08/22/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Rosemont (Chicago), IL James is an athletic SS who has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well front. He moves well laterally with range increasing as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry (84 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine through a tall setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive path. He has strength in his swing (91 mph exit velocity) and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Lower half works well through the swing and shows a feel for the barrel. With 3 years to further develop, James has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.