• Full name James Robert Farris
  • Born 04/04/1992 in Gilbert, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arizona
  • Drafted in the 9th round (259th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2014 (signed for $3,000).
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    Farris started and pitched seven innings in Arizona's clinching victory of the 2012 College World Series, and was drafted in the 15th round last season by the Astros. If he's amenable to sign, he'll go in the first 10 rounds this year as a cost-saving senior with good performance numbers. He doesn't have big stuff and knows it, so he has developed into a command-oriented, durable starter. He had five complete games in a 6-6, 3.40 season with just 1.5 walks per nine innings, with 100 strikeouts. He's matured physically and emotionally over four seasons and learned to pitch off his 85-89 mph fastball and changeup, his best pitch. He adds and subtracts from his fastball to get more cut and life. He's also learned to throw his curveball for strikes, though it's a below-average pitch on a pro scale.

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