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James Watts (RHP) – Top pitcher in Swedish Elitserien in 2017 with Dutch Citizenship seeking EU club for 2018

James Watts was a four year starting pitcher for Milligan College (NAIA) where he led his team in wins in three of his four years and finished his carreer with a total of 46 starts.

After a strong freshman year, James was the runner up for AAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year.  He is also 3rd in the record books among most career wins at Milligan College.

After college James continued to pitch overseas, starting in Western Australia with the Peel Mariners of the state’s AA grade (third division). James then took some time off to rest his arm and returned overseas in 2017 to play in the Swedish Elitserien (First Division) where he completed dominated at 9-1 with an era of 1.20 complimented by 134 strikeouts in just over 90 innings pitched.

James also has Dutch citizenship and is looking for a European club to pitch for in 2018.


DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: 09/03/1992

Height: 6’3″/190cm

Weight: 200 lbs/90 kg

Nationality: American with Dutch citizenship

Throws/Bats: R/R

Positions: RHP


Baseball Background

College

2012-2015: Milligan College (NAIA)

Overseas

2015-2016: Peel Mariners, Western Australian AA Grade

2017: Sölvesborg Firehawks, Swedish First Division

Achievements

2017: Best Pitcher, Swedish First Division (Link)


STATISITICS

Pitching Stats

OVERSEAS
Year ERA W-L GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO BAVG WHIP
2017 1.20 9-1 90.1 38 23 12 42 134 0.118 0.89
2015-2016 3.63 2-1 5 1 0 0 22.1 17 18 9 12 31 0.179

 

COLLEGE
Year ERA W-L GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2015 6.47 3-6 11 1 1 0 48.2 58 43 45 20 28
2014 4.42 6-3 12 0 0 0 55 49 30 27 21 32
2013 3.75 5-3 13 0 0 0 57.2 60 30 24 16 47
2012 5.68 5-4 10 0 0 0 44.1 48 40 28 27 47


Hitting

OVERSEAS
Year AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2017 16 4 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0.187 0.222 0.187
2015-2016 55 16 20 2 1 0 15 9 2 11 12 0.364 0.456 0.436

 


SIGNING PREFERENCES

James is open to any playing opportunities for the 2018 spring / summer season.


CONTACT

Email: jhwatts@my.milligan.edu


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