Re: 2011 Rule V Draft Discussion Thread
The Phillies CF Jiwan James (23) looks like he could help the Reds outfield situation. He is Baseball Americas 9th ranked prospect for the Phillies.
This was the Newshound write up on him.
Converted from a pitcher to a full-time position player three years ago, James embodies raw five-tool prospect. His plus-plus runnings speed and arm strength make him a potential Gold Glove centerfielder, while his impressive hand-eye coordination and average raw power give him the tools to be a complete player in the big leagues. Still raw, he remains a bit of a project, but the twenty-two-year-old has done nothing but improve the past two seasons. If he can hone his plate discipline, he could develop in to an Adam Jones or Randy Winn-type centerfielder with value on both sides of the ball. Rebuilding clubs looking for a premium athlete with a strong arm and plenty of potential in all facets of the game will select James come draft day.