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Tim Beckham | Shortstop | #1

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
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Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.
Beckham failed to hustle home on what should have been an RBI base hit off the bat of Kevin Kiermaier in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday at Fenway Park. Kiermaier was tagged out at second base for the final out of the frame, before Beckham could score what would have been the Rays' fifth run. They went on to lose 8-6. Aug 31 - 6:32 PM

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Tim Beckham drew a start at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

One of the hits was a double but none of his three hits factored into the scoring. He was the first overall pick of the 2008 draft but failed to develop into anything more than a utility infielder in the major leagues. He is batting .235/.285/.433 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 187 at-bats on the season.
Aug 27 - 10:43 PM

Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz.
Aug 25 - 10:39 AM

Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday.
Aug 23 - 10:11 PM

Tim Beckham went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Saturday against the Yankees.

Beckham hit a two-run blast to the deepest part of the park in the seventh inning, his fifth homer of the year. The 26-year-old actually has a modest six-game hitting streak going, batting .545 (12-for-22) with two homers, six RBI and seven runs scored in that span. It's a glimpse of what the former top overall pick can do, but he'll have to do a lot more of it to stay in the lineup on a regular basis. Beckham is hitting .238/.295/.459 overall.
Jul 30 - 10:13 PM

Tim Beckham went 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 11-3 win over the Rockies.

Beckham picked up run-scoring singles in the third and sixth innings to account for his two RBI. Even with Wednesday's quintet of hits, the former top prospect is still slashing just .213/.280/.407 with three homers and 10 RBI over 103 at-bats. There is no real fantasy intrigue here, at least not unless he is able to begin to string together a series of strong performances.
Jul 20 - 7:46 PM

Rays recalled INF Tim Beckham from Triple-A Durham.

Beckham has batted just .185/.241/.352 in 58 plate appearances this season at the major league level. The 26-year-old can go on being ignored in fantasy leagues.
Jun 1 - 3:15 PM

Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

Beckham was batting just .185/.241/.352 over 58 plate appearances as a utility infielder in Tampa Bay. The 26-year-old former top prospect shouldn't be owed in any standard fantasy league as he heads to Triple-A.
May 25 - 3:26 PM

Tim Beckham had a two-run homer and a two-run single Thursday against the Pirates.

Beckham already has a roster spot. The question is whether the Rays will use him at shortstop against lefties or if they'll give Brad Miller a shot as the full-timer. Beckham helped himself today, especially in homering off a very tough lefty in Tony Watson, but he's still hitting just .194 this spring. The Rays should go ahead and give Miller the opportunity to sink or swim.
Mar 31 - 4:58 PM

Tim Beckham is still sore after being hit on the shin Thursday.

He'll rest Friday but is hoping to be back in action Saturday. Beckham is hitting just .129 this spring as he tries to win a spot as a utility infielder.
Mar 25 - 10:59 AM

Tim Beckham went 0-for-3 on Monday and is 3-for-22 with a 7/1 K/BB ratio this spring.

Beckham posted a respectable .222/.274/.429 line in his 203 at-bats for the Rays last year, which seemed likely to earn him a spot as a utility infielder this spring. However, if he continues to struggle, the team could send him down and turn to Nick Franklin or look outside of the organization for a backup. There's some urgency here, given Brad Miller's throwing difficulties this spring.
Mar 14 - 4:03 PM

The Rays will look primarily to internal options Tim Beckham and Nick Franklin to play shortstop next season.

Asdrubal Cabrera is headed to free agency this winter, so the position will be up for grabs in the spring. Beckham and Franklin only received sporadic playing time this season, so it's far from a sure thing. Rays president Matt Silverman hasn't ruled out a veteran addition, but prospect Daniel Robertson and minor league infielder Taylor Motter could also be in the mix.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 09:41:00 AM

Tim Beckham hit a walk-off two-run single to end Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Beckham entered the ninth with an 0-for-2 day working, but he banished that boring line with a two-run single off Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna to flip a 3-2 disadvantage into a 4-3 win. Nice hit, particularly given that the 25-year-old second baseman is slashing just .223/.270/.437 with nine homers and 35 RBI over an even 200 at-bats this season.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:30:00 PM

Tim Beckham's only hit in five at-bats was a big one, as his three-run home run set the Rays up to beat the Astros on Monday.

Beckham took Scott Kazmir yard with two runners aboard in the first inning, extending the Rays' lead to 4-0. It's his first home run since rejoining the Rays to start the second half. He has six round-trippers overall with 25 RBI and a .227/.287/.440 batting line.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:39:00 PM

Tim Beckham went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI as the Rays trampled the Tigers on Tuesday.

Beckham put the Rays up 1-0 with an RBI single in the second inning. The Rays had the bases loaded for him with the eighth and he promptly unloaded them with a triple as part of a five-run frame. Beckham has been on fire since rejoining the team to begin the second half, batting .346 (9-for-26) in 10 games.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Willy Adames
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Chih-Wei Hu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Danny Farquhar
7Ryan Garton
8Eddie Gamboa
9Ryne Stanek