Chad D. James...graduated from Yukon High School (OK) in 2009, where he went 8-2 with a 1.28 ERA in 10 starts as a senior...
earned Second-Team All-America honors from Baseball America following his junior season...his brother, Justin, was a fifth-round
pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003.2011Went 0-10 in first half, despite a 3.16 ERA (79.2 IP/28 ER) in 14 starts for single-A Jupiter. After break, went 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA
(69.2/35) in 13 starts...Led all Marlins' farmhands with 124 strikeouts for season, registering 62 punch-outs in each half of campaign. Was also fourth in
innings pitched...First win of year came in 19th start, on July 16 vs. Brevard County. Gave up one hit over 6.0 innings with four walks and seven strikeouts...All of his wins came at home, where he went 5-8 with a 2.92 ERA (95.2/31) in 16 starts. Was 0-7 with a 5.37 ERA (53.2/32) in 11 starts
on road...Right-handers batted .303 (125x413) against him, with nine home runs, while lefties hit .273 (48x176) with three homers.2010Spent the entire season with single-A Greensboro, posting a 5-10 record with a 5.12 ERA in 24 starts. Struck out 105 in 114.1 innings
pitched, while walking 65. His 65 walks were tied for the most among organizational pitchers ... Made his first professional start April 9 vs. Augusta and took the loss. Allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three walks
and four strikeouts in 4.1 innings ... Came out on the losing end in his next two starts; April 14 vs. Delmarva and April 19 at Lakewood. Allowed six runs on 10 hits in 10.1
combined innings ... Earned his first career win on May 29 at Lexington, holding the Legends scoreless on one hit over 5.1 innings ... Won consecutive starts twice: June 26 vs. West Virgina & July 1 at Rome and August 20 at Lakewood & August 25 at Rome ... Dropped five straight decisions from July 6-August 15 to mark his longest losing streak of the season. Owned a 7.93 ERA (36.1 IP/32
ER) over the streak ... Allowed more than three earned runs in only one of his first 13 starts. Over his last 11 assignments, surrendered more than three
earned runs five times.