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Gordon Beckham | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 29 - 2:01 AM

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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.
Aug 28 - 1:39 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.
Aug 21 - 5:40 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.
Aug 15 - 9:16 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.
Aug 9 - 1:14 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.
Jul 30 - 7:11 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.
Jul 7 - 7:46 PM

Gordon Beckham went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Beckham gave his club an early lead with a first inning solo blast off of Miguel Gonzalez. He's gone deep three times in his last eight games. Now with seven home runs, 23 RBI, and a .267/.322/.429 slash line, Beckham is on track for what may be the best offensive season of his six-year career.
Jun 24 - 10:37 PM

Gordon Beckham hit a two-run double and scored a run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Beckham got the White Sox on the board with his 13th double. He's now driven in five runs in his last three games, giving him 22 RBI on the year. The second baseman is hitting .268/.322/.416 for the year.
Jun 22 - 7:37 PM

Gordon Beckham notched two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Beckham was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the second inning and had a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. The 27-year-old has knocked in seven runs over his last 10 games, but his batting average has dropped from .297 to .268 in the process.
Jun 21 - 5:26 PM

Gordon Beckham hit his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

The homer was Beckham's first since May 27, and it was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. After a strong stretch that saw his average rise to .298, the second baseman has gone 4-for-23 in his last six games. Still, he's the owner of a solid .283/.332/.424 line through 48 games this year.
Jun 18 - 12:32 AM

Gordon Beckham is not in the White Sox starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Indians.

It's just a day of rest for Beckham, who is having a big May. Marcus Semien will start at second base.
May 26 - 10:51 AM

Gordon Beckham went 3-for-4 with a leadoff home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the A's.

Beckham took A's starter Tommy Milone deep to start the contest, and he also scored on Jose Abreu's deciding three-run shot in the eighth inning. The second baseman has pulled his season line up to .266/.310/.418 with his hitting of late. The homer was his third since May 6.
May 14 - 7:30 PM

Gordon Beckham went 4-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in helping the White Sox beat the Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday.

Beckham's average jumped from .167 to .234 with the big night. The 27-year-old's home run in the eighth inning, his first of the year, gave the White Sox a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Despite Beckham's struggles, manager Robin Ventura has stuck with him as his everyday second baseman since returning from an oblique injury.
May 7 - 12:56 AM

Gordon Beckham went 0-for-4 with a walk as the White Sox's No. 2 hitter Monday against the Rays.

Beckham hit eighth and ninth in his first four games back, but it seems his 2-for-13 showing in those games was good enough to get him a look higher in the order. Marcus Semien, who had often been hitting second, doubled in a run, walked and scored twice from the ninth spot in the lineup tonight. Beckham would have greater value if he can lock up the second spot in the lineup, but that position figures to remain in flux.
Apr 28 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Yoslan Herrera
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier