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Gordon Beckham    \BECK-um\

James Gordon Beckham (twitter: @gordonbeckham)

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 16, 1986 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Westminster HS (Atlanta, GA)
School: University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed August 13, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 4, 2009 (Age 22.261, 17,176th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Angels 2009-2014
2015 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 5.123, Arb Eligible: 2013, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Relativity Baseball [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 CHW AL 103 430 378 58 102 28 1 14 63 7 4 41 65 .270 .347 .460 .808 106 174 10 6 1 4 0 5 RoY-5
2010 23 CHW AL 131 498 444 58 112 25 2 9 49 4 6 37 92 .252 .317 .378 .695 87 168 9 7 6 4 0 *4/D
2011 24 CHW AL 150 557 499 60 115 23 0 10 44 5 3 35 111 .230 .296 .337 .633 70 168 6 13 7 3 0 *4/D
2012 25 CHW AL 151 582 525 62 123 24 0 16 60 5 4 40 89 .234 .296 .371 .668 80 195 10 7 8 2 0 *4/D
2013 26 CHW AL 103 408 371 46 99 22 1 5 24 5 1 28 56 .267 .322 .372 .694 89 138 10 4 1 4 2 4/6
2014 27 TOT AL 127 483 446 53 101 27 0 9 44 3 0 22 81 .226 .271 .348 .618 75 155 17 7 3 5 2 45/6
2014 27 CHW AL 101 422 390 43 86 24 0 7 36 3 0 19 70 .221 .263 .336 .598 69 131 12 5 3 5 1 4
2014 27 LAA AL 26 61 56 10 15 3 0 2 8 0 0 3 11 .268 .328 .429 .756 117 24 5 2 0 0 1 5/64
6 Yrs 765 2958 2663 337 652 149 4 63 284 29 18 203 494 .245 .307 .375 .681 84 998 62 44 26 22 4
162 Game Avg. 162 626 564 71 138 32 1 13 60 6 4 43 105 .245 .307 .375 .681 84 211 13 9 6 5 1
CHW (6 yrs) 739 2897 2607 327 637 146 4 61 276 29 18 200 483 .244 .306 .374 .680 83 974 57 42 26 22 3
LAA (1 yr) 26 61 56 10 15 3 0 2 8 0 0 3 11 .268 .328 .429 .756 117 24 5 2 0 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 CHW AL 103 430 3 1 -1 -1 2 5 0.5 16 21 2.1 .504 .503 2.2 0.1 22 $400,000 5 RoY-5
2010 23 CHW AL 131 498 -6 -1 -1 -7 3 -12 -1.1 19 7 0.7 .490 .492 1.4 -0.4 14 $445,000 *4/D
2011 24 CHW AL 150 557 -16 1 1 3 4 -8 -0.8 21 13 1.2 .494 .495 0.9 0.7 10 $485,000 *4/D
2012 25 CHW AL 151 582 -9 -1 0 -6 4 -13 -1.3 22 9 0.8 .491 .492 1.5 -0.3 15 $520,000 *4/D
2013 26 CHW AL 103 408 -7 0 0 -3 3 -7 -0.6 15 8 0.8 .493 .495 1.0 0.1 11 $2,925,000 4/6
2014 27 CHW AL 101 422 -14 1 -1 3 3 -9 -0.8 15 6 0.6 .490 .494 0.2 0.8 3 $4,175,000 4
2014 27 LAA AL 26 61 1 0 -1 -3 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .490 .498 0.3 -0.2 3 5/64
6 Seasons 765 2958 -49 1 -2 -14 17 -47 -4.4 109 63 6.2 .493 .495 7.6 0.7 77 $8,950,000
CHW (6 yrs) 739 2897 -49 1 -2 -11 17 -44 -4.2 107 63 6.2 .494 .495 7.3 1.0 74 $8,950,000
LAA (1 yr) 26 61 1 0 -1 -3 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .490 .498 0.3 -0.2 3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 22 CHW AL 430 295 60 5.4 112 .290 .270 .273 .347 .343 .460 .438 .808 .781 106 .531 4.1 0.4 .772 .307 .190 9.3
2010 23 CHW AL 498 357 53 4.0 102 .297 .252 .264 .317 .332 .378 .413 .695 .745 87 .425 -8.1 -0.8 .605 .205 .126 5.5
