01/16/2015 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
James showed strictly as a RHP in his most recent outing with Baseball Factory. On the hill, he threw his fastball with run for strikes and flashed good feel for his CB with medium break at 75-78. His CH continues to show as a more consistent pitch and he has backed down the pitches velocity to make it more effective. His presence on the mound continues to be intimidating, with a big/strong frame at 6'1/230 lbs. Mechanically, he gets extended over his front side and rotates to his target to finish. In all - DeLeon is a physical prospect that should make some noise this spring in his senior season.
07/30/2014 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1
James showed his consistent play ability at the Baseball Factory Pirate City World Series. On the hill, he topped out at 86 with his fastball and spun his CB at 64-65 with 10/4 shape. He was pretty sound with his mechanics and showed some repeatability. Defensively at 3B, he made plays with active feet and fielded through the ball with good momentum to throw. His arm was accurate and he made routine plays, but needs to be more aggressive to come get his hop. Offensively, he had good balance and was direct with his hands to hit. He got extended through at contact and was strong on his front side. Loosening his actions and making his lower half less restricted will increase pop and hit ability. All in all - James is a strong kid that has a good arm and projectability.
06/21/2014 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2
James competed well as a RHP/3B with plus arm strength at the Omaha National World Series. On the mound, he topped out at 85 with his fastball that had good run and stayed down in the zone. He threw a 12/6 CB with sharp action at 72-74 MPH and was mechanically sound. He has some stiff actions due to his muscle strength, and should focus on loosening through flexibility training. James should also try to develop a CH to add another pitch to his arsenal. Defensively, he made plays with his feet gaining ground and throwing with life. Speed and agility drills and flexibility training, yet again, will enable higher defensive ability. Offensively, he swings aggressively and flashed quick bat speed. He has some physical strength and presence in the box, but lacks some barrel accuracy for hit ability. He has plus pop when he squares the ball, but needs to keep his head centered to increase frequency. All in all - James is a quiet kid, that works hard and makes adjustments.
01/12/2014 - College PREP - San Antonio, TX
James DeLeon is a 6'1"/200 lbs RHP that hit 82 MPH in his first Baseball Factory outing. On the mound, he threw three pitches, a fastball 82 MPH / a slider 72 MPH / a change-up at 76 MPH. He displayed some raw mechanics but good life and projection with his fluid arm action. Simple touch-ups, such as landing more directional and athletic are just two quick fixes that will allow for much change. Offensively, he showed quick hands and a contact approach. All in all - James has two seasons of high school baseball left to compete and refine his ability for the next level.