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Austin James Scouting Report — SS, State College of Florida

Prospect: Austin James
Position: Shortstop
Organization: State College of Florida
Height/Weight: 6’2″, 190 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Age/DOB: Sophomore (Two-Year)
Acquired/Hometown: Valrico, FL (Bloomingdale HS)

March 26, 2018 — State College of Florida Manatees (NJCAA)
Physically strong, well built kid; good natural strength base that serves him well at the plate. Well above-average athlete who runs pretty well; had him 4.23 up the line from the RHH box in March. Good footwork, particularly defensively; in that regard, should transition well into higher levels/pro ball … Arm is strong enough to stick at shortstop; some accuracy/consistency issues on throws in my look with tail up and away at times when elbow drops, but plenty of natural strength there to stick with some development, at least early into pro ball … Big swinger/undisciplined at the plate; lots of swing and miss in his game, but approach is right — really trying to do damage through it. Will suffer fair share of strikeouts at higher levels, but must prove he can handle the bat well enough to work through that. Potential above-average/plus power based on BP looks when he does make contact; great natural leverage through physical build and swing mechanics … Austin James is relatively raw with some feast-or-famine to him at the plate, but the kid’s a ballplayer; he should develop nicely and turn into a strong MLB Draft follow in 2019, if not sooner.

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