09/13/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Troy (Albany), NY James is an athletic catcher who will graduate in 2021. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, but needs to get down sooner and improve lateral movements. Pop times showed in the 2.19 range with accuracy/carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. James has potential with time and room to progress his game.