Lambert alum Seth Beer has been steadily rising through the minor league baseball ranks, but his road to the major leagues just took a new turn.
On Tuesday, Beer was traded from the Houson Astros to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal involving starting pitcher Zack Grienke. In 63 games this season with the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Astros' AA affiliate, he hit .299 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs.
Beer was the 28th overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Astros out of Clemson. Since being selected, he's been played in the outfield and as a first baseman, focusing primarily on the latter. Beer has been seen as a potential designated hitter, but because he's headed to a National League team, he'll have to play in the field at the major league level. With Beer's positions already filled in Houston, he may have a better chance to get called up earlier in Arizona, perhaps as early as this fall.