Matthew Thomas Beaty…attended Dresden High School in Tennessee, where he earned All-State honors three times and was a two-time District Player of the Year…also played basketball, golf and football…played in the Northwoods League for the Green Bay Bullfrogs where he was named MVP after his junior year in college…named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2013 as a sophomore and was named Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team in 2012 at Belmont University…drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 48th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign…selected by the Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft and signed by scout Mart y Lamb.
Spent 21 games with the Dodgers last season, batting .220 (11-for-50) with two homers and five RBI Hit .385 (5-for-13) with runners in scoring position...matched a career-high three hits on August 16 at L A A...made three plate appearances in the postseason, reaching base in every one (one walk, two HBPs).
Slashed .265/.317/.458 with 19 doubles, a triple, nine homers and 46 RBI across 99 games in his rookie campaign…over the last 11 seasons (2009-2019), his 99 games rank seventh in club history for most games played in a rookie season ... Collected his first Major League hit in his debut on April 30, going 1-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance ... Went 8-for-30 (.267) with a double, home run and six RBI over 32 games from the pinch and ranked third in the category among all qualifying rookies ... Made his Postseason debut in Game 2 of the NLDS…collected his first Postseason hit with a pinch-hit single to right in the bottom of the sixth and later scored one of two runs in a 4-2 loss…concluded his Postseason campaign slashing .375/.375/.375 and collected a hit in three of his four games with one run scored…recorded his first walk-off home run on June 21 vs. Colorado...accompanied Alex Verdugo (June 22) and Will Smith (June 23) as the only trio of rookies in Major League history to launch walk-off home runs in three consecutive games…swiped five bags to rank 13th among NL rookies and tied for third in the category among Dodger rookies since 2012…hit his first Major League homer on June 14 with a two-run shot in the second inning against Chicago (NL)…registered three consecutive games with a home run from July 16 to 20…hit .379 (25-for-66) with five doubles, a triple and three homers with runners in scoring position…finished 12th among qualifying rookies with 37 RBI in the category …optioned to Oklahoma City on May 5 and later recalled on May 17…placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hip flexor strain on June 5 (retroactive June 3)…made a rehab assignment with Rancho Cucamonga for a pair of appearances beginning on June 9 and was later optioned to Oklahoma City on June 20…recalled to Los Angeles on June 21 before making his last stop at Triple-A on July 10…spent the balance of the second half with the Dodgers after being recalled on July 15…played 32 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City where he batted .306/.378/.455 with seven doubles, a triple, three homers and 18 RBI.
Played in 31 total games for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers in the Pacific Coast League where he slashed .277/.378/.406 with 13 runs, 10 doubles and 12 RBIs…also spent time on a rehab assignment with the AZL Dodgers where he appeared in three games after undergoing surgery to repair the UCL ligament in his thumb ... For Oklahoma City, appeared in 16 games at first base, four games at second base, four games at third base and five games in left field.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Tulsa and was named Texas League Player of the Year following a breakout season where he slashed .326/.378/.505 with 61 runs, 31 doubles, one triple, 15 homers and 69 RBI in 116 games ... Led the Texas league in batting average (T-1st), OPS (.883) and doubles (T-1st), while also ranking among the best in hits (143, 3rd), extra-base hits (47, T-2nd), total bases (221, 3rd), home runs (T-12th), RBI (T-5th), OBP (4th) and SLG (2nd) ... Appeared in 55 games at first base, 49 games at third base, three games in right field, two games in left field and one game at second base for the Drillers ... S elected as Texas League mid-season All-Star and MiLB.com's Organizational All-Star…also named Texas League Player of the Week in the period ending Aug. 6 ... Following the season, played in the Arizona Fall League with the Glendale Desert Dogs hitting .242 with two homers and 10 RBI…selected to participate in the AFL Rising Stars Game.