Josh James

Age: 26
Bats/Throws: R/R
6' 3" / 206
P
Birthdate: 3/8/1993 (26 y, 7 m, 8 d)
Drafted: 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 34, Pick: 1, Overall: 1006, Team: Houston Astros
Service Time: 0.030
Reported as the pre-2019 value.
0 years and 30 days days of service time.
  
MiLB Options: 3
Reported as the pre-2019 season number of waiver options remaining.

Prospects Report
Team Rank: 5Overall Rank: 98Reported: 2019ETA: 2019  
FastballSliderChangeupCommandFuture Value
70 / 7055 / 5555 / 5540 / 4550

RotoWire News: James is on the Astros' playoff roster. (10/4/2019)

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2014Astros (R)13013639.210.213.400.00.34375.5 %49.0 %0.0 %2.722.663.19 
2015Astros (A)7412418116.16.893.170.15.29174.3 %48.7 %1.7 %2.633.563.99 
2016Astros (A+)9512319110.19.873.260.90.35168.4 %46.3 %11.5 %4.814.153.96 
2017Astros (AA)483211176.08.533.790.12.33860.0 %51.8 %1.6 %4.383.133.92 
2018Astros (AA)0016421.215.784.150.42.36482.0 %54.8 %11.1 %2.491.931.86 
2018Astros (AAA)640171792.212.923.790.78.27870.4 %39.1 %11.0 %3.403.393.29 
2018Astros2006323.011.352.741.17.24090.9 %41.5 %13.0 %2.353.513.460.4
2018Astros010204.213.503.861.93.45560.6 %66.7 %25.0 %7.714.232.86 
2019THE BAT53033872.011.274.000.87.30576.0 %  3.303.44  
2019ATC7602718107.010.383.741.11.30872.9 %  3.913.75  
2019Depth Charts43033872.010.084.101.04.31073.8 %  3.943.95 0.8
2019Steamer53033871.010.793.731.05.29374.3 %43.3 % 3.673.673.691.1
2019Fans (6)8602323122.010.993.100.96.30173.7 %  3.503.23 2.9
2019ZiPS6502220104.79.374.471.03.31373.4 %  4.214.23 1.3
2019Astros (AAA)000303.113.505.400.00.44433.3 %33.3 %0.0 %10.802.604.47 
2019Astros51149161.114.675.141.47.30871.8 %34.6 %16.9 %4.703.983.770.5
2019Astros100403.018.003.000.00.600100.0 %60.0 %0.0 %0.000.210.21 
2019Steamer (R)32055055.012.763.931.06.28676.9 %  3.283.36 0.9
2019Depth Charts (R)32055055.011.884.311.11.31275.0 %  3.743.78 0.5
Total- - -71155484.113.774.481.39.28776.0 %36.7 %15.9 %4.063.853.690.9
Postseason- - -110607.215.263.521.17.50075.5 %64.7 %25.0 %4.702.661.83 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2014Astros (R)132.721360002039.2165351312015035045
2015Astros (A)742.63241800101116.1492102433424101611089
2016Astros (A+)954.81231900100110.1492120645911400972121
2017Astros (AA)484.3821110030176.0343794837132077072
2018Astros (AA)002.49640010121.2931766110001038
2018Astros (AAA)643.4017170000092.23786239358390460133
2018Astros202.35630002023.091156637020029
2018Astros017.7120000004.2216441200007
2019THE BAT533.30338  0  72.030356292673215  90
2019ATC763.912718  02 107.0 935147134502  124
2019Depth Charts433.94338  01 72.0 633432833 4  81
2019Steamer533.673380001 71.0299593129829 3  85
2019Fans (6)863.502323  0  122.0 9751471342 4  149
2019ZiPS654.212220  0  104.7 975249125206100109
2019Astros (AAA)0010.8030000013.1164440200205
2019Astros514.704910016261.126646343210350460100
2019Astros100.0040000003.0123000100006
2019Steamer (R)323.2855000013 55.0227402220624 3  78
2019Depth Charts (R)323.74550  013 55.0 442523726 3  73
Total- - -714.065540018284.135761403813420660129
Postseason- - -114.7060000007.23394413000013

