Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Beckham Impressing In Camp

Mark Topkin today has an article on Tim Beckham's experience in major-league camp:

But they are really impressed with the progress he has made, improving his defense and refining his hitting approach to use the full field and maximize his power, and the potential he has shown. Realistically, he's at least a few years away, likely headed to low Class A Bowling Green for his first full-season experience, but the Rays plan to take a look at him in some early exhibitions.

"This guy's going to be good," manager Joe Maddon said. "This guy's going to be really good. The difference between when I saw him last year in that (post-draft) workout and now, it's incredible just in regard to his strength level, and the bat quickness is superb. He's really exciting."

Marc Lancaster also has an article about Beckham.

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