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James Paxton

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

W-L

3-4

ERA

3.90

WHIP

1.43

K

56

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Paxton made the rotation out of spring training the last two years and both years missed nearly four months with an injury. In 2014, it was a lat strain. Last season, it was a strained middle finger t...

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2016 ADP:  364.17

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 11/6/1988   BORN: Ladner, BC Canada   COLLEGE: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 4th Rd   

February 9, 2016  –  James Paxton News

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Paxton will work on his curveball for the first time this offseason in a bullpen session Friday, 710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer reports.

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James Paxton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 22 A CLI 7 10 0 56.0 45 17 1 80 30 3 3 0 0 0 2.73 1.34
2011 22 AA JAC 7 7 0 39.0 28 8 2 51 13 3 0 0 0 0 1.85 1.05
2012 23 AA JAC 21 21 0 106.1 96 36 5 110 54 9 4 0 0 0 3.05 1.41
2013 24 AAA TAC 28 26 1 145.2 158 72 10 131 58 8 11 0 0 0 4.45 1.49
2013 24 MAJ SEA 4 4 0 24.0 15 4 2 21 7 3 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.92
2014 25 A EVE 1 1 0 2.2 2 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.36
2014 25 AAA TAC 3 3 0 10.1 13 5 2 14 6 0 1 0 0 0 4.35 1.88
2014 25 MAJ SEA 13 13 0 74.0 60 25 3 59 29 6 4 0 0 0 3.04 1.20
2015 26 AAA TAC 3 3 0 6.2 12 6 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 8.10 2.42
2015 26 MAJ SEA 13 13 0 67.0 67 29 8 56 29 3 4 0 0 0 3.90 1.43
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3-Year Averages     10 10 0 55.0 47 19 4 45 21 4 2 0 0 0 3.11 1.24

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James Paxton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 24 @KC 1.3 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.90 1.43
Sep. 18 @Tex 4.3 6 1 1 0 4 6 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 3.70 1.39
Sep. 13 Col 3.0 2 3 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.82 1.32
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
1.3 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 13.50 3.75
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 2.9 IP/G
8.7 13 6 5 1 7 11 0 2 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.19 2.31
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 2.9 IP/G
8.7 13 6 5 1 7 11 0 2 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.19 2.31

James Paxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201567141023302.404
2014511469100.205
201317515200.313

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015230421944706.212
20142524523511023.227
20137716610302.141

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201535.0240281543.861.49
201429.730024922.121.04
201313.020013110.690.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201532.0100281443.941.38
201444.3340352013.651.31
201311.01008612.451.18
James Paxton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 22 A CLI 7 10 56.0 12.86 4.82 2.67 0.16 78.4% 2.73 2.24 .361
2011 22 AA JAC 7 7 39.0 11.77 3.00 3.92 0.46 84.6% 1.85 2.33 .306
2012 23 AA JAC 21 21 106.1 9.33 4.58 2.04 0.42 78.6% 3.05 3.29 .325
2013 24 AAA TAC 28 26 145.2 8.12 3.60 2.26 0.62 69.9% 4.45 3.55 .347
2013 24 MAJ SEA 4 4 24.0 7.88 2.63 3.00 0.75 2.29 90% 94.9 MPH 1.50 3.41 .218
2014 25 A EVE 1 1 2.2 8.18 4.09 2.00 4.09 50% 6.75 8.65 .192
2014 25 AAA TAC 3 3 10.1 12.48 5.35 2.33 1.78 82.4% 4.35 4.78 .432
2014 25 MAJ SEA 13 13 74.0 7.18 3.53 2.03 0.36 2.95 74.4% 94.8 MPH 3.04 3.35 .276
2015 26 AAA TAC 3 3 6.2 5.81 4.35 1.33 0.00 60% 8.10 3.36 .471
2015 26 MAJ SEA 13 13 67.0 7.52 3.90 1.93 1.07 1.51 76.1% 94.2 MPH 3.90 4.38 .307
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3-Year Averages     10 10 55.0 7.36 3.44 2.14 0.65 76.6% 3.11 3.65 .281