2011 24 CHW AL 557 403 52 3.5 104 .276 .230 .265 .296 .331 .337 .419 .633 .750 70 .371 -21.6 -2.1 .555 .180 .106 6.7
2012 25 CHW AL 582 426 58 3.6 102 .254 .234 .260 .296 .326 .371 .419 .668 .745 80 .397 -15.8 -1.6 .584 .215 .137 7.6
2013 26 CHW AL 408 288 44 4.1 100 .299 .267 .261 .322 .326 .372 .413 .694 .739 89 .454 -5.3 -0.5 .615 .191 .105 5.0
2014 27 TOT AL 483 370 39 2.8 92 .255 .226 .253 .271 .316 .348 .390 .618 .706 75 .317 -14.9 -1.5 .517 .177 .121 4.5
2014 27 CHW AL 422 324 33 2.7 92 .248 .221 .254 .263 .316 .336 .391 .598 .708 69 .303 -16.1 -1.7 .500 .172 .115 4.2
2014 27 LAA AL 61 46 6 3.5 89 .302 .268 .249 .328 .311 .429 .384 .756 .695 117 .406 1.2 0.1 .630 .214 .161 .0
6 Yrs 2958 2139 306 3.8 102 .277 .245 .262 .307 .329 .375 .415 .681 .744 84 .415 -61.6 -6.2 .601 .210 .130 39.7
162 Game Avg. 626 453 65 3.8 102 .277 .245 .262 .307 .329 .375 .415 .681 .744 84 .415 -61.6 -6.2 .601 .210 .130 8
CHW (6 yrs) 2897 2093 300 3.8 102 .276 .244 .263 .306 .329 .374 .416 .680 .745 83 .415 -62.8 -6.3 .600 .210 .129 39.3
LAA (1 yr) 61 46 6 3.5 89 .302 .268 .249 .328 .311 .429 .384 .756 .695 117 .406 1.2 0.1 .630 .214 .161 .0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 27 LAA AL ALDS KCR L 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 ALDS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 22 CHW AL 430 3.3% 15.1% 9.5% 10.0% 42% 1.59 5.8 27.0 6.0 0.69 0.98 70% 17% 8.9% 16%
2010 23 CHW AL 498 1.8% 18.5% 7.4% 7.2% 32% 2.49 4.8 49.3 9.1 0.83 1.07 70% 17% 5.5% 15%
2011 24 CHW AL 557 1.8% 19.9% 6.3% 5.9% 29% 3.17 4.5 49.9 11.3 0.67 0.77 68% 19% 5.6% 23%
2012 25 CHW AL 582 2.8% 15.3% 6.9% 6.9% 33% 2.23 5.9 32.8 8.8 0.62 0.72 73% 17% 7.6% 21%
2013 26 CHW AL 408 1.2% 13.7% 6.9% 6.9% 28% 2.00 6.6 74.2 15.5 0.57 0.67 77% 26% 2.7% 10%
2014 27 TOT AL 483 1.9% 16.8% 4.6% 7.5% 36% 3.68 5.5 49.6 10.1 0.81 1.01 75% 22% 5.2% 15%
2014 27 CHW AL 422 1.7% 16.6% 4.5% 7.4% 36% 3.68 5.6 55.7 10.8 0.82 0.97 75% 22% 4.6% 15%
2014 27 LAA AL 61 3.3% 18.0% 4.9% 8.2% 33% 3.67 5.1 28.0 7.0 0.80 1.33 70% 22% 9.5% 16%
6 Yrs 2958 2.1% 16.7% 6.9% 7.3% 33% 2.43 5.4 42.3 9.4 0.69 0.85 72% 19% 5.9% 17%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.2% 8.2% 7.5% 33% 2.35 4.7 35.5 8.3 0.82 1.09 68% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 22 CHW AL 4.1 0.4 452 0.5 8.3 -7.7 1.00 0.9 -0.3 5.9 0.5 0.94 9.6 0
2010 23 CHW AL -8.1 -0.8 519 -0.5 7.8 -8.4 .99 -0.6 0.1 -3.0 -0.3 0.96 -8.2 0
2011 24 CHW AL -21.6 -2.1 574 -1.7 8.4 -10.1 1.04 -1.3 -0.4 -15.9 -1.5 0.94 -14.3 1.42 1
2012 25 CHW AL -15.8 -1.6 596 -0.9 9.9 -10.8 1.00 -0.7 -0.1 -8.4 -0.8 0.92 -9.2 0
2013 26 CHW AL -6.6 -0.7 424 -1.4 6.4 -7.8 1.13 -0.9 -0.3 -14.2 -1.4 0.94 -10.0 3.72 1
2014 27 TOT AL -14.9 -1.5 494 -1.4 7.4 -8.8 .99 -1.4 -0.1 -20.1 -2.1 0.97 -18.2 0.48 5
2014 27 CHW AL -16.1 -1.7 432 -1.2 6.7 -7.9 1.02 -1.4 0.3 -18.8 -1.9 0.96 -17.9 1.73 1
2014 27 LAA AL 1.2 0.1 62 -0.2 0.6 -0.9 .74 0.1 -0.4 -1.3 -0.1 1.08 -0.2 0.17 4
6 Yrs -62.9 -6.3 3059 -5.4 48.2 -53.6 1.02 -4.0 -1.3 -55.7 -5.6 0.95 -50.3 1.08 7

