09/13/2015 - College PREP - La Verne (Los Angeles), CA James is a lean, young SS that will graduate in 2019. In the MIF, feet are active as he works to square balls up, making the routine plays. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he attacks balls more, plays through while presenting hands out front, and increases foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a closed / balanced setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to get stride foot down sooner to work on time and keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he works to utilize his lower half more aggressively. With 4 years to further develop, James has abilities with time and room to improve.