Clemson Regional on June 1 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against No. 20 St. John’s in the Clemson Regional on June 3 … preseason national player-of-the-year by Collegiate Baseball … preseason national field player-of-the-year by College Sports Madness … Golden Spikes Award Watch List member in the preseason … preseason first-team All-American by Baseball America, College Sports Madness, Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball and Perfect Game … preseason second-team All-American by NCBWA … No. 20 college prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Baseball America and College Sports Madness … No. 32 college prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 35 college prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 1 first baseman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 2 corner infielder prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 32 junior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … preseason ACC player-of-the-year by Baseball America and D1Baseball … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game … No. 3 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 5 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 7 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.

2017: Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist … second-team All-American by NCBWA … third-team All-American by D1Baseball … second-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … Second-Team All-ACC selection … hit .298 with 51 runs, 17 doubles, a triple, 16 homers, 53 RBIs, a .606 slugging percentage, .478 on-base percentage, 64 walks, 14 hit-by-pitches and two steals in 63 starts, including 27 in right field, 18 in left field, 13 as the DH and five at first base … tied for first in Tiger history in walks, tied for sixth in hit-by-pitches and eighth in walks per at-bat (one every 3.41) … second in the nation in walks, third in walks per game (1.02) and tied for 16th in on-base percentage … second in the ACC in walks, second in on-base percentage, seventh in homers, ninth in slugging percentage and tied for 10th in total bases (132) … led the team in homers, RBIs, total bases, slugging percentage, walks, intentional walks (17), hit-by-pitches and on-base percentage … tied for the team lead in games and starts … nine of his 16 homers were against lefthanders … had 12 multiple-hit games … hit .324 with runners in scoring position … hit .487 with a 1.333 slugging percentage and .575 on-base percentage as the leadoff batter of an inning … was 6-for-15 (.400) with two grand slams, a double and 16 RBIs with the bases loaded … had two outfield assists … had a 26-game on-base streak from February to April … had a 23-game on-base streak from April to May … had a 12-game hitting streak from April to May … Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection after going 5-for-12 with two homers, five runs, eight walks, two hit-by-pitches and a .682 on-base percentage in five games … went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer, two runs and two walks against Wright State on Feb. 18 … went 1-for-2 with a homer, walk and hit-by-pitch against Wright State on Feb. 19 … hit a two-out, walkoff single in the 13th inning against Elon on Feb. 24 … went 1-for-1 with an RBI, two runs, three walks and a hit-by-pitch against Elon on Feb. 25 … went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and two walks against No. 4 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C., on March 4; threw out the potential tying run at home from left field with one out in the ninth inning … went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and team-season-high four walks at No. 4 South Carolina on March 5; the homer was with Clemson trailing 3-2, two outs and a 3-2 count in the ninth inning; received the Bob Bradley Award, as he had two homers, three RBIs and seven walks in the series … hit a grand slam against Michigan State at Greenville, S.C., on March 8 … went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, two runs and a walk against Yale on March 14 … hit a homer at College of Charleston on March 21 … hit a solo homer at Boston College in Kingston, R.I., on March 26 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and walk against Furman on March 28 … went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a run and three walks at Georgia Tech on March 31 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against Virginia Tech on April 8 … went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, four RBIs, two runs and a walk at No. 25 Florida State on April 15; hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning to score the go-ahead runs … went 2-for-2 with a homer and two walks at No. 25 Florida State on April 16 … went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer at Florida State on April 17; was 7-for-12 (.583) with three homers, a double, eight RBIs, four runs and three walks in the series … went 1-for-3 with a double, three runs and two walks at Furman on May 9 … went 3-for-5 with a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, five RBIs and two runs against No. 24 Coastal Carolina on May 16 … hit a homer at NC State on May 18 … went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs, two walks and a steal at NC State on May 19 … went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, two runs, two walks and a hit-by-pitch at NC State on May 20 … hit a homer against Vanderbilt in the Clemson Regional on June 3 … went 3-for-3 with a homer and two walks against UNC Greensboro in the Clemson Regional on June 4 … Golden Spikes Award Watch List member in the preseason … preseason first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game … preseason second-team All-American by Baseball America … No. 4 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 2 college prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 1 first baseman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … preseason ACC player-of-the-year by D1Baseball and Perfect Game … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game … No. 1 prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 1 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … played for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer, where he hit .232 with five runs, a double, homer, team-high 13 RBIs and a .368 on-base percentage in 19 games (18 starts).

