Commentary

Rays expected to grab Beckham No. 1

Originally Published: June 5, 2008
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.
Only hours before the draft, here's a cut at where things stand:

1. Tampa Bay -- Tim Beckham, SS, Griffin (Ga.) H.S.


Tampa is going down to the wire on this pick, but late Wednesday night, indications are that the pendulum has swung to Beckham, the best overall player in the draft. If it's not him, it's could be Buster Posey, although Posey is pushing for a $12 million price tag, which would be the highest bonus ever given to a player in the draft.

2. Pittsburgh -- Pedro Alvarez, 3B, Vanderbilt


The Pirates do believe Alvarez is the best player on the board, and it seems like he's their pick regardless of who Tampa takes.

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