James Oliver

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 5 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 185 lb
School  Vestavia Hills
Hometown  Birmingham, AL USA
Summer Team  HS team
Fall Team  Birmingham Sout. League
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - RHP
AL State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
Birmingham-Southern College

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2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 8
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 Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 88 mph
81.06% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.14 sec
74.44% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
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