The Houston Astros have dealt 2018 first round pick and former Clemson slugger Seth Beer in a deal to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Houston gives up Beer, Corbin Martin, JB Bukauskus, and Josh Rojas in a deal for Zack Grienke and Joel Sherman. Beer was taken by the ‘Stros 28th overall in 2018.
Beer was currently a member of Houston’s AA team, the Corpus Christi Hooks. In 63 games this year with the Hooks, he had 16 homers and 52 RBIs.
For Beer, it could mean a quicker trip to the league. On the downside, not being on an AL club means he needs to prove himself as an outfielder or first baseman, and not a DH as he could do in the Astros organization. However, if he could do that, jumping up in the Diamondbacks organization may not be that challenging. Given the D’Backs currently being 16.5 games back in the NL West, you’d have to imagine unless a drastic change happens, Beer might get a shot during late season call ups.