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Josh James
Trending: ↑ 29%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 234LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 34, #1006, Houston Astros | Western Oklahoma State College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0 7.27 13 2 0 17.1 21 1.85
3 Seasons 8 1 4.60 68 6 1 101.2 150 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 13 1-0 7.27 17.1 21 1.85
3 Seasons 68 8-1 4.60 101.2 150 1.33

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 349 53 4 7.5 87.3 16.3 30.2 .190 .337 .268 .272 .348 28.3 31.9 7.7 2.35 2.95
2019 1142 127 6 4.7 89.7 16.9 33.9 .174 .294 .304 .271 .355 39.2 37.6 13.2 4.70 3.06
2020 340 43 7 16.3 85.4 16.4 46.5 .251 .503 .384 .389 .445 30.2 25.3 20.5 7.27 7.41
ALL 1831 223 17 7.6 88.3 16.7 35.4 .191 .339 .312 .293 .371 34.8 34.1 13.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

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James relies on 4 pitches.



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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 196 114 82 57.6 96.3 56 40 12 6 3 0 3 12 28 .300 .263 .600 .530 .460 .423 87.2 16 2307 19.4 32.4
2020 Slider 80 75 5 23.5 85.6 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .324 .111 .582 .156 .393 81.4 23 2575 44.0 4.8
2020 Changeup 47 18 29 13.8 88.8 16 14 2 0 1 0 1 7 7 .143 .188 .429 .411 .285 .295 83.1 9 1546 45.5 35.0
2020 Curveball 17 3 14 5.0 82.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2696 100.0 20.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 717 382 335 63.3 97.1 170 140 33 21 6 1 5 51 89 .236 .203 .400 .327 .339 .307 91.1 20 2414 29.5 23.8
2019 Slider 232 152 80 20.5 84.5 59 55 9 4 1 0 4 33 22 .164 .147 .400 .300 .259 .220 88.7 15 2537 56.3 32.7
2019 Changeup 165 62 103 14.6 89.0 34 29 4 3 0 0 1 15 14 .138 .097 .241 .130 .235 .186 82.6 0 1870 50.7 28.3
2019 Curveball 18 0 18 1.6 81.6 2560 33.3
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer HOU R 196 96.3 13.9 -0.2 -2 8.1 0.5 6
2020 Changeup HOU R 47 88.8 31.8 2.4 8 15.4 1.3 9
2020 Curveball HOU R 17 82.3 54.7 5.4 11 5.5 -2.5 -31
2020 Slider HOU R 80 85.6 39.6 4.1 12 9.3 4.7 99
2019 Curveball HOU R 18 81.6 55 3.5 7 6.6 -1.2 -16
2019 Slider HOU R 232 84.5 43.1 5.4 14 13 7.3 129
2019 4-Seamer HOU R 717 97.1 13.2 0.6 4 8.4 0.5 7
2019 Changeup HOU R 165 89 32.8 4 14 16.5 1.7 11
2018 Slider HOU R 53 85.6 38.7 2.1 6 9.1 4 79
2018 Curveball HOU R 6 81.5 51.6 0.6 1 3.6 -4.9 -57
2018 4-Seamer HOU R 209 97.1 15.8 -1.5 -10 13.2 4.9 60
2018 Changeup HOU R 81 88.5 33.7 2.8 9 17.2 2.4 16
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 349 49.6 59.0 80.4 33.5 49.2 52.1 65.9 46.1 31.1 8.0 75.0
2019 1142 48.2 67.9 72.2 24.1 39.7 41.1 57.9 45.2 36.6 6.2 82.9
2020 340 44.7 55.9 80.0 19.1 44.4 42.1 57.8 35.6 30.6 5.6 57.9
ALL 1831 47.8 64.1 74.9 24.8 42.8 43.4 59.5 43.6 34.6 6.4 76.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 41.5 24.5 20.8 13.2 37.7 32.1 30.2 0.0 32.1 35.8 24.5 0.0 7.5
2019 35.4 35.4 22.8 6.3 34.6 36.2 29.1 1.6 30.7 31.5 19.7 10.2 4.7
2020 32.6 16.3 41.9 9.3 23.3 34.9 41.9 7.0 20.9 30.2 23.3 2.3 16.3
ALL 36.3 29.1 26.0 8.5 33.2 35.0 31.8 2.2 29.1 32.3 21.5 6.3 7.6
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 91 .268 44 5 11.4 47 22 46.8
2019 263 .307 133 30 22.6 130 91 70.0
2020 83 .384 47 7 14.9 36 22 61.1

Pitch Distribution