07/16/2019 - College PREP - Sauget (St. Louis), IL James is a tall, lanky RHP who will graduate in 2020. On the mound, he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through on his release, staying inline towards the plate. He shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 78 mph. Fastball shows good arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 55-61 mph with 11/5 shape with gradual break. Changeup sits from 58-59 mph with cutting action but slows arm speed, tipping off pitch to hitters. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. He can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. James has abilities with time and room to progress his skills on the bump.