James Beresford (baseball)

James Beresford

Beresford, during his tenure with the Rochester Red Wings, at 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game
Free agent
Born: (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989
Monash, Victoria, Australia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 2016, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .227
Hits 5
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

James Richard Beresford (born 19 January 1989) is an Australian professional baseball infielder who is currently a free agent.


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.[1] He debuted for the Victoria Aces in Claxton Shield 2006 replacing Justin Huber after he withdrew. Due to a torn labrum, he missed the 2006 minor league season. In the 2007 Claxton Shield, he averaged .304 for Australian Provincial. He returned to the US in 2007 making his debut and hitting a .288/.349/.302 clip as the starting shortstop for the GCL Twins. He played again in Claxton Shield 2008 and went 2 from 7. In the 2008 minor league season, he batted a .246/.345/.285 clip for the Elizabethton Twins.[2] In 2009, he was named in the final Australia national baseball team squad for the 2009 World Baseball Classic in March,[3] and was again selected for the 2009 Baseball World Cup in September.[4]

In 2009, he was named Beloit Snappers player of the year.

In 2011, he hit for a .270 average in 485 at bats for the Fort Myers Miracle following a switch to second.[5] He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[6]

Beresford was promoted to the Major Leagues for September call ups in 2016.[7]


His older brother, Simon Beresford, played minor league baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers organization.[8]


  1. Victorian Institute of Sport Profile – James Beresford
  2. Minor League Baseball Reference – James Bereford
  3. "WBC 2009 Roster". Major League Baseball. February 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  4. Sedgman, Cassandra (3 September 2009). "ABF Announce 2009 World Cup Team". Australian Baseball Federation. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  5. Bryz, Andrew (21 January 2012). "2012 Top 50...Round 36!". Twinkie Town. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  6. "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  7. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/baseball/2016/09/06/wings-beresford-call-up-10-years-making/89901260/
  8. Minor League Baseball Reference – Simon Beresford

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