Matt Beaty

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Matt Beaty
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 45
First baseman / Left fielder
Born: (1993-04-28) April 28, 1993 (age 26)
Snellville, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2019, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.265
Home runs9
Runs batted in46
Teams

Matthew Thomas Beaty (born April 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball first baseman and left fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Beaty attended Dresden High School in Dresden, Tennessee. The Kansas City Royals selected him in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB draft,[1] but he did not sign. Beaty attended Belmont University and played college baseball for the Belmont Bruins.[2]

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Beaty in the 12th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft[2][3] and he signed with them and spent 2015 with both the Ogden Raptors and Great Lakes Loons, posting a combined .314 batting average with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 68 total games between both clubs. He spent 2016 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, compiling a .297 batting average with 11 home runs and 88 RBIs in 124 games, and 2017 with the Tulsa Drillers where he slashed .326/.378/.505 with 15 home runs and 69 RBIs in 116 games, earning him league player of the year honors.[4] He also won the league batting title.[5] He was assigned to play in the Arizona Fall League and was chosen for the Fall Stars Game showcase.[6] Beaty played for the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2018,[7] batting .277 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 31 games.[8]

The Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[9] He began 2019 with Oklahoma City and was promoted him to the major leagues on April 30.[10] He made his MLB debut that night against the San Francisco Giants, singling off of Ty Blach.[11] His first MLB homer was off of Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs on June 14, 2019.[12] He hit a walk-off homer against the Colorado Rockies on June 21.[13] He appeared in 99 games for the Dodgers in 2019, with 35 games each in the outfield and at first base and nine games at third base. He hit .265 with nine homers and 46 RBI.[14]

Scholarship[edit]

Matt Beaty announced in 2019 that he will have a scholarship for high school students from Weakley County, which he grew up in.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Editor (June 15, 2011). "Dresden baseball (Royal)ty is Beaty – NWTN Today". Nwtntoday.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b 10:48 p.m. ET June 11, 2015 (June 11, 2015). "MLB Draft: Beaty ready for new experience with Dodgers". Jacksonsun.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Lewis, Barry (July 10, 2017). "Hot-hitting Beaty powers Drillers past Midland | Tulsa Drillers". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Lewis, Barry (January 1, 1970). "Drillers' Matt Beaty named Texas League player of the year | Sportsextralatest". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Lewis, Barry (September 4, 2017). "Drillers' Matt Beaty wins batting title". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Stephen, Eric (October 30, 2017). "Yusniel Diaz, Matt Beaty will represent Dodgers in AFL Fall Stars Game". SB Nation. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "OKC Dodgers: Matt Beaty working way back to form". Newsok.com. May 31, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Matt Beaty Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Gurnick, Ken (November 20, 2018). "Prospect Ruiz among 5 added to 40-man roster". mlb.com. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Gurnick, Ken (April 30, 2019). "Pollock placed on IL with elbow inflammation". mlb.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dodgers vs Giants play by play 04-30-19". mlb.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  12. ^ Gurnick, Ken (June 15, 2019). "Jansen 'on a mission' in 8th 20-save season". mlb.com. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Gurnick, Ken (June 22, 2019). "LA makes Buehler (16 K's!) a walk-off winner". mlb.com. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "Matt Beaty Stats". Baseball Reference.

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