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Former Tennessee Star Called Up to The Big League

Jordan Beck
Tennessee OF Jordan Beck. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

Former Tennessee star outfielder Jordan Beck is being called up by the Colorado Rockies, first reported by Ben McKee of GoVols247 on Monday.

Beck joins the Rockies in Miami ahead of their three-game series with the Marlins starting on Tuesday evening at 6:40 p.m. ET.

While Beck’s call-up does come in the wake of an injury to outfielder Nolan Jones, the trajectory of the Rockies through the first 28 games of the season (7-21) indicates that Beck could see a legitimate role as Colorado prioritizes young talent moving forward. We’ll just have to see what Beck’s play-time looks like over the series.

Beck’s call-up is also well-deserved after the numbers he put up on the minor league circuit and in spring training before the season. On May 25, Beck was named the winner of the Rockies’ Abby Greer Award, given to the organization’s spring training MVP.

The former Tennessee Vol appeared in 18 of the Rockies’ spring training games with 27 at-bats, hitting .370 at the plate with 10 hits, seven RBIs, two doubles, one triple, and three walks. Beck also posted a .433 OBP, which was the highest on the team with a minimum of five at-bats.

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When given the award, Beck was the No. 81 overall prospect in the MLB Pipeline Prospect Rankings heading into the 2024 season. Now, though, a day after his reported call-up, Beck has jumped to the No. 73 ranked prospect in the same rankings.

In 177 minor league games (2022-2024) before his call-up, Beck hit .280 on 676 at-bats with 189 hits, 128 runs, 51 doubles, four triples, 33 home runs, 138 RBIs, and 112 walks.

Beck’s power and prowess at the plate are two of the big reasons as to why he was selected with the 38th overall pick out of Tennessee during the 2022 draft.

Jordan Beck and the Colorado Rockies will take on the Marlins in Miami at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, and 12:10 p.m. on Thursday.

Beck is the third player from Tennessee’s historic 2022 team to reach the bigs, following behind Los Angeles’ Ben Joyce and Washington’s Trey Lipscomb. Joyce was called up during the 2023 season while Lipscomb received his call just one month prior to Beck’s on Monday.

Jordan Beck is the fifth Tennessee player currently rostered on an MLB team: Garrett Crochet (Chicago White Sox), Yan Gomes (Chicago Cubs), Trey Lipscomb (Washington Nationals), and Nick Senzel (Washington Nationals).

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