James Paxton

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  • 6' 4" /235
  • Age: 29

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James Paxton 2018 Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
24 10-5 3.68 139.1 176 1.11

James Paxton MLB Career Stats

G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
98 40-25 3.38 561.1 585 1.19

James Paxton Bio

  • Full Name: James Alston Paxton
  • Nickname: Big Maple
  • Born: 11/6/1988 in Ladner, BC, Canada
  • Draft: 2010, Seattle Mariners, 4th rd. (132nd overall)
  • College: Kentucky
  • Debut: 9/7/2013
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 Stats 10 5 3.68 24 24 0 139.1 176 1.11
MLB Career Stats 40 25 3.38 98 98 0 561.1 585 1.19

James Paxton 2018 Splits

Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 3 3 3.79 7 7 0 35.2 32 15 7 42 1.09
Last 15 Games 8 4 3.78 15 15 0 85.2 76 36 18 105 1.10
Last 30 Games 10 5 3.68 24 24 0 139.1 117 57 37 176 1.11
Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 3 3 3.79 7 7 0 35.2 32 15 7 42 1.09
Last 15 Games 8 4 3.78 15 15 0 85.2 76 36 18 105 1.10
Last 30 Games 10 5 3.68 24 24 0 139.1 117 57 37 176 1.11
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
8/4 vs TOR 0 1 0 7.0 8 3 1 7
8/9 @ HOU 1 0 0 5.2 7 4 3 5
8/14 @ OAK 0 0 0 0.1 2 1 0 1
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
8/4 vs TOR 0 1 0 7.0 8 3 1 7
8/9 @ HOU 1 0 0 5.2 7 4 3 5
8/14 @ OAK 0 0 0 0.1 2 1 0 1
2018 Games by Position: SP (24)

James Paxton Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2018 Mariners AL 1,419 Four-seam FB 95.5 2,290 89.7
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.1 2,263 88.5
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2018 Mariners AL 1,419 Four-seam FB 95.5 2,290 89.7
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.1 2,263 88.5

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James Paxton 2018 Projections

Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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3 2 3.15 8 8 0 0 0 0 45.2 38 18 16 5 1 13 0 53 1.12
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13 7 3.55 32 32 2 1 0 0 185.0 155 75 73 23 2 50 0 229 1.11
Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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3 2 3.15 8 8 0 0 0 0 45.2 38 18 16 5 1 13 0 53 1.12
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13 7 3.55 32 32 2 1 0 0 185.0 155 75 73 23 2 50 0 229 1.11

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Awards

James Paxton Awards

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
07/2017 Seattle AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2017 Seattle AL
07/30/2017 Seattle AL
05/13/2018 Seattle AL

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 Leaderboards

Wins

Season W Rank
2017 12 19th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2017 156 17th in AL

James Paxton Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 30, 2018 Seattle Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 10-day disabled list.
July 13, 2018 Seattle Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list. Lower back inflammation.
September 15, 2017 Seattle Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 10-day disabled list.
August 11, 2017 Seattle Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list. Strained left pectoral muscle.
May 31, 2017 Seattle Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 10-day disabled list.
May 26, 2017 Seattle Mariners sent LHP James Paxton on a rehab assignment to Arkansas Travelers.
May 5, 2017 Seattle Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 3, 2017. Left forearm strain.
August 25, 2016 Seattle Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 15-day disabled list.
August 20, 2016 Seattle Mariners sent LHP James Paxton on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
August 16, 2016 Seattle Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2016. Left elbow contusion.
June 1, 2016 Seattle Mariners recalled LHP James Paxton from Tacoma Rainiers.
March 28, 2016 Seattle Mariners optioned LHP James Paxton to Tacoma Rainiers.
September 13, 2015 James Paxton roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
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…resides in Kirkland, WA with wife Katie…native of Ladner, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver 22 miles from border crossing in Blaine, WA…attended Delta Secondary School where he helped win BC's Best Tournament Championship as junior and senior…went 7-1 with 1.70 ERA with 65 strikeouts as a senior…pitched for University of Kentucky from 2007-09…was 11-5 with 4.91 ERA (81 ER, 148.1 IP) and 168 strikeouts in 55 games (24 starts) for Wildcats…finished junior season (2009) ranked 17th in nation and 4th in SEC with 115 strikeouts…3rd in NCAA averaging 13.22 strikeouts per 9.0 innings…three-time member of SEC Academic Honor Roll…selected by Toronto in supplemental 1st round in 2009 June draft, but did not sign.

