With the 8th pick in the 2008 first year player draft the Chicago White Sox got Beckham. No they didn’t get SS Tim Beckham, whom the Rays took with the 1st pick in the draft, but they did take Georgia SS Gordon Beckham. ESPN’s talking heads are saying, he doesn’t have the greatest tools, might need to be shifted to secondbase, but he is a BALLPLAYER! Translation, he knows how to play the game.

The Atlanta six foot 181 pounder was born 9/16/86 who played at the University of Georgia. There he hit 12 homers batting .280 in 2006, 13 homers batting .307 in 2007, and busted out in 2008 ripping 24 long balls, while hitting .397.

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