04/02/2021 11:07 AM
The Sioux City Explorers have announced the signing of RHP Tyler Beardsley.
The 2021 season will mark the fifth season of professional baseball for Tyler Beardsley and his first with the Sioux City Explorers.
Beardsley comes to Sioux City by the way of a trade, when the X’s shipped infielder Josh Allen to the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League. Evansville is where Beardsley called home for the last two seasons. He began as a bullpen arm with the Otters before realizing his potential as a starter.
After appearing in 29 games, with seven of those being starts in 2018 and holding a 5-8 record and a 4.35 ERA in 2018. Beardsley was unleashed as a full time starting pitcher in 2019. He went 9-4 with a 2.56 ERA, compiling 116 strikeouts. He excelled at pitching deep into games as his 130 innings, 20 starts and three complete games in 2019, all ranked second in the Frontier League.
In his time in Evansville, he went 14-12 in 49 games and 27 starts with a 3.20 ERA. He tossed 202.1 innings with a166 strikeouts.
The Tehachapi, California native has spent his last two winters pitching down under in the Australian Baseball League. This past winter he was in the starting rotation for the Melbourne Aces, making seven starts he went 2-2 with a 4.19 ERA striking out 30 batters in 34.1 innings. Beardsley delivered when the Aces needed him most, tossing six innings of one run ball and earning the win in the deciding game of the ABL Championship Series to deliver the Aces their second consecutive Claxton Shield. For his heroics, Beardsley was named Championship Game MVP.
A 16th round draft pick by the Minnesota Twins in. The 2016 MLB Draft, Beardsley spent two seasons as a Twins farmhand. Bouncing between the rookie level, and Class-A, Cedar Rapids, he went 7-11, with a 4.32 ERA in 30 games, 27 starts, 150 innings and 94 strikeouts.
The 6’4 right hander, pitched collegiately at Sacramento State. Appearing strictly out of the bullpen he made 53 trips to the mound, holding an impressive 2.61 ERA.
The Sioux City Explorers 29th year in Siouxland will begin at MercyOne Field at Lewis and Clark Park on May 18th versus the Houston Apollos. There will be an open house for our brand new box office and team shop on April 23rd beginning at noon. Tickets purchased that day at the box office will be 50% off and new team merchandise purchased at the team store that day will be 20% off.