James Norwood Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 28
Born: December 24, 1993
Birthplace: New York, NY
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 7th round, 2014 by CHC
How Acquired: Acquired from Philadelphia for cash considerations (June 2022)
College: St. Louis
High School: All Hallows (NY)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 19, 2014 (CHC)
Signing Scout: Ty Nichols (CHC)
Signing Bonus: $175,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: July 6, 2014 (AZL Cubs)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: July 11, 2018 (CHC)
Service Time (1/22): 1 year, 89 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2018, 2019, 2021)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
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  Physical Description: Strong medium frame. Minimal projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot, starting on the third base side of the rubber. Exclusively from the stretch. Medium to high leg kick. Electric arm. Below average control and command.

Fastball: 96-99 mph four-seamer has hit 100 mph. Has some downward and armside movement. Plus pitch. Uses the pitch about half the time.  Also throws an 86-91 mph splitter, which he uses about 40% of the time.  Induces groundballs. Below to fringe-average pitch.

Slider: 85-87 mph show-me pitched used roughly 10% of the time. Fringe-average pitch. 12-to-6 movement.
  Career Notes: Has had a few major league opportunities with limited success. Traded three times between April 2021 and June 2022. Boston snuck him through waivers in June 2022.

Summation: Emergency depth. Could blossom into major league material with improved control due to impressive fastball. Could stand to hone at least one secondary.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2012 Saint Louis Atl10 NCAA --- 18 3 3 2.23 20 4 1 40.1 34 15 10 0 0 12 36 1.14 8.03 2.68
  2013 Saint Louis Atl10 NCAA --- 19 0 2 4.71 7 1 1 21.0 25 14 11 1 1 13 22 1.81 9.43 5.57
  2014 Saint Louis Atl10 NCAA -- 20 8 2 2.68 15 15 0 94.0 84 34 28 4 3 28 64 1.19 6.13 2.68
  2014 Arizona Cubs Ariz Rk CHC 20 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 0 1 2 2.50 9.00 4.50
  2014 Boise Hawks Nwst A- CHC 20 0 2 7.00 8 4 0 18.0 16 14 14 3 0 7 18 1.28 9.00 3.50
  2015 Arizona Cubs Ariz Rk CHC 21 0 2 3.6 4 4 0 10 9 5 4 0 0 2 9 1.10 8.10 1.80
  2015 South Bend Cubs Midw A CHC 21 2 4 4.95 13 7 1 40.0 40 25 22 2 0 19 30 1.48 6.75 4.28
  2016 South Bend Cubs Midw A CHC 22 3 1 3.71 22 0 6 26.2 30 12 11 0 2 8 35 1.43 11.81 2.70
  2016 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Caro A+ CHC 22 1 0 1.93 8 0 1 9.1 12 2 2 0 0 2 8 1.50 7.71 1.93
  2017 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Caro A+ CHC 23 3 0 2.31 27 0 6 39.0 32 11 10 1 1 16 41 1.23 9.46 3.69
  2017 Tennessee Smokies Sou AA CHC 23 1 3 5.30 14 0 1 18.2 22 11 11 1 0 9 19 1.66 9.16 4.34
  2018 Tennessee Smokies Sou AA CHC 24 1 2 2.48 25 0 2 32.2 25 10 9 2 2 12 36 1.13 9.92 3.31
  2018 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 24 1 1 2.55 15 0 0 17.2 11 5 5 1 1 12 21 1.30 10.70 6.11
  2018 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 24 0 1 4.09 11 0 0 11.0 14 7 5 0 0 5 10 1.73 8.18 4.09
  2019 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 25 3 2 4.21 45 0 6 57.2 40 31 27 9 2 31 81 1.23 12.64 4.84
  2019 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 25 0 1 2.89 9 0 0 9.1 9 4 3 1 0 8 11 1.82 10.61 7.71
  2020 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 26 0 0 16.20 3 0 0 1.2 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 3.00 0.00 5.40
  2021 El Paso Chihuahuas PCL AAA SD 27 3 4 4.43 43 0 4 44.2 40 22 22 3 1 21 71 1.37 14.31 4.23
  2021 San Diego Padres NL MLB SD 27 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 5.0 6 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.80 5.40 5.40
  2022 Philadelphia Phillies NL MLB Phi 28 1 0 8.31 20 0 0 17.1 24 17 16 2 0 9 22 1.90 11.42 4.67
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
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