- Full name Kevin Patrick Beirne
- Born 01/01/1974 in Houston, TX
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Texas A&M
- Debut 05/17/2000
- Drafted in the 11th round (308th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 1995.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Background: Beirne was better known as a wide receiver/tight end on the Texas A&M football team while in college. He was dropped from the Aggies baseball team midway through his junior year in 1995 because of ineffectiveness but was showcased to scouts by the A&M coaching staff and showed enough arm strength to interest the White Sox. Strengths: Beirne's best pitch is a hard overhand curveball that gets excellent spin and bite. He sets up his curveball with a low-90s fastball and an improving changeup. The biggest improvement to his game has been dramatically improved command of his pitches. Weaknesses: Beirne gradually has refined both his mechanics and pitching intelligence, which were raw when he was drafted. He still needs work on his changeup to become a complete pitcher. The Future: With his strength and athletic ability, Beirne could become an innings-eating workhorse. Beirne will need at least another half season of work at Triple-A before being ready for the White Sox rotation.