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Josh James

Josh James

SP,RP - HOU
Age: 27College: Western Oklahoma State CollegeBats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #109
Best / Worst #78 / #368
ADP #232

Ownership

 
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41%
 
ESPN
52%

Eligibility

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Expert Note
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James still has legitimate ace upside if he can harness his arsenal and find his way into Houston's rotation. There is a chance this fireballer breaks camp in the rotation and if he does, we may just be looking at 200+ strikeouts in 2020. After all, his on-paper ratios may not seem great from 2019, but his xWOBa was above the likes of Mike Clevinger, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Snell and Walker Buehler. I don't need to tell you that this means he has ace stuff. But folks, he just might be the best pitcher in the Astros rotation this year if they give him the ball in the first inning.

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Josh James expected to join Astros soon

Josh James is expected to join Astros summer camp soon.

Fantasy Impact

James has been away due to a personal issue unrelated to COVID-19. He'll have to pass MLB's intake testing protocol before he can get on the field so we are likely still several days away from him joining a workout. James would be an exciting late-round fantasy selection if we knew for sure he had a spot in the rotation.

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2020 Relief Pitcher Ranking Tiers (Fantasy Baseball) photo
Given that many starters will not take on a full workload initially, the "SPARP" (Starting Pitchers as Relief Pitchers) strategy is an even more viable option this year.
by Carmen Maiorano in FantasyJul 13, 2020
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#258#155#67837
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #307#213#3372
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Projections (2020 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
1263200137.63317617474.121.34
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018HOU63200231566377.692931.872.350.96
2019HOU49151161.1463432103513.1610037.594.701.32
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Fri, Sep 27@ LAAW, 4-0-1.00000000.000.00
Thu, Sep 26@ LAAL, 3-4-1.01000020.001.00
Sun, Sep 22vs. LAAW, 5-13-1.01000110.002.00
Fri, Sep 20vs. LAAW, 4-6HLD1.00000120.001.00
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Fri, Jul 24thvs SEA9:10pm
Sat, Jul 25thvs SEA4:10pm
Sun, Jul 26thvs SEA2:10pm
Mon, Jul 27thvs SEA7:10pm
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