James is a highly scouted pitching prospect who has completed his second season at John A. Logan College. His school is a national power in the Midwest Community College ranks. The school has sent many players on to Division I schools and four players are presently in the Major Leagues. James has signed on to play at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee for his junior year. Coach Fleenor says, “James is a possible draftee this June but all indications point towards at least one season at the 4-year level before turning pro.” James was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 45th round of the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft, pick # 1355 overall.