Originally Posted by DSpivack
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.
Those stats don't mention defense at all, which is part of my equation, especially for a middle infielder.
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