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2015 Stat Review for James Paxton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.93 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.52 K/9
AVERAGE
3.90 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.51 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.90 ERA
AVERAGE
1.43 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.38 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.307 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
76.1% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for James Paxton

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James Paxton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Paxton (finger) has spent the offseason throwing simulated games at the Mariners' minor league complex in Arizona, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

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Paxton (finger) will not start Wednesday against the Astros. He has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

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Manager Lloyd McClendon said it's highly unlikely that Paxton will start Wednesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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The Mariners are hoping Paxton (finger) will be able to pitch Wednesday against the Astros, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Paxton left Thursday's game against the Royals after just 1.1 innings with a torn fingernail.

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Paxton didn't factor into the decision during Friday's win over Texas, giving up one run on six hits and four walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings.

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Paxton will make his next start Friday in Texas, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

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Paxton (3-4) took the loss Sunday against the Rockies after giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks over three innings.

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Paxton (finger) has been activated and will take the mound Sunday against the Rockies.

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2015

Paxton earned a rotation job last season after a solid spring, but just two starts into the year he suffered a lat strain that sidelined him the next four months. When he returned, he justified his prospect status, allowing two runs or fewer in nine of 11 starts. A nine-run, six-walk disaster against the Blue Jays in late September ruined his final numbers, but overall he had a promising season. Paxton's fastball averaged 94.8 mph, and his curveball proved to be the plus pitch that was expected. A groundball pitcher, Paxton needs to continue to improve his control. The Mariners would like to add another starting pitcher this season, but Paxton should still have a place in the rotation.

2014

Paxton had an up-and-down year at Triple-A Tacoma, but it only took him four September starts with Seattle to show that he belongs in the 2014 rotation. Small sample size, yes, but the left-hander pitched two scoreless outings, including a four-hit, 10-strikeout, seven-inning shutout of the Royals in his final start. Paxton is a groundball pitcher with a mid-90s fastball. When he keeps the ball down, he's tough to hit, as right-handers found out to the tune of a .141 BAA last year. He gets into trouble when he loses command of the fastball, which is what caused his headaches in Tacoma last year, but he did not show any command issues with Seattle last season. His curveball is a potential plus-pitch, and he mixes in an effective changeup. Whether Paxton actually makes the rotation depends on various factors the team's offseason moves, spring training, etc. But there's little doubt he is ready.

2013

Paxton's path to the majors was a bit steeper last year than perhaps first thought heading into spring training. A knee injury caused him missed time and problems early in the year. He struggled with control and saw his command within the strikezone lacking as well, unable to consistently hit his spots. Once he got healthy, though, he looked every bit the top-prospect pitcher most expected. In the second half, he posted a a 58:22 K:BB ratio over 11 starts with a 2.40 ERA at Double-A Jackson. Paxton overpowers batters with a mid-90s fastball, but it was the development of his curve and changeup last season that really impressed. He heads to spring training this season with a legitimate chance of making the big-league rotation. The Mariners, though, have plenty of in-house options, which likely will leave Paxton at Triple-A waiting for his chance in Seattle.

2012

One of the organization's top prospects, Paxton made his pro debut last season at Low-A Clinton and blew away the competition with 80 strikeouts in 56 innings. He then made a seamless transition from the Midwest League to Double-A Jackson in July, totaling 51 strikeouts in 39 innings with a 1.85 ERA. The 23-year-old lefty has a strong fastball/curveball combination and induces his share of groundballs, posting a 1.53 GO/AO last season. Paxton enters 2012 with a shot at the major league rotation in spring training. The Mariners likely will let him percolate at Triple-A Tacoma to at least start the year. Don't be surprised, though, if he's in Seattle by summer. Keep track of his progress and get ready to pounce, as the 6-foot-4 Paxton has tremendous upside.