Scott Beerer

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Scott Beerer
Outfielder
Born: (1982-07-04) July 4, 1982 (age 32)
Anaheim, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Scott R. Beerer (born July 4, 1982 in Anaheim, California) is an American professional baseball outfielder and coach. Prior to his professional career, he was an All-American pitcher and outfielder at Texas A&M University.

Career[edit]

Beerer attended Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California. Undrafted out of high school, Beerer attended junior college at Orange Coast College to begin his college baseball career.[1] Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 23rd round (681st overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, Beerer did not sign. Beerer transferred to Texas A&M University, where he played for the Texas A&M Aggies baseball team in the Big 12 Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I. Beerer pitched and played as an outfielder for the Aggies.[1] He was named a first team NCAA Division I All-American utility player, Big 12 Conference All-Star relief pitcher, and Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year that season.[2][3]

Beerer was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the second round (47th overall) of the 2003 MLB Draft.[1] He signed with the Rockies, receiving a $725,000 signing bonus.[4] Injuries plagued his pitching career with the Rockies organization. Assigned to the Casper Rockies of the Rookie-level Pioneer League, Beerer tore his labrum while transitioning into a starting pitcher.[1] In 2007, Beerer asked the Rockies if he could transition into an outfielder. When they declined, he retired from baseball and began training to become an emergency medical technician.[1][4]

He continued to work out in baseball that offseason, practicing his swing with Brady Anderson.[1] He chose to return to baseball for the 2009 season.[2] After observing him, the Rockies invited Beerer to spring training in 2009 as an outfielder.[1] In 2011, Beerer was named a Texas League All-Star while playing for the Tulsa Drillers.[4]

With Anderson's recommendation, the Baltimore Orioles signed Beerer as a minor league free agent and invited him to spring training in 2012.[5] He played for the Norfolk Tides of the Class AAA International League.[citation needed]

In 2013, Beerer was hired as a hitting coach for the Aberdeen IronBirds of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g By Benjamin Hill / MLB.com (June 19, 2009). "Article | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Scott Beerer: From Pitcher To Outfielder | Tulsa Drillers News". Milb.com. April 27, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aggie Baseball to Begin Fall Practices Monday". Kbtx.com. September 17, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Orioles outfielder Beerer hopes winding road leads him to major leagues - Wire - Lifestyle - bellinghamherald.com[dead link]
  5. ^ November 10, 2011 4:58 PM by Roch Kubatko View Comments (November 10, 2011). "School of Roch: Orioles sign Beerer to minor league deal". Masnsports.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 

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