James Harris
James Harris
James Harris

CLASS OF 2020

1B
3B

James
Harris

Illinois-Chicago
Brooks College Prep (HS) • IL
6-0 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: White Sox Ace
2020 National

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6/18/19

Positional Profile: 1B/3B. Recent UIC commit.
Body: 6-foot, 210-pounds. Durable, strong build, present lower half strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short leg lift stride. Calm and confident presence in the box. Short, fluid bat path, loose/strong hands create fast bat speed, repeated hard contact with gap-to-gap pop, extension through hitting zone, fluid rhythm throughout swing.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Showed ability to backspin baseballs, more to his pull side; present power in swing.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm draw out of glove, works through a short, high 3/4 window, flashed accuracy and carry across the diamond.
Defense: Confident actions with body control, fluid footwork, reliable hands, clean exchange, pats glove to release, played well on the move, rhythm involved. 
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. Powerful runner.

7.18.18 - 6-foot, 200-pound, right-handed hitting corner infielder, thick frame, strength throughout. Offensively, balanced, open setup, short stride, maintains good balance through contact. Line drive approach with pull-side tendency, short barrel path to ball, gained extension through the zone, repeatedly made square contact, generated back spin, fluid rhythm, 89 mph exit velocity. Defensively, a more natural first baseman, short, quick arm action, high ¾ slot, quick release. Plays through the ball, athletic fielder at first base, displayed quick, fluid footwork, quick on exchanges, soft hands, 78 mph across the infield. Moves well for size, ran a 7.10 laser-timed 60.

7.24.17 - 5-foot-11, 185-pound, thick lower half, right-handed hitting first baseman with well-proportioned strength. Offensively, starts from a narrow open setup, long stride and average balance throughout. Hands work on top of the baseball,  stays short to the ball and can backspin the baseball on occasion; 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran a 4.55 home-to-first in game. Defensively, showed feel around the bag at first base, fluid footwork at times and a clean exchange. Arm works short and throws clocked at 78 mph.

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