Article: Get to Know: James Beresford
Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:17 AM
Thing is he is one of those players I would not bet against. He seems to always do better than people expect. I hope he turns out to be a great second baseman.
Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:38 AM
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:36 AM
Frankly, is Beresford really considered to be a future big league player? I doubt it.
Based on this quote I would say the Twins seem to think so. “Just the things the Twins said to me. Pretty candid things. The positive things they had to say. The opportunities they said they were going to give me. And, I definitely saw a chance to get up to the big leagues this year provided I play well."
Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:41 AM
I can see him have a Jamey Carroll type of career. Good luck to him.
Carroll is just who I thought of while reading this article. Beresford appears to be the player that will do what he is asked and do it well with peak effort.
X-Factor Eckstein is another player who comes to mind. He also broke into the league at 25.
There is INF opportunity on this club, and it's pretty reasonable to say that Beresford could be the one to reach out and take it.
I like these players, but ....
Sano - Out for the year
Plouffe - Glove?, One-month wonder?
Florimon - Appendectomy recovery, offense?, consistency?
Escobar - ?? ... May just need more opportunity
Bernier - Old, AAA filler?
Bartlett - Old, Done?
Rosario - Suspended
Santana - Glove? ... Hasn't played AAA
Romero - ?? ... Another guy with a possible opportunity
Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:39 PM
Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:28 PM
Beresford isn't the little guy I thought he would be. He has fairly good size and when I was watching, he hit a couple of BP homers. I saw him play an intra-squad minor league game and he9showed a really good glove and very good range. If he can demonstrate a little sock, he could have a major league future.
Yeah, he's worked really hard in his offseasons to add some size and be able to retain it. He's got good height. He's never going to be a power hitter, but he can hit.