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TopTenn Pitchers Showcase (Nov. 4, 2012): James had one of the quicker arm actions in the entire event. He pitched consistently in the 87-88 mph range and made it look easy. Maybe the most impressive pitch he threw all day was an 85 mph 2 seam fast ball sinking down and in, plus pitch. With his ability to move the ball coupled with an arm that moves like that, he could become one of the better arms in the entire 2014 class.
TopTenn Baseball Invite Only Showcase (September 21, 2013): James a 2014 Grad from Cookeville HS ran a 7.15 60 time and threw 83 mph from the outfield and 78 mph from the infield. In both the infield and outfield he has solid actions and has a short quick arm, throws are accurate and firm. At the plate he hits from an open upright stance, hands work well, and showed solid bat speed. A very solid player that has some good upside at the next level. On the mound James showed well with a quick arm and easy throwing action. His FB was consistently in the 83-85 MPH range. He’s another guy that will be interesting to watch as he prepares for his senior season at Cookeville HS. I’ve seen James as high as 87 mph in last winter’s pitchers showcase and I expect the velocity to get back to upper 80′s.