James Paxton is a projected Top 10 draft pick in the upcoming 2010 baseball draft. Like some previous picks, who did not want to sign with the team which initially drafted them, James has followed the path of using the independent minor leagues as a place to play before getting drafted again. Sometimes this strategy works and sometimes it does not.
Here is some information about James and his situation:
Here is video footage (low-quality as it was taken with a cell phone’s video capability) of James pitching against the Shreveport-Bossier Captains in May 2010:
Feel free to leave your comments and opinions of players not signing when drafted and using the independent leagues as a conduit to affiliated baseball.
Permission for video footage given by the Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball team in May 2010. You can find out more about the team and its players & schedule at http://www.airhogsbaseball.com/ or callign (972) 504-9383.
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