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Gordon Beckham

Gordon Beckham 18 2B

Los Angeles Angels

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: James Gordon Beckham
  • Age: 28 (September 16, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 185
  • Draft: Round 1 (2008, CWS)
  • MLB Debut: 06/04/2009
  • School: Georgia
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Gordon Beckham Career Stats

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Gordon Beckham Awards and Honors

Gordon Beckham  18 2B

  • Full Name: James Gordon Beckham
  • Born: September 16, 1986
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 185
  • Draft: Round 1 (2008, CWS)
  • School: Georgia
  • MLB Debut: 06/04/2009
Selected by the White Sox in the first round (eighth overall) of the June 2008 First-Year Player Draft. ... 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 RBIs. ... 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. ... Enters the 2009 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.