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Gordon Beckham

Despite his ridiculous season, it seems as though Georgia's Gordon Beckham is still flying under the radar.  Why?

At this point, Beckham is sporting an amazing line of 412/524/874(!) with 22 HR, 36 BB, 18 SO, and 16/17 on SB attempts.  He plays at a premium position (shortstop) and can make all the plays.  He's the leading contender for the Golden Spikes Award.  So why is he not being talked about as a top three, or even top overall pick?

I've heard some doubt the power, but he had 25 HR combined during his first two years at Georgia, and led the Cape Cod League in HR and RBI last season.  Some have doubts that he will stick at SS, but at best it seems like that is a split argument, and even the doubters concede that he would have no problem moving to 2B or 3B.

I guess I just don't understand what this guy has to do to get some real respect.  I see him play and I think of Troy Tulowitzki or Evan Longoria.  What do you guys think? 

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