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Gordon Beckham | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Gordon Beckham cranked a pinch-hit walkoff solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the White Sox defeated the Rangers 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.
Beckham hit for Conor Gillaspie to lead off the bottom of the 11th and promptly sent the game-winner over the left field fence at U.S. Cellular Field. It was the fourth home run of the season for Beckham, who's batting .220/.282/.354 in 142 plate appearances. Chicago has rattled off two straight victories since snapping an eight-game losing streak on Saturday. Jun 21 - 6:09 PM

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Gordon Beckham had a sacrifice fly and a solo home run Friday against the Astros.

Beckham, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning, tied things up with his solo homer in the eighth and the White Sox eventually won in extras. The 28-year-old has done a nice job in a utility role this season, batting .260 with three home runs, 13 RBI, and a .772 OPS over 37 games.
May 30 - 12:39 AM

Gordon Beckham went 2-for-3 and hit his second home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Well that was unexpected. Coming into the game, Beckham had just one home run and four RBI. Facing Jason Marquis, though, he hit an RBI single in the fourth inning, which he followed up with a solo home run in the sixth. He tacked on a sacrifice fly in the seventh, just for fun. In 31 at-bats, Beckham's hitting .290/.378/.516. He doesn't get enough at-bats to be relevant to fantasy leagues, and if he did get enough at-bats, that slash-line wouldn't look like that.
May 9 - 11:43 PM

While he's competing for the team's starting job at second base, Gordon Beckham is seeing work all over the infield early in the spring.

The former top prospect is getting work at shortstop and third base as well, as he prepares for what could wind up being a super utility role for the White Sox. Even if he loses out to Micah Johnson or Carlos Sanchez in the battle at second base, the more time that he sees on the field, the better his chances of carving out value as a middle infielder in AL-only formats.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 1 - 8:04 PM

White Sox signed INF Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Beckham failed to live up to expectations before his first stint with the White Sox came to an end last August, but now he's back. We're not expecting much from a fantasy perspective, but the 28-year-old gives the White Sox as a platoon option against lefties, either at second base or third. GM Rick Hahn now has a handful of options at both positions and we might not know until later on in spring training how it will shake out, especially with Carlos Sanchez and Micah Johnson.
Jan 28 - 2:23 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that a reunion is possible between the White Sox and Gordon Beckham.

The White Sox traded Beckham to the Angels in August, but he was non-tendered in December and is still out there in free agency. Cotillo hears that Chicago might be emerging as the "most likely destination" for him. Beckham hit just .226/.271/.348 with nine homers over 127 games last season and would likely have to accept a diminished role in his return.
Jan 28 - 1:40 PM

The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports that negotiations between the Angels and infielder Gordon Beckham are not currently progressing.

Fletcher writes that the Angels are still looking to bring back Beckham. The most obvious reason as to why negotiations have hit a snag is that Beckham is presumably looking for a guaranteed starting role in the majors. Given his .226/.271/.348 slash line in 2014, it's probably not realistic that Beckham will have consistent starting at-bats next season.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Angels non-tendered INF Gordon Beckham.

It was expected, as Beckham would have been a backup and was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $5 million. The Angels would like to re-sign Beckham to a lesser contract, but the 28-year-old might be able to find a better opportunity elsewhere. He hit only .226/.271/.348 with nine homers over 127 games for the White Sox and Angels in 2014.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:04:00 PM

MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports that the Angels are expected to non-tender Gordon Beckham.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Beckham to earn $5 million in his final year of arbitration, and the Angels aren't willing to bring him back at that rate. Gonzalez does say that they'd like to re-sign Beckham to a lesser contract, but the 28-year-old might be able to find a better opportunity elsewhere. Beckham hit only .226/.271/.348 with nine homers over 127 games for the White Sox and Angels in 2014.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 08:51:00 PM

Gordon Beckham socked a solo homer in Tuesday's win against the A's.

He struck out in his other two at-bats. This was Beckham's first round-tripper since August 27. He doesn't play everyday, and he doesn't often contribute when his name is in the lineup card. Beckham is slashing .226/.271/.349 on the year.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:27:00 AM

Gordon Beckham had an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the A's.

Beckham contributed a bases-loaded walk to bring in a run, scoring on a Mike Trout single later in the inning. The second baseman also had a hit in three at-bats. It's been tough sledding for the 27-year-old since joining the Angels, as he has just four hits in 20 at-bats since the trade.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Gordon Beckham drove in two runs on Thursday.

The RBI single was his only hit of the game, as he finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Beckham's now put together back-to-back solid games for the Angels. He homered on Wednesday. As we're optimists, we'd like to say that this is a sign of rejuvenation for the former top prospect. We are also realists, though, and it's unlikely that Beckham discovered magic fairy dust in Anaheim. On the season he's slashing a less-than-magical .221/.263/.340.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 02:01:00 AM

Gordon Beckham hit his first home run as an Angel in Wednesday's 6-1 win against Miami.

He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored. It was his first homer since June 24, part of the reason Beckham was available for the low, low price of a player to be named later or cash considerations last week. He hasn't set the world on fire in Los Angeles either, going hitless in seven at-bats over three appearances coming into tonight. Backing up Howie Kendrick and David Freese, Beckham doesn't retain a ton of fantasy value on the Angels.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 01:39:00 AM

Angels acquired 2B Gordon Beckham from the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

If you're going to gamble, this is the type of player -- and acquisition cost -- to do it on. Beckham has been pretty awful this year -- slashing .221/.263/.336 -- but it's worth finding out if there's still offensive upside in that bat (he entered the year with a career .694 OPS, though Beckham has steadily regressed since logging an .808 OPS as a rookie in 2009). The Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen wrote earlier this month that the White Sox would probably non-tender Beckham this offseason, so you can understand why they'd take whatever was offered to them. Beckham will back up Howie Kendrick and David Freese. Meanwhile, we expect Marcus Semien to be promoted for an extended look at second base by the White Sox.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Daryl Van Schouwen writes that "it seems possible" the White Sox will non-tender Gordon Beckham this offseason.

Not only is it possible, it's probably likely. Beckham figures to earn north of $5 million in his final year of arbitration, and the White Sox have cheaper and likely better alternatives at second base in Marcus Semien, Carlos Sanchez and Micah Johnson. Beckham is sporting a career-low .606 OPS this season and is a career .244/.307/.375 hitter. The White Sox figure to make one last effort to trade him this winter, but it seems likely that they'll just wind up cutting him loose.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Matt Albers
8Nate Jones