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Tim Beckham

#1 | SS
Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners
Tim Beckham
Name: Timothy Lamar Beckham
Born: Jan 27, 1990 in Griffin, Ga. USA
High School: Griffin (Ga.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (1st overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 (signed for $6,150,000)
Beckham solidified his status as the nation's top high school position player last year when he produced the most impressive overall performance on the summer showcase circuit. He was consistently the best player at each event he attended and capped his performance by winning MVP honors at the Aflac Classic at the end of the summer. A wiry, athletic shortstop, Beckham hasn't produced eye-popping performances this spring, but his track record and projection make him the nation's most coveted high school prospect. He has five legitimate tools. At the plate he has the ability to be an above-average hitter with average power. He's a solid runner and his athleticism is a part of his everyday game. In the field, Beckham has smooth major league actions with an above-average arm. He has drawn comparisons to the Upton brothers, though he has more aptitude in the field and not quite the lightning in the bat. His makeup is a plus, as he displays an enjoyment of the game and energy on the field. He has a commitment to Southern California, but Beckham won't reach campus as he's a likely top 10 pick
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