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BREAKING: Houston Astros Select OF Seth Beer with 1st Round Pick in 2018 MLB Draft

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The Houston Astros went with a power bat in the first round

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After selecting pitchers with their first round picks in 2016 and 2017, the Houston Astros went back to the outfield and selected the left-handed hitter Seth Beer out of Clemson University.

According to MLBPipeline.com, Beer’s best attribute is his power tool (55 grade) with his worst grade by far being his speed (20 grade). The Astros will be adding a player who walked 126 times in his first two years at Clemson and struck out half as many times.

The biggest critics of Beer’s game will point to his lack of defensive ability, complete absence of any speed tool, and also the main criticism that Beer has a poor history in wooden bat leagues compared to the college game, which obviously uses aluminum bats instead.

For plenty more information on the newest member of the Houston Astros organization, please go check out this article by Crawfish Boxes draft expert Spencer Morris that was published in January of his year.