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Gordon Beckham

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Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners
Gordon Beckham
Name: James Gordon Beckham
Born: Sep 16, 1986 in Atlanta, Ga. USA
High School: Westminster School, Atlanta
College: Georgia
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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201835.200.263.2290
Career3,171.239.303.36774
Drafted in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2008 (signed for $2,600,000)
After he went undrafted out of high school, Beckham has improved as much as any player during his three years in college. He started from his freshman season at Georgia, and hit 12 home runs his first season to help the Bulldogs in the College World Series and land on BA's Freshman All-American team. His batting average and power numbers have increased each year since. He won the Cape Cod League home run title last summer, and has shown it was no fluke by hitting 22 homes so far this spring. He has been among the Division I leaders in batting, home runs and slugging percentage all season. At the plate, Beckham is a home run threat to all fields. He has powerful forearms and snap in his wrists that lead to his above-average bat speed. After being known as a hacker early in his college career he is now regarded as a professional hitter. He makes good contact and consistently squares up balls and uses the whole field. While no one questions his ability to hit, scouts are split on whether Beckham has the hands to stay at shortstop. He has the instincts and is athletic with enough range and arm strength to stick at the premium position.
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