Josh James is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at Barry University and Western Oklahoma State College before being drafted by the Astros in the 34th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
On March 8th, 1993, in the city of Hollywood, Florida, Ivan and Tricia James welcomed their son Joshua Edward James into the world. Ivan, James’s father, is of Puerto Rican descent but spent most of his childhood on the island of St. Croix.
Tricia, James’ mother, was born on the island of St. Thomas. James and his sister Joy both had a portion of their childhoods spent in the territory now known as the United States Virgin Islands.
James received three letters of recommendation while he was a student at South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida. South Broward High School is a marine science magnet school.
There, he played largely in the infield, and he made his throwing debut when he was 16 years old. Jose Marmolejos, who later played for the Washington Nationals and the Seattle Mariners, was one of his teammates when he was attending South Broward High School.
James participated in a variety of sports at South Broward High School, including baseball, basketball, golf, and track and field. In addition, he had some experience playing tennis.
What Happened To Josh James?
After giving up 12 runs and walking 12 in his first eight innings in 2020, Josh James was placed on the injured list with a left hip strain and had surgery in October. That seems like a lifetime ago to him now.
James didn’t make his MLB debut until June of last year, and he only faced 21 batters.