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2014Astros (R)10.213.403.000.0027.3 %9.1 %18.2 %.2381.26.34375.5 %  2.66
2015Astros (A)6.893.172.170.1518.1 %8.3 %9.8 %.2351.23.29174.3 %  3.56
2016Astros (A+)9.873.263.030.9024.6 %8.1 %16.5 %.2711.45.35168.4 %  4.15
2017Astros (AA)8.533.792.250.1221.0 %9.3 %11.7 %.2601.46.33860.0 %  3.13
2018Astros (AA)15.784.153.800.4240.9 %10.8 %30.1 %.2051.25.36482.0 %  1.93
2018Astros (AAA)12.923.793.410.7835.2 %10.3 %24.9 %.1851.09.27870.4 %  3.39
2018Astros11.352.744.141.1731.9 %7.7 %24.2 %.1830.96.24090.9 %57843.51
2018Astros13.503.863.501.9333.3 %9.5 %23.8 %.3161.71.45560.6 %1871014.23
2018Average8.533.252.631.1622.3 %8.5 %13.8 %.2451.30.29372.8 %  4.19
2019THE BAT11.274.002.820.87   .2171.23.30576.0 %  3.44
2019ATC10.383.742.781.11   .2341.28.30872.9 %  3.75
2019Depth Charts10.084.102.461.04   .2381.34.31073.8 %  3.95
2019Steamer10.793.732.891.0528.4 %9.8 %18.6 %.2221.25.29374.3 %  3.67
2019Fans (6)10.993.103.550.96   .2201.14.30173.7 %  3.23
2019ZiPS9.374.472.101.03   .2471.42.31373.4 %  4.23
2019Astros (AAA)13.505.402.500.0031.3 %12.5 %18.8 %.2861.80.44433.3 %  2.60
2019Astros14.675.142.861.4737.6 %13.2 %24.4 %.2031.32.30871.8 %105883.98
2019Astros18.003.006.000.0050.0 %8.3 %41.7 %.2731.33.600100.0 %060.21
2019Average8.883.292.691.4023.0 %8.5 %14.4 %.2491.33.29672.3 %  4.49
2019Steamer (R)12.763.933.241.06   .1981.16.28676.9 %  3.36
2019Depth Charts (R)11.884.312.761.11   .2221.28.31275.0 %  3.78
Total- - -13.774.483.071.3936.1 %11.8 %24.4 %.1971.22.28776.0 %92873.85
Postseason- - -15.263.524.331.1739.4 %9.1 %30.3 %.3001.57.50075.5 %114642.66

SeasonAgeWLGGSIPHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERAFIPWAR
201926652220104.797524912521099.374.472.101.03.2471.42.31373.4 %4.214.231.3
202027652219104.094514812511099.434.412.141.04.2431.39.30873.3 %4.154.211.2
202128652119102.391494611491099.594.312.220.97.2401.37.30873.0 %4.054.041.4

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Astros (R)1.6621.4 %49.0 %29.6 %20.7 %0.0 %  34.3 %25.5 %40.2 %     3.19
2015Astros (A)1.4217.0 %48.7 %34.3 %21.4 %1.7 %  45.1 %22.8 %32.1 %     3.99
2016Astros (A+)1.4922.7 %46.3 %31.1 %17.7 %11.5 %  46.7 %24.0 %29.3 %     3.96
2017Astros (AA)1.8420.1 %51.8 %28.1 %22.2 %1.6 %  37.9 %21.6 %40.5 %     3.92
2018Astros (AA)2.5623.8 %54.8 %21.4 %44.4 %11.1 %  62.2 %11.1 %26.7 %     1.86
2018Astros (AAA)1.0523.9 %39.1 %37.1 %16.4 %11.0 %  37.9 %27.1 %35.0 %     3.29
2018Astros0.9615.1 %41.5 %43.4 %13.0 %13.0 %13.6 %0.0 %43.4 %28.3 %28.3 %28.3 %45.3 %26.4 %3.00823.46
2018Astros2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.62682.86
2019Astros (AAA)1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %  22.2 %22.2 %55.6 %     4.47
2019Astros0.7518.9 %34.6 %46.5 %10.2 %16.9 %9.1 %0.0 %34.6 %35.4 %29.9 %16.5 %43.3 %40.2 %3.33833.77
2019Astros3.0040.0 %60.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      1.6060.21
Total- - -0.8017.8 %36.7 %45.6 %11.0 %15.9 %10.6 %0.0 %37.2 %33.3 %29.4 %20.0 %43.9 %36.1 %3.24823.69
Postseason- - -2.7511.8 %64.7 %23.5 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.18431.83

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Astros (R)4829216    75239314
2015Astros (A)1661175825    3047601064
2016Astros (A+)143967017    66711571824
2017Astros (AA)116634514    4568201276
2018Astros (AA)239104    140241381
2018Astros (AAA)77734712    5909831573
2018Astros2223833009118231349
2018Astros84000004255277
2019Astros (AAA)3332    273865
2019Astros4459246400314476951142
2019Astros30200001163753
Total- - -6682329700405659261491
Postseason- - -1142000054189130

