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Gordon Beckham | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reported that negotiations between the Angels and INF Gordon Beckham are not currently progressing.
Fletcher wrote that the Angels were 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. Dec 17 - 12:56 PM

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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.
Dec 2 - 8:04 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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Dec 1 - 8:51 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.
Sep 24 - 1:27 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.
Aug 31 - 7:38 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.
Aug 29 - 2:01 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.
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