01/21/2019 - College PREP - Bradenton (Tampa), FL James is a solid, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the dish, he utilizes his feet well in working in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times show a range of 2.23-2.25 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He displays a soft glove and sticks balls well in the zone. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front but needs to work to get body down sooner. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding power potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. James has a ton of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.