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2018Astros0.53-1.301.834.970.500.970.930.841.1960.300.2420
2018Astros-0.25-0.590.34-0.73-0.080.891.020.610.732-0.12-0.1601
2019Astros-0.16-4.644.48-0.80-0.100.970.870.941.0731-0.340.18119
2019Astros0.14-0.010.142.330.230.480.031.250.1320.170.1110
Total- - -0.37-5.946.314.180.410.970.890.931.0937-0.040.42139
Postseason- - --0.11-0.600.481.600.150.740.691.030.4340.06-0.2111

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2018Astros60.2% (97.1)15.2% (85.6) 2.0% (82.0)22.6% (88.7)   
2019Astros63.5% (97.2)20.5% (84.6) 1.6% (81.5)14.4% (89.1)   
Total- - -62.7% (97.2)19.2% (84.8) 1.7% (81.6)16.4% (89.0)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2018Astros59.9 %     15.2 %1.7 %  23.2 %   
2019Astros63.3 %     20.3 %1.9 %  14.6 %   
Total- - -62.5 %     19.1 %1.8 %  16.6 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2018Astros97.1     85.681.5  88.5  
2019Astros97.1     84.681.5  89.0  
Total- - -97.1     84.881.5  88.8  

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2018Astros59.9 %   23.2 %16.9 %     
2019Astros63.3 %   14.6 %21.4 %0.8 %    
Total- - -62.5 %   16.6 %20.3 %0.6 %    

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2018Astros97.5   88.885.6    
2019Astros97.4   89.284.681.9   
Total- - -97.4   89.184.881.9   

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2018Astros3.20.3 -1.02.0  1.510.49 -14.992.56  
2019Astros3.8-2.1 0.10.7  0.53-0.90 0.720.44  
Total- - -7.0-1.8 -0.92.8  0.75-0.64 -3.681.13  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2018Astros3.4     0.2-1.0  2.0  
2019Astros4.0     -0.70.1  0.7  
Total- - -7.4     -0.5-0.9  2.8  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2018Astros1.64     0.47-17.04  2.48  
2019Astros0.56     -0.310.51  0.45  
Total- - -0.80     -0.17-3.39  1.12  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2018Astros3.4   2.0-0.8    
2019Astros4.3   0.7-0.90.1   
Total- - -7.7   2.8-1.60.1   

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2018Astros1.64   2.48-1.31    
2019Astros0.60   0.45-0.350.66   
Total- - -0.83   1.12-0.540.66   

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2018Astros34.3 %62.2 %46.1 %49.3 %83.7 %68.9 %42.4 %65.9 %14.3 %
2018Average30.9 %67.3 %46.6 %62.8 %85.5 %76.9 %43.0 %60.6 %10.7 %
2019Astros26.9 %69.1 %45.2 %44.3 %74.3 %64.2 %43.4 %57.9 %16.2 %
2019Average31.6 %68.5 %47.0 %62.7 %84.9 %76.2 %41.8 %60.9 %11.1 %
Total- - -28.7 %67.5 %45.4 %45.7 %76.3 %65.3 %43.1 %59.9 %15.8 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2018Astros32.2 %60.0 %46.1 %48.2 %80.0 %68.9 %50.1 %27.8
2018Average30.4 %64.4 %46.6 %60.1 %85.6 %76.9 %47.7 %23.5
2019Astros25.0 %66.6 %45.2 %33.8 %76.3 %64.3 %48.7 %25.1
2019Average30.6 %65.2 %47.0 %59.4 %84.9 %76.2 %47.4 %24.4
Total- - -26.6 %65.0 %45.4 %37.8 %77.1 %65.4 %49.0 %25.7

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2018Astros34.8 %58.5 %46.4 %51.6 %79.0 %68.5 %49.0 %28.2
2019Astros25.0 %66.7 %45.2 %33.6 %76.5 %64.3 %48.5 %25.3
Total- - -27.3 %64.7 %45.5 %38.9 %77.0 %65.3 %48.6 %25.9

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2018Astros (AA)P6421.2111  0          
2018Astros (AAA)P171792.2672  0          
2018AstrosP6323.0010000000 1   1.000 
2019Astros (AAA)P303.1000  0          
2019AstrosP49161.1130001100 8   1.000 
Total- - -P55484.1140001100 9   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSZrCERArSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZFSRFRMARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2018AstrosP23.00 0  000     0.1      
2019AstrosP61.10 -1  010     0.3      
Total- - -P84.10 -1  010     0.3      

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2018AstrosP23.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
2019AstrosP61.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
Total- - -P84.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2018Astros0.80.20.10.43.80.4$3.1 
2019Astros0.0-0.1-0.4-0.55.20.5$4.0 
Total- - -0.80.1-0.2-0.19.00.9$7.2 

  • 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 34, Pick: 1, Overall: 1006
    • Team: Houston Astros
    • School: Western Oklahoma State