James Paxton

James Paxton #65

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 4"/235
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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James Paxton Stats

3-4 3.90 67.0 56 1.43

James Paxton MLB Career Stats

12-8 3.16 165.0 136 1.25

James Paxton Bio

  • Full Name: James Alston Paxton
  • Born: 11/6/1988 in Ladner, BC, Canada
  • Draft: 2010, Seattle Mariners, 4th rd. (132nd overall)
  • College: Kentucky
  • Debut: September 7, 2013
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2015 Stats 3 4 3.90 13 13 0 67.0 56 1.43
MLB Career Stats 12 8 3.16 30 30 0 165.0 136 1.25
  • Status: Active

James Paxton Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Mariners AL 752 Four-seam FB 94.32 94.00 2018.86 6.09 92.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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October 7, 2015 at 6:04 AM ET

Paxton struggles to stay healthy in 2015

Mariners left-hander James Paxton finished the 2015 regular season with a 3-4 record, a 3.90 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP and 56 strikeouts across 67 innings.

September 29, 2015 at 10:49 PM ET

Paxton likely shut down with torn fingernail

Mariners left-hander James Paxton may be shut down soon with a torn left middle fingernail.


James Paxton Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2011 Clinton MID

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2012 Peoria AFL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Seattle AL
2012 Seattle AL
2013 Seattle AL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/24/2013 Tacoma PCL

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/08/2011 Jackson SOU
04/16/2012 Jackson SOU

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Clinton MID

James Paxton Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 13, 2015 Seattle Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 15-day disabled list.
August 23, 2015 Seattle Mariners sent LHP James Paxton on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 29, 2015 Seattle Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list. Strained tendon in left middle finger.
September 2, 2014 Seattle Mariners recalled LHP James Paxton from Tacoma Rainiers.
August 27, 2014 Seattle Mariners optioned LHP James Paxton to Tacoma Rainiers.
August 2, 2014 James Paxton roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
July 22, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent LHP James Paxton on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 17, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent LHP James Paxton on a rehab assignment to Everett AquaSox.
June 9, 2014 Seattle Mariners transferred LHP James Paxton from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left Latissimus dorsi muscle strain
May 23, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent LHP James Paxton on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
April 9, 2014 Seattle Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list. Left Latissimus dorsi muscle strain
September 3, 2013 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of LHP James Paxton from Tacoma Rainiers.
April 3, 2013 James Paxton assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Jackson Generals.
January 11, 2013 Seattle Mariners invited non-roster LHP James Paxton to spring training.
July 3, 2012 James Paxton roster status changed by Jackson Generals.
May 29, 2012 Jackson Generals placed LHP James Paxton on the 7-day disabled list.
January 26, 2012 Seattle Mariners invited non-roster LHP James Paxton to spring training.
September 9, 2011 Jackson Generals activated LHP James Paxton from the temporarily inactive list.
August 18, 2011 Jackson Generals placed LHP James Paxton on the temporarily inactive list.
July 1, 2011 LHP James Paxton assigned to Jackson Generals from Clinton LumberKings.
April 27, 2011 James Paxton assigned to Clinton LumberKings from AZL Mariners.
March 12, 2011 James Paxton assigned to AZL Mariners.
March 4, 2011 Seattle Mariners signed LHP James Paxton.

James Alston Paxton Bio Info

James Alston Paxton…native of Ladner, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver 22 miles from the border crossing in Blaine, WA…attended Delta Secondary School where he helped win BC's Best Tournament Championship as a junior and senior…went 7-1 with a 1.70 ERA with 65 strikeouts as a senior…three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll…pitched for the University of Kentucky from 2007-09… was 11-5 with a 4.91 ERA (81 ER, 148.1 IP) and 168 strikeouts in 55 games (24 starts) for the Wildcats…finished his junior season (2009) ranked 17th in the nation and 4th in the SEC with 115 strikeouts…also ranked 3rd in the NCAA averaging 13.22 strikeouts per 9.0 innings…selected by Toronto in the supplemental first round (39th overall) in the 2009 June draft, but did not sign.

