Tim Beckham

Tim Beckham
Tim Beckham with Baltimore Orioles in 2017.jpg
Beckham with the Baltimore Orioles in 2017
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Second baseman / Shortstop
Born: (1990-01-27) January 27, 1990 (age 27)
Griffin, Georgia
Bats: RightThrows: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 2013, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through August 26, 2017)
Batting average.266
Home runs32
Runs batted in107
  • Tampa Bay Rays (2013-2017)
  • Baltimore Orioles (2017-present)


MLB debut Sept 19, 2013, for the Tampa Bay Rays MLB figures (through August 26, 2017) Batting ordinary .266 House runs 32 Works batted in 107 Groups Tampa Bay Rays (2013–2017) Baltimore Orioles (2017–present) Timothy Lamar Beckham (given birth to January 27, 1990) can be an American professional baseball infielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Main League Football (MLB). He previously performed for the Tampa Bay Rays. Beckham was the 1st overall collection of the 2008 MLB draft from the Rays, and received a putting your signature on reward of $6.15 million. He produced his MLB debut in 2013, and performed for the Rays through 2017, if they exchanged him to Baltimore.

Athletic profile

Beckham was rated by magazines such as Football America as the very best high school football prospect in the country. Beckham is referred to as a potential five device player on the major group level. Beckham operates the 60-lawn dash in 6.33 secs, and bench presses 200 lb. He stands 6 foot 0 in and weighs 190 lb.

Early years

Beckham, the youngest kid of Jimmy and Ella Beckham, was raised in the Crestview Heights community of Griffin, Georgia. He frequently played football in his lawn with his old brothers Stephen and Jeremy. During his youthful years Beckham was involved with football, golf ball and football. However, he give up football while in quality school to spotlight football and golf ball. Inspired by his brothers, he returned into football, and begun to excel. Beckham was the shortstop for the Griffin JV football group as an 8th grader, as well as the varsity group at Griffin SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 2005 being a freshman.

High school

In his freshman year for the Griffin High varsity team, Beckham batted seventh in the order and hit 14 home works on the season. In his initial at-bat in 2006 being a sophomore, Beckham strike a home operate. For the growing season he batted .405, hitting five house runs, three triples and six doubles. He also added 22 works batted in and stole 15 bases.During his junior time of year at Griffin, Beckham batted .512, striking nine doubles, 6 triples, and 6 home works. He also added 39 RBIs and stole 20 bases. Following period, Beckham competed in the Globe Hardwood Bat Association 17-Under Summer months Tournament, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beckham impressed, and completed the tournament graded as the #1 potential customer out of over 2,000 individuals. Later that season, in August 2007, Beckham got house the MVP Honors on the Aflac Basic in NORTH PARK, California, one of the most renowned senior high school scouting display. Beckham concluded the summertime of 2007 having batted .409, hitting nine house runs, 15 doubles, eight triples, and 32 taken bases, against among the better competition in the us.Beckham focused on the College or university of Southern California during his senior season, but maintained his motives of getting into the 2008 MLB Draft. Through 24 video games in his mature period, Beckham batted .500, with five house runs, nine doubles and three triples. Beckham also added 31 RBIs and 16 taken bases.

Professional career

Minor leagues

He was the initial overall collection of the 2008 MLB Draft, and signed using the Rays on June 19, finding a putting your signature on reward of $6.15 million. He offers used the Princeton Rays from the Appalachian Little league the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Bowling Green Sizzling Rods from the Midwest Little league, as well as the Charlotte Rock Crabs from the Florida State Group.In 2011, Beckham was preferred towards the All-Star Futures Video game along with fellow Tampa Bay Rays prospects Hak-Ju Lee and Matt Moore.IN-MAY 2012, Beckham was suspended 50 online games for another positive test for the "drug of abuse," a purposely hazy term that might be only marijuana.Following the conclusion from the 2012 season, Beckham was put into the 40-guy roster to become protected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. This is a sign that Beckham would get yourself a chance to confirm himself during springtime schooling, but he was likely to go back to Triple-A Durham Bulls in the beginning of the 2013 period.He was optioned to AAA Durham on March 15, 2013.

Tampa Bay Rays

On Sept 18, 2013, the Rays promoted Beckham towards the major leagues.Beckham made his debut on Sept 19, 2013, being a pinch hitter against the Tx Rangers. In his just at-bat, he documented his first profession hit, an individual, from Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers. He previously 3 strikes, all singles, in 7 at-bats. He have scored once and drove within a run.Following the 2013 season, Beckham tore his anterior cruciate ligament, and skipped the 2014 season. On Apr 11, 2015, Beckham strike his first main league home operate.In 2016, Beckham played a backup utility man function, mainly using SS, but also observing time in any way 4 infield positions. Beckham was demoted to Triple-A Durham on August 31, 2016 after not really hustling house from 2nd bottom during a video game against the Boston Crimson Sox at Fenway Recreation area earlier that time. He completed the 2016 period using a .247 batting average, with 5 house runs and 16 RBIs in 64 games.In spring trained in 2017, the Rays reported that Beckham have been working on using in the outfield so that they can give him even more using time and a far more essential platoon role.Due to a personal injury to newly acquired shortstop Matt Duffy, Beckham could see a better amount of using time in shortstop as well as started the starting day game. Because of the unexpected amount of the damage, Beckham noticed a blossom in playing period, beginning in most the Rays video games. This improved quantity of playing period led Beckham to a use. Batting .266/.303/.422 with 8 house works, 26 RBIs through the initial two months, getting probably one of the most productive offensive shortstops in the little league during this time period period. Despite having his improved play, Beckham was likely to relinquish his beginning part upon Duffy's come back. Upon the acquisition of protective standout Adeiny Hechavarria, Beckham shifted to second base.

Baltimore Orioles

On July 31, 2017, the Rays traded Beckham towards the Baltimore Orioles for Tobias Myers. He produced his Orioles debut another night, heading 2-for-4 having a dual and two works scored. The next night time, Beckham proceeded to go 2-for-4, rating a run, traveling in two, striking a dual and triple in the Orioles 6-0 make an impression on the Royals. Beckham adopted this having a three-hit video game, including a house run, and a four-hit video game with another house work. On August 5th, inside a 5-2 triumph on the Tigers, Beckham homered for the 3rd straight video game. His home operate was the 10,000th in Orioles' franchise background. Through his 1st five games using the Orioles, Beckham was 13 for 20, typically .650, with three house runs, five RBIs, and an OPS of 2.000. After a stellar 1st week for the Orioles, Beckham was called AL Player from the Week.Beckham continued a 12-video game striking streak to begin with his career using the Orioles, prior to going 0-for-4 on August 13. Through the striking streak, Beckham slashed .531/.549/.939 with seven doubles, two triples, three house runs, nine RBIs and 14 runs scored.