CLEMSON, S.C. – Former Tiger Seth Beer (2016-18) was named to the All-Decade team for the 2010s by D1Baseball on Friday. Beer was listed as the DH on the All-Decade squad.
The Suwanee, Ga. native was selected in the first round of the MLB draft by the Houston Astros. Beer was the No. 28 overall pick and was Clemson’s first first-round draft pick since 2012. Beer was also the Tigers’ 14th first-round draft pick in history.
Beer became Clemson’s second three-time All-American in history. In his three-year career, he hit .321 with 56 homers, 41 doubles, a triple, 177 RBIs, 172 runs, a .648 slugging percentage, 180 walks, 42 hit-by-pitches, a .489 on-base percentage and four steals in 188 games. He became the first Tiger in history to hit 16 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons. He also reached base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 178 of his 187 career games with a plate appearance.
Beer joined former Tiger starting pitcher Matthew Crownover (2013-15) on the D1Baseball All-Decade team for the ACC as well.
Why It’s Beer: He had a wonderful career with the Tigers, but his freshman campaign will go down as one of the best ever in the sport’s history. Beer was phenomenal as a freshman, hitting .369 with 62 walks, 18 home runs and 70 RBIs before having successful sophomore and junior campaigns as well. The last two seasons, Beer hit .298 and .301, respectively, with a combined 38 home runs and an OPS better than well over 1.000. Beer was one of the great power hitters of the modern era and his legacy won’t be soon forgotten.