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Gordon Beckham

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

AVG

.223

HR

7

RBI

31

R

38

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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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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.

June 21, 2014  –  Gordon Beckham News

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Beckham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the White Sox's loss to the Twins on Friday.

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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 12 47 43 5 7 3 2 0 1 6 1 0 4 6 0 0 0 .163 .234 .279 .513
2014 27 MAJ CWS 84 356 327 38 73 29 22 0 7 31 2 0 18 60 2 5 4 .223 .268 .355 .623
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3-Year Averages     134 515 465 56 112 33 23 0 10 42 5 2 34 85 5 3 8 .241 .302 .355 .657
Career  (View All)     722 2,831 2,544 322 624 209 144 4 61 271 28 18 199 473 25 22 41 .245 .308 .377 .685

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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
Jul. 30 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .268 .355 .623
Jul. 29 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .225 .271 .358 .629
Jul. 27 @Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .272 .359 .631
Jul. 26 @Min 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .225 .272 .358 .630
Jul. 25 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .272 .355 .627
Jul. 24 @Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .273 .357 .630
Jul. 23 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .274 .355 .629
Jul. 22 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .277 .360 .637
Jul. 21 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .230 .280 .365 .645
Jul. 20 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .284 .369 .653
Jul. 19 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .284 .370 .654
Jul. 18 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .288 .375 .663
Jul. 13 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .291 .379 .670
Jul. 12 @Cle 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .291 .381 .672
Jul. 11 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 10 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .289 .378 .667
Jul. 9 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .293 .384 .677
Jul. 8 @Bos 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .297 .390 .687
Jul. 7 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .298 .389 .687
Jul. 6 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .302 .395 .697
Jul. 5 Sea 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .307 .402 .709
Jul. 4 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .258 .314 .411 .725
Jul. 2 LAA 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .318 .416 .734
Jul. 1 LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .312 .409 .721
Jul. 1 LAA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .313 .411 .724
Jun. 30 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .314 .416 .730
Jun. 28 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .315 .415 .730
Jun. 27 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .261 .316 .417 .733
Jun. 26 @Tor 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .317 .420 .737
Last 7 Days 27 4 5 3 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 .185 .172 .296 .468
Last 14 Days 52 6 8 4 0 0 6 1 9 0 0 0 4 0 .154 .158 .231 .389
Last 30 Days 104 10 15 8 0 0 8 4 23 1 0 0 4 2 .144 .170 .221 .391

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Gordon Beckham: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 83
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
20148213271.317.476.831
2013828170.195.280.510
2012119123120.227.361.695

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014245255241.192.314.553
2013289384175.287.398.745
20124065013485.236.374.659

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014151143131.199.311.561
2013192283152.260.349.682
20122633612393.259.437.763

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014176244181.244.392.676
201317918293.274.397.706
2012262264212.210.305.572
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 47 43 8.5% 12.8% 0.67 86% .167 .116
2014 27 MAJ CWS 356 327 5.1% 16.9% 0.30 82% .254 .132
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3-Year Averages     515 465 6.6% 16.5% 0.40 82% .276 .114
Career     2,831 2,544 7% 16.7% 0.42 81% .280 .132

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2014 Stat Review for Gordon Beckham    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.223 AVG
TERRIBLE
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.254 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.355 SLG
POOR
.132 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
POOR
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
16.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.623 OPS
TERRIBLE
.268 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Beckham hit his fifth home run of the year Tuesday while going 1-for-4 with two RBI in the White Sox' 8-2 win over the Giants.

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Beckham was 3-for-5 with one run and one RBI against the Tigers on Monday.

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Beckham went 2-for-4 with a game-winning solo homer in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Indians.

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Beckham is out of the White Sox's lineup Monday against the Indians, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Beckham went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the White Sox's leadoff hitter Saturday against Houston.

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Beckham tied a career high with four hits Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning against the Cubs.

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Beckham went 0-for-3 as the No. 9 hitter against the Rays on Sunday, but he stole a base and scored two runs.

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Manager Robin Ventura indicated Thursday that Beckham would be the White Sox' starting second baseman moving forward, CSN's Dan Hayes. In reference to Beckham, Ventura said, "You just don't lose that spot because you're hurt."

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Beckham will replace Conor Gillaspie (hand) in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The White Sox activated Beckham (oblique) from the disabled list Thursday, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes 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.