Gordon Beckham

Gordon Beckham #15

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/185
  • Age: 29


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Gordon Beckham Stats

.209 6 20 0 .607

Gordon Beckham MLB Career Stats

.242 69 304 29 .676

Gordon Beckham Bio

  • Full Name: James Gordon Beckham
  • Pronunciation: BECK-um
  • Born: 9/16/1986 in Atlanta, GA
  • Draft: 2008, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (8th overall)
  • College: Georgia
  • Debut: June 4, 2009
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2015 Stats 211 24 44 6 20 0 .209 .275 .607
MLB Career Stats 2874 361 696 69 304 29 .242 .304 .676
  • Status: Active

Gordon Beckham Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 White Sox AL 237 130 85.35 200.86 -2.48 9.80 32.62
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.72 0.44 9.01 33.45


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September 26, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET

Beckham homers, reaches three times

White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham went 2-for-3 with a solo homer against the Yankees on Friday.

June 21, 2015 at 6:49 PM ET

Beckham comes off bench to hit walk-off homer

White Sox third baseman Gordon Beckham hit a walk-off home run vs. the Rangers on Sunday.


Gordon Beckham Awards

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Chi White Sox AL

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
07/2009 Chi White Sox AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2009 Chi White Sox AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2008 Peo Saguaros AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2008 Peo Saguaros AFL

Gordon Beckham Leaderboards

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2010 6 22nd in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2010 7 25th in AL
2011 13 4th in AL
2012 7 19th in AL
2014 7 25th in AL

Gordon Beckham Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 28, 2015 Chicago White Sox signed free agent 3B Gordon Beckham.
December 2, 2014 2B Gordon Beckham elected free agency.
August 23, 2014 Los Angeles Angels activated 2B Gordon Beckham.
August 21, 2014 Chicago White Sox traded 2B Gordon Beckham to Los Angeles Angels for Player To Be Named Later.
April 24, 2014 Chicago White Sox activated 2B Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list.
April 3, 2014 Chicago White Sox sent 2B Gordon Beckham on a rehab assignment to Birmingham Barons.
March 30, 2014 Chicago White Sox placed 2B Gordon Beckham on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, 2014. Strained left oblique
June 3, 2013 Chicago White Sox activated 2B Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list.
May 18, 2013 Chicago White Sox sent 2B Gordon Beckham on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
April 12, 2013 Chicago White Sox placed 2B Gordon Beckham on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 10, 2013. Fracture in his left hand.
June 4, 2009 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of 2B Gordon Beckham from Charlotte Knights.
May 28, 2009 Gordon Beckham assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
May 17, 2009 Gordon Beckham roster status changed by Birmingham Barons.
May 12, 2009 Birmingham Barons placed SS Gordon Beckham on the 7-day disabled list.
March 27, 2009 SS Gordon Beckham assigned to Birmingham Barons from Kannapolis Intimidators.

James Gordon Beckham Bio Info

Married Brittany … father-in-law is former White Sox second baseman and current Atlanta Braves assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher … Twitter: @gordonbeckham … attended the University of Georgia … named SEC Player of the Year and First-Team All-American after hitting .411 with 28 home runs and 77 RBI as a junior, the first Bulldog to hit over .400 since 1982 … was a finalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes, Dick Howser and Brooks Wallace Awards … established single-season school records in home runs (28), runs scored (97) and total bases (221) … led the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the 2008 College World Series … named to the CWS All-Tournament team after batting .522 (12-23) with two homers and five RBI … finished among the NCAA Division I leaders in home runs (T1st), runs scored (2nd), total bases (2nd) and slugging percentage (5th, .804) … named SEC Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year … ranked by Baseball America as the third-best collegiate athlete in the 2008 draft and the No. 6 prospect overall … batted .307 with seven home runs and 51 RBI as a sophomore in 2007 and .280 with 12 homers and 54 RBI as a walk-on his freshman campaign … named Freshman All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball in 2006 … father, Gordon, was a quarterback for the University of South Carolina (1979-82) … is a 2005 graduate of Westminster High School in Atlanta, Ga. … was a Georgia AAA All-State football player as a junior at free safety and as a senior at quarterback.