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 22 CHW AL 3 0 32% 184 7 4 64% 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 4 1 0 16 65% 12 6 6 4 1 3 21 6 15
2010 23 CHW AL 6 0 33% 189 4 6 40% 4 6 0 0 0 0 3 1 7 4 1 2 0 15 45% 20 14 6 6 4 2 14 4 10
2011 24 CHW AL 10 0 33% 187 5 3 63% 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 2 3 18 42% 31 19 12 8 5 3 11 5 6
2012 25 CHW AL 11 0 30% 217 5 4 56% 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 3 0 3 7 44% 27 17 10 7 3 2 16 6 10
2013 26 CHW AL 3 0 32% 162 5 1 83% 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 3 1 0 13 45% 17 11 5 5 5 0 20 6 14
2014 27 TOT AL 6 0 36% 159 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 1 1 12 53% 23 13 9 4 1 2 18 5 13
2014 27 CHW AL 6 0 35% 138 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 1 1 11 50% 18 11 6 4 1 2 16 5 11
2014 27 LAA AL 0 0 42% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 71% 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2
6 Yrs 39 0 32% 1098 29 18 62% 28 17 0 1 1 0 6 1 34 6 14 7 7 81 49% 130 80 48 34 19 12 100 32 68

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 22 CHW AL 430 28% 102 9 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 12 11 3 4 10 0 3 1 33% 72 10 14% 47 17 36% 248 50 20% 25 13 52% 20 13 65% 0
2010 23 CHW AL 498 25% 112 6 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 12 6 3 7 2 0 7 6 86% 95 9 9% 46 16 35% 298 42 14% 33 13 39% 17 12 71% 0
2011 24 CHW AL 557 25% 115 12 0 1 0 0 0 1.42 10 0 19 8 2 7 3 0 8 7 88% 95 6 6% 43 18 42% 339 34 10% 24 17 71% 15 8 53% 0
2012 25 CHW AL 582 24% 123 10 2 0 0 0 0 16 0 10 13 3 12 4 0 11 8 73% 103 10 10% 53 16 30% 325 45 14% 21 11 52% 21 13 62% 0
2013 26 CHW AL 408 21% 99 8 0 1 0 0 0 3.72 5 0 8 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 100% 73 10 14% 39 13 33% 232 22 9% 17 10 59% 16 6 38% 0
2014 27 TOT AL 483 27% 101 10 0 5 0 0 1 0.48 9 0 15 7 2 4 5 0 3 3 100% 88 17 19% 54 19 35% 296 35 12% 25 12 48% 20 9 45% 0
2014 27 CHW AL 422 25% 86 7 0 1 0 0 0 1.73 7 0 12 5 2 3 4 0 3 3 100% 73 12 16% 47 18 38% 251 29 12% 20 10 50% 20 9 45% 0
2014 27 LAA AL 61 38% 15 3 0 4 0 0 1 0.17 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 15 5 33% 7 1 14% 45 6 13% 5 2 40% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2958 25% 652 55 3 7 0 0 1 1.08 63 0 76 49 14 37 26 0 33 26 79% 526 62 12% 282 99 35% 1738 228 13% 145 76 52% 109 61 56% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 22 CHW AL 432 1527 3.53 968 63.4% 26.0% 15.4% 25.7% 32.9% 74.0% 0.0% 46.9% 79.2% 31.3% 4.2% 18 0 12.7% 55 24 9.0% 39 18 12 53 18.5% 0 0 0
2010 23 CHW AL 500 1844 3.69 1211 65.7% 24.5% 16.3% 29.3% 29.9% 75.5% 0.0% 49.6% 78.4% 30.6% 4.2% 21 0 12.8% 64 20 6.2% 31 18 14 78 15.2% 0 0 0
