Originally Posted by doublem23
Um, no? "Average AL" means average across the AL, it doesn't mean "cherry picking players to make the stats fit the anser you have already supposed."
Beckham will give you average production from the 2B position offensively. You're free to take that for what it's worth.
If you want to argue he's below median, I can live with that but then it gets a little tricky as to how you're going to define offensive production amongst players.
He ranked last year in the bottom third of starting 2B. You said you don't want to make another hole. My point is just that Beckham is already one of the many holes in the Sox lineup.
Of course, that doesn't mean finding the right replacement is easy. One of the many 2B who was better at the plate last year was Jeff Keppinger.