Tim Beckham is probably still getting used to playing with a Black and Orange uniform, but at the plate he is more comfortable than ever.
Since picking the shortstop on July 31, he is batting .485 with 32 hits, 14 extra base knocks with five of those being homers. This is all within 16 games for the Baltimore Orioles, meaning he is averaging two hits a game.
Already Beckham has surpassed the amount of doubles he had with the Tampa Bay Rays in 87 games (seven compared to five). His batting average has risen over 200 points and his slugging percentage has doubled to .879.
To get the 27-year-old infielder, the Orioles only gave up minor-league pitcher Tobias Myers.
That's right, a minor-league pitcher for a starting shortstop that currently holds the MLB's best batting average of all starting position players in the month of August.
A pretty good deal for the Orioles.
Originally, Beckham looked to be a filler for the injured J.J. Hardy who is now currently on the 60-day disabled list. Now, it appears the Orioles have found their new starter in the gap. His fielding percentage is 94.9 percent since joinging the O's with four errors in 78 fielding chances.
With Tampa Bay he rotated among all of the infield positions for four years.
Unfortunately as a single player, Beckham has been unable to get Baltimore to win more contests as the team is 8-8 with him in the line-up.
In his first week with the Orioles, Beckham earned the AL Player of the Week and has not let up since.