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Gordon Beckham

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago White Sox

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Beckham enjoyed his finest season in 2013 since his rookie campaign, but that's not saying a whole lot. He missed more than six weeks of action in April and May with a broken wrist, and he returned st...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Oblique     EST. RETURN:  4/18/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 9/16/1986
BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: Georgia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Gordon Beckham Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4.175 million deal with the White Sox in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 15, 2014  –  Gordon Beckham News

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Beckham (oblique) will take the field in Double-A Birmingham's game Tuesday, playing second base and batting second, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Gordon Beckham Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 A Kan 14 63 58 11 18 5 2 0 3 8 0 1 5 7 0 0 0 .310 .365 .500 .865
2009 22 AA BIR 37 160 141 20 40 20 16 0 4 21 1 0 14 22 2 1 2 .284 .354 .482 .836
2009 22 AAA CHA 7 30 28 6 13 6 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 .464 .448 .679 1.127
2009 22 MAJ CHA 103 430 378 58 102 43 28 1 14 63 7 4 41 65 1 4 6 .270 .347 .460 .808
2010 23 MAJ CHA 131 498 444 58 112 36 25 2 9 49 4 6 37 92 6 4 7 .252 .317 .378 .695
2011 24 MAJ CWS 150 557 499 60 115 33 23 0 10 44 5 3 35 111 7 3 13 .230 .296 .337 .633
2012 25 MAJ CWS 151 582 525 62 123 40 24 0 16 60 5 4 40 89 8 2 7 .234 .296 .371 .667
2013 26 AAA Cha 8 38 36 7 12 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 .333 .368 .389 .757
2013 26 MAJ CWS 103 408 371 46 99 28 22 1 5 24 5 1 28 56 1 4 4 .267 .322 .372 .694
2014 27 AA Bir 6 20 17 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .176 .300 .176 .476
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gordon Beckham
3-Year Averages MAJ   134 515 465 56 112 33 23 0 10 42 5 2 34 85 5 3 8 .241 .302 .355 .657
Career  (View All) MAJ   638 2475 2217 284 551 180 122 4 54 240 26 18 181 413 23 17 37 .249 .314 .380 .694

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Gordon Beckham Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 16 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 15 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 13 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 12 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 11 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 10 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 6 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 5 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 4 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 3 Min Did not play.
Apr. 2 Min Did not play.
Mar. 31 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Gordon Beckham: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 103 2
2012 149 1
2011 149 1
2010 126 4
2009 102

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Gordon Beckham Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013828170.195.280.510
2012119123120.227.361.695
201112310281.195.276.541

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013289384175.287.398.745
20124065013485.236.374.659
2011376508364.242.356.663

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013192283152.260.349.682
20122633612393.259.437.763
2011250287222.216.348.632

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201317918293.274.397.706
2012262264212.210.305.572
2011249323223.245.325.634
Gordon Beckham Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A Kan 63 58 7.9% 11.1% 0.71 88% .313 .190
2009 22 AA BIR 160 141 8.8% 13.8% 0.64 84% .313 .198
2009 22 AAA CHA 30 28 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .500 .215
2009 22 MAJ CHA 430 378 9.5% 15.1% 0.63 83% .294 .190
2010 23 MAJ CHA 498 444 7.4% 18.5% 0.40 79% .300 .126
2011 24 MAJ CWS 557 499 6.3% 19.9% 0.32 78% .278 .107
2012 25 MAJ CWS 582 525 6.9% 15.3% 0.45 83% .255 .137
2013 26 AAA Cha 38 36 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 83% .400 .056
2013 26 MAJ CWS 408 371 6.9% 13.7% 0.50 85% .303 .105
2014 27 AA Bir 20 17 15% 20% 0.75 76% .231 .000
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gordon Beckham
3-Year Averages MAJ   515 465 6.6% 16.5% 0.40 82% .276 .114
Career MAJ   2475 2217 7.3% 16.7% 0.44 81% .284 .131

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Best Matchups for Gordon Beckham (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Trevor Cahill AZ 8 5 0 0 2 0 0 .625 .750 1.450
Lucas Harrell HOU 9 4 0 2 0 1 1 .444 .778 1.222
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 10 4 0 2 2 0 1 .400 .700 1.200
Jason Berken SF 8 4 0 1 0 1 1 .500 .625 1.181
Scott Kazmir OAK 8 3 0 0 0 2 0 .375 .750 1.125
Jason Vargas KC 13 5 1 3 1 1 0 .385 .692 1.121
CC Sabathia NY-A 23 10 1 4 1 4 0 .435 .652 1.111
Ryan Rowland-Smith AZ 10 3 1 2 0 0 0 .300 .800 1.100
Mike Pelfrey MIN 8 4 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 1.100
Rick Porcello DET 29 12 1 5 2 5 0 .414 .655 1.096

