• Full name James Evan Steele
  • Born 11/14/1996 in Marietta, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Chipola JC
  • Drafted in the CB-B round (73rd overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2017 (signed for $826,500).
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    Steele was the No. 320 prospect in the 2015 BA 500, and he spent one year at Vanderbilt before transferring to Chipola. This spring, he got off to a strong start, with his fastball working mostly at 90-91 and touching 93. He missed some time due to a blood clot, and he slowly returned to form as the spring unfolded. Towards the end of the season, Steele was back at full strength, slinging his low 90s heater from his low three-quarters arm slot and mixing in a hard sweeping breaking ball and potentially above-average changeup. He has excellent size and is said to have high extension according to TrackMan, giving him the deception for his stuff to play up.

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