08/20/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC James is an athletic 1B/LHP. Defensively at 1B, he shows active footwork as he tries to work into a square fielding position on GB's. He gets rid of the ball with a clean exchange and fires accurate throws to his target. On the mound, this LHP has a strong mound presence. He delivers from a hi 3/4 arm slot with loose arm action and finishes with extension towards home plate. As a hitter, James displays a balanced setup. He explodes his lower 1/2, swings on a direct path through the zone and drive pitches on a line. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Play low 2. Develop soft hands 3. Play through Pitching 1. Strong frontside 2. Arm strength (long toss) 3. Repeat delivery Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Improve bat speed 3. Use a middle of the field approach