07/28/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18) James continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, defensive abilities are now outstanding as he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate, hitting / power potential is now outstanding through an open / athletic setup. Hands are quick (89 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. James has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.