JAMES

PAXTON#65

STARTING PITCHER
Ladner, British Columbia
W-L
11-6
ERA
3.76
WHIP
1.10
SO
208
BB
42
IP
160.1
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
220 lbs
AGE
29
THROWS
LEFT
DRAFTED
2010: R4
YEARS PRO
5
16d | RotoWire

News

Paxton intends to develop and increase the use of his changeup in 2019, partly by seeking advice from changeup throwers Wade LeBlanc and Marco Gonzales, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.

Impact

The left-hander, who spun a quality start in his season finale Saturday, wants to cultivate a pitch that will help his top-flight velocity play even more strongly and aid in retiring right-handed batters. While this could be dismissed as narrative, successful efforts to change a pitcher's approach, pitch mix or other attribute can lead to sustained progress if done correctly. Of course, although injury concerns will probably keep Paxton's price lower relative to other ace-type arms in many mixed-league drafts next spring, Paxton will remain a highly coveted starter.

Date VS Result DEC IP R H ER HR BB SO GB FB PIT BF
09/29 vs TEX W 4-1 - 6 1 7 1 0 0 9 7 3 91 23
09/24 vs OAK L 3-7 - 4 2 3 2 2 0 5 5 4 71 15
09/07 vs NYY L 0-4 L 6 4 5 4 2 1 8 3 7 95 24
09/01 at OAK W 8-7 W 5 3 2 3 1 4 10 4 3 98 22
08/14 at OAK L 2-3 - 0.1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 13 3
Totals: 21.1 11 19 11 6 5 33 19 18 368 87
Season Team GP GS CG IP H R ER BB SO W L WHIP ERA WAR
2013 SEA 4 4 0 24 15 5 4 7 21 3 0 0.92 1.50 0.5
2014 SEA 13 13 0 74 60 29 25 29 59 6 4 1.20 3.04 1.2
2015 SEA 13 13 0 67 67 34 29 29 56 3 4 1.43 3.90 0.5
2016 SEA 20 20 0 121 134 62 51 24 117 6 7 1.31 3.79 3.4
2017 SEA 24 24 0 136 113 47 45 37 156 12 5 1.10 2.98 4.5
2018 SEA 28 28 2 160.1 134 67 67 42 208 11 6 1.10 3.76 3.5
Totals: 102 102 2 582.1 523 244 221 168 617 41 26 1.19 3.42
Season Team GP GS CG IP H R ER BB SO W L WHIP ERA