Compiled a 2.79 ERA in 42.0 innings pitched primarily as a midweek starter and a bullpen guy on the weekends.
Tallied 29 strikeouts in 42.0 innings, and went 3-2 on the season. He walked just 15 batters and allowed 13 earned runs in 17 appearances.
Was the Tigers' Sunday starter in the opening weekend at Southern Miss and went 5.0 innings, allowing just three hits and no earned runs.
In fact, James opened the season going 19.1 innings without allowing a run until a homer by Central Arkansas in the seventh inning.
Had a 6.23 ERA in seven appearances in SEC play.
Went 4-0 on the mound last season while boasting a 1.58 ERA while guiding Hutchinson Community College to a 40-18 overall record and a regional finalist finish under the direction of head coach Kyle Crookes.
Broke or tied four pitching records while at Hutchinson and was an All-Jayhawk Conference honorable mention pick after guiding the team to a West Division Championship.
Member of the Deans Honor Roll after posting a 3.60 GPA at Hutchinson.
Went 8-2 in his senior season with a 1.77 ERA and 86 strikeouts while batting .385 with six home runs and 46 RBI in his senior season at Putnam City North High School under the direction of Rod Richardson.
Finished his high school career with a 28-8 overall record on the mound while hitting .360 in his career with 15 homers.
First team All-Big City by the Daily Oklahoman in his senior season and was a four-year varsity starter.
Male Athlete of the Year recipient at Putnam City North in his senior season.
Also played football and was a first team All-State honoree by the Oklahoma Coaches Association.
Tied with current St. Louis Rams starting quarterback and former No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick Sam Bradford for the most career passing yardage record at Putnam City North High School.
Named to the Perfect Game West Region honorable mention team in 2011 and was a Perfect Game 2010 Underclass honorable mention.
Member of National Honors Society after posting a 3.80 GPA in his four years of high school.
Born Sept. 22, 1992, to parents Jeff and Christine James in Oklahoma City.
Plans to major in communications while at Mizzou.
Younger brother, Carson, also plays baseball.