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Chad James

LHP | RangersTEX
Frisco RoughRiders Frisco RoughRiders
Chad James
Name: Chad D. James
Born: Jan 23, 1991 in Yukon, OK
High School: Yukon (Okla.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career498.24.511.544.137.67
Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2009 (signed for $1,700,000)
James spent the offseason on a stringent conditioning program, and his hard work will pay off when he gets selected in the first round in June. After pitching in the high 80s and showing a mediocre curveball last year, he has gotten noticeably stronger. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder now routinely sits at 90-92 mph and touches 95 with his fastball. While his curveball needs more consistency, it's close to a plus pitch at times. He continues to have success with a changeup that ranks as one of the best among this draft's high schoolers. James has some minor delivery issues, but he's so athletic that he should be able to make those tweaks with ease. His brother Justin was a fifth-round pick out of Missouri by the Blue Jays in 2003. Chad has committed to Oklahoma State, but his stock continues to rise, making it unlikely he'll make it to college.
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Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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