12/27/2010 - UA Recruiting Classic - 2010 James is a young two-way player in the OF plus on the mound with a broad, strong body that is well suited for his positions. Foot speed is below average as he will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are active but needs to work on taking better routes / angles to track down balls in the OF. Throws are accurate from a 3/4 arm slot but must get on a long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength, plus raising velocities. Offensively, Allen shows a balanced approach allowing his hands to attack the baseball. Hands are quick; flashing bat speed and his has strength in his swing but has some mechanical flaws that are hindering him from reaching his full potential with grades improving quickly with instruction and adjustments. On the mound fastball showed a range of 72-75 mph with an average breaking ball. He attacks hitters throwing strikes with all his pitches. Makeup is a plus as he displays a positive attitude and works his tail off. With 2 years to further develop; James has abilities with time and room to improve.