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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$4.18M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.123, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: SFX [*]
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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 CHW AL 80 340 313 35 70 20 0 7 29 2 0 18 56 .224 .272 .355 .627 74 111 11 4 2 3 1 *4
6 Yrs 718 2815 2530 319 621 142 4 61 269 28 18 199 469 .245 .309 .377 .686 84 954 56 41 25 20 3
162 Game Avg. 162 635 571 72 140 32 1 14 61 6 4 45 106 .245 .309 .377 .686 84 215 13 9 6 5 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 80 340 -10 1 -1 2 2 -6 -0.6 12 6 0.6 .491 .496 0.3 0.6 4 $4,175,000 *4
6 Seasons 718 2815 -45 1 -2 -12 16 -42 -3.9 104 63 6.2 .494 .495 7.4 0.8 75 $8,950,000

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 CHW AL 340 259 29 3.0 95 .249 .224 .257 .272 .321 .355 .398 .627 .720 74 .329 -11.3 -1.1 .531 .195 .131 3.1
6 Yrs 2815 2028 296 3.9 103 .277 .245 .263 .309 .330 .377 .417 .686 .747 84 .420 -58.0 -5.8 .607 .214 .132 38.4
162 Game Avg. 635 458 67 3.9 103 .277 .245 .263 .309 .330 .377 .417 .686 .747 84 .420 -58.0 -5.8 .607 .214 .132 9

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 CHW AL 340 2.1% 16.5% 5.3% 7.9% 39% 3.11 5.6 44.7 10.8 0.86 1.10 74% 22% 5.9% 16%
6 Yrs 2815 2.2% 16.7% 7.1% 7.4% 33% 2.36 5.4 41.5 9.4 0.69 0.86 72% 19% 6.0% 17%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 2.32 4.7 35.2 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 CHW AL -11.3 -1.1 348 -1.0 5.4 -6.3 .99 -0.9 -0.0 -13.4 -1.3 0.95 -12.1 1.76 1
6 Yrs -59.2 -5.9 2913 -4.9 46.2 -51.1 1.02 -3.6 -1.2 -48.9 -4.8 0.94 -44.2 2.30 3

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 CHW AL 4 0 33% 109 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 9 55% 13 7 5 4 1 2 12 3 9
6 Yrs 37 0 32% 1048 28 18 61% 27 17 0 1 1 0 6 1 33 6 13 7 7 78 48% 120 74 44 34 19 12 94 30 64

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 CHW AL 340 26% 70 4 0 1 0 0 0 1.76 7 0 10 5 2 3 4 0 2 2 100% 56 11 20% 33 13 39% 198 23 12% 15 7 47% 16 8 50% 0
6 Yrs 2815 25% 621 49 3 3 0 0 0 2.30 61 0 71 47 14 36 25 0 32 25 78% 494 56 11% 261 93 36% 1640 216 13% 135 71 53% 105 60 57% 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% -2 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% -2 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% -6 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% -4 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 CHW AL 343 1318 3.84 844 64.2% 25.2% 14.5% 29.3% 31.0% 74.8% 0.8% 48.0% 80.7% 24.8% 3.5% 12 0 14.9% 51 24 7.0% 24 15 11 45 19.6% -3 0 0
6 Yrs 2832 10599 3.74 6900 65.2% 24.6% 15.0% 29.8% 30.5% 75.4% 0.3% 49.1% 80.1% 28.6% 4.3% 122 3 13.8% 392 163 8.1% 229 123 87 382 18.6% -17 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.8% 78.6% 26.6% 4.8% 14.2% 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 27 718 2815 2530 319 621 142 4 61 269 28 18 199 469 .245 .309 .377 .686 84 954 56 41 25 20 3

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 80 343 315 37 72 21 0 7 30 2 19 56 .229 .279 .362 .640 31 80
6 Yrs 718 2819 2533 322 624 143 4 60 269 28 200 469 .246 .310 .377 .687 290 718
162 Game Avg. 162 636 572 73 141 32 1 14 61 6 45 106 .246 .310 .377 .687 65 718



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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 - 3 (2608), 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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