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Postby Freebird27 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:12 pm

Everywhere I read Tim is ranked higher than Gordon. I was under the impression that Tim was a better glove, while Gordon had the better power potential. With Gordon having college play under his belt would it be unreasonable to rate him higher than Tim? I also think that Gordon has a more clear path in Chitown rather than the stacked Tampa system. Thoughts?
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby stevethumb » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:23 pm

Beckhams ?

#1----Victoria




#2--gordon
#3--tim



#4--David
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:41 pm

stevethumb wrote:Beckhams ?

#1----Victoria




#2--gordon
#3--tim



#4--David


Exactly what I was thinking :-D
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Postby MaudDib » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:52 pm

Tim Beckham is a long term potential guy. He is a five tool player with power potential of 20-25 HR and plus speed which should amount to 40+ SB. I wouldn't worry about how talented TB is because when he is ready (probably 3-4 years) TB will find a place for him. Gordon is a nice player with better power numbers but not great. He has ok speed and an ok arm with above average range. He could out do what experts project him as but his ceiling isn't as high as Tim although he is closer. Most times they don't rank a player by how close he is to the majors as much as how good they are. That is why Tim is usually ranked higher than Gordon.
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby kab21 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:20 am

Other than being drafted in '08, playing MI and having the same last name they have almost nothing in common.

Tim has top 25 potential but he might never make it to the MLB as a starter.

Gordon is likely be a useful starter, but not a great fantasy player. Possibly a good fantasy player, but not great.

I'm drafting Tim ahead of Gordon, but would be a little hesitant on picking him since he would be in my farm system for 4 yrs or so.
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby Prospect One » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:22 am

Gordon will be in the majors faster than Tim so on a fantasy side you have to pack Tim in the minors for the long haul. Gordon should be up in about a year or so and should be surrounded by a good lineup while playing in a bandbox so Gordon should have impact pretty soon. ;-D
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby hybrid » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:21 am

I personally would take Gordon over Tim, though he doesn't have the same "potential". There is a good chance Gordon will move over to 2B as Alexei has the abilty to play SS, which I think helps his value a bit. Tim as been mentioned is about as far away as you can be with a prospect, not to mention he didn't do much of anything in his SS stint last season. Personally I'm not big on him reaching his potential or showing anything more than glove/speed. IMO needs a lot of work on his swing and doesn't show much right now in the range of pop. Gordon will be up in a year or two max, will play in a good ball park, and is a safer bet while still having nice potential himself.

As a Rays fan I'm obviously not bias and really wasn't to big on the Tim pick, so that's my two cents.
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby thomasps3 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:50 am

I am really having a hard time with the Tim Beckham school of thought that says he'll be a 40+ SB guy. All reports I've read indicate he has average speed, and as he matures, it will likely translate into even less speed, although he won't be a station to station guy at any point in his career. His best tool is definitely his bat, with strong wrists nad above average bat speed. Furthermore, short season debuts are almost always not a true reflection of a players ability, as he makes the adjustment from metal to wood bats in Beckham's case, and faces professional pitching for the first time, all while we try to measure what his stats mean within a very, very small sample size.

As for who I would take, if you need help sooner rather than later, grab Gordon. He'll probably be up once he has a hot streak in AA, and with less than stellar placeholders (Getz, Nix, et al) at 2b in Chicago, he could easily handle the transfer over to the bag and provide some counting stats in 2009.

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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby J35J » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:30 am

hybrid wrote:I personally would take Gordon over Tim, though he doesn't have the same "potential". There is a good chance Gordon will move over to 2B as Alexei has the abilty to play SS, which I think helps his value a bit. Tim as been mentioned is about as far away as you can be with a prospect, not to mention he didn't do much of anything in his SS stint last season. Personally I'm not big on him reaching his potential or showing anything more than glove/speed. IMO needs a lot of work on his swing and doesn't show much right now in the range of pop. Gordon will be up in a year or two max, will play in a good ball park, and is a safer bet while still having nice potential himself.

As a Rays fan I'm obviously not bias and really wasn't to big on the Tim pick, so that's my two cents.


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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby kellythemick » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:47 am

J35J wrote:
hybrid wrote:I personally would take Gordon over Tim, though he doesn't have the same "potential". There is a good chance Gordon will move over to 2B as Alexei has the abilty to play SS, which I think helps his value a bit. Tim as been mentioned is about as far away as you can be with a prospect, not to mention he didn't do much of anything in his SS stint last season. Personally I'm not big on him reaching his potential or showing anything more than glove/speed. IMO needs a lot of work on his swing and doesn't show much right now in the range of pop. Gordon will be up in a year or two max, will play in a good ball park, and is a safer bet while still having nice potential himself.

As a Rays fan I'm obviously not bias and really wasn't to big on the Tim pick, so that's my two cents.


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