James Percival

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Sport: Boy's Baseball
HS Grad Year: 2016
Recruitment Status: Signed
Position 1: Center Field
Position 2: Catcher
Ht. / Wt.: 6' 2'' / 180 lbs.
School Jersey #:
Club Jersey #: 67
School: Barker College
Location: Sydney,
Club Team: Baulkham Hills
Other Sports: Track and Field
GPA: 4.0
SAT: 1800
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Transcript: Yes
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PERSONAL STATEMENT
Ever since I was young, sport has been a major part of my life. I began baseball at the age of 4, and I have been fortunate to keep progressing my game by giving myself the best opportunities to continue to play my best. I like being part of a team and meeting new people.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
 
Describe Your Playing Style?: I am a dual position player, playing primarily CF (as well as both corner OF positions), and catcher.
Playing in two crucial positions, I understand that I must be diligent in my decision-making and play gold-glove calibre defence at both.

Both these positions mean I possess a strong and accurate throwing arm, as well as clean and smooth glovework and soft hands.

At the plate, I usually hit at the top of order, primarily leadoff or the 2-hole. I am a contact hitter, with a strong ability to get on base, either through having a strong at-bat and drawing a walk or through getting hits. Once on base, I like to utilize my speed and frequently steal bases and always look to take the extra base.

Whilst training I like to enjoy myself and crack jokes with my teammates and coaches in order to make the working environment as fun as possible.

However, once I’m on the field I play with strong determination and stay levelheaded. I am a dedicated trainer and always look to do extra to improve my game.
Personal Statement: Ever since I was young, sport has been a major part of my life. I began baseball at the age of 4, and I have been fortunate to keep progressing my game by giving myself the best opportunities to continue to play my best. I like being part of a team and meeting new people.
Favorite Athlete(s) and why?: Baseball: Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies fan), and Bryce Harper.

Rugby/Football: Jarryd Hayne

Cricket: David Warner
Other activites and interests: My other interests include playing and watching cricket and rugby. Being Australian, these are our two major sports and I love them both. Other than that, I enjoy spending time with friends, whether it be just hanging out or on the golf course.
Who's been the biggest influence on my sports career and why?: My family have been the biggest influence on my life because they have always supported me in everything I’ve done at school and at sport. They love to watch me play and just want me to be happy.
About Me: I am an 18 year-old from Sydney, Australia, who wants to play baseball in the United States. While I love all sports, baseball is, by far, the one for me. I would love the opportunity to go to college and play competitively and to see just how far I can go in my favourite sport.