We know our friends at The Golden Sombrero will be happy to hear this, but the Chicago Tribune is reporting/speculating that Gordon Beckham is going to like hitting 2nd in the Chicago White Sox lineup this upcoming season.
Gordon Beckham could have a huge season hitting second in the Chicago White Sox lineup, between Juan Pierre and Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, and Carlos Quentin. He really seemed to grow in the second half of 2010. …
A lot of sources like Beckham as a breakout candidate for 2011. And we’ve already said multiple times that the White Sox are going to have one of the scariest lineups in all of baseball. Beckham is a guy who could score over 100 runs in his sleep if he can just get on base at a decent clip. He’s also going to be one of the guys who is going to be asked to show his maturity and do the little things that an experienced and professional hitter is expected to do like work the count, move runners over and other things that don’t always show up in the box score.
You have to remember that Beckham broke into the big leagues as a third baseman but the move to second base allows him to have an even higher ceiling if he can still reach his projected big league potential. It also opens the door for a guy like Brent Morel (or Dayan Viciedo) to arrive on the scene and give the White Sox another power source in what already figures to be one of the most formidable lineups in baseball.
We’re excited to see what Beckham can do this season.