There's no doubt that lefthander Kevin James is Wisconsin's best prospect, but it's unclear whether he'll get drafted high enough to bypass a Boston College scholarship. He's a projectable 6-foot-4, 187-pounder who drew attention by consistently hitting 90-91 mph while pitching against suspended Illinois high school lefty Ian Krol in a Wisconsin scout league in the spring. James' curveball and command still need a lot of work, and scouts can't figure out why he doesn't dominate weak high school competition. James went 0-8 as a junior, and while he won his first start as a senior, he still issued six walks in five innings.James' bonus is the highest in the 9th round this year.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
9th Round Pick Kevin James Signs For $625,000
Who but Jim Callis with the details. Here's what BA had on James before the draft:
-- By Kevin Gengler at 12:39 PM