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Tim Beckham | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.
The 25-year-old infielder went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season on Friday, but became a roster casualty as the Rays needed a fresh arm in the bullpen. While he has shown flashes, he's hitting just .224/.266/.459 on the year and could benefit from everyday at-bats at Triple-A. May 22 - 11:47 PM

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Tim Beckham launched his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Twins on Saturday.

His two-run bomb came off Twins starter Trevor May in the seventh inning. It was his lone hit on the afternoon, finishing 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
May 16 - 6:05 PM

Tim Beckham hit his third home run of the season when he went yard against Jeff Francis in the seventh inning of Friday's romp over the Blue Jays.

Beckham's been a pinch-hit wizard, with both of his other homers this season coming off the bench. While Beckham did pinch-hit for David DeJesus against the Blue Jays on Friday, the home run came in his second at-bat. He finished the game 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored. A former No. 1 overall pick, his strong bench bat would probably be fun to own just for the sake of awesomeness. Over 36 AB's, he's hitting .278/.325/.583. It's not quite enough at-bats to say he's a must-add, but if he's floating on the waiver wire, keep an eye on him.
Apr 25 - 1:13 AM

Tim Beckham delivered his second pinch-hit homer of the year Thursday off the Jays' Aaron Loup.

A former No. 1 overall pick probably shouldn't aspire to be Manny Mota, but Beckham sure has done nice work off the bench so far, with the two homers and a triple in five at-bats as a pinch-hitter. The Rays might start giving him more time at second base to show what he can do.
Apr 16 - 10:12 PM

Tim Beckham slugged his first major league home run in Saturday's defeat of the Marlins.

Beckham also stole his first base. The former No. 1 overall pick is generally regarded as a draft bust -- and the label is fair -- but he could have value to the Rays this season as a utility infielder.
Apr 11 - 6:48 PM

Tim Beckham went 3-for-3 with a double and a steal against the Phillies on Thursday.

Beckham is batting .260 to Jake Elmore's .114 as they battle for one bench spot with Nick Franklin on the disabled list. Elmore does have the steadier glove, but the Rays will probably keep Beckham and give the former No. 1 overall pick a little bit of a chance to show what he can do.
Apr 2 - 4:51 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times thinks the Rays could give prospect Tim Beckham a "long look" at shortstop in spring.

Beckham is a former No. 1 overall pick who struggled early in his professional career and suffered a torn ACL prior to the 2014 season. The soon-to-be 25-year-old recovered near the end of last year and should be healthy heading into spring training. With a lack of better options -- Asdrubal Cabrera isn't a great defensive shortstop, and the club recently dealt Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist -- there's a real chance Beckham could win the job with a strong showing in camp.
Jan 17 - 10:57 PM

Rays infield prospect Tim Beckham went 2-for-4 for Triple-A Durham on Friday.

Beckham has gone 7-for-16 in his first three days back in Durham. He looks fully healed from the torn ACL he suffered in December, and could be in line for another September call-up. His potential is nowhere near what the Rays saw when they drafted him first overall in 2008, but he could turn into a solid second baseman or utility infielder with power.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Rays activated INF Tim Beckham from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

Beckham is playing in games again after recovering from a torn ACL and will now continue honing his craft at Durham. The first No. 1 overall pick sports a career .268/.334/.383 batting line in the minors.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:52:00 PM

Rays prospect Tim Beckham went 3-for-4 with a triple for rookie-level GCL Rays on Monday.

Beckham tore his ACL in December and has been working his way back since then. He was viewed as a potential five-tool talent when drafted first overall in 2008, but has struggled to live up to his lofty draft status and has turned into a potential utility infielder with some pop. Beckham may return to the major leagues in September.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 01:33:00 PM

Rays transferred INF Tim Beckham from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Jerry Sands. Beckham is still working his way back from ACL surgery and could be an option around midseason.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Rays placed INF Tim Beckham on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right ACL.

Beckham torn up his knee while working out back in December. He's hoping to return to the field around May or June.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Tim Beckham (knee) is progressing well in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn right ACL, and his goal is to return to the Rays during the 2014 season.

Barring any setbacks, the first overall selection from the 2008 draft should return to the field around May or June. He'll begin back in the minor leagues, but could work his way up to the Rays in a utility role around mid-season if all goes well.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Tim Beckham underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn right ACL.

Tampa Bay announced that Beckham will miss 6-8 months. The first overall pick in 2008, Beckham batted .276/.342/.387 with four homers, 51 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 122 games at Triple-A this season. This is a tough break, as Beckham reached the majors in September and would have been in the running for a bench spot next spring.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Tim Beckham tore the ACL in his right knee while working out and will miss a significant portion of the 2014 season.

It's a tough break for the 23-year-old, and first overall selection from the 2008 draft, as he had been anticipated to compete for a reserve role with the Rays during spring training.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
11Andrew Bellatti