Charles Hamilton (Chuck) James is a 2000 graduate of Pebblebrook (GA) High School...Attended Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, AL, where he was an Academic All-American...Enjoys hunting in the offseason.2011Split the season between Minnesota and Rochester (AAA) of the International League...Had his contract selected from the Red Wings on May 29...Five of his eight appearances for the Twins were scoreless...Optioned to Rochester (AAA) on June 16, when Glen Perkins returned from a rehabilitation assignment...Nine of his final 13 appearances with the Red Wings were scoreless...Posted a 2.70 ERA (two earned runs/6.2 innings) in four July games and a 1.00 ERA (two earned runs/18.0 innings) in nine August games...Made 38 appearances for the Red Wings, going 3-2 with a 2.30 ERA (16 earned runs/62.2 innings), one save, 67 strikeouts and 27 walks.2010Signed as a minor league free agent with the Washington Nationals, January 25...Was transferred to Single-A Vermont to start the season to extended Spring Training...Transferred to Triple-A Syracuse, April 23, winning each of his first two starts, including 5.0 scoreless innings with one hit allowed, no
walks and five strikeouts, April 23 vs. Rochester...Transferred to Double-A Harrisburg after five starts for the Chiefs...Did not allow a run in his first five outings for the Senators, tossing 14.2 scoreless inning in that span...allowed three runs in an outing,
June 16 at New Britain...posted another nine scoreless appearances, July 6-August 4 (17.0 ip)...Did not allow a run in 14.0 innings in July with 15 strikeouts and two walks allowed...earned his first professional save, July 12 at Reading...Went 7-0, 1.24 (36.1 ip, 5 er) with 40 strikeouts and two saves as a reliever for the Senators and 1-0, 3.00 (9.0 ip, 3 er) with 10 strikeouts
as a starter...Held left-handed batters to a .219 (14-for-64) batting average with no extra-base hits...righties batted .154 (14-for-91) with five extrabase
hits.2009Missed the entire season recovering from labrum and rotator cuff surgery after the 2008 season.2008Placed on the disabled list to start the season, March 21-April 9 due to left shoulder rehabilitation...made his first start, April 9 at
Colorado, allowing six runs (all in the third inning) on five hits in 3.0 innings...optioned to Triple-A Richmond, April 10...recalled, April 17, replacing
Tom Glavine (DL)...recorded his first win of the season, April 19 vs. Los Angeles (NL), allowing one run, a homer in the second inning...optioned to
Richmond, April 24, going 1-1, 1.59 (17.0 ip, 3 er) for the R-Braves and recalled to Atlanta, May 10...made two starts for the Braves, allowing 10
runs in 10.0 innings...optioned back to Richmond, May 15 where he walked 18 batters in 21.1 innings pitched...placed on the disabled list, May
24-June 4...recalled to Atlanta, August 1 and made two starts for the Braves...optioned back to Richmond, August 8, through the rest of the season.2007Went 11-10 in his sophomore season. His is career winning pct. satnds at .611 (22-14)...Finished the year third on the Braves with 11 quality starts and 161.1 IP...Allowed more than three earned runs in only nine of his 30 starts...Atlanta went 17-13 in his 30 starts...The Braves won each of his last four starts and Chuck went 2-0 with a 4.05 ERA in those four outings.
The Braves bullpen blew four would-be wins for Chuck on the season.
Of his 76 earned runs allowed, 32 of them (42%) came in the 5th or 6th inning. His ERA in the 5th inning:
4.50 (12 ER/24.0 IP); His ERA in the 6th: 14.59 (20 ER/12.1 IP). His batting average allowed 1st time
through lineup: .243; 2nd time: .235; 3rd time: .348; 4th time: .500.
Was 9-8 with a 4.08 ERA in 23 night games and 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA in seven day games. Went 5-6, 3.86
at home and 6-4, 4.63 on the road.
Before the All-Star break, he went 8-7 with a 3.96 ERA and 3-3 with a 4.66 ERA after the break.
His 32 homers allowed led the club and were the third-highest total in the NL.
His 22 wins since 6/25/06 (when he entered the Braves' starting rotation) are tied for 11th in the NL.
Posted one of his finest outings of the season with 7.0 shutout innings vs. FLA on 9/19. Chuck allowed
two hits and one walk while fanning six batters in the 5-1 win.
Was staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on 9/14 at WSH, but went just 3+ innings, allowing a three runs
on six hits in the Braves' 8-5 win.
Was placed on the 15-day DL on 8/21 (retroactive to 8/17) with a left shoulder impingement.
