James Raffauf
James Raffauf
James Raffauf
James Raffauf

CLASS OF 2017

RHP
2B

James
Raffauf

Volunteer State CC
Marian Central Catholic (HS) • IL
6-3 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Illinois Indians

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2.4.17 - Committed to Heartland CC.

2.2.17 - De-committed from Transylvania.

10.19.16 - Verbally committed to Transylvania.

8.9.16 - 6-foot-3, 170-pound, lanky, two-way prospect. Defensively, soft hands, fluid footwork, quick, clean exchange, athletic fielder. Flashed an a long, loose, accurate arm from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 75 mph across the infield. Offensively, right-handed hitter, line drive approach, long path,; exit velocity clocked at 85 mph. Balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance through contact. 7.66 runner in the laser timed 60. On the mound, flashed rhythm, delivery features some effort, slight crossfire, lands closed. Long arm from an over the top slot. Fastball, mostly straight, sat 79-82 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, maintained arm speed, 67-69 mph. Changeup, maintains near FB arm speed; 74-76 mph.

10.18.15 - Lean, room to fill out 6-foot-1, 155-pound right-handed hitting infielder, outfielder and pitcher.  Offensively, balanced and closed setup. Deep, pre-pitch early load and leg-kick timing trigger. Long, uphill bat path through the hitting zone. Registered an exit velocity of 82 mph. Defensively, in the outfield and infield, fluid footwork and clean exchange. Short arm action, high ¾ slot and quick release on the infield. Throws clocked at 76 mph from the outfield and 74 mph across the infield. Also, ran a 7.7 60. On the mound, featured a four pitch mix with decent feel for all. Over-the-top window, short and quick arm action. Some rhythm and effort in delivery. Fastball, flashed slight run and sat 78-80 mph, touching 81. Featured a curveball and slider. Curveball worked 12/6, thrown for strikes, 66-69 mph. Slider, firmer action, tighter spin, 11/5 shape and sat 70-71 mph. Changeup, mainly straight and sat 70-71 mph

8/5/15 - Projectable, lanky 6-foot-2, 155-pound right-handed hitter and pitcher. On the mound showed projectability and throws four pitches for a strike. Deliberate windup, repeatable, with some effort and rhythm. Over-the-top lot, short-arm action, quick and loose arm. Fires off towards first base on his finish.  Threw a heavy fastball for strikes, 78-80 mph. Slider was firm, with feel at 70-71 mph, with two-plane action. Curveball has 12/6 action, occasionally backed up, 65-67 mph. Plus feel for his change-up, fastball arm speed, sitting 71-73 mph. Offensively, short, level bat path through the zone. Wide, closed and balanced setup. Slight pre-pitch load, short stride and average balance through contact. Opposite field approach during batting practice. Registered an exit velocity of 78 mph. Defensively, worked out on the infield and outfield. Handled both positions effectively. Quick and fluid footwork on both the infield and outfield. Played through the baseball, clean exchange from the outfield. Long arm action, over-the-top slot and clocked at 78 mph with slight carry from the outfield. On the infield flashed plus feet on his exchange. Reliable hands and clocked at 75 mph across the infield.

7/15/15 - 6-foot-1, 145-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder with a lanky, projectable frame. Showed off a strong accurate arm from the outfield in game, nearly throwing out runner at the plate on a base hit. Went 1-2 in game with a walk.

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