Did the Astros reach for Beer? (Sorry, couldn’t resist)
As Booth pointed out, who is Beer when he gets to the big leagues? He is a left-handed first baseman with pop. The Astros already have no place for A.J. Reed, who may be a similar player offensively while playing better defense at first base. Then you have the right-handed equivalents in Tyler White and J.D. Davis, who are all crushing in Triple-A.
Beer was the 45th top player available in the draft according to MLB Pipeline. As a fan, I hope Beer goes on to do well in the minors and make a quick rise through the system. Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez‘s future with the Astros is unclear after 2018. After discussing the selection with Booth and Brandon, I hope that they didn’t miss out on a special player. You know the Indians were glad to get Naylor.
Beer will obviously have a huge marketing appeal with his last name, but he has to reach the big leagues first. If you are looking for a comp for Beer, Booth said Jeremy Giambi. If he could be a left-handed Gattis with the Astros, would you like the pick? According to Chandler Rome, Beer said that he expects to play the corner outfield spots and first base at Tri-City. Like Tucker, Astros fans will keep up with Beer’s progress. Cheers!