James Needy

HS Grad 2009
Age 26 and 9 mos
Age on 2009 Draft 18 and 2 mos
Position(s) RHP  IF
Ht/Wt 6-6, 195 lb
School  Santana
Hometown  Santee, CA USA
Summer Team  Gamers
Fall Team  Yankees Scout Team/Gamers
MLB Draft 
Round 6 by Padres in 2009
All Americans/All Regions
2009 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American
California - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2009
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 08, 2009
Position - RHP
Got to keep an eye on after performance at PG National 92 with good slider, good at PG WWBA, also pitched in UA Game
CA State Rank - Class of 2009
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 08, 2009
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
San Diego

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2008 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2008
PG Grade: 10
James Needy is a 2009 RHP/IF with a 6'6'', 195 lb. frame from Santee, CA who attends Santana. James is a very tall pitcher with a powerful right arm. He gets excellent movement on a fastball that sat 90-92 at the Metrodome. Needy has a four pitch mix including a 84 mph cutter. His curveball showed lots of potential and his change has fade at 76mph. James projects large. He could jump way up the charts by next June's draft. He is a good student and a definite must follow for MLB crosscheckers.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 92 mph
98.08% Rank
best 98  avg 84
 (2009 class in 2008)

best 98  avg 83
 (2009 class)
60 7.17 sec
64.44% Rank
best 6.21  avg 7.34
 (2009 class in 2008)

best 6.21  avg 7.43
 (2009 class)
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