2011 24 CHW AL 563 2142 3.80 1429 66.7% 22.9% 17.3% 32.0% 27.9% 77.1% 0.0% 51.4% 77.6% 29.3% 4.6% 26 0 14.0% 79 31 7.8% 44 25 25 86 22.5% 0 0 0
2012 25 CHW AL 586 2213 3.78 1447 65.4% 26.2% 14.0% 29.0% 30.8% 73.8% 0.0% 48.3% 81.1% 27.8% 4.6% 27 1 13.7% 80 36 9.0% 53 26 14 75 15.7% 0 0 0
2013 26 CHW AL 408 1555 3.81 1001 64.7% 23.1% 12.0% 33.0% 32.0% 76.9% 1.4% 49.8% 84.4% 26.5% 4.4% 18 2 15.4% 63 28 9.3% 38 21 11 45 19.6% 0 0 0
2014 27 TOT AL 487 1830 3.76 1182 64.9% 24.9% 14.5% 29.1% 31.6% 75.1% 1.2% 48.7% 80.7% 24.0% 3.5% 17 1 15.0% 73 36 5.7% 28 17 15 66 18.5% 0 0 0
2014 27 CHW AL 426 1626 3.82 1048 64.6% 24.3% 14.3% 30.1% 31.3% 75.7% 0.7% 48.9% 81.1% 24.6% 3.5% 15 1 15.0% 64 31 6.1% 26 17 12 58 17.1% 0 0 0
2014 27 LAA AL 61 204 3.34 134 67.0% 29.1% 15.7% 21.6% 33.6% 70.9% 5.7% 47.5% 77.9% 19.7% 3.3% 2 0 14.8% 9 5 3.3% 2 0 3 8 27.3% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2976 11111 3.73 7238 65.2% 24.6% 15.0% 29.8% 30.6% 75.4% 0.4% 49.2% 80.1% 28.3% 4.3% 127 4 13.9% 414 175 7.8% 233 125 91 403 18.4% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.8% 15.5% 27.0% 29.6% 72.2% 1.5% 45.9% 78.5% 26.7% 4.8% 14.1% 8.6% 24.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 22 103 430 378 58 102 28 1 14 63 7 4 41 65 .270 .347 .460 .808 106 174 10 6 1 4 0
2010 23 234 928 822 116 214 53 3 23 112 11 10 78 157 .260 .331 .416 .747 96 342 19 13 7 8 0
2011 24 384 1485 1321 176 329 76 3 33 156 16 13 113 268 .249 .318 .386 .704 86 510 25 26 14 11 0
2012 25 535 2067 1846 238 452 100 3 49 216 21 17 153 357 .245 .312 .382 .694 84 705 35 33 22 13 0
2013 26 638 2475 2217 284 551 122 4 54 240 26 18 181 413 .249 .314 .380 .694 85 843 45 37 23 17 2
2014 27 765 2958 2663 337 652 149 4 63 284 29 18 203 494 .245 .307 .375 .681 84 998 62 44 26 22 4

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 22 103 423 373 54 97 27 1 13 58 7 39 65 .260 .336 .442 .779 55 103
2010 23 131 501 446 60 114 25 2 9 51 4 38 92 .256 .321 .381 .702 54 131
2011 24 150 557 499 60 115 23 0 10 44 5 35 111 .230 .296 .337 .633 47 150
2012 25 151 583 526 63 124 24 0 16 61 5 40 89 .236 .297 .373 .670 57 151
2013 26 103 412 374 48 102 23 1 5 25 5 29 56 .273 .328 .380 .708 46 103
2014 27 127 492 453 60 108 29 0 10 49 3 24 81 .238 .284 .369 .653 46 127
6 Yrs 765 2968 2671 345 660 151 4 63 288 29 205 494 .247 .309 .377 .686 305 765
162 Game Avg. 162 629 566 73 140 32 1 13 61 6 43 105 .247 .309 .377 .686 65 765



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2009 July AL Rookie of the Month

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2011 AL  13 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  8 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (252nd), 6.2 career WAR/6.2 7yr-peak WAR/6.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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