Worst Matchups for Gordon Beckham (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Scott Baker TEX 10 1 0 0 0 5 0 .100 .100 .200
Bartolo Colon NY-N 10 1 0 2 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
David Huff SF 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .091 .182
Jeanmar Gomez PIT 11 1 0 1 0 1 0 .091 .091 .174
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .125
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .111
Wade Davis KC 16 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .000 .056
Ricky Romero TOR 9 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jared Burton MIN 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Haren LA 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000

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Gordon Beckham: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Beckham (oblique) will bat second in a rehab game with Double-A Birmingham on Sunday.

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Beckham (oblique) is taking batting practice and fielding groundballs but isn't ready to return to game action, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Beckham (oblique) won't make his minor league rehab start on Thursday night, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Beckham continues to feel oblique pain when swinging a bat, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Beckham (oblique) did not play a rehab game at Double-A Birmingham on Friday or Saturday because he felt an "ache," the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Beckham (oblique) was a late scrach from his rehab game at Double-A Birmingham on Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Beckham (oblique) is not expected to play on the team's road trip, which ends Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Beckham (oblique) will begin his rehab assignment Thursday night in Double-A Birmingham, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After four years as a pro, it might finally be safe to say we know who Beckham is. He is a low-average, low-OBP hitter who receives a power boost from his home park. He had a drastic home/road split in 2012, with a .763 OPS with 12 home runs in Chicago versus .572 OPS and four homers on the road. His glove has improved enough at second to provide him with an ample amount of job security in his role as the White Sox's second baseman, but it looks like he will never replicate the .270 batting average from his rookie season.

2012

It seemed as if Beckham took another step beck in 2011, and he could not blame those struggles on a defensive position switch. In fact, defense was probably the strongest part of Beckham's portfolio in an otherwise forgettable season. He struck out in nearly 20 percent of his at-bats after showing solid plate discipline in his first two seasons, and his slugging percentage dipped from .460 in 2009 to .337 in 2011. Time spent with new hitting coach Jeff Manto might get Beckham right, in which case he would be a prime candidate for the No. 2 spot in the lineup. If not, he's looking at another season plagued by inconsistency at the plate and a regular place in the bottom third of the order.

2011

There were times during the 2010 season when Beckham was probably the worst hitter in the White Sox's lineup. For example, he did not have an extra-base hit during May, which was also a month that saw a .159 batting average. However, there was a stretch over July and August when he hit a combined seven home runs and posted an OPS on the good side of .900. His season ended with a hand injury in September, but that should not be a concern heading into 2011. It is unclear how much Beckham's transition from third base to second had to do with his early-season struggles, but he will remain at second for the foreseeable future.

2010

Well that was quick. The White Sox only gave Beckham a total of 233 minor league at-bats between 2008 and 2009 before calling him up in early June. He quickly became one of the team's more consistent hitters, hitting .300/.374/.469 in his first 47 games, and he eventually settled into the No. 2 spot in the lineup. His average fell off a bit toward the end of the season, but he still hit six home runs over the season's final month and walked nearly as often as he struck out (11:14 BB:K in September, 41:65 on the season). His biggest challenge heading into 2010 will be learning his third position in as many years. He spent his college and minor league days at short, was forced to third base when he was called up and will shift to second following the teamís acquisition of Mark Teahen. Second base may be a better fantasy fit for his current power level (28 doubles, 14 home runs in 378 at-bats) as long as the transition doesn't affect his bat.

2009

The eighth pick in last June's draft is a polished college product who will come quickly for an organization lacking in hitting prospects and middle infielders. Beckham is a safe bet to eventually be a .280/15/80/80/10 guy in the majors, and could very well hit for more power and average. He doesn't have the upside to reach the Hanley Ramirez/Jose Reyes/Jimmy Rollins stratosphere, but he could be capable of reaching that next tier, particularly if his power translates at the major league level. One other issue to be cognizant of is what position he ends up playing - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen seems wedded to Alexei Ramirez sticking at shortstop.