UPDATE: Beaty was named Texas League Player of the Year Friday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Former Belmont University baseball All-American Matt Beaty ('15) has been named one of the top 30 prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization, the team announced recently.
The Dresden, Tennessee native is a standout performer for the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate, Tulsa Drillers. Beaty currently leads Texas League in OPS and slugging, stands third in batting average, ninth RBI and 10th in home runs.
His consistency and all-field hitting have caught the eyes of the baseball community, earning him Texas League All-Star Game billing.
The 2015 graduate turned in one of the greatest offensive single-seasons in program history as a senior, ranking in the top-20 nationally in eight different statistical categories, including second in runs batted in and RBI per game, and third in total bases. He finished the remarkable season with a .382 batting average with 91 hits, 12 homeruns and 76 RBIs. He also posted a lofty on-base percentage of .469 and a slugging percentage of .668.
In addition, Beaty had the game winning hits in both of Belmont's victories over 2014 national champion Vanderbilt.
For his efforts, Beaty became the first Belmont baseball player in the Division I era to earn All-American honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Collegiate Baseball.
Beaty was also named a semifinalist for the 2015 Dick Howser Trophy, awarded to the Division I National Player of the Year.