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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Gordon Beckham recalledPosted by Derek Carty at 11:09pm
Busy day. The White Sox recalled top prospect MI Gordon Beckham from Triple-A this evening, designating CI Wilson Betemit for assignment. Unless the team wants to bench 2B Chris Getz or 3B Josh Fields, Beckham's playing time will probably come piecemeal, splitting time between 2B, 3B, and SS. He'll also probably have a chance to overtake Getz or Fields at some point if he hits well, but he should probably get close to regular at-bats anyway. I doubt the team would recall him just to sit on the bench.
AL-only leaguers, go get him now if he's not already owned. Mixed leaguers can probably hold off for now. He doesn't really excel in any one category, and he probably won't show much speed at all. His batting average might be serviceable and he has a little power, though it's yet to be seen where he'll hit in the order for RBI and runs. Probably in the 7-8-9 area to start.
MI Jayson Nix will probably lose some at-bats with this move.
Derek Carty, 23, has also been published by NBC's Rotoworld, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, and USA Today. This season, he'll be contributing to FanDuel and will be linking to all of his work at DerekCarty.com. In his three years competing in expert leagues, he has won 2 titles with 4 top three finishes, including a LABR NL title in 2009, making him the youngest person to ever win a major expert league title. Derek is a proud graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau's Scout Development Program and is a firm believer in the importance of combining stats and scouting. He welcomes questions via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.
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