Today we signed SS Beamer Weems from Baylor. He was our 8th round selection.
Coming into this spring, Beamer was known as one of the best defensive shortstops in the country. He has true SS hands and actions leaving little doubt that he can stay at the position in pro ball. Offensively, Beamer is a switch-hitter, shows a good feel for the strike zone and is a smart baserunner.
When we selected Beamer in the 8th round, we knew he wouldn't sign for "slot money". Nevertheless, we thought his combination of shortstop defense and offensive potential warranted the selection and payment over slot. We're excited to add him to the system.