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James Buffington

James Buffington 2B/RHP

  • Fargo, ND
  • Sheyenne High School
  • Grad 2025
  • Ht 4'8
  • Wt 75 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 50 mph
  • 60 Yd 9.44 Sec
  • Class


  • 5.0230 Yds
  • 9.4460 Yds
  • 6.14 RH

    Home > 1B
  • 5.53Shuttle
  • 4'7''Broad Jump


  • 50 mphVelocity
  • 28Arm Strength


  • 42Fielding


  • 28Control
  • 28Delivery
  • Arm Angle
  • 28Arm Action
  • Fastball 47 – 50

Hitting RH

  • 28Hitting
  • 25Power
  • 54 mphExit Velo
  • 43.00Grip

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • 2B/RHPPosition Projection

01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14) James is an athletic and talented 2025 2-way prospect with high energy. At 2B, James presents a low/early glove, works from the ground up, and has a clean exchange. He has good footwork on double plays and makes accurate throws. He needs to continue to be on time with his prep step, build arm strength through his throwing program, and improve his first step to the ball. At the plate, James starts in an open stance, has a simple load with his hands, and keeps the barrel on plane. Hes aggressive on the fastball and competes each at bat. He needs to continue to create backside drive with his lower half, attack the inside part of the ball, and keep his head down at contact. James was supposed to pitch as well but he had a slight arm injury prior to that appearance. James is a hard worker, with tremendous ability, and we hope to see his progress in the future.

08/17/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Sioux Falls, SD James is an athletic, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and RHP. Defensively, James has active feet, agile movements, and he presents his glove well. He has good range, fields cleanly, and throws with accuracy across the diamond. On the mound, James has a clean arm action, a compact delivery, and he finishes in a square position toward home. At the plate, James has square set-up, good balance, and he gets good extension through the ball. He swings on plane, can spray to all fields, and he rotates his hips through properly. James can improve overall skills with work on the following.

1. Use 2 hands
2. Double plays
3. Arm strength
1. Finish
2. Release
3. Arm strength
1. Lower body
2. Rhythm
3. Bat speed


James Buffington Fargo, ND 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 2B
Grad Year 2025 Secondary Position RHP
High School Sheyenne High School Bats Right
Height 4'8 Throws Right
Weight 75 LBS Arm 50 mph
60 YD 9.44

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "present" abilities (tools), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year, using the scale below. However, grades 10-18 are not available for use with High School players (ages 14-18), while grades 55-70 are not available for use with Pre High School players (ages 12-14). These instances are marked as "--- N/A ---" in the "Description" fields below.

Description Pre High School (Ages 12-14)Description High School (Ages 15-18)
60 Yds (seconds)

30 Yds (seconds)
Home-1B LHH (seconds)Home -1B RHH (seconds)5-10-5Shuttle (seconds)Broad Jump (inches)Grip Strength (psi)FB & Raw Velocity (mph)Bat Exit Velocity (mph)Catcher Release (seconds)
10Poor----- N/A -----10.50 +7.00 +7.00 +7.10 +6.80 -51.0 -45 -42 -40 -3.75 +
12Well Below Avg----- N/A -----10.006.506.756.856.6054.05045433.50
15----- N/A -----9.756.006.506.606.4057.05548463.25
18Below Avg----- N/A -----9.505.756.256.356.2060.06051493.00
22Near Avg9.005.255.805.905.8066.07057552.80
25Well Below Avg8.754.905.605.705.6069.07560582.70
30Below Avg8.254.605.205.305.2575.08566642.55
32Solid Avg8.004.505.005.105.1078.09069672.50
35Near Avg7.754.404.905.005.0081.09572702.45
38Above Avg7.504.304.804.904.9084.010075732.40
42Well Above Avg7.304.104.604.704.7091.011080772.25
45Solid Avg7.204.004.504.604.6095.011582792.20
50Above Avg7.053.904.404.504.40103.012585832.10
55----- N/A -----Well Above Avg6.953.804.304.404.30111.013587872.00
58----- N/A -----6.903.754.254.354.25115.014088891.95
60----- N/A -----Excellent6.853.704.204.304.20119.014590911.90
62----- N/A -----6.803.654.154.254.15123.015091931.85
65----- N/A -----Outstanding6.703.604.104.204.10127.015593951.80
68----- N/A -----6.603.554.054.154.05131.016094971.75
70----- N/A -----Superior6.50 -3.50 -4.00 -4.10 -4.00 -135.0 +165 +95 +99 +1.70 -
Please Note: We only use information gathered at Baseball Factory and Team One events and/or by Baseball Factory and Team One staff on our scouting reports. This allows us to maintain the integrity of our reports by publishing only what we see.

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