11/10/2011 - Pirate City Select Training - 2011 James is a young, thin, 2nd baseman who will graduate in 2014. Defensively, James has playable hands and feet, and he makes plays on balls hit his way. He takes good angles, he flashes a good backhand, and he throws with accuracy to his target. Looser actions and a longer arm action can help improve defensive tool grades. Offensively, James is equally as good from both sides of the plate. He has a proper load, an easy stride, and he swings in good rhythm. He puts the ball in play consistently and he shows some pop in his stick.