Jeremy Beasley has packed his bags and is off on his third promotion in his one season and one month minor league baseball career. On May 17, for the third time, Jeremy has been promoted by the Los Angles Angels- this time from the Class Midwest League Burlington Bees to their High A affiliate in Inland Empire- the 66ers- of the California League.
Inland Empire is 19-21 and is in second place- one game back of the Lancaster JetHawks (Colorado Rookies affiliate) in the Southern Division. The 66ers play in the 22-year old, 8,000 seat, Sam Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino is the 17th largest city in California with a population of 209,924- nearly 50 times larger than Jeremy’s hometown of Lyons, Georgia of 4,367. Actor Gene Hackman is the most famous celebrity born in San Bernardino.
The last former Toombs County to play in that league was Vince Faison in 2004 for the 66ers. He batted .320 as a member of the Seattle Mariners organization. Vince also played in the California League in 2001 when he was in the San Diego Padres’ system and in 73 games he hit .233.
Ironically this week The Hawk Eye was promoting Jeremy as a potential Midwest League All-Star coming off his May 12 start in which he threw four innings of no-hit ball for the Bees at Western Michigan:
• P Jeremy Beasley (0-2, 2.35 ERA) — His record doesn’t show it, but Beasley has been quite effective in five starts. He’s allowed just 16 hits in 23 innings, with seven walks against 19 strikeouts. He also has a 1.00 WHIP, which would rank him seventh in the league if he had enough innings to qualify. Opposing hitters are batting .198 against him.
In his rookie season, in 2017, Beasley pitched in just four games for the Angels rookie team in the Arizona League. He was with that team for less than a month from June 23 til July 14. Jeremy finished the season throwing in 13 games with the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League.
After spring training Beasley was assigned to the Burlington Bees on April 3.
Jeremy Beasley’s Minor League Career Statistics
The next steps in the Angels minor league organization are to the Double A Mobile BayBears (Faison also played for the BayBears in 2003-04 batting .253 and .230) and the Triple A Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League.