12/27/2017 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14) James is a lean, athletic SS who has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active / aggressive as he takes good first steps in attacking the baseball. Glove action is soft / clean but needs to present more out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through a tall setup. Hands are quick and work through a compact swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 3 for 5 with a 2B and 5 BB as he displays a patient approach and strong recognition of the strike zone. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. With 5 years to further develop, James has a lot of potential with time and room to progress his game.