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Tim Beckham | Shortstop | #1

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
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Orioles' manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Tim Beckham will open the 2018 season as the team's starting third baseman.
With Manny Machado shifting over to shortstop, Beckham will man the hot corner on a daily basis. Beckham has only appeared in nine games at third base at the major league level, while shortstop was the only position he manned for the Orioles during the 2017 season. The dual eligibility will help his fantasy value for 2018 though, provided he logs enough games to qualify there before Machado is dealt. Jan 27 - 12:10 PM

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Orioles and INF Tim Beckham avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.35 million contract.

Beckham was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He batted .278/.328/.454 with 22 homers for the Rays and Orioles in 2017 in a breakout season.
Jan 12 - 5:05 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Tim Beckham has changed agents and will now be represented by the Wasserman Media Group.

The move comes as Beckham prepares for a massive raise, with MLBTradeRumors.com projecting him to make $3.1 million in his second year of arbitration. He made $885,000 in 2017 and had a breakout season for the Orioles, hitting .306 with 10 homers and 26 RBI in 50 games after coming over in a midseason trade from Tampa Bay. The former No. 1 overall pick should get something close to everyday at-bats with the O's in 2018, but where he's going to play is still in question. Manny Machado wants to move from third base to shortstop for his walk year.
Jan 9 - 10:35 AM

Tim Beckham admitted after Friday's game that his hamstring is still bothering him and that he probably shouldn't be playing on it.

Beckham rejoined the lineup after missing nearly a week, but his hamstring injury continued to bother him throughout Friday's game. As this point, expect him to be held out of the lineup for the final two games over the weekend.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:48:00 PM

Tim Beckham went 0-for-4 and struck out twice as the Orioles were shut out by the Rays on Friday.

As a team, the Orioles tallied just four hits on the evening against Jake Odorizzi and a host of Rays' relievers. It was Beckham's first start in nearly a week due to a strained right hamstring. He's hitting .278/.328/.454 with 22 homers and 62 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Tim Beckham (hamstring) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

It will be his first start since last Saturday, as he's been battling a strained right hamstring. Beckham is shortstop and hitting leadoff.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Tim Beckham (hamstring) said he's hoping to return to the Orioles' starting lineup this weekend.

Beckham strained his right hamstring on Saturday and hasn't played since, but the 27-year-old shortstop wants to be active for the Orioles' final regular-season series against his former team in Tampa Bay. J.J. Hardy is filling in at short for Baltimore.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Tim Beckham (hamstring) is absent from the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Beckham tweaked his right hamstring Saturday and won't be available off the bench Sunday, either. His status for the final week of the season is up in the air. J.J. Hardy will cover shortstop Sunday versus the Rays.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Tim Beckham suffered a right hamstring injury Saturday night against the Rays.

Beckham tweaked the hammy while running out an infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning. He's doubtful to play in Sunday's series finale versus Tampa Bay and we may see a lot more J.J. Hardy the rest of the way.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:59:00 PM

Tim Beckham was pulled from Saturday's game against the Rays due to an apparent injury.

Beckham appeared to tweak his right hamstring while legging out an infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning. There should be an update soon from Camden Yards. J.J. Hardy replaced Beckham on the basepaths.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 10:32:00 PM

Tim Beckham (tooth) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Beckham missed two games after having an abscessed tooth extracted. He's at shortstop and batting leadoff against Alex Cobb and the Rays.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 03:15:00 PM

Tim Beckham is getting another day off on Thursday after having dental work done.

Beckham had some bleeding after getting an abscessed tooth extracted, but he wanted to play tonight. The Orioles decided to give him one more day, so expect him back in there on Friday.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Time Beckham is not in the starting lineup for the Orioles' game against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

It's his first day off since July 31. Beckham went 0-for-5 on Tuesday night with four strikeouts, but he's still hitting .310 since joining the Baltimore lineup after coming over from Tampa Bay.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Tim Beckham went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Red Sox.

The whiffs are nothing new for Beckham, who now has a 160/35 K/BB ratio and a 28.5 percent strikeout rate. He's been very productive since arriving with the Orioles, though, with 10 home runs and a .310 average over 47 games.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 10:39:00 PM

Tim Beckham hit a big three-run homer in Baltimore's victory over the Yankees on Sunday.

Beckham has slowed down since his white-hot start to his Orioles' career, but he's still a productive hitter at the top of the lineup. The homer was the 23rd of his season; a three-run shot to give the Orioles a 5-1 lead in the fourth innings. For the year, Beckham has a very strong .280/.330/.481 line on the year. It's fun to see the former first-overall pick play well.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chance Sisco
2Caleb Joseph
3Andrew Susac
4Austin Wynns
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1Tim Beckham
2Engelb Vielma
3Luis Sardinas
4Ruben Tejada
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Trey Mancini
2Joey Rickard
3Craig Gentry
CF1Adam Jones
2Alex Presley
RF1Austin Hays
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Dylan Bundy
3Andrew Cashner
4Miguel Castro
5Chris Tillman
6Mike Wright
7Gabriel Ynoa
8Alec Asher
9Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Richard Bleier
6Donnie Hart
7Jose Mesa
8Jhan Marinez
9Jason Gurka
10Josh Edgin
11Tanner Scott
12Pedro Araujo
13Jimmy Yacabonis
14Perci Garner