Combined to hit .226 (101-446) with 27 doubles, nine home runs and 44 RBI over 127 games between the White Sox and Angels ... was traded to the Angels on 8/21 for a player to be named later (Sox received RHP Yency Almonte on 2/4/15)…Appeared in 105 games (103 starts) at second base, 13 (seven) at third and six (two) at shortstop) ... recorded a .981 fielding percentage (10 E/534 TC)…Hit .293 (34-116) with two homers, 11 RBI and a .780 OPS vs. left-handers, compared to .203 (67-330) with seven home runs, 33 RBI and a .560 OPS vs. righties…Batted .306 in May (34-111) and September (11-36) ... went 10-32 (.313) as the leadoff hitter…Started the season on the disabled list with a strained left oblique...appeared in 12 games at Class AA Birmingham on an injury rehabilitation assignment…Was reinstated from the disabled list on 4/24 and made his season debut that afternoon at Detroit (0-4)...hit safely in eight straight games from 5/5-12 (.343, 12-35) and nine straight from 5/19-28 (.389, 14-36) ... matched his career high with four hits, including a solo home run, on 5/6 at the Cubs…Hit his second career leadoff homer on 5/14 at Oakland (A's John Jaso led off the bottom of the first with a homer)...the Sox hit and allowed a leadoff homer for the first time since 8/17/06 vs. Kansas City (David DeJesus and Pablo Ozuna)…Matched his 2013 home run total of five with a two-run shot on 6/17 vs. San Francisco and surpassed the mark with a solo shot on 6/20 at Minnesota...hit a game-winning, RBI single in the 10th inning on 8/12 at San Francisco…Was traded on 8/21...appeared in 13 games at third base, six at shortstop and five at second with the Angels...hit his first homer with Los Angeles on 8/27 vs. Miami…Appeared in two games of the Angels ALDS loss vs. Kansas City (both as a pinch runner).


Appeared in 103 games with the White Sox, his fewest since his rookie season of 2009 (also 103) … was the Sox recipient of the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award … his .267 average was the second highest of his career (.270 in 2009), while his five home runs and 24 RBI were the fewest … committed 12 errors with a .975 fielding percentage (seven errors and a .990 fielding mark in 2012) … batted .287 (83-289) with four homers and 17 RBI vs. right-handers (.195/1/7 vs. lefties) … hit a combined .306 (57-186) from April-July, compared to .161 (42-261) from August-September … hit .325 (50-154) from the No. 8 spot in the lineup and .294 (20-34) from the No. 7 spot … by contrast, batted .190 (27-142) when hitting second … made his fourth consecutive Opening Day start on 4/1 vs. Kansas City (second base) … matched his career high (third time) with four hits on 4/4 vs. the Royals … was on the disabled list from 4/10-6/2 with a hook of the hamate fracture in his left hand suffered on 4/9 at Washington … appeared in eight injury rehabilitation games at Class AAA Charlotte from 5/18-6/1 … returned to the lineup on 6/3 at Seattle … matched his career high with four hits (fourth time) on 6/5 at Seattle … led off for the fourth time in his career on 6/14 at Houston (1-4) … recorded a seven-game hitting streak from 7/5-11 (.429, 12-28) … tallied three straight multihit games from 7/5-7 at Tampa Bay … made his first two career appearances at shortstop on 7/5 at Tampa Bay and 7/11 at Detroit … stole home on 7/8 vs. the Cubs, the first Sox player to accomplish that feat since Juan Pierre in 2010 … missed five games from 7/21-25 with a strained left wrist … hit leadoff and walked a career-high four times on 8/10 vs. Minnesota, the first Sox No. 1 hitter to walk four times since Scott Podsednik on 5/9/06 vs. the Angels … left the game on 8/15 at Minnesota with a strained right quad … recorded consecutive multihit efforts on 9/3-4 at Yankee Stadium … hit safely in 10 of his final 11 games (.293, 12-41).

