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James Paxton | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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James Paxton struggled against the Rangers on Sunday, surrendering two runs on nine hits over just 2 2/3 innings.
Paxton struck out one and didn't issue a walk in the brief appearance. His velocity was noticeably down in this start and he could be going through a dead arm period that most starters experience in spring training. Until he can right the ship though, he's best kept out of fantasy lineups. He'll carry a 5.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Twins. Apr 19 - 8:05 PM

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James Paxton left with a no-decision, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Dodgers in Monday's 10-inning loss.

Paxton wasn't hit nearly as hard as his counterpart Brandon McCarthy, but the Dodgers were still able to push across five runs against the lefty. He allowed six hits in total -- including a solo home run to Yasiel Puig -- while walking two and striking out six. Paxton matches up against the Rangers at home next.
Apr 14 - 1:23 AM

James Paxton limited the Angels to two runs over six innings of work on Tuesday but was saddled with a loss.

Paxton pitched well, but a fourth-inning mistake to David Freese resulted in a two-run home run. The lefty allowed four hits and a walk while striking out five. Paxton had a late start to spring training due to forearm injuries, but was able to get enough work in at the end of the spring to get ready for the regular season. He should be able to provide value in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 8 - 12:29 AM

James Paxton was knocked around by the White Sox Wednesday, allowing 10 hits and seven runs in a loss.

The good news is that the numbers don't count, but that's about all the good that can be gleaned from the start. Paxton didn't allow a home run, but three of the 10 hits were doubles from White Sox batters. The southpaw struck out three while walking one. Paxton hasn't been overly impressive in spring, but getting to the regular season healthy is the most important thing for the 26-year-old.
Apr 1 - 7:29 PM

James Paxton struggled in a losing effort against the Royals on Friday, surrendering five runs (two earned) on four hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.

While his defense did him no favors, Paxton certainly didn't help his own cause by issuing three free passes. The 26-year-old southpaw wasn't quite as sharp as he was in his first Cactus League start and now owns a troublesome 1.86 WHIP through eight spring innings.
Mar 27 - 11:37 PM

James Paxton, making his Cactus League debut, held the Rangers scoreless over 3 1/3 innings in Sunday's 8-0 win.

Paxton injured both forearms shortly after pitchers and catchers reported. He looked fine in his debut, working around five hits and a walk while striking out two. The Mariners will need to see him work again a couple more times before the end of spring training, but he could rejoin the rotation by the time the regular season begins.
Mar 22 - 7:14 PM

James Paxton (forearm) will make his Cactus League debut Sunday.

Paxton bruised both of his forearms in a drill early on in Mariners' camp, but he made it through a 31-pitch simulated game on Tuesday without incident. There's still enough time for him to get stretched out for the season. He could be a nice value in fantasy leagues if he can stay healthy.
Mar 18 - 11:24 AM

James Paxton (forearm) expects to pitch in a game in five days after getting through a 31-pitch simulated game Tuesday with no issues.

"It was great to be back on the mound," said Paxton. "It was different being out there with with players behind me, making plays, but it was fun to get back out there and have that feeling again." The left-hander is behind schedule due to a bruised forearm, but he’s not in danger of not being ready for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 10:55 PM

James Paxton (forearm) will throw in a simulated game Tuesday.

Paxton is slated to throw about three innings and 45 pitches. The young southpaw injured both of his forearms when he fell awkwardly during an agility drill in mid-February, but there's still enough time for him to get ready for the season. Assuming all goes well Tuesday, the next step should be his Cactus League debut.
Mar 17 - 10:58 AM

James Paxton (forearms) threw his first live batting practice session of the spring on Wednesday.

Paxton tossed 30 warmup pitches in the bullpen and then another 30 to a group of Mariners minor leaguers. He injured both of his forearms in mid-February when he fell awkwardly during an agility drill, but everything has gone smoothly so far in his recovery. Paxton is expected to make his Cactus League debut next Tuesday. The left-hander owns a terrific 2.66 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 80/36 K/BB ratio in 98 career major league innings.
Mar 11 - 4:22 PM

James Paxton (forearms) will toss live batting practice on Wednesday.

This will be Paxton's first live BP session of the spring. He injured both of his forearms in a fall during an agility drill in mid-February. Paxton remains on track to make his first Cactus League appearance on March 17. The lefty posted a 3.04 ERA with a 59/29 K/BB ratio in 74 innings during 2014. He's an interesting target for the late rounds of mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 11 - 10:47 AM

James Paxton (forearms) is tentatively scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on March 17.

Paxton is behind schedule after injuring both of his forearms in an awkward fall during an agility drill in mid-February. He threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Friday with no problems and will still be able to get in four exhibition starts prior to Opening Day.
Mar 8 - 11:01 AM

James Paxton (forearm) will throw his first bullpen session of the spring on Friday.

Paxton injured both of his forearms in an awkward fall during an agility drill in mid-February, but it was never a major concern and he's feeling better now. While he's a bit behind the other pitchers in camp, he should still have enough time to get ready for the season. The southpaw posted a 3.04 ERA with 59/29 K/BB ratio in 74 innings across 13 starts last season and makes for an interesting late-round target in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 4 - 10:22 AM

James Paxton (forearm) will long toss on Tuesday and reportedly feels fantastic, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

Paxton, who injured his forearms in an awkward fall during an agility drill in February, is being used cautiously by the Mariners. He could throw a bullpen on Friday, which will allow the Mariners to get a better feel for where he's at. Paxton believes he has plenty of time to get ready for the regular season. The lefty impressed in 13 starts last season, posting a 3.04 ERA with a 59/29 K/BB ratio in 74 innings.
Mar 3 - 10:20 AM

James Paxton (forearm) is expected to throw his first bullpen session of the spring on Tuesday.

Paxton fell awkwardly on both of his arms during one of the first workouts of Mariners camp and has been taking it easy for the past couple of weeks. The left-hander should be 100 percent by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. He owns a shiny 2.66 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 80/36 K/BB ratio in 98 career major league innings.
Mar 2 - 10:25 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Carson Smith
7Tyler Olson
8Dominic Leone
9Edgar Olmos
10David Rollins