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James Paxton

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

2.25

WHIP

0.67

K

13

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 pit...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  4/25/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 11/6/1988
BORN: Richmond, BC Canada   COLLEGE: Kentucky  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   

April 11, 2014  –  James Paxton News

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Paxton (back) is unlikely to throw for another week, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune 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 MAJ SEA 2 2 0 12.0 6 3 2 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 2.25 0.67
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for James Paxton
3-Year Averages MAJ   4 4 0 24.0 15 4 2 21 7 3 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.92

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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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. 8 LAA 5.0 4 3 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.25 0.67
Apr. 2 @LAA 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 6 3 3 2 2 13 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.25 0.67
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 6 3 3 2 2 13 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.25 0.67
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 6 3 3 2 2 13 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.25 0.67

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James Paxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201313.020013110.690.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 MAJ SEA 2 2 12.0 9.75 1.50 6.50 1.50 3.75 83.3% 94.3 MPH 2.25 3.70 .161
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for James Paxton
3-Year Averages MAJ   4 4 24.0 7.88 2.63 3.00 0.75 90% 1.50 3.41 .218

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2014 Stat Review for James Paxton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.50 K/BB
ELITE
9.75 K/9
ELITE
1.50 BB/9
ELITE
94.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
3.75 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.25 ERA
ELITE
0.67 WHIP
ELITE
3.70 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.161 BABIP
LOW
83.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for James Paxton (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Victor Martinez DET 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Michael Wacha STL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Prince Fielder TEX 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Torii Hunter DET 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Evan Longoria TB 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Lorenzo Cain KC 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Mike Trout ANA 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .750 1.350
Wil Myers TB 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
David Freese ANA 6 2 1 1 1 2 0 .333 .833 1.262
Miguel Cabrera DET 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.167

Best Matchups for James Paxton (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Tuiasosopo TOR 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Moustakas KC 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Yunel Escobar TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar KC 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brock Peterson WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Yadier Molina STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Santiago CIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Iglesias DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Lobaton WAS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Pete Kozma STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Paxton (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Paxton (back) is likely headed for the DL, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Paxton left Tuesday's start after one batter in the sixth inning with a left lat strain, according to the Mariners broadcast.

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Paxton threw seven shutout innings in an outstanding season debut Wednesday, giving up just two hits and two walks with nine strikeouts against the Angels.

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Paxton, as expected, was named the third starter in the rotation Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Paxton likely has locked up a spot in the rotation, the Seattle Times reports.

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Paxton will not make his scheduled start on Sunday, Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports.

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Paxton tossed a gem Tuesday night when he pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just four hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts against the Royals.

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Paxton struggled through five innings in Thursday's loss to the Tigers, giving up five hits, four walks and three runs, though he avoided a decision.

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Paxton tossed six scoreless innings Saturday against the Cardinals and was the winning pitcher.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.