Tyler Beardsley

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Tyler Thomas Beardsley

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 225 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tyler Beardsley has pitched in the US and Australia.

Beardsley had a 1.15 ERA as a high school senior then was 5-4 with a 3.92 ERA in junior college in 2014. [1] He was 1-1 with a save and a 3.61 ERA after transferring to Sacramento State. As a senior, he improved to 4-2, 1.71 with 11 saves. He was second in the Western Athletic Conference in saves, one behind Zach Wolf. The Minnesota Twins took him in the 16th round of the 2016 amateur draft; the scout was Elliott Strankman. [2]

He made his pro debut with the Elizabethton Twins (2-0, Sv, 2.65 in 7 G, 6 BB in 34 iP) and soon moved up to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (1-2, 3.86 in 5 G). He spent most of 2017 with Cedar Rapids (4-9, 5.38) and was briefly with the GCL Twins (0 R in 5 IP). Only Lachlan Wells lost more games among Twins farmhands that year. Let go by Minnesota, he moved on to the independent Evansville Otters, posting a 5-8, 4.35 record with one save in 2018.

The tall right-hander improved to 9-4, 2.56 in a second season in Evansville, now a full-time starter. He tied Mike Castellani for second in the Frontier League in wins (one behind Chase Cunningham), was 7th in K (116) and was 5th in ERA (between Gunnar Kines and Castellani). [3] Cunningham was named the league's All-Star SP. [4]

Tyler then pitched for the Adelaide Bite in the 2019-2020 Australian Baseball League, allowing only 9 hits, 2 walks and 3 runs in 17 innings while fanning 20; he was 1-0. He shut down the Melbourne Aces for the first five innings of the finals. The 2020 independent leagues were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was back in action in Australia in 2020-2021, now picked up by Melbourne. He had a 2-2, 4.19 record for them but again starred in the finals. Due to the pandemic, the finals were a one-game affair and he was dominant, holding the Perth Heat to one run in six to beat Dylan Unsworth. He won the championship game MVP award. [5]