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James Beresford

James Beresford 17 2B

Melbourne Aces

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name:
  • Age: 29 (19 January, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
  • Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 185 cm Wt: 77 kg
  • MLB Debut: 10/09/2016
  • School: Wesley College, Melbourne, VIC
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James Beresford Career Stats

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James Beresford  17 2B

  • Full Name: James Richard Beresford
  • Born: 19 January, 1989
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 77 kg
  • School: Wesley College, Melbourne, VIC
  • MLB Debut: 10/09/2016

Beresford played with the Waverly Baseball Club where he was named as club MVP before being signed with the Twins organisation in 2005 at age 16. He debuted for the Victoria Aces in Claxton Shield 2006. In the 2007 Claxton Shield, he averaged .304 for Australian Provincial. He made his professional debut in 2007 at age 18, hitting .288 for the GCL Twins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. He ascended through the Twins' minor league system fairly quickly, and in 2009 was named Beloit Snappers Player of the Year after he hit .289 with 38 RBIs for the Class A team. Beresford spent the 2014 minor league season with Triple A Rochester, one step away from the majors, and hit a respectable .276 in 131 games.

He is the younger brother of Simon Beresford, who played minor league baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers organization.