Tim Beckham revives prospect status

After three subpar seasons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft has recovered

Originally Published: July 10, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Tim Beckham has spent most of the past two years listening to people say the Tampa Bay Rays whiffed by taking him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft. So it's only fitting that his trip to the All-Star Futures Game this weekend came with a big fat travel glitch.

Beckham sat stewing on an airport runway in Jacksonville, Fla., for 45 minutes Saturday because of inclement weather at his connecting stop in Atlanta. The delay wasn't so bad, but the 45-minute gap came at precisely ...

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