Astros Prospect: World Series Lit Fire In Me

Josh James wasn't on the field when the Astros won the World Series last year, but he hopes that will change – and sooner rather than later

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
August 15, 2018 - 10:12 am

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When the Houston Astros won the World Series last year, it was exciting for the players, fans, and executives, but it was also exciting for players within the organization’s farm system, including Triple-A pitching prospect Josh James. 

“It was crazy,” James said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “Some of the guys – like Joe Musgrove and Francis Martes – all these guys that I actually played with at some point in time in my career, to watch them go out and pitch in big situation and big games, it was just so much fun to watch.”

The Astros beat the Red Sox in four games in the ALDS before surviving back-to-back seven-game series, first with the Yankees in the ALCS and then with the Dodgers in the Fall Classic.

“Just watching them win a World Series put a little fire into me,” James said. “I want to be in that kind of situation at some point – this year, next year, whenever that time comes. It was really cool to see.”