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James Paxton

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2016 Stats

W-L

6-7

ERA

3.79

WHIP

1.31

K

117

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Paxton used to have a distinct delivery, in which he leaned back during his stride and pointed his glove high toward the sky. It was an aspect of his mechanics for years, but he made a major adjustmen...

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2017 ADP:  161.84

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 11/6/1988   BORN: Ladner, BC Canada   COLLEGE: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 4th Rd   

March 28, 2017  –  James Paxton News

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Paxton has been named the Mariners' No. 3 starter, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish 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
2016 27 AAA TAC 11 11 0 50.2 43 21 6 53 15 4 3 0 0 0 3.73 1.16
2016 27 MAJ SEA 20 20 0 121.0 134 51 9 117 24 6 7 0 0 0 3.79 1.31
2017 Spring Training 28   SEA 3 2 0 9.0 7 4 3 11 1 1 0 0 1 0 4.00 0.89
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3-Year Averages     15 15 0 87.3 87 35 6 77 27 5 5 0 0 0 3.61 1.31
Career  (View All)     50 50 0 286.0 276 109 22 253 89 18 15 0 3.43 1.28

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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. 28 @Hou 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.79 1.31
Sep. 23 @Min 7.0 5 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.72 1.30
Sep. 17 Hou 7.0 4 2 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.88 1.34
Sep. 11 @Oak 6.0 5 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.97 1.38
Sep. 6 Tex 4.3 9 6 4 1 0 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.03 1.40
Aug. 30 @Tex 5.0 8 4 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.83 1.36
Aug. 25 @CWS 5.0 7 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 1.34
Aug. 7 LAA 8.3 5 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.53 1.32
Aug. 1 Bos 8.0 4 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.39
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 11 4 4 1 1 17 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
29.3 29 14 12 2 4 35 0 1 0 2-2 0 0 0 3.68 1.13
Last 60 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
55.7 53 23 20 4 7 56 0 1 0 3-2 0 0 0 3.23 1.08

James Paxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168211721121.284
201567141023302.404

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016429106171132528.278
2015230421944706.212

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201655.7240541043.561.24
201535.0240281543.861.49

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201665.3430631453.991.36
201532.0100281443.941.38
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
2016 27 AAA TAC 11 11 50.2 9.50 2.69 3.53 1.08 71.2% 3.73 3.54 .295
2016 27 MAJ SEA 20 20 121.0 8.70 1.79 4.88 0.67 1.81 71.8% 96.8 MPH 3.79 2.85 .358
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3-Year Averages     15 15 87.3 7.94 2.78 2.85 0.62 73.1% 3.61 3.26 .324
Career     50 50 286.0 7.96 2.80 2.84 0.69 74.6% 3.43 3.40 .315

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James Paxton Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 67 0 6 0 0 35 0 67 0
2016 P 121 0 11 0 0 56 -1 121 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 -1 0 0 0 0 -2
2016 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for James Paxton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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4.88 K/BB
ELITE
8.70 K/9
GOOD
1.79 BB/9
ELITE
96.8 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
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1.81 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.79 ERA
GOOD
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
2.85 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.358 BABIP
HIGH
71.8% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for James Paxton

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

Paxton (illness) was able to make a minor league start Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Paxton (illness) will have his scheduled start Friday skipped due to a head cold, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Paxton threw 80 pitches and recorded eight strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a minor league game Sunday afternoon, Doug Miller of MLB.com reports. "I definitely could have thrown more fastballs today, but we wanted to work on the curveball and the cutter and throwing them behind in counts," Paxton said. "I feel really good about where I'm at. I'm right where I should be."

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Paxton gave up an earned run on three hits over four innings in Tuesday's 7-6 Cactus League win over the White Sox. He struck out four.

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Paxton fanned five and gave up one earned run on one hit over three innings in Thursday's 8-6 Cactus League win over the Cubs.

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Paxton surrendered two earned runs on three hits and one walk over two innings in Saturday's 4-3 Cactus League win over the Rockies. He struck out two.

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Paxton is scheduled for his spring debut next Saturday versus the Rockies, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 tendon sustained in late May. He finally returned in mid-September but tore a fingernail in his third start back and was shut down for the season. When healthy, he was effective -- 12 of his 29 earned runs came in two games, leaving him with a 2.63 ERA in his other 11 starts. A groundball pitcher, Paxton has a 94-95 mph fastball, a plus curve and a good changeup. But for the second year in a row, he struggled with control (3.90 BB/9). Inconsistency has limited his K:BB to an ugly sub-2.00, and better command would likely improve his 7.5 K/9. Paxton will be back in the rotation this year as long as he's healthy, but he's 27 now and needs to take the next step with his control and command to fulfill his potential.

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.