James Keithley

HS Grad 2005
Age 31 and 0 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) MIF  
Ht/Wt 5-11, 175 lb
Hometown  San Antonio, TX USA
Summer Team  San Antonio Red Sox
Fall Team  Strike Zone Smash
MLB Draft 
Round 39 by Nationals in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - MIF
TX State Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - MIF

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4 yr Commitment
Texas San Antonio

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2003 South Underclass Showcase   Jul 23, 2003
PG Grade: 7.5
Keithley is a slim 5 foot 11 with nice actions at shortstop combined with good reactions to the ball. It was nice to see his versatility and arm strength at both shortstop an 3B positions. He showed 82 mph velocity across the infield and a solid glove. He ran a 7.30 in the 60 and projects very well with his wiry build that appears to be just starting to fill out. He showed a good fluid swing and nice extension utilizing a long lever and sending the ball 350 feet with many of his batting practice hits. He can improve by staying inside those inner half pitches and driving them with a bit more of the barrel and the sky is the limit for him. He can run, throw and swing the wood all with good potential and his baseball actions are all excellent. He is the type of player that has good tools that project well across the board. He will develop more strength and his baseball instincts and actions are advanced. Watch out for him. Needs to be followed close for the 2005 class.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 7.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.30 sec
70% Rank
best 6.60  avg 7.49
 (2005 class in 2003)

best 6.23  avg 7.44
 (2005 class)
IF 82 mph
87.89% Rank
best 92  avg 76
 (2005 class in 2003)

best 92  avg 77
 (2005 class)
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