09/13/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Fresno, CA James is a young (2020 grad) 2-way player as a 3B/RHP. With the bat, this righty shows a slightly open setup with rhythm in his hands. He takes a hack at pitches in the zone, connects and makes consistent contact. At 3B, James hustles and works hard to get into a square fielding position. He funnels the GB smoothly and has a clean exchange to throw. On the mound, this RHP throws his FB from a low 3/4 arm slot. FB ranges from 56-60 mph as he fills the zone up with strikes. He keeps his eyes on the target and repeats well. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. Load 2. Rhythm/Timing 3. Level out swing path Defense 1. Glove presentation 2. Lateral footwork 3. Play through ball Pitching 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. Tempo 3. Lower 1/2 drive