Jared James

Born: 02/22/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: LF
Seconday Position: RF
Acquisition Period: 34th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ATL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 27th, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/22, 7/23, 7/24
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Rome Braves
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Physical Description
Lanky, athletic build. Broad shoulders with room to fill out. High waist with long legs.
Swing Mechanics
Open with slight crouch. Medium hand position with small load.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 20 30 Role 30: Extra outfielder Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Short to ball, simple mechanics. Level plane, small load; keeps the barrel in the zone. Looks to go to opposite field, up the middle, but has ability to turn on velo in.
Short to ball, simple mechanics. Level plane, small load; keeps the barrel in the zone. Looks to go to opposite field, up the middle, but has ability to turn on velo in.
Raw Power 20 30 Keeps the ball on the ground; ground-ball/line-drive stroke. Not much carry on fly balls; has to really get into one to pull side to get it out. Gets some carry to gaps; doubles pop.
Keeps the ball on the ground; ground-ball/line-drive stroke. Not much carry on fly balls; has to really get into one to pull side to get it out. Gets some carry to gaps; doubles pop.
Run 45 45 4.30 HP-to-1B. Takes a couple steps to get going, best underway. Athletic gait, long strides. Plays well on defense
4.30 HP-to-1B. Takes a couple steps to get going, best underway. Athletic gait, long strides. Plays well on defense
Field 45 50 Good jumps in left field, goes into the gap well and comfortable going towards the line. Lacks the range to handle center field on regular basis. Athletic actions, gets into good throwing position. Not tested going back to wall. Athleticism suggests he will see some improvement.
Good jumps in left field, goes into the gap well and comfortable going towards the line. Lacks the range to handle center field on regular basis. Athletic actions, gets into good throwing position. Not tested going back to wall. Athleticism suggests he will see some improvement.
Throw 30 30 Big hump, no finish on throws. Short, efforty arm action. Online, but lacks any kind of carry.
Big hump, no finish on throws. Short, efforty arm action. Online, but lacks any kind of carry.
MiLB Stats
Overall Summary
Athletic corner outfielder who does a good job keeping the barrel in the zone, makes consistent contact and gets on base. He does not profile to have much power, but has some room to get stronger, and he should develop some pop to the gaps as the body matures. Strikes me a bit of a late bloomer physically. Has a solid, middle-of-the-field approach at the plate. Likes to jump fastballs early in the count, but has a feel for the zone and doesn't expand. Very good SO:BB ratio at this point. Good instincts on a corner spot though well-below average arm strength and fringe-average speed limit defense. There is some upside here with the bat/on-base ability, which would be his calling card - will need to get stronger and develop gap pop to reach ceiling.