James Aselta
James Aselta
James Aselta
James Aselta
James Aselta
James Aselta

CLASS OF 2022

2B
SS

James
Aselta

IMG Academy (HS) • FL
6-1 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Team Elite Georgia

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2022 National

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6/25/20

Positional Profile: 2B/SS 
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Strong bodied, athletic frame, projectable. 
Defense: Rhythm with fluid footwork, working right to left with baseball towards target. 
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Athletic arm, high 3/4 slot. 
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, weight sits on back leg, high leg kick, strong hands.  Swings with intent, fluid/athletic bat path, above average bat speed. 
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Gap to gap power approach, confident box presence. 
Run: 7.3 runner in the 60. 

1/18/20

Aselta was one of the biggest standouts at Preseason All-State this year. The sophomore shortstop showed off his hit tool with two of the best rounds of BP on the day and followed it up in game by one-hopping the wall for a triple. Aselta has an athletic and projectable 6-foot-1, 175 pound frame. He has a short stride to the ball and above average bat speed. Gap-to-gap hitter with pull-side power. Defensively, the actions at short are clean and athletic. Above average arm with carry that registered 85 mph to first.

7/30/19

Future Games
6-foot, 165-pound athletic frame. Solid build with good strength for his age. A right-handed hitting infielder, worked out and played third base in this tournament. At the plate, shows to have some pop to the pull side, tee exit velocity was clocked at 93 mph, took a solid batting practice popping a few out. The swing is simple, level to up path, finishes with two hands at the shoulders. The lower half is under control, gaining ground with stride foot. Looks to use the entire body to swing the bat. Competed in the box during game play, nothing to show for it. Look for him to hit at a high level. Defensively, threw 79 mph, has enough to stick on the left side, works from a natural slot. Showed rhythm on moving to the left on the double play starts, needs to get off the blocks quicker. Made all the plays in games, still young look for the game to rise.  Average runner at 7.11 sixty-yard dash.

6/19/19

6-foot, 160-pound infielder and pitcher. Ran a 7.1 sixty on the laser at the event. Showed a solid approach in the infield, throwing 82 mph across the diamond with good arm speed. The approach in the outfield is aggressive, throwing 77 mph from right field into the third base. Showed good versatility at the event. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 91 mph. The setup is wide in base, front foot is picked up and put down as the ball approaches the hitting zone. The path is clean, uses a 1-handed finish after contact. 

Tee Exit Velocity - 91 mph
INF Velocity- 88 mph
OF Velocity- 77 mph

6/03/18

6-foot-0, 160 pounds, already adding muscle definition, impressive athlete who is still in the very early stage of physical development. Looks the part of a varsity player now. Projects as an above average runner after posting a 7.35 60-yard dash with an explosive first step. In the box, he works from an even, balanced stance. Lead leg slightly inverted before transitioning to minor leg kick. Hands work loosely and quietly from the shoulders. Present bat speed and gap-power that will make him a consistent threat at maturity, with feel for the opposite field gap. Good hip rotation and strong one hand finish. Posted a tee exit velocity of 90 MPH. Easy athletic movements in the infield. Throws from a natural ¾ slot with comfort moving higher or lower depending on the play. Throws across the diamond clocked up to 71 MPH and should continually tick up. The feet work well with polish tracking ball off the bat. Soft hands especially when going to the backhand. Also, worked out as a catcher, Aselta’s throws were clocked at 70 MPH. Still expected rawness behind the plate but the physical tools are there. Pop times ranged from 2.12-2.31. When everything was on time out of the chute with clean footwork, throws came on a line with carry at a pop band of 2.12-2.18. A name college coaches should be aware of once he begins his high school career, big time follow for the next few years.

10/28/17

6 feet, 150 pounds, wiry and athletic frame. Long-limbed and lanky, projectable and could keep growing. Ran a 7.62 sixty-yard dash. A two-way prospect, Aselta showed clean arm actions from a ¾ slot on throws from shortstop, and was clocked up to 73 MPH across the diamond. Impressed with his acceleration and range in the infield. Has a knack for making quick turns on the double play. When hitting, Aselta stands open to even in the box. Posted an 85 MPH exit velocity off the tee. His hands are loose and work from the shoulders. There is pop in the bat, showing the ability to drive the ball over the fence during batting practice. That being said, at times the swing plane lengthens when looking for the homer. More refinement in approach will help Aselta gain consistency on this end. As a pitcher, Aselta brings some exciting skills to the table, with plenty of polish for someone in the 2022 class. He showed an ability to repeat his simple mechanics staying inline throughout the bullpen session. Worked with tempo and purpose out of the stretch. Once loose, Aselta worked the fastball regularly between 75-77 MPH inducing sink on the pitch. More velocity on the way in the coming high school seasons. The breaking ball comes in between 65-66 MPH, breaks like a slider but with lots of tilt. Developing consistency with the pitch will be an important next step, learning how to control it in and out of the zone. The changeup flashed the type of fade desired, but like the breaking ball, needs more consistency. Overall, Aselta should be on all New England radars for the 2022 class.

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