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James Paxton

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

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0-2

ERA

5.74

WHIP

1.43

K

26

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 pr...

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2015 ADP:  229.95

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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   

May 1, 2015  –  James Paxton News

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Paxton pitched a season-high seven innings Thursday, giving up two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in a no-decision at Houston.

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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 MAJ SEA 5 5 0 26.7 30 17 4 26 8 0 2 0 0 0 5.74 1.42
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3-Year Averages     8 8 0 49.0 37 14 2 40 18 4 2 0 0 0 2.57 1.12

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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
Apr. 30 @Hou 7.0 5 2 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.74 1.43
Apr. 25 Min 4.7 5 4 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.86 1.58
Apr. 19 Tex 2.7 10 7 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.40 1.53
Apr. 13 @LAD 6.3 6 5 5 1 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.11 1.05
Apr. 7 LAA 6.0 4 2 2 1 1 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.00 0.83
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
14.3 20 13 10 2 5 15 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.28 1.74
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
26.7 30 20 17 4 8 26 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 5.74 1.43
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
26.7 30 20 17 4 8 26 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 5.74 1.43

James Paxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201527548100.348
2014511469100.205
201317515200.313

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20159421422404.247
20142524523511023.227
20137716610302.141

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.302013436.751.73
201429.730024922.121.04
201313.020013110.690.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.300013414.731.13
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 MAJ SEA 5 5 26.7 8.77 2.70 3.25 1.35 1.91 61.8% 93.3 MPH 5.74 4.10 .346
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.4 8.05 3.70 2.17 0.70 73.4% 3.71 3.65 .306
Rest Of Season     0 30 162.3 8.04 3.50 2.30 0.65 72.6% 3.72 3.51 .307
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3-Year Averages     8 8 49.0 7.35 3.31 2.22 0.37 77.4% 2.57 3.20 .263

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2015 Stat Review for James Paxton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.25 K/BB
GOOD
8.77 K/9
GOOD
2.70 BB/9
WEAK
93.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.91 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.74 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.42 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.10 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.346 BABIP
HIGH
61.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Paxton had five earned runs added to his ledger from Sunday after an official scoring change by Major League Baseball, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Paxton allowed five runs on six hits and two walks in 6.1 innings Monday with six strikeouts against the Dodgers.

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Paxton struck out five and walked one while giving up two runs on four hits over six innings in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday night.

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Paxton, a left-hander, could fill the No. 2 spot in the rotation this season to break up right-handers Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, the Seattle Times reports.

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Paxton (wrist) will make his spring training debut Sunday, Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 AM reports.

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Paxton (wrist) threw three innings (approximately 40 pitches) in a sim game against minor league hitters Tuesday, MLB.com's Chad Thornburg reports.

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Paxton (wrist) will not make his Cactus League debut on March 17 and will instead pitch a simulated game Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Paxton (wrist) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut March 17 against the White Sox, Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.