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Draft Central
Rays bent on Beckhams in Draft with college tilt
Tim Beckham, a five-tool shortstop, is the fourth No. 1 overall pick in Rays history. (AP)
The No. 1 pick overall in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft may have been a prep star, but the percentage of draftees selected out of high school is going down.  Full story >
There were brothers and sons, cousins and nephews, relatives from all parts of the baseball family drafted in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.  Full story >
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On Day 1, the Rays selected Georgia prep shortstop Tim Beckham with the first overall pick, then picked his brother on Day 2. The pair were among many familiar names to be taken in a First-Year Player Draft notable for its dominance by college players.
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