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Old 12-10-2012, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
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.
Thank you. I think a lot of fans, disappointed that Beckham hasn't lived up the the hype, feel that he worthless. We could do a lot worse.
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