- Perfect Game #3 Ranked Prospect for class of 2016.
Freshman (2014): Pitched in 15 games, making 14 starts...ranked second on the team with 90.2 innings pitched, setting a new Air Force record for a freshman...posted 3-8 record with 43 strikeouts...pitched at least five innings in 11 starts and at least six innings in nine...pitched seven-plus innings seven times...ranked ninth in the Mountain West in innings pitched and starts...made debut on mound vs. Michigan, tossing seven innings, striking out three...struck out career-high seven in win over Navy...also scored the go-ahead run vs. Navy as a batter...tossed a four-hit shutout against New Mexico, striking out six...for his effort against New Mexico, earned College Sports Madnes Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, Mountain West POW and Air Force Athletics Athlete of the Week...also earned AFA AOW for win against Navy...appeared in 26 games as a designated hitter...batted .250 and posted a .460 on base percentage...went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and three runs scored in collegiate debut vs. Washington...drew 13 walks in 50 plate appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL (Cherry Creek):2013 Gatorade Player for the Year for the state of Colorado...12th round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 MLB draft...Louisville Slugger High School First-Team All-American...All-State and All-Colorado in 2012 and 2013... 5A State Player of the Year...Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Third-Team underclassman All-American in 2012 and Third-Team Preseason All-American in 2013...Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-West Region Second Team...Perfect Game Top 500 and third-ranked RHP from Colorado...Colorado Rockies futures player in 2012 and 2013...CHSAA all-academic first-team in 2012...posted 7-1 record and 1.74 ERA to go with 57 strikeouts and just two walks in 40.1 innings pitched as a senior...batted .400 with six homers and 27 RBIs at the plate...team captain as a senior...graduated with high honors...National Honor Society member...played summer ball for the Connie Mack 18's...high school and summer ball coach was Marc Johnson.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 21...son of Garth and Elizabeth Jax...first name is James and Griffin is his middle name...nickname is Griff...has younger twin siblings...father played 11 years as an offensive lineman in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals and played collegiately at Florida State.
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