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Gordon Beckham | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 1 - 8:04 PM
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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.
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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

Gordon Beckham went 0-for-3 on Friday and is in a 1-for-15 slump his last five games.

Beckham was pretty solid while healthy last year, but he's hitting .219 with only his typical modest power and 19 walks in 357 at-bats this season. Barring a big turnaround, the White Sox figure to move on from him this winter.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 01:14:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio and Asdrubal Cabrera are among the players being considered by the Giants to fill their second base void.

Bonifacio appears to be on the move -- somewhere -- and the Jays are in on Cabrera as well, but Beckham's name is one that hasn't surfaced much in rumors recently. The second baseman is hitting .225/.271/.358 this season and wouldn't appear to be much of an upgrade for any team, but he's cheap and is under team control for another season.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:11:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the White Sox are "willing to move Gordon Beckham in the right deal now."

The Blue Jays have been connected to Beckham in the past and are looking for a second baseman, so they would make sense as a potential match. Beckham is batting .248/.302/.395 with seven homers and 24 RBI over 66 games this season. He's making $4.175 million this year and will be arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3George Kottaras
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
2Carlos Sanchez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
3Andy LaRoche
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Engel Beltre
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Scott Carroll
7Brad Penny
8Carlos Rodon
9Tyler Danish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Javy Guerra
6Dan Jennings
7Jesse Crain
8Jairo Asencio
9Maikel Cleto
10Eric Surkamp
11Kyle Drabek
12Joe Savery
13Matt Albers
14Nate Jones