2012 Established career highs with 151 games, 123 hits, 16 home runs and 62 runs scored ... ranked fourth in the American League with a .9899 (7 E/698 TC) fielding percentage at second base, the second-best mark in club history behind Nellie Fox (.9901 in 1962) ... committed just two errors over his final 71 games, including a 35-game errorless streak from 8/19-9/28 (161 TC) ... finished second to the Yankees' Robinson Cano (154) in games played at second base ... batted .274 (31-113) with five home runs and 17 RBIs in his final 37 games ... hit .259 (68-263) with 12 homers and 39 RBIs at U.S. Cellular Field and .210 (55-262) with four home runs and 21 RBIs on the road ... owned a .258 average (50-194) with seven homers and 27 RBIs when batting second and .218 (67-308) with eight homers and 32 RBIs in the No. 9 position ... batted .315 (23-73) with three homers and 13 RBIs over 18 interleague games ... hit .261 (30-115) with five home runs and 12 RBIs in May (.153 with no homers and two RBIs in April) ... the .145 average improvement from April to May was the fifth-largest in the AL (STATS LLC) ... tied for eighth in the AL with 20 RBIs in June ... made his third consecutive Opening Day start at second base on 4/6 at Texas ... hit his first home run of the season on 5/1 vs. Cleveland ... homered three times in a span of four games from 5/18-21 ... hit a game-winning solo homer in the eighth inning on 5/18 at the Cubs ... matched his career high with four hits (second time) on 5/27 vs. Cleveland ... collected a career-high tying, 10-game hitting streak from 5/24-6/3 (.333, 16-48) ... recorded his first career multihomer game on 6/1 vs. Seattle ... became just the fourth player (and second Sox player) to hit two home runs in a game off Felix Hernandez (also Brian Anderson on 8/26/05) ... was 3-5 with a home run and a career-high-tying four RBIs on 6/2 vs. Seattle ... hit leadoff for the first time in his career on 7/5 vs. Texas and again on 7/29 at the Rangers ... hit a game-winning solo homer in the eighth inning on 8/6 vs. Kansas City ... the homer was his 10th of the season, matching his total from 2011 ... connected on his first career leadoff home run on 8/7 vs. the Royals ... homered in consecutive games on 9/10-11 vs. Detroit ... the home run on 9/11 was his 15th of the season, surpassing his previous career high (14 in 2009). 2011 Established career highs in sacrifi ce hits (seven), hBP (13), runs scored (60), hits (115), games played (150) and at-bats (499) in his second full season with the White Sox...ranked third among American League second basemen with a .989 (8 e/723 tc) fielding percentage, the second best mark in club history behind Nellie Fox in 1962 (.990)...was percentage points behind the Angels Howie Kendrick (.992) for the league lead before committing two errors on 9/27 vs. Toronto...also finished second among AL second baseman in total chances and assists (443) and third in games played (149)...batted .245 (68-278) with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI in the first half, and .213 (47-221) with 12 doubles, three homers and 19 RBI after the All-Star Break...seven of his 10 home runs came at U.S. Cellular Field...hit .292 (14-48) during interleague play (.224 vs. the AL)...made his second straight Opening Day start at second base on 4/1 at Cleveland...his 59-game errorless streak ended on 5/25 at Texas...missed 5/28-29 after he was hit below his left eye by a relay throw from Alex Rios on 5/27 at Toronto...homered in back-to-back games on 6/3-4 vs. Detroit...produced a career-high, 10-game hitting streak from 7/6-19 (.385, 15-38)...tied his career high with a RBI in five consecutive games from 7/10-18...committed three errors in a four-game span from 7/19-25 after making one in his previous 99 contests...hit a career-high three doubles on 9/20-2 at Cleveland, the most by a Sox player since Aaron Rowand on 9/13/05 at Kansas City (also three). 