More is generally expected of a No. 1 overall pick than a .275/.328/.389 line in his first full season, but it wasn't all bad. His best month came in May, when he hit .326/.389/.484. And he clearly enjoyed hitting away from Bowling Green much more than when he was at home: .223/.280/.287 in his own digs, .328/.376/.492 when he traveled.
Scouting report: Beckham still has some pretty impressive tools, with excellent bat speed and raw power that should eventually lead him to hit with some pop. He's a good baserunner, though he probably won't steal many bases as he matures. He has the makings of a good shortstop, with good hands and a strong arm. He's a little too aggressive, and that led to a high error count in 2009, but most still feel he can stay at short.
Upside potential: Beckham isn't the first high draft pick to not bust out in his first full season. There's still plenty of time for him to fulfill the potential of being the top overall pick and become a standout every-day Major Leaguer.
They said it: "He's a very good athlete with very good intangibles." -- Rays farm director, Mitch Lukevics
He said it: "I just go about my business the same way. I give 110 percent every day, just like I did today. I just try to play as good as I can and see what happens." -- At the South Atlantic League All-Star Game