2016: Dick Howser Trophy winner; became the third Tiger to win the award, joining Kris Benson (1996) and Khalil Greene (2002); became the first freshman to win the award … national field player-of-the-year by College Sports Madness … Golden Spikes Award finalist … national freshman-of-the-year by Baseball America, College Sports Madness, D1Baseball and Perfect Game; became Clemson’s first national freshman-of-the-year … national co-freshman-of-the-year by Collegiate Baseball … national freshman hitter-of-the-year by NCBWA … first-team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America, College Sports Madness, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game; became the first Tiger freshman in history to earn first-team All-America honors … second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball … first-team freshman All-American by Baseball America, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game … freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … District IV co-player-of-the-year by NCBWA … first-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … ACC Player-of-the-Year; became the first freshman to win the award … ACC Freshman-of-the-Year, Clemson’s first since 1998 (Patrick Boyd) … First-Team All-ACC selection; became the first Tiger freshman to earn First-Team All-ACC honors since 2008 (Kyle Parker) … All-ACC Freshman selection … won the Mitchell Award, given to the team’s most valuable player … All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .369 with 57 runs, 13 doubles, 18 homers, 70 RBIs, a .700 slugging percentage, .535 on-base percentage, 62 walks, 15 hit-by-pitches and one steal in 62 starts, including 48 in right field and 14 as the DH … tied for fourth in Tiger history in hit-by-pitches, fifth in walks per at-bat (one every 3.27) and tied for sixth in walks … third in the nation in walks, fourth in on-base percentage, tied for seventh in walks per game (1.00), ninth in slugging percentage, tied for 11th in RBIs, tied for 13th in homers, 21st in RBIs per game (1.13) and tied for 23rd in homers per game (0.29) … first in the ACC in homers, second in RBIs, second in slugging percentage, second in on-base percentage, second in walks, tied for fifth in total bases (142), eighth in batting average and tied for eighth in runs … led the team in batting average, homers, slugging percentage, walks, intentional walks (10), hit-by-pitches, on-base percentage, multiple-RBI games (22) and outfield assists (6) … tied for the team lead in multiple-hit games (25) and two-out RBIs (23) … his 18 homers were the most by a freshman in school history … his .700 slugging percentage was the best mark by a Tiger since Khalil Greene (.877) in 2002 … struck out only 27 times, including just six times looking … was 16-for-32 (.500) with a .644 on-base percentage when leading off an inning … was 5-for-8 (.625) with two grand slams, 17 RBIs, a walk, two hit-by-pitches and a .727 on-base percentage with the bases loaded … hit .365 with 25 runs, nine doubles, nine homers, 33 RBIs, 29 walks, five hit-by-pitches, a .511 on-base percentage and five outfield assists in 30 ACC regular-season games … was 9-for-12 (.750) with four homers, one double, six runs and an .833 on-base percentage in the second inning … had a 26-game hitting streak from February to April; tied for the fifth longest in Tiger history; became the first Tiger freshman in history with a 20-game hitting streak … reached base via a hit or walk in each of his last 60 games that he had a plate appearance; the only game he failed to reach base was the first game of the season … named one of seven national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on March 14 for his four games from March 9-13; was 7-for-16 (.438) with one double, four homers, 10 RBIs and five runs … named ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week on March 21 for his five games from March 15-20; was 10-for-17 (.588) with four doubles, two homers, five RBIs, eight runs and a .682 on-base percentage … named national hitter-of-the-month (March) by NCBWA after hitting .431 with nine homers, six doubles and 21 RBIs in 17 games … midseason national player-of-the-year and midseason national freshman-of-the-year by D1Baseball and Perfect Game … Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection after going 4-for-12 with two homers, one double, seven RBIs, six runs, five walks, two hit-by-pitches and a .579 on-base percentage in four games … hit a two-run single against Maine on Feb. 20; was his first career hit … went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, his first career homer, and walk against Maine on Feb. 21 … went 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs and a walk against James Madison on Feb. 28 … went 2-for-4 with a homer at No. 18 South Carolina on March 4 … went 2-for-4 with a walk and a game-tying, two-run double in the ninth inning against Winthrop on March 9 … hit a two-run homer at Wake Forest on March 11 … hit two homers with four RBIs at Wake Forest on March 12 … went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a walk at Wake Forest on March 13; was 5-for-12 with four homers, eight RBIs and five runs in the series; became the first Tiger since 2006 (Andy D’Alessio at Duke) to hit four homers in a three-game series … went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs and two walks at The Citadel on March 16 … went 2-for-2 with a homer, double, two RBIs, three runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against No. 22 Boston College on March 18 … went 2-for-5 with a double and walkoff homer in the 10th inning against No. 22 Boston College on March 20; was 6-for-10 with three doubles, two homers, three RBIs, five runs and a .692 on-base percentage in the series … went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, walk and hit-by-pitch at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 26 … hit a homer at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 27 … went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, two runs and two walks against Pittsburgh on April 1 … went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs against Pittsburgh on April 2 … went 2-for-3 with a long homer in the eighth inning to tie the score, three RBIs, a walk and two hit-by-pitches at Georgia on April 5 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, two walks and a steal against Western Carolina on April 12 … went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs and two walks against Georgia on April 19 … went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, a run and two walks against No. 4 Florida State on May 2; was 5-for-10 with four RBIs and four walks in the series … hit a walkoff single in the 11th inning against Furman on May 4 … went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a walk against No. 9 NC State on May 6 … went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs at Georgia Southern on May 14 … went 2-for-3 with a double, run and two walks at Notre Dame on May 19 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a hit-by-pitch against No. 3 Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 27 … went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs and three walks against No. 11 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 29 … went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, two runs, two walks and a hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 3 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, three RBIs, four runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 5 … enrolled in January, therefore did not play as a senior in high school … No. 13 freshman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 3 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 32 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 35 outfielder in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 7 ACC prospect for the 2018 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer, where he hit .178 with three runs, one double, one homer, five RBIs and one steal in 17 games; played in Taiwan, Japan and Cuba.

Before Clemson: No. 2 overall player in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 1 outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 1 overall player in Georgia by Perfect Game … two-time Under Armour All-American … finalist for Georgia’s Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a junior … first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger and National Coaches Assocication as a sophomore and junior … region player-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior … county player-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior … member of the USA Today national champion and state champion as a sophomore … national sophomore player-of-the-year by MaxPreps … Atlanta Journal Constitution player-of-the-year as a sophomore … underclass All-American by Perfect Game as a sophomore … member of the USA Baseball 18U Tournament of Stars team … member of the USA Baseball 17U Developmental team … standout swimmer as a youth; national recordholder in the 50m and 100m backstroke in the 11 and 12 year old age groups … lettered three times in baseball, two times in football and two times in swimming at Lambert High School, where he was coached by Jamie Corr.

Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Seth Michael Beer on Sept. 18, 1996 in Maryville, Ill.