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James Paxton | Starting Pitcher | #65

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / SEA
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James Paxton turned in his first poor start of the season while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 9-6 loss to the A's, surrendering five runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Paxton entered Thursday's outing having not allowed a run in 21 innings (three starts). He started out against the A's in similar enough fashion, posting zeros over the first two innings. Adam Rosales and Ryon Healy would prove his nemesis, though, with both players picking RBI hits in a three-run third inning. The A's would score twice more in the fifth to drive Paxton from the mound. He finished his evening having struck out eight. The 28-year-old southpaw will carry a 1.78 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 35/5 K/BB ratio (25 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Tigers next time out as he tries his best to cope with having an ERA over 0.00. Apr 21 - 1:19 AM

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James Paxton yielded just two hits and a walk over eight scoreless frames while recording nine strikeouts in a victory against the Rangers on Saturday.

The southpaw is off to a hot start for the Mariners, allowing just eight hits with four walks and 22 strikeouts over 21 scoreless innings in three starts. Paxton's next scheduled start is set for Thursday in Oakland against an A's offense averaging 3.83 runs per game.
Apr 16 - 1:41 AM

James Paxton threw seven scoreless innings Monday in the Mariners' 6-0 defeat of the Astros.

Paxton carved up a dangerous Houston batting order with relative ease, yielding only four hits and two walks while striking out eight. He has yet to allow a run through two starts this season, and he's rocking a 0.69 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings. If the 28-year-old left-hander can stay healthy, he can be a front-line fantasy starter in 2017. A home start against the Rangers is next.
Apr 10 - 8:30 PM

James Paxton fired six shutout innings and allowed just two hits but was left without a decision in an extra-inning loss against the Astros on Wednesday.

He left the contest with a 2-0 lead after throwing 100 pitches in six frames but that advantage quickly disappeared the next inning. Paxton recorded five strikeouts against just one walk in addition to the two hits. He lines up to face the Astros again on Monday followed by the Rangers on Sunday in a two-start week.
Apr 6 - 12:42 AM

James Paxton held the Rockies scoreless for three innings in his final spring tune-up on Friday.

He gave up three hits and a walk while punching out four to wrap up his tour of the Cactus League in style. He finishes with a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 12 innings. Paxton yielded a 3.79 ERA in 20 starts for the Mariners last year, along with an excellent 117/24 strikeout to walk ratio in 121 innings pitched.
Apr 1 - 1:22 AM

James Paxton (illness) has been scratched from Friday's Cactus League start against the Royals.

Paxton is battling a head cold. He'll be replaced by Hisashi Iwakuma, who was originally scheduled to pitch a minor league game on Friday. This shouldn't impact Paxton's availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 23 - 7:30 PM

James Paxton spun four innings of one-run ball Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the White Sox.

White Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez, formerly known as Carlos Sanchez, launched a solo home run off Paxton in the top of the third inning. The left-hander was otherwise sharp, racking up four strikeouts while issuing zero walks. Paxton owns a 4.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts through nine innings (three appearances) this spring.
Mar 14 - 6:16 PM

James Paxton punched out five batters while allowing one run in three innings in an 8-6 victory over the Cubs on Thursday.

It was a nice improvement over his first spring outing, in which he gave up two runs in two innings. Paxton turned in a 3.79 ERA with 117 strikeouts in 121 innings spread across 20 starts last year. He carries big fantasy upside into 2017.
Mar 9 - 6:20 PM

James Paxton won't pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Paxton, who is from Canada, has decided to save his innings and focus on the season ahead. The 28-year-old will look to take another step forward after posting a 3.79 ERA and 117/24 K/BB ratio over 121 innings with the Mariners last season. He also threw 50 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level, so he's coming off a career-high workload.
Jan 24 - 10:56 AM

Mariners and LHP James Paxton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

Paxton discovered added velocity in 2016 and parlayed it into a 3.79 ERA and 117/24 K/BB ratio over 121 innings for the Mariners. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super 2 qualifier.
Jan 13 - 3:00 PM

James Paxton allowed three earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a win over the Astros.

It wasn't his sharpest outing, but the Mariners offense backed him with 12 runs on 15 hits in the big afternoon victory at Minute Maid Park. Paxton struck out eight and issued just one walk. He wraps up the 2016 regular season with a decent 3.79 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 117/24 K/BB ratio in 121 innings.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 05:47:00 PM

James Paxton pitched seven innings of one-run ball to beat the Twins on Friday.

Paxton struck out nine and walked none. The left-hander hasn't been very consistent, but he's flashed top-of-the-rotation stuff this season, and he'll enter next year as a nice mid-round pick in mixed leagues, even if he doesn't seem like a great bet to make 30 starts.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:09:00 AM

James Paxton took a loss to the Astros on Saturday despite allowing just two runs in seven innings.

He struck out seven batters while walking just one. He gave up four hits, all of which stayed in the park. Both runs scored on a Yulieski Gurriel single in the sixth inning. Paxton falls to 4-7 with a 3.88 ERA. He has a 100/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 109 innings. He is one of the hardest-throwing starters in baseball.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 01:08:00 AM

James Paxton delivered a strong start in Sunday's no-decision against the Athletics, allowing two runs on five hits over his six frames.

He scattered just five hits and two walks on the afternoon while punching out three. The A's were able to scratch out a pair of runs against him in the second inning, but aside from that Paxton was in complete command. He'll carry a 3.97 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Astros.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:07:00 PM

James Paxton was up-and-down in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, striking out eight while allowing six runs (four earned) over 4 1/3 innings.

Paxton's eight strikeouts -- against zero walks, no less -- were nice, but the rest of the outing failed to live up to that level of quality. The Rangers dinged him early and often, scoring one run in the first inning, two in the second, one in the third and two more in the fifth to polish off the scoring on Paxton's line. The 27-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.03 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a road start against the A's next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 01:55:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3Mike Freeman
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Taylor Motter
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Daniel Altavilla
7Evan Marshall
8Tony Zych
9Shae Simmons
10Dillon Overton
11James Pazos