Duke Baseball BIO
12 James Marvel
2015: Did not see game action ... Taken in the 36th round (No. 1,087 overall) of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2014: Earned a spot on the ACC Honor Roll for the second straight year ... Started four games on the mound before missing the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury … Went 2-2 with a 1.78 ERA … Struck out 16 batters over 25.1 innings of work … Earned the win in his second start, allowing two unearned runs over 6.2 innings versus Akron Feb. 23 … Struck out five Zip batters and walked just one … Registered his second win against Coastal Carolina March 2 … Pitched a career-high 7.0 innings against the Chanticleers … Did not allow a run while striking out six batters … Gave up just one earned run over 7.0 innings March 9 against then-No. 1 Virginia … Yielded four hits, struck out four and walked three in the 2-1 setback to the top-ranked Cavaliers.
2013: An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Made 10 appearances on the mound with eight starts ... Went 4-2 with a 3.64 ERA his freshman season, tossing 42.0 innings ... Posted the second-lowest ERA among all Duke pitchers with 25.0 or more innings ... Struck out 22 batters ... Held opposing right-handed batters to a .187 batting average ... Made his collegiate debut Feb. 17 at No. 13 Florida, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out a pair in the no decision ... Earned his first collegiate victory March 12 at N.C. Central, scattering three hits over a season-high seven innings ... Matched his season-long outing with 7.0 innings pitched in his start March 20 against Charlotte ... Did not allow a run versus the 49ers while scattering five hits ... Yielded one run on three hits in win against North Carolina A&T March 27 ... Picked up his fourth victory April 2 against Davidson, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out a career-best seven batters.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Campolindo High School ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 37th round (1,120th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft ... Named to the 2012 ESPN High School California Baseball first team ... One of 10 finalists for ESPN High School Mr. Baseball Player of the Year ... Led team to three consecutive (2010-12) California North Coast Section Division II Baseball Championships as well as four Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) Championships ... A three-time first team all-league honoree and four-time North Coast Section Scholar Athlete ... Named DFAL League Most Valuable Player and first team All-East Bay in both 2011 and 2012 ... Served as team captain senior year, registering a 1.33 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 58 innings on his way to 2012 NorCal Preps Player of the Year, Alameda Newspaper Group East Bay Player of the Year, Sports Stars Magazine Spring Athlete of the Year and Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area NCS Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors ... Also hit .456 with 27 RBI, 33 runs scored, seven doubles and three home runs ... As a junior, posted a 1.17 ERA in 78 innings while also hitting .384 en route to Perfect Game USA Second Team High School Underclassmen All-America honors ... Went 8-2 on the mound as a sophomore with a 1.12 ERA in addition to a .341 batting average ... Played summer baseball for the Danville Zoots and NorCal Baseball ... Gold medalist with the Babe Ruth Championship team at the 2011 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars ... 2011 Perfect Game National Showcase invitee and Rawlings NorCal World Series All-Tournament Team selection ... Also named to the 2010 Bay Area World Series All-Tournament Team and won a bronze medal in 2009 at the CABA 15U World Series Championship ... Lettered three years in football as a wide receiver/safety as well ... California Scholastic Federation (CSF) Life Membership Award recipient ... Two-time first-place finisher in Fiction Long Prose of the Joaquin Moraga Creative Writing Contest.
Personal: Born James Michael Marvel on Sept. 17, 1993 ... The son of John and Julie Marvel ... Mother played golf at the University of Minnesota and was a four-time Minnesota State Women’s Amateur and State Junior champion ... She also played in two U.S. Women’s Opens as an amateur and won the 1979 North & South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C.