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Tampa Bay Rays 2010 Top 10 Prospects: Where Are They Now?

By Seth Carter
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Wade Davis #40 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Charlotte County Sports Park on February 26, 2010 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Wade Davis #40 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Charlotte County Sports Park on February 26, 2010 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /
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Tim Beckham (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /

3. Tim Beckham

Major League Career: 6 years (4 w/ Rays)

Career rWAR: 5.5 (2.4 w/ Rays)

Tim Beckham was drafted by the Rays in the first round with the first pick of the 2008 draft. Beckham came up for that cup of coffee in 2013 when he played in five games. He received eight plate appearances and had three hits, one run, and one run batted in. He wouldn’t make it back until 2015.

Beckham slashed .249/.299/.421 in his four years with the Rays hitting 26 homers in 725 at-bats. The Rays traded him to the Orioles in 2017 at the age of 27 where he slashed similar numbers. Last season, he opened up with the Mariners and hit 15 homers, 47 RBI, and slugged .461 in only 304 at-bats. He only received 304 at-bats because he was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs.

Beckham was granted free agency by the Mariners at the end of the season.

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Jeremy Hellickson (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /

2. Jeremy Hellickson

Major League Career: 10 years (5 w/ Rays)

Career rWAR: 11.8 (7.1w/ Rays)

Jeremy Hellickson was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He made his major league debut in 2010 and won the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 2011, going 13-10 with a 2.95 ERA in 189.0 innings pitched. He had another stellar season for the Rays in 2012 winning 10 games in 31 starts with a 3.10 ERA in 177.0 innings.

Unable to regain that form in 2013 and only pitching 63.2 innings for the Rays in 2014 going 1-5 with a 4.52 ERA. Hellickson was traded to Arizona following the season. He went 9-12 with the Dbacks in 2015 and was traded to the Phillies in the offseason for Sam McWilliams. In 2016 he bounced back with 189.0 innings with the Phillies and finished 12-10 with a 3.71 ERA.

He found himself in Washington the past two seasons where he showed flashes. In 19 starts in 2018, he posted a 3.45 ERA for the Nationals in 91.1 innings. Despite the sharp pitching, Hellickson still suffered through a right hamstring strain and dealt with a blister in 2018, limiting his appearances. In 2019, his shoulder became an issue that lasted the entirety of the season. He battled all season and was rewarded with a World Series ring.

Unfortunately for Hellickson, on Valentine’s Day of this year, it was announced that the veteran had suffered another setback with his shoulder and that he would miss the entire season. Not long after that, Hellickson announced he would be retiring from baseball.

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