Gordon Beckham’s on the fast track.
The White Sox promoted their 2008 first-round pick from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte, breaking up a juggernaut roster of prospects for the Barons.
Beckham, 22, has cemented his status as one of the game’s elite prospects this season. Though he spent some time on the disabled list with an abdominal injury, Beckham has hit .303/.363/.503 in 37 games. Playing in Birmingham suppressed Beckham’s home run output (he has four on the season), but he’s also mashed 17 doubles, tops in the Southern League.
Beckham has been one of the reasons behind Birmingham’s annihilation of the SL. The Barons have the SL’s best record at 31-15, with a roster that includes some of the top prospects in the organization: lefthander Aaron Poreda, catcher Tyler Flowers, first baseman Brandon Allen, center fielder Jordan Danks and third baseman Dayan Viciedo, among others, while 23-year-old second baseman C.J. Retherford is making noise as well with a .912 OPS.
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