FULL NAME: Charles Hamilton James
BATS: Left THROWS: Left M.L. Service: 2.018
HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 170
BORN: 11/9/81 in Atlanta, GA
ACQUIRED: Selected by the Braves in the 20th round of the 2002
June free agent draft.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2008.
Came off the disabled list on 9/1 vs. NYM and lost a 5-1 decision. Left the game after five innings and
allowed three runs on five hits (66 pitches).
Lost a 9-3 decision on 8/16 vs. SF. Allowed six runs in just 3.2 IP, including a career-high four homers. His
ERA jumped from 3.93 to 4.22.
Allowed four runs on five hits in the first inning, then retired the last 16 batters he faced, throwing perfect
1-2-3 frames from the 2nd-6th innings on 8/10 at PHI. The Braves lost 5-4, but Chuck did not get the loss.
Got the win on 7/31 vs. HOU to improve to 9-8. Allowed four runs in five innings. He posted a season-best
2.48 ERA in the month of July.
Posted his ninth "quality start" at SF on 7/25, but the Braves dropped a 2-1 decision and Chuck's record
fell to 8-8.
Threw a season-high 106 pitches vs. STL on 7/20 and left with the score knotted at 1-1 through 7 innings.
Chuck allowed a fourth-inning solo homer to Albert Pujols. The Braves lost the game 4-2.
Pitched 6.0 shutout innings and left with a 4-0 lead on 7/14 vs. PIT, but lost the decision when the bullpen
blew the lead in the seventh inning. For the game Chuck allowed just two hits.
Defeated FLA on 6/29, allowing only a solo HR in his 6.2 IP in a 12-3 win.
Retired 12 of the first 13 hitters and threw five scoreless innings before allowing four runs in the sixth inning
on 6/24 vs. DET, taking the loss in a 5-0 shutout.
Posted a 9-4 win over Curt Schilling and the Boston Red Sox on 6/18. Chuck went 5.1 innings, allowing
just a pair of solo homers to Coco Crisp.
Faced the Cubs for the second straight start on 6/7, getting a tough loss in a 2-1 defeat. Allowed just two
runs on a season-high tying 7.0 IP.
Notched fifth win with an impressive 2-1 win at MIL on 5/28. Carried a shutout into the sixth inning before
Prince Fielder tagged him with a solo home run. Equaled his career best with eight Ks (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R).
Carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and a no-hitter into the seventh in a 9-2 victory at Pittsburgh
on 5/12. The perfecto was snapped with a walk to Jose Bautista to lead off the sixth, while the no-no was
broken up with a one-out single by Jason Bay in the seventh. Chuck ended with 7.0 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K.
Picked up his first loss of the season on 4/16 at Washington. Allowed three runs on five hits over five
innings. It was James' first loss since 9/19/06, ending a four-game unbeaten streak.
Made first start of the season on 4/5 at PHI, getting the win in an 8-4 victory. He allowed just a fourthinning
run on six hits in his 5.0 IP.2006Had a fine rookie campaign, going 11-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 25 games (18 starts)...Ranked fourth among NL rookies in ERA and tied for fourth in wins. Ranked first in winning percentage (.733) and fifth in opponents' batting average (.232)...Missed 30 team games from 5/6 to 6/6 after suffering a strained right hamstring on 5/5 at NYM (he left the game after facing just two batters)...Made 17 appearances (all starts) after returning from the DL on 6/7...Went 11-4 with a 3.93 ERA as a starter and 0-0 with a 2.38 ERA as a reliever...Went unscored upon in six
of his seven relief outings...Held right-handed batters to a .215 batting average and lefties to a .297 mark...Posted a 3.11 ERA in 17 night games and a 5.83 ERA in eight day games...Moved into the starting rotation on 6/25 at TB and posted all 11 of his wins, the most of any Major League
rookie since that time...His 11 wins since 6/25 ranked second in the NL behind teammate John Smoltz (12)...Went 6-2 with a 3.94 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) at Turner Field. Had a 5-2, 3.61 mark on the road...Allowed six runs on seven hits in 5.0 IP at COL on 9/24. Left with a 7-6 lead, but had no decision as the
Rockies rallied for a 9-8 win...Walked a career-high six batters in just 4.1 IP while getting the loss in a 9-2 game at WSH on 9/19...It snapped his six-game winning streak and marked the first time since 8/4 he allowed more than two earned runs...Earned his career-high sixth straight win on 9/18, going seven scoreless innings on five hits in a 4-1 win
vs. PHI...It was his eighth straight start allowing two or fewer earned runs...Went a career-high 8.0 IP for the second time and
