01/26/2014 - College PREP - Kapolei (Honolulu), HI James is a lean catcher that will graduate in 2015. At the plate, is where he shows best displaying well above average hitting abilities with solid power grades through an open / athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed and work through a short / direct / level swing path. He makes consistent contact and works to stay inside the ball to utilizing all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus and has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off bat when centered. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.19-2.28 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as playable tools at the next level as he continues to develop. James has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.