Originally Posted by doublem23
Beckham would start for more teams than people admit, he's an above average defender who plays a position that doesn't exactly have premium offensive talent. His production is generally average for the AL at his position.
Originally Posted by asindc
Of course he would, and it is obvious when you look at the other 2nd baseman starting on MLB teams. Only a woe-is-us outlook or abject pessimism would prevent a Sox fan from seeing the obvious.
I have a hard time seeing Beckham as anything but below average, even in this era of reduced offense as compared to years past.
Last season Beckham ranked just off the bottom of MLB 2B in most measures.
For those with 300+ PA, he ranked 26th of 39 in OPS. Tied for 30th of 39 in WAR (at .3, with Stephen Lambardozzi of the Nats and Brandon Inge).
I hope this is the last season that Gordon Beckham is a full-time starter with the Sox.