allowed just one hit (Wright's 2nd-inning single) in a 5-0 win at NYM on 9/4. It was his second start without an earned run allowed in 2006...Posted seventh win with a 5-3 decision on 8/30 vs. SF. Chuck allowed just two runs on six hits in 7.0 IP...Left the game on 8/25 with a 4-2 lead, but saw the bullpen unable to hold it in a 7-6 loss vs. WSH...Chuck had a ND, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings and a career-high five walks...Won second straight start on 8/19 at FLA, allowing two runs (one earned), over 6.0 IP in a 5-3 win...Pitched a solid game vs. PHI on 8/9 and left with a
3-1 lead, but the bullpen allowed eight runs in the eighth inning for a 9-3 loss. Chuck allowed one run (solo homer to P. Burrell) and five hits, with no walks and six strikeouts in 6.0 IP...Did not allow a hit until Royce Clayton's sixth-inning homer on 8/4 at CIN, but suffered his third straight
defeat in the Braves' 5-4 loss...In the sixth inning, Chuck allowed four runs on two hits and a pair of walks, making his exit after 5.1 IP...Lost second straight start on 7/30 after allowing a career-high seven runs on seven hits in 1.0+ innings pitched in a 10-6 loss to NYM...Suffered his first career defeat on 7/25 in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins...The only two runs Chuck allowed in his seven innings of work came on a pair of solo homers by Cody Ross...Won fourth straight start on 7/16 at SD despite allowing five runs in 5.0 IP, but got lots of support in a 10-5 Atlanta win. Chuck became the first Brave to win his first four major league starts since Jesse Barnes to end the 1915 season and start the 1916 season...Won third straight start on 7/5 vs. STL, becoming the first Brave to win his first three career starts since
Rick Behenna in 1983. Chuck allowed four runs in 6.0 IP in a 14-4 win, with three of the runs came on fourth and fifth inning homers...Won second straight start on 6/30 vs. BAL, going 6.0 IP and allowing three runs in a 5-3 win. All three runs
came on back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. He walked two and fanned five...Made first career start at TB on 6/25, going 8.0 IP and allowing just an unearned run on just two hits while picking up his first major league victory in a 4-1 Atlanta win. He fanned a career-high eight batters and
walked a career-high four...His previous longest outing was 3.2 IP on 10/1/05 vs. FLA...On 6/25, was recalled from Triple-A Richmond, where he was 1-0 with a 2.67 ERA in seven games (six
starts), including four rehab appearances...Went 1-0 with a 1.83 ERA (4 ER/19.2 IP) and 15 strikeouts in his last three games for Richmond...Was activated from the Atlanta disabled list on 6/7 and optioned to Richmond. Made five rehab appearances, including one with Class-A Rome on 5/17 (1.0 IP, 0 R), and four with Triple-A Richmond from 5/19 to 6/3 (14.0 IP, 6 R/ER, 3.86 ERA).2005Had an impressive season at four different levels. His combined minor league totals included a 13-7 record with a 2.12 ERA, 193 strikeouts and 161.1 IP in 29 games (all starts)...Received the Phil Niekro Award, given annually to the top pitcher in the Braves' minor league system.... Was tabbed as the Braves' top pitching prospect by Sports Weekly and the seventh-best prospect by
... Opened the season at Class-A Myrtle Beach (4/8-5/9) and went 3-3 with a 1.08 ERA in seven games.
... Was promoted to Mississippi (AA) from 5/14 to 8/4 and went 9-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 16 games before
finishing the minor league season at Richmond (AAA), where he was 1-3 with a 3.48 in six games.
... Had his contract purchased by the Braves on 9/15 and he appeared in two games, allowing one run and
fanning five batters in 5.2 innings of work.
... Made his Major League debut on 9/28 vs. COL with 2.0 IP and three strikeouts. His first career strikeout
victim was Brad Hawpe.2004Honored as the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the Sally League regular season and postseason All-Star teams...Led the Rome Braves and was tied for fourth among Braves minor leaguers in wins with 10...Recorded the second lowest ERA in the Sally League and the lowest ERA (2.25) for Rome
and ranked second in the Sally League and led Rome in strikeouts (156)...Named the April Player of the month posting a 3-0 record with a 0.93 ERA, while striking out 21 in 19.1 IP...Continued to dominate the Sally League receiving May Pitcher of the month honors, earning three wins with a 1.82 ERA and averaged 1.02 strike outs per
inning...Opponents hit just .109 during the month of May.2003Named the Braves' Pitcher of the Year for
Danville...Had the lowest ERA (1.25) and most strikeouts (68) on the Danville Braves' pitching staff...His strikeout total ranked second in the Appalachian League...Fell 3.2 innings short of the 54.0 IP minimum to qualify for
the league lead in ERA, but his 1.25 ERA would have placed first.