RHP, Georgia Southern
Age: 21
Born: September 4, 1990
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 235
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Class: Junior
Level: NCAA

Advisor: N/A


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Beck had a strong sophomore year last year with Georgia Southern, putting up a 3.23 ERA in 103 innings, with a 109:40 K/BB ratio. However, he hasn’t followed up on that success, going from a top ten talent at the start of the year to a late first round pick by mid-season. That’s mostly due to him getting hit hard, with the lowlight being his high home run totals in 2012.

Beck throws his fastball in the 91-94 MPH range, and touches 96. He has a power slider that has sharp break, and can be a plus pitch at times. His changeup has some fade, and also has the potential to be a plus pitch. Overall, Beck has the potential for three plus pitches, which combined with his sturdy frame makes him an intriguing prospect.

He does need some work with his command. His fastball flattens out, and he lacks consistency with his slider. He pitches more off of his off-speed stuff, which is something that he wouldn’t do in the Pirates system. He does have good arm action and a clean delivery, which makes him less of an injury risk than most pitchers. He’s not a candidate for the Pirates in the first round, as he’d be a huge reach. However, he would be a guy to consider in the sandwich round if he fell that far.

2009: Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round, 1055th overall.
Baseball America: #27 (4/11/2012)
Jonathan Mayo: #25 (5/1/2012)
Keith Law: NR (4/10/2012)