12/10/2021 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament James continues to show improvements on the diamond with his baseball abilities at the Academic All American. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.13 range with accuracy / carry (87 mph velocity) on his throws. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front. He utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing and shows a feel for the barrel. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 78-80 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.