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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: SFX [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2009 CHW AL 22 3B 102 102 97 885.0 292 73 205 14 21 .952 -10 -1 -13 -1 2.83 2.73 .957 2.68 2.65 RoY-5
2010 CHW AL 23 2B 126 125 122 1111.1 632 245 375 12 100 .981 -11 -7 -12 -8 5.02 4.92 .984 4.80 4.75
2010 CHW AL 23 DH 4 1
2011 CHW AL 24 2B 149 147 141 1307.2 723 272 443 8 84 .989 5 3 4 3 4.92 4.80 .984 4.76 4.73
2011 CHW AL 24 DH 1 0
2012 CHW AL 25 2B 149 148 143 1308.2 698 280 411 7 110 .990 -0 -6 -0 -6 4.75 4.64 .983 4.63 4.60
2012 CHW AL 25 DH 1 0
2013 CHW AL 26 2B 103 100 91 884.1 479 212 255 12 69 .975 -7 -3 -9 -4 4.75 4.53 .985 4.64 4.62
2013 CHW AL 26 SS 2 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00 .975 4.20 4.15
2014 TOT AL 27 2B 105 103 101 914.2 534 205 319 10 75 .981 -3 3 -4 3 5.16 4.99 .984 4.61 4.60
2014 CHW AL 27 2B 100 100 98 883.2 524 202 312 10 74 .981 -3 3 -4 4 5.24 5.14 .984 4.61 4.60
2014 LAA AL 27 3B 13 7 7 78.0 30 10 18 2 3 .933 -3 -3 -47 -46 3.23 2.15 .956 2.56 2.55
2014 LAA AL 27 SS 6 2 2 26.2 16 4 11 1 4 .938 1 0 31 0 5.06 2.50 .973 3.98 3.97
2014 LAA AL 27 2B 5 3 3 31.0 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 2.90 2.00 .984 4.62 4.60
5 Seasons 2B 632 623 598 5526.2 3066 1214 1803 49 438 .984 -16 -10 -4 -2 4.91 4.77 .984 4.69 4.66
2 Seasons 3B 115 109 104 963.0 322 83 223 16 24 .950 -13 -4 -16 -4 2.86 2.66 .957 2.67 2.64
2 Seasons SS 8 2 2 32.2 18 6 11 1 4 .944 1 0 25 0 4.68 2.13 .973 4.02 4.01
3 Seasons DH 6 1
6 Seasons TOT 755 734 704 6522.1 3406 1303 2037 66 466 .981 -28 -14 -5 -2 4.61 4.42 .981 4.39 4.35
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 CHW AL 22 3B -10 -13 -10 -8 -2 0 -1 -1 -2 1 1
2010 CHW AL 23 2B -11 -12 -15 -8 -7 4 -7 -8 -9 1
2011 CHW AL 24 2B 5 4 4 2 2 1 3 3 4 0
2012 CHW AL 25 2B -0 -0 -5 -2 -3 5 -6 -6 -9 2
2013 CHW AL 26 2B -7 -9 -9 -3 -5 2 -3 -4 -2 1
2013 CHW AL 26 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CHW AL 27 2B -3 -4 -4 -3 -1 1 3 4 -2 2
2014 LAA AL 27 3B -3 -47 -3 -2 -0 -0 -3 -46 -3 0 0
2014 LAA AL 27 SS 1 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 LAA AL 27 2B 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 2B -16 -4 -29 -15 -14 13 -10 -2 -18 6
2 Seasons 3B -13 -16 -12 -10 -2 -0 -4 -4 -5 1 1
2 Seasons SS 1 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons TOT -31 -5 -44 -28 -17 13 -14 -2 -23 7 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 CHW AL 22 103 102 103 102 0 0 0 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 CHW AL 23 131 126 131 126 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
2011 CHW AL 24 150 147 150 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
2012 CHW AL 25 151 148 151 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
2013 CHW AL 26 103 100 103 103 0 0 0 103 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 CHW AL 27 101 100 101 100 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 LAA AL 27 26 12 26 23 0 0 0 5 13 6 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
6 Seasons 765 735 765 752 0 0 0 632 115 8 0 0 0 0 7 10 10
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2010 CHW AL 23 4729 55% 76% 32% 441 90% 6 245 100 123 22 375 303 56 2 7 12 0 6 6 7 100 32 23 33 0 94 34 59 5 2 2
2011 CHW AL 24 5512 53% 76% 32% 530 93% 1 272 114 118 41 443 385 48 0 2 8 2 4 2 5 84 36 10 25 2 79 29 49 5 4 0
2012 CHW AL 25 5556 57% 74% 30% 468 93% 1 280 106 137 37 411 348 48 0 9 7 1 3 3 4 110 40 24 28 3 99 31 68 7 5 2
2013 CHW AL 26 3786 61% 75% 31% 320 92% 0 212 89 97 26 255 223 24 0 6 12 1 5 6 6 69 31 12 15 4 63 19 44 3 2 0
2014 CHW AL 27 3815 59% 75% 33% 366 93% 0 202 80 96 26 312 279 27 0 4 10 0 8 2 9 73 32 13 20 1 71 23 47 1 0 1
2014 LAA AL 27 135 49% 68% 22% 8 100% 0 3 2 0 1 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 23533 57% 75% 31% 2133 92% 8 1214 491 571 153 1803 1543 205 2 28 49 4 26 19 31 437 171 82 122 10 407 137 267 21 13 5
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2009 CHW AL 22 3744 60% 78% 32% 296 90% 2 73 65 4 4 204 160 40 2 2 14 1 8 5 9 21 18 2 21 0 0 0 14 64%
2014 LAA AL 27 323 50% 73% 25% 30 80% 0 10 9 0 1 18 13 4 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0%
2 Seasons 4067 59% 77% 31% 326 89% 2 83 74 4 5 222 173 44 2 3 16 1 10 5 11 24 20 2 23 1 1 0 15 60%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 87% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2013 CHW AL 26 22 64% 64% 18% 2 100% 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 LAA AL 27 110 55% 76% 31% 12 92% 0 4 2 2 0 11 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
2 Seasons 132 56% 74% 29% 14 93% 0 6 4 2 0 11 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 89%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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

Assistss c a p y
2011 AL  443 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  126 (5th)
2011 AL  149 (3rd)
2012 AL  149 (2nd)
Active  632 (14th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  245 (5th)
2011 AL  272 (3rd)
2012 AL  280 (2nd)
Active  1,214 (14th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  375 (4th)
2011 AL  443 (2nd)
2012 AL  411 (3rd)
Active  1,803 (14th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  12 (2nd)
2011 AL  8 (5th)
2013 AL  12 (2nd)
2014 AL  10 (4th)
Active  49 (12th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  100 (3rd)
2011 AL  84 (3rd)
2012 AL  110 (1st)
Active  438 (13th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2009 AL  14 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2009 AL  21 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2010 AL  5.02 (3rd)
2011 AL  4.92 (4th)
2012 AL  4.75 (4th)
2014 AL  5.16 (1st)
Active  4.91 (7th)
Career  4.91 (89th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2010 AL  4.92 (3rd)
2011 AL  4.80 (2nd)
2012 AL  4.64 (4th)
2014 AL  4.99 (1st)
Active  4.77 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2011 AL  .989 (2nd)
2012 AL  .990 (4th)
Active  .984 (12th)
Career  .984 (47th)

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