Versatile catcher James to Rays in Round 6

The Rays selected University of Oklahoma catcher Mac James in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 1 p.m. ET.

James, who stands 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, hit .330 with five home runs and 41 RBIs for the Sooners in 2014. He struck out just 13 times in 218 at-bats.

Added value for the native of New Braunfels, Texas, is the fact he started at five different positions. But primarily he is a catcher or first baseman.

James had just nine at-bats in 2013, his first season with the Sooners after transferring from the junior-college ranks, but he quickly got back up to speed in 2014.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.