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Mac James

Born: 06/02/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215
Primary Position: C
Secondary Position: 1B
Strong catcher's frame, ample projection for additional good weight
Evaluator Thomas Desmidt
Report Date 06/18/2016
Dates Seen 5/31/16, 6/02/16
Affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs (High A, Rays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 Moderate 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Upright stance, hands at ear, slightly pigeon-toed; Strong hands, quality bat speed, smooth, fluid swing;can take pitches to the opposite field, on-base profile plays up with plus discipline
Power 30 Fringe-average raw power, hasn't shown up in games despite swing conducive to generating lift, plays well below-average
Baserunning/Speed 35 35-grade run times, catcher speed
Glove 40 Raw, unfinished behind the plate; average receiving potential, needs work on the intricacies of the position
Arm 50 Strong arm, raw release, below-average accuracy

A former sixth-rounder, James is fairly raw defensively and ultimately work best splitting his time between catcher and first base. There's something to that bat, but he'll need to max it out and likely add that kind of defensive versatility if he is to ever crack a major-league roster.

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