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Justin James

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Justin James
Name: Justin Duane James
Born: Sep 13, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Okla. USA
High School: Yukon (Okla.) HS
College: Missouri
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (140th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003 (signed for $202,500)
A 2001 sixth-round pick by the Red Sox, James is draft-eligible again as a sophomore. He doesn't have the pure arm strength of Southwest Missouri State's Bob Zimmerman, but he's a better pitcher. Six-foot-3 and 200 pounds, James usually pitches at 88-92 mph and has touched 94. His changeup is his second-best pitch, and he also has a good hard curveball. He's athletic, throws strikes and challenges hitters. If there's a knock on James, it's that his pitches are easy to follow because he lacks deception and that he's around the plate almost too often. He could go as high as the third round, and his best days are ahead of him.
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