Professional Baseball Player
James is an MLB pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians. Originally from Newburgh, New York, he has been playing baseball since he was five years old. James was drafted by the Guardians in 2017 and in 2020, he finished 6th in the AL Rookie of the Year voting. James holds the title of the fastest reliever in MLB history to 100 career strikeouts (54.0 IP). He was also the first among all AL relievers in K% (38.8%) with a minimum of 30 IP in 2022. Although baseball has always been his biggest passion, James loves to golf in his free time.