Went 6-4 with a 3.04 ERA (25 ER, 74.0 IP) in 13 starts... Went 3-0, 2.12ERA in 5 starts at Safeco Field in 2014, improving to 5-0, 1.69 in 7 career starts in Seattle... Made 8 of 13 starts vs.the AL West, going 5-2, 2.13 ERA vs.LAA (2-1, 2.59), OAK (2-0, 2.63) andTEX (1-1, 0.71)... Opened his career 6-0 with 1.88 ERA in first 9 careerstarts…longest winning streak to open a career in Mariners history... Suffered first career loss Aug. 20 at Philadelphia (4.0,7,4,1,2,5)... Faced 144 consecutive batters without allowing an extra-base hit Aug.20-Sept. 22…2nd-longest streak in MLB in 2014 (W. Davis, 178 BF) and in club history (J. Beattie, 157 BF, 1982)... Won 9 of his first 15 starts (9-3), recording a 2.01 ERA (20 ER, 89.2 IP)…5th-lowest ERA in first 15 appearances to begin a career (all starts) dating back to 1914…went 0-1, 9.72 ERA (9 ER, 8.1 IP) over his final 2 starts... On the DL April 9-Aug. 2 with strain of the left latissimus dorsi muscle…transferred to 60-day disabled list on June 9... Made four total rehab stats with Triple-A Tacoma (May 24, July 22, July 27) andshort-season Everett (July 17)...Went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA (3 ER, 12.0 IP) in 2 starts beforegoing on the disabled list April 9... Became the first pitcher since 1954 to record 7+ shutout innings with9+ strikeouts in two of his first five career games (LHP Karl Spooner, Brooklyn)…also the first pitcher since 1967 to toss at least 6.0 shutout innings in three of his first five careergames (RHP Cisco Carlos, CWS)... Became first rookie in club history to start a home opener... 9-4 with a 2.66 ERA (29 ER, 98.0 IP) in 17 career MLB starts…2nd-lowest ERA by a Mariners pitcher in first 17 career starts (Pineda - 2.58 in 2011)..

Made Major League debut Sept. 7 vs. Tampa Bay (6.0,4,2,1,1,3,HR), recording the win. Was the 7th Mariners pitcher to allow 4 hits or fewer, while tossing at least 6.0 innings in Major League debut. Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts Sept. 24 vs. Kansas City in fourth career start (7.0,4,0,0,0,10)…joined Oakland's Dan Straily (11 K's, 0 BB 4/5 vs. HOU) as the only other AL rookie pitcher to record 10+ K's in a start in 2013 without issuing a walk. Became the first Mariners pitcher to open a MLB career with a 3-game win streak (all appearances being starts) since Freddy Garcia in 1999. His 1.50 ERA was the 2nd-lowest mark for a pitcher in first 4 starts with the Mariners (not necessarily first four career starts)…Felix Hernandez tops the list, with a 1.24 ERA (4 ER, 29.0 IP) in his first 4 career starts Aug. 4-20, 2005. Limited opponents to a .172 (15x87) avg, including .141 (10x71) vs. right-handed batters. Spent majority of season with AAA Tacoma…finished tied for the team lead with 8 wins, going 8-11 with a 4.45 ERA (70 ER, 145.2 IP) in 28 games/26 starts. Ranked Third in the PCL in strikeouts and games started, while ranking 5th among league starters averaging 8.04 strikeouts per 9.0 innings

2012 Spent the entire season with AA Jackson in the Southern League...went 9-4 with a 3.05 ERA (36 ER, 106.1 IP) in 21 starts...also went 2-0, 0.00 in 2 playoff starts, allowing just 1 unearned run in 13.0 innings (19 K)...named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for April 5-15 after allowing 1 run in 10.1 innings (2 starts)...on the disabled list May 26-July 2 with right knee soreness...went 6-1, 2.40 ERA in 11 starts following return from DL, tying for the league lead in wins...played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League (1-1, 5.68, 5 GS, 16 K)...ranked as Mariners No. 4 prospect by Baseball America following the season...also the No. 5 left-handed pitching prospect by MLB.com. 2011 Combined to go 6-3 with a 2.37 ERA (25 ER, 95.0 IP) in 17 starts with A Clinton and AA Jackson...recorded 131 strikeouts, T2nd-most among Mariners farmhands ... among all minor league players with at least 90.0 IP, ranked 2nd averaging 12.41 K/9.0 IP...tallied 6 games with 10+ strikeouts ... selected as the No. 8 prospect in the Midwest League ... pitched a scoreless inning for the World squad in the All-Star Futures Game ... also selected a Midwest League All-Star ... made season debut April 27 vs. Peoria ... went 3-3, 2.73 (17 ER, 56.0 IP) in 10 starts with Clinton...recorded season-high 13 strikeouts June 16 vs. Quad Cities (6.1,4,1,1,2,13)...made AA debut July 3 vs. Chattanooga ... went 3-0, 1.85 (8 ER, 39.0 IP) in 7 starts for Jackson. 2010 Did not immediately sign after being selected in the 4th round of the 2010 June draft ... made 4 starts for Grand Prairie in the independent American Association (1-2 4.08 ERA, 18 SO, 7 BB) prior to the 2010 draft.