Originally Posted by russ99
Depends on what you consider not terrible. I'd say he's got bipolar results at the plate. Pretty good run production for when he gets a good swing on the ball, but tons of K's, awful at-bat after at-bat and he's averaged hitting .232 the last two seasons.
Here is the average American League 2B for 2012:
.249/.310/.372/.682, 13 HR, 62 RBI, 76 R, 30 D, 3 T, 52 BB, 110 K, 15/20 SB, 93.0 AB/HR
Here is Beckham in 2012:
.234/.296/.371/.668, 16 HR, 60 RBI, 62 R, 24 D, 0 T, 40 BB, 89 K, 5/9 SB, 32.8 AB/HR
I know we all think Beckham should
be an All-Star caliber 2B based on his draft position and effortless minor league success but it's pretty clear he's not that kind of player, however
, considering the position he plays and the type of defense he brings, he's still a useful player at 2B.
Look at the offensive production Detroit got from it's 2B last season and they won the division. Offense from your middle infielders is nice to have, but not essential.