Graduated from Catalina Foothills High School in 2005 ... Earned two varsity letters in baseball for coach Jason Hisey, a three-year letter winner in baseball at Arizona ... 2005 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American ... First-team all-state his senior season ... Second-team all-state in 2004 ... Two-time Kino Pitcher of the Year in 2004 and 2005 ... Helped lead Foothills to a the 2005 state championship game where they finished runner up ... Went 8-0 on the mound with 62 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 47 innings pitched ... Finished with a 1.34 ERA after surrendering only nine earned runs all season.
Played American Legion ball for Post 7.
Full name: John Costa James ... Born: 3/19/87 in