07/29/2013 - College PREP - Gaffney, SC James is a tall, lean, and athletic catcher that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is above average as indicated his indicated by his 7.18 60 time. He utilizes his quick, athletic feet well in working in line to his target through a clean transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show in the 2.20-2.40 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, Sims shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered as he uses his lower half well. James has abilities with a lot of room to improve.