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Jun 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003   Red
  21

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
James Oliver
RHP 6-2 185   R/R

FB
88
60
7.28
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
88
CB
74
SL
77
CH
76
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Oliver is a well put together 6'2/185 and he's athletic. He showed good ability in the infield and a quick bat. He has DI potential as a player, but we like him best on the mound. Oliver was up to 88 mph in Lincoln and looks like he has more in him. He has a good feel for the mound and smooth arm action. He showed a real nice curveball around 74 mph with tight rotation and downward biting action. He also threw what we would call more of a slider at around 77 mph. His changeup looks promising, he threw it about 76 mph. Looked like he has command of all his pitches. He gets a good downward plane on all his pitches, but the fastball looked a bit straight in Lincoln. We're not sure if he threw many 2-seamers for more life on the heater. He definitely has a future at the highest levels of college baseball and possibly beyond. Look for him to be recruited by the top baseball/academic schools because James has a 4.17 GPA, a 1280 SAT, and a 29 ACT.
PG Grade 8.0




Jun 07, 2003 - Jun 08, 2003   10-Red
  16

City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
James Oliver
RHP 6-2 185   R/R

FB
86
60
7.14
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
86
CB
74
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
James is a lean athletic RHP with a real loose quick arm. His fastball was consistently 85-86 with good movement. His curvball was also very tight with good biting downward action. James is a two-way college player. He showed decent actions in the infield and can make all the plays. He made several diving plays. He can hit, excellent bat speed and the ball jumps off the wood. He smoked a few in Ft Myers. Could be one of the top 2 way players for 2004 class, he also has outstanding grades,
PG Grade 8.0