Career Highlights: Third season of professional baseball and first with the Wingnuts…signed by Wingnuts on 8/18/13…joins Wingnuts with an 8-16 career record with one save and a 4.40 ERA in 57 appearances, 29 of them starts…has one career complete game, a shutout…202.2 career IP, allowing 238 hits, 85 walks, and 12 home runs…152 strikeouts in career…played four years of college baseball at State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton from 2008-2011…21-11 with a 4.31 ERA for the Bearcats in 59 games, 39 of them starts…struck out 192 in 256.2 collegiate innings…earned America East Conference Pitcher of the Year honors as a junior in 2010, going 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 14 starts with 74 strikeouts in 88.0 IP…ranked first in America East Conference in ERA in 2010, second in wins, and third in strikeouts…majored in Human development…played for the Vermont Mountaineers in the New England Collegiate League in 2010…played at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School in Plainview, NY…enjoys basketball, movies, and music
Fort Worth (United/Ind.): 4-3 with one save and a 1.56 ERA for the Cats in 25 games, 19 of them in relief…finished six games…57.2 IP, allowing 45 hits, 23 walks, and two home runs…struck out 52…threw 4.0 shutout innings in a start while taking a no-decision on 5/23 vs. Edinburg…started and won on 6/3 at Edinburg, allowing one earned run on six hits in 7.0 IP…worked 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/28 at Rio Grande Valley…struck out three in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/7 vs. San Angelo…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief outings and struck out four on 7/18 vs. Rio Grande Valley…allowed one unearned run with five strikeouts in 6.0 IP and picked up the win in a start on 7/21 vs. San Angelo…started and pitched 6.0 shutout innings on 8/6 vs. Rio Grande Valley with nine strikeouts to earn the win…helped Cats reach the United League playoffs.
Fort Worth (North American/Ind.): 4-7 with a 5.27 ERA for the Cats in 17 games, 16 of them starts…had one complete game, a shutout…94.0 IP, allowing 132 hits, 38 walks, and six home runs…struck out 56…allowed three or fewer earned runs in eight of 16 starts and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 11 of them…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 14 of 16 starts…earned first career win on 6/12 at San Angelo, allowing four runs, three earned, on 10 hits in 6.2 IP…allowed two earned runs and struck out six in 6.0 IP on 6/29 vs. McAllen to pick up the win…pitched 7.0 shutout innings with four strikeouts and earned the win on 7/22 vs. San Angelo…struck out eight and allowed four earned runs in 6.0 IP in a loss on 8/14 at Abilene…struck out five and pitched 7.0 shutout innings on 9/3 vs. San Angelo while picking up the win…helped Fort Worth reach the North American League playoffs…struck out seven batters in 5.2 postseason innings
Edinburg (North American/Ind.): 0-6 with a 6.00 ERA for the Roadrunners in 15 games, seven of them starts…finished six games…51.0 IP, allowing 61 hits, 24 walks, and four home runs…struck out 44…pitched at least 5.0 innings in six of seven starts…worked more than 1.0 inning in six of eight relief appearances…made professional debut on 6/24 vs. McAllen, throwing 2.0 shutout relief innings with four strikeouts…made first career start on 6/27 vs. McAllen, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits over 7.0 IP while taking the loss…struck out seven in 6.0 IP on 7/8 vs. Rio Grande Valley…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts on 8/12 vs. San Angelo
Kevin Hooper on James: We’re excited about giving James a chance in our rotation. He is a great kid with very good stuff from the left side, and should be able to help us for the stretch run.