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Seth Beer quickly promoted in Minor Leagues

June 27, 2018

Seth Beer was drafted on June 4th by the Houston Astros organization in the first round and didn't even take him a month before packing his bags - for good reasons, of course.

The former Clemson baseball star quickly made an impact in the New York-Penn League for the Tri-City Valley Cats and has gotten the call to move up in the Minor League. 

Beer, who was leading the short-season A league in home runs, will now be moving to the low A Quad Cities River Bandits in Iowa. He only played in 11 games.

The numbers tell you all you need to know. In just 11 games for the Valley Cats, Beer hit .293 with 12 hits, four home runs, and seven RBIs. Beer also sports a .431 on-base percentage and a .659 slugging percentage.

The day after Beer was drafted and he spoke with the media, he said he was going to start swinging a wooden bat that very day after the session.

While it may not be a surprise to most people who have watched Beer over time make an impact this quickly, it shows that he has adapted and raised some eyebrows in the Astros organization in just a few short weeks.

The River Bandits play on June 27th against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers before going on a four-game road trip to play Kane County where Beer is expected to make his debut. 



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