Orioles shortstop Tim Beckham has hired new representation, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). His new agency will be the Wasserman Media Group.
Beckham, who is now closing in on his 28th birthday, entered the professional ranks as the top overall selection in the 2008 draft. Though he has not quite lived up to that billing to this point, Beckham is fresh off of his most promising campaign at the MLB level.
While his tenure with the Rays came to an end at the 2017 trade deadline, Beckham produced at a roughly league-average rate at the plate during his time with Tampa Bay. And he exploded upon arriving in Baltimore, carrying a robust .306/.348/.523 batting line over 230 plate appearances despite a late-season swoon.
It’s tough to know just what to expect from Beckham, who has yet to prove he’s an everyday player but will surely be relied upon heavily by the O’s. There’s still some uncertainty as to how the club will line up on the left side of the infield, too, and Beckham has been approached about some potential changes.
Regardless of what’s to come, the first order of business will be sorting out a 2018 salary. MLBTR projects an arbitration salary of $3.1MM for Beckham, who earned $885K last year as a Super Two player and can be controlled for two additional seasons via arbitration.
As always, you can find up-to-date player representation information in MLBTR’s Agency Database.
Old agent was Greg Genske from The Legacy Agency.
Thanks was again wondering who the old agent was again. Very odd that no one ever says who the former agent was. Even in the link to the tweet, Heyman makes no mention of it either.
Curious, why does it matter?
Just wondering who the former agent was and if there are a bunch of players leaving agency A for other agencies, our inquiring minds wonder why.. Just curious too as to why this and just about everywhere else never mention the prior agency.
I’m sure if there was a reason a whole bunch of players left one agency at the same time, it would be in the news. I just don’t get why so many people care who a former players agent is and it is literally mentioned every single time there is an announcement of 1 player leaving to go to another agency. It happens all the time in all aspects of business. Maybe you should make an excel spreadsheet if you care that much. Then you wouldn’t have to ask.
You are missing the point. The new agent is always mentioned but almost never, unless it is Boras involved, is the former agent listed. I am more curious as to why no outlet ever mentions the former agent. Like you said, it really doesn’t matter but it is just weird that no one will say where they left except for sometimes the mention Boras. Has to be a reason and we are curious as to why. We have asked the writer on previous articles but the writer will never answer why.
The same reason the new agent matters: readers wanna know
Im pretty sure most websites and insiders don’t announce it because it kind of brings a negative image towards that agency. I’m assuming they say when Boras loses a player because he’s the top dog anyways and most of the premier players are with him so it doesn’t really impact his image
It doesn’t bring any kind of image towards that agency. No one is going to go to them and be like “You lost a player! Na na na boo boo! Stick your head in doo doo!” It happens to all agencies all the time.
Why do you car what others want to know?
Why do you care if I care?
Unrelated, but Forbes has an interesting list of the “Top 10 most powerful sports agents in the world.” Boras is, of course, number 1, but baseball agents comprise 40% of that list.
Best as I can tell, Mr. Beckham is the only MLBer to reject free money, as in, has not appeared on a baseball card since 2015, which is ridiculous. Might a new agent get him to reconsider?
I thought anyone in the union had to participate in cards. Did Kevin Millar have a card since he was a scab ?
Millar was a scab? Just another reason I can’t stand that loud mouth Buffon !
Wow millionaires go on strike and guys want to have their jobs and make millions playing a game! What evil people they must be
Are baseball cards still a thing? Never heard of Beckham rejecting to be on one nor do I know how lucrative that still is.
He was originally with Legacy
The fact that this is news seems to me a testament as to how slow this off season really is.
Why wouldn’t you just get another burrito Todd?
Old agency was “The Legacy Agency”
I say we all go to the live chat and keep asking why they never include the former agent until they answer.