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 Marty Lamb.
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.