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James Beard

James Beard

Bio
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/170 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Brookhaven, Mississippi
College: None
Draft: 2019 4th round by the
  • South Side Sox

    Grading the White Sox: Reynaldo López

    Reynaldo López Right-Handed Relief Pitcher Midseason: 4.7 WARsss Final: 6.2 WARsss Reynaldo López’s transition to the bullpen has been tremendous. In 515 1⁄3 career innings as a starter, López has a 4.73 ERA and a 4.88 FIP. Since transitioning to a full-time reliever during the 2021 season, López has a 2.84 ERA and a 2.60 FIP in 98 1⁄3 innings.

  • South Side Sox

    Today in White Sox History: November 30

    After 13 years on the South Side, with 186 wins and seven All-Star selections, pitcher Billy Pierce was traded to the San Francisco Giants by GM Ed Short. Pierce and Don Larsen were sent west in exchange for knuckleballing relief pitcher Eddie Fisher, pitcher Dom Zanni, outfielder Bob Farley and a player to be named later. On Aug. 17, 1962, pitcher Verle Tiefenthaler was sent to the White Sox to complete the deal.

  • South Side Sox

    Should I Stay or Should I Go: Reynaldo López

    fWAR: 2.0 bWAR: 1.5 WARP: 1.3 He should stay After years of floundering as a starter and his once-elite fastball becoming decidedly pedestrian, López found a new lease on life in the bullpen. His heater once again touched triple digits and averaged a career high 97.1 mph on the radar, and his secondary pitches all played up as well, leading to less of the hard contact which plagued him in his down years.