08/18/2019 - College PREP - Providence, RI James is a thick, solid, 2-way player who will graduate in 2020. At first base, James moves well around the bag, he presents his glove, and makes plays consistently. He covers ground, his exchange is clean, and he throws with carry and accuracy to his target. Defense can improve with more pre-pitch actions and playing a little lower. On the mound, this LHP has good balance over the rubber and a clean arm circle. He separates his hands on time, he has a controlled landing toward home, and throws strikes. Added arm strength and sharper off-speed will improve pitching. Offensively, James has a square/athletic set-up, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He loads well, makes hard contact, and he uses his lower body. Letting the ball travel deeper will help solid hitting get even better.