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Baseball-Intellect: Gordon Beckham Compares to...Alex Rodriguez?

Continuing our 2008 Major League Baseball Draft Preview, we look at college shortstop Gordon Beckham. The 21 year old from the University of Georgia is regarded as the second best shortstop in this year's draft. Not to be confused with the draft's top rated shortstop, Tim Beckham, Gordon's game is much more different than the raw, but extremely talented high schooler of whom is also from Georgia. You'll hear a lot of the cliches associated with Beckham given his small size; scrappy, hard-working, and other intangible-oriented descriptions. While they may be true, Beckham can also play a litle bit too. Beckham possesses some pretty good pop at the plate; maybe not as good as his college numbers indicate, but above average overall. Let's take a look at his swing: ...

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