11/11/2010 - Pirate City Select Training James is a young, tall, lean, 2-way player that Pitches and plays OF. On the mound, James has a good Pitchers frame, nice aggressiveness to the target, and he competes in the zone. He has a short backside and gets proper extension out in front. James can improve mound effectiveness with better balance and direction, along with added arm strength. In the OF, James reads the ball off the bat well, and he makes plays. He plays through the ball some, and throws nicely to his target. Added consistency and a long toss program will help defensive abilities get better. At the plate, James has an average set-up and a level bat path. He showed aggressiveness in the batters box and can generate some bat whip. James will need to loosen his approach and add physical strength in order for offensive numbers to get better.