Colorado Rockies name former Tennessee CF Jordan Beck Spring Training MVP

Tennessee baseball alumni Jordan Beck has had a strong Spring Training, and was recognized by the Colorado Rockies as the Spring Training MVP.
Tennessee's Jordan Beck (27) rounds third base on a home run hit during the first round of the NCAA
Tennessee's Jordan Beck (27) rounds third base on a home run hit during the first round of the NCAA / Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel / USA

Tennessee baseball has graduated a handful of players to professional baseball. There have been a few breakout performances among the former Vols, and Jordan Beck has received some recognition for his hard work and performance this Spring.

Jordan Beck was drafted in the first round at pick 38 by the Colorado Rockies in the 2022 MLB Amateur Draft. So far this spring, Beck has appeared in 18 games, where he has been tearing it up at the plate. He has a .370 average, seven RBIs, four runs, and three walks.  

Beck is the 21st player and 10th outfielder to win the Abby Greer Award since its inception in 2004. The award is named after Abigail "Abby" Greer, a six-year-old Colorado Rockies fan who tragically lost her life due to a traffic accident following a Rockies game in 2002. Other notable players to win this award are Troy Tulowitzki, Trevor Story, and Ryan McMahon. 

While Beck is expected to return to the minors to start the season, his name could pop up more and more throughout the summer if he continues to perform at the plate. He is currently ranked No. 81 in MLB’s 2024 Prospect Rankings, with an ETA for the majors in 2025. 

He has spent two years in the minors and will look to continue moving up the pipeline this year. In his first season, he started on the Rockies' Rookie team, moved up to Single-A after 15 games, and played the remainder of the 2022 season with the Fresno Grizzlies.

Last season, Beck spent some time on the Rockies’ High-A and Double-A teams while continuing to improve his bat at the plate and his fielding efforts in centerfield. In his two seasons in the minors, he hit .271 with 25 home runs, 91 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. 

Beck will look to continue his growth in the Rockies organization and likely start the season for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, with the opportunity to move to Triple-A and spend some time playing and developing with the Albuquerque Isotopes.