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James Paxton | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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James Paxton yielded one run in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.
Paxton shook off his horrible outing Monday (9 R, 8 ER in 2 2/3 IP versus Toronto) and came one out shy of his sixth quality start in his last seven outings. He ended up going 6-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 13 starts after missing most of the first four months with a strained lat. The Mariners likely will start him in the ALDS if they advance. Sep 28 - 1:22 AM

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James Paxton was torched for nine runs -- eight earned -- in 2 2/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Monday.

Ouch, ouch, ouch. Paxton had allowed a total of 15 earned runs in 11 starts coming into this one. He hadn't walked more than three in any of those outings. His season high was seven hits allowed. Tonight, he walked six and still gave up seven hits while retiring just eight batters. Hopefully, it was an isolated incident. He should still be worth using this weekend against the Angels, unless the Mariners have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Sep 22 - 10:06 PM

James Paxton worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Paxton matched Angels starter C.J. Wilson frame by scoreless frame until the seventh, when everything unraveled, though it looked worse on the box score than it was in reality. The left-hander induced a pop out in foul territory from Albert Pujols and then yielded a pair of singles. A throwing error allowed a run in and left a runner on second, so Paxton intentionally walked Erick Aybar. He got Chris Iannetta looking, but then Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon inserted Danny Farquhar. The reliever promptly gave up a homer. Paxton might forgive McClendon for not allowing him to clean his own mess, as the skipper has had kind words to say about Paxton recently, including calling him "the glue to this rotation." Paxton (6-3, 2.03 ERA) pitches north of the border in Toronto on Monday.
Sep 18 - 1:00 AM

James Paxton yielded two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the A's.

Paxton struck out eight in improving to 6-2 on the year. He walked three, but that wasn't much of an issue against a punchless A's lineup. Oakland ended up with six hits on the night, none of which went for extra bases.
Sep 13 - 2:17 AM

James Paxton held the Rangers to one run over six innings but took a tough-luck loss on Sunday.

Paxton held the Rangers off the board until the sixth inning, when Leonys Martin singled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly. It was the only run Paxton would allow, but it was all the Rangers would need to top the Mariners. The loss dropped Paxton to 5-2 with a 1.87 ERA in nine starts. He'll look for some more run support when he faces the Athletics on Saturday.
Sep 7 - 8:04 PM

In his return to the rotation, James Paxton worked 7 2/3 innings and allowed two runs in Tuesday's win against the A's.

Paxton never really left. He was optioned to the minors late last month in a procedural move to sneak Erasmo Ramirez onto the roster before they expanded. Paxton very nearly worked seven-plus shutout innings, but he left the eighth frame with a pair of runners aboard and Yoervis Medina allowed both to score. The young left-hander came into the evening with a spectacular 7-1 record and 1.71 ERA in 11 career major league starts. He's criminally under-owned in fantasy at the moment, an injustice you should help rectify if he's still languishing on your waiver wire. Paxton travels to Texas on Sunday.
Sep 3 - 1:02 AM

Mariners recalled LHP James Paxton from Triple-A Tacoma.

Paxton will rejoin the rotation on Tuesday against the A's. The young left-hander boasts a 1.65 ERA over five starts since returning from the disabled list and should immediately be inserted back into fantasy lineups.
Sep 2 - 6:04 PM

Mariners optioned LHP James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma.

Don't worry, Paxton will rejoin the rotation on September 2 after rosters expand. Wednesday's starter, Erasmo Ramirez, is replacing Paxton on the roster.
Aug 27 - 2:13 PM

James Paxton delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings in Tuesday’s victory over the Rangers.

The left-hander surrendered only four hits -- all of them singles -- while walking three and striking out four. Paxton suffered his first career loss last time out. No matter: He now has a 1.91 career ERA in 10 starts. Paxton will carry a 4-1 record, 1.83 ERA, and 1.09 WHIP into his next start against the A's in Oakland.
Aug 27 - 1:07 AM

James Paxton allowed four runs -- one earned -- over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.

It was the first career loss for Paxton, who hurt himself with a costly throwing error in the fourth inning -- which became a three-run frame for the host Phillies. The left-hander surrendered seven hits and walked two. He'll carry a 3-1 record, 2.20 ERA, and 1.10 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Rangers.
Aug 20 - 4:13 PM

James Paxton delivered six strong innings in Friday’s victory over the Tigers, allowing just one run on five hits in the process.

Paxton walked just one and punched out a pair in the contest. The young left-hander has been outstanding through his first 28 2/3 innings on the season, compiling a 3-0 record, 2.20 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 24/6 K/BB ratio. He should be owned and started in all mixed leagues for next week’s start against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Aug 15 - 10:04 PM

James Paxton allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

After lasting 4 1/3 innings last week in his return to the Mariners rotation, Paxton was able to work into the seventh tonight and probably could have finished the inning had the Mariners let him; he was at just 77 pitches when he was removed. He allowed six hits, walked none and struck out four in the strong performance. Paxton gets the Tigers on the road next time out, which isn't a great matchup. But if he comes through that one OK, he'd make for a decent play in mixed leagues afterwards.
Aug 10 - 12:29 AM

James Paxton allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Orioles.

It's been a long, long time since Paxton stepped onto the MLB rubber. He had been out since April 8th with a strained lat. In his return, he struck out five, walked three and allowed four hits. While he didn't go deep enough in the game to pick up the victory, he was victorious in each of his first two starts on the season, posting a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 13/2 K/BB ratio over 12 innings.
Aug 2 - 11:20 PM

Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 60-day disabled list.

The young southpaw has been on the shelf since April 8 due to a strained lat. He will rejoin the Mariners rotation on Saturday when he does battle against the Orioles. He was victorious in each of his first two starts on the season, posting a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 13/2 K/BB ratio over 12 innings.
Aug 2 - 2:34 PM

James Paxton (lat) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and is on track to rejoin the Mariners rotation on Saturday.

"I was throwing all my pitches where I wanted to throw them today, my mechanics felt smooth, everything was coming out at the right time. It felt good," Paxton said after the session. The left-hander hasn't pitched since April 8 due to a strained lat. He may have some rust early, but Paxton was pitching well early and could be a valuable contributor for the M's down the stretch.
Jul 30 - 8:03 PM