Local Kid. Soft throwing. Good Control. I never saw him go over 90. Usually sat 87-89. But he is a big kid and proper strength conditioning could improve that. May be a good back of the rotation type in years to come.4 of 6 picks high school players. That is a HUGE departure from the past for the Padres organization.
I actually saw James twice, and like you I saw him throw a lot of 88's and 89's. His projectable body made me (and others) believe there was more in there. Then he gave up a homer, and for the rest of that inning he was 92-93 with a sharp breaking ball. I didn't have to imagine it anymore. It's in there and now we'll have to bring it out more consistently.
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