2010 Batted .252 (112-444) with 25 doubles, nine home runs and 49 RBI in his second season with the White Sox...was named the second baseman on The Sporting News Under-25 All-Star Team...average was .199 on 6/23 but rebounded to hit .310 (66-213) the remainder of the season ... collected six home runs and 27 RBI in the second half, up from three and 22 prior to the All-Star Break...batted .286 (78-273) in the No. 9 position in the lineup, compared to .199 (34-171) in the rest of the order (.186 hitting second)...seven of his nine home runs came at home...finished sixth in the American League with a .981 fielding percentage (12 E/632 TC) in his first season at second base...played in just 13 games in September due to a bruised right hand...made his first Opening Day start on 4/5 vs. Cleveland...ended a streak of 112 at-bats without an extra-base hit with a double on 6/9 vs. Detroit...homered on 6/25 vs. the Cubs, his first since 4/11 vs. Minnesota (211 homerless at-bats)...established a career high with four hits on 7/18 at Minnesota...left game on 8/30 at Cleveland with a bruised right hand (hit by pitch from Frank Herrmann) and missed the next two games...made his last start on 9/15 due to the injury but appeared as a pinch runner four times the remainder of the season. 2009 Was named The Sporting News Rookie of the Year (with Philadelphia's J.A. Happ)...became the 10th White Sox rookie honored by the publication and first since Ozzie Guillen in 1985 ...also received the Players Choice American League Outstanding Rookie award, presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association...finished fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting...ranked among the AL rookie leaders in numerous offensive categories (see box at right), hitting .270 (102-378) with 28 doubles, 14 home runs and 63 RBI in 103 games...was the first position player from the 2008 draft to reach the major leagues (fourth overall)...his 28 doubles were the most by a Sox rookie since Carlos Lee (32) and Chris Singleton (31) in 1999 and also the most ever by a White Sox player in 103 or fewer games played...was named the AL Rookie of the Month for July after hitting .330 (32-97) with 10 doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI...became the third Sox player to receive the honor, joining Alexei Ramirez (August 2008) and Ross Gload (September 2005)...hit .304 (62-204) with 10 home runs on the road, compared to .230 (40-174) with four homers at U.S. Cellular Field...went 31-96 (.323) with runners in scoring position and 16-46 (.348) with RISP and two outs...compiled a .952 (14 E/292 TC) fielding percentage at third base...tied for the third-most errors by an AL third baseman...committed nine of his 14 errors in the first half, compared to just five after the break...began the season with Class AA Birmingham and was promoted to Class AAA Charlotte on 5/28...combined to hit .326 (57-175) with 23 doubles, four homers and 25 RBI in 45 games between Birmingham and Charlotte...his contract was purchased from Charlotte on 6/4 ... made his major-league debut at third base on 6/4 vs. Oakland, going 0-3...ended an 0-13 streak with his first hit on 6/9 vs. Detroit (single off Dontrelle Willis)...drove in his first two runs with a double on 6/13 at Milwaukee...hit his first major-league home run on 6/20 at Cincinnati (off Johnny Cueto)...recorded his first game-ending hit on 6/27 vs. Cubs, a ninth-inning single off Jose Ascanio...doubled twice with a career-high four RBI on 8/1 vs. Yankees...hit his first home run at U.S. Cellular Field on 8/4 vs. Angels...homered in consecutive games on 9/1-2 at Minnesota, including a solo shot off Joe Nathan on 9/2 to start a four-run, ninth-inning rally ...missed four games from 9/6-9 with a strained right oblique, ending a string of 81 consecutive games played (65 straight starts)...entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the no. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization...also cited by ESPN.com as the No. 36 Prospect overall in baseball. 2008 Hit .310 (18-58) with three home runs and eight RBI in 14 games with Class A Kannapolis after signing on 8/13...batted .394 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 18 games with the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League...finished fifth in the AFL in on-base percentage (.468) and tied for sixth in average...participated in the AFL Rising Stars Showcase...went 5-5 with two home runs and seven RBI on 11/6 vs. Scottsdale...named to the AFL Top Prospects Team following the season...was recommended/signed by Kevin Burrell and Nick Hostetler.