2017

Totals - Was 12-5 with 2.98 ERA (45 ER, 136.0 IP) in 24 starts... Worthy - Named Mariners Pitcher of the Year by Seattle chapter of Baseball Writers Association of America... The Bar - Set career bests in wins (12), starts (24), innings (136.0), strikeouts (156) and ERA (2.98)... Injuries - Had two stints on 10-day DL: May 5 (retro to 5/3)-May 31 with left forearm strain (1 rehab start with AA Arkansas May 26 vs. Frisco)… and Aug. 11-Sept. 14 with strained left pectoral muscle (suffered in 7th Aug. 10 vs. LAA)... The Streak - Earned win in 7 consecutive starts, July 2-Aug. 4, equaling club record (also: Jamie Moyer, 5/6-6/8/03, and Scott Bankhead, 6/18-7/20/89)…the 7-game win streak is tied for longest streak of career (also: Sept. 23, 2016 - June 6, 2017 in 7 decisions)... Good Run - Tossed 6.0+ innings while allowing 2-or-fewer runs in 7 consecutive starts (7/2-8/4)…T4th-longest in club history (also: Félix Hernández, 6/26-8/1/13, Jamie Moyer, 8/14-9/19/01, Dave Fleming, 5/10-6/9/92)... Blanks - Was only pitcher in Majors with 2 streaks of at least 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings…tossed 23.0 consecutive ShO IP, April 5-20, the 7th-longest streak in MLB… posted 21.0 straight scoreless innings, July 19-August 4, the 14th-longest streak…3rd pitcher in club history to post multiple scoreless streaks of 20.0+ innings in a single season: Hisashi Iwakuma (2013) and Freddy Garcia (2001)... Award Worthy - Named American League Pitcher of the Month for July on Aug. 2 after going 6-0 with a 1.37 ERA (6 ER, 39.1 IP) with 46 strikeouts and 6 walks in 6 starts in July…became the first Mariners pitcher to win 6 games in a single month... Dealing in July - Went 6-0 with 1.37 ERA (6 ER, 39.1 IP) with 46 strikeouts in 6 starts in July…in July, ranked 1st in wins (6), T3rd in innings pitched (39.1), 4th in ERA (1.37) and T4th in strikeouts (46)…one of 10 left-handers in MLB history (done 12x) to record at least 6 wins, an ERA of 1.40-or-better and at least 40 strikeouts in any calendar month... Weekly Honors - Co-American League Player of the Week on July 31 (with Adrian Beltre) after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 13.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 0 walks in 2 starts vs. BOS (7/24) and New York-NL (7/30) for the week of July 24-30…Player of the Week April 10-16 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 15.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts in two starts…first pitcher in club history to earn 2 AL Player of the Week honors in single season... Long Distance - Allowed 0.60 home-runs-per-9.0-innings (9 HR, 136.0 IP), tops among MLB starters (min. 130 IP)…did not give up longball in 7 straight outings (45.1 IP), July 2-Aug. 4…did not allow a longball in first 7 GS in April/May... Ring 'Em Up - Recorded 11 outings with at least 8 strikeouts; T6th-most in AL…among AL left-handers, his 11 games with 8+ strikeouts trail only Chris Sale (26)…is 3rd lefty in club history with 10+ games of 8+ strikeouts, joining Mark Langston (4x, 1984, '86-'88) and Randy Johnson (8x, 1990-95, '97-'98)... Fast Start - Was 4-0 with 1.26 ERA (6 ER, 43.0 IP) with 51 strikeouts in first 7 starts... Streak - Won first 5 decisions over first 8 starts, going 5-0 with 1.69 ERA (9 ER, 48.0 IP)... Home Sweet Home - Posted 2.45 ERA (21 ER, 77.0 IP) with 90 strikeouts in 13 starts at home, the 4th-best home ERA in the Majors (min. 75 IP)... 300 - 300th career strikeout May 31 vs. Colorado…304 strikeouts in first 57 career starts, 3rd in club history behind Félix Hernández (333 K) and Erik Hanson (330 K) in that span. April To Remember - Went 3-0 with 1.39 ERA (5 ER, 32.1 IP) with 39 strikeouts in 5 starts in month of April…his 39 strikeouts ranked T7th by a Mariners pitcher in the month of April (also: Mark Langston, 1989 and Randy Johnson, 1997)…his 39 strikeouts were the most by a Mariner in April since Félix Hernández struck out 44 in April, 2013... Elite Company - Became 18th different pitcher (done 27x) in MLB history since 1913 to record at least 3 wins without taking a loss while posting an ERA of 1.39 or lower and at least 35 strikeouts and 6-or-fewer walks in any single month…one of 11 AL pitchers (done 13x) to do so (last: Chicago-AL's Chris Sale in July of 2014)... First Streak - Posted 23.0 consecutive scoreless innings to open the season (through 2nd inning on April 20)…the longest streak to start the season in Mariners history (Mark Lowe, 17.2 in 2006)…previous best by Seattle starter to start season was Félix Hernández (17.0 in 2007)…the streak ranks T11th-longest overall streak in club history... That's Three - Three straight scoreless starts to begin the season (6.0 ShO IP on 4/5 at HOU, 7.0 ShO IP on 4/10 vs. HOU, 8.0 ShO IP on 4/15 vs. TEX)…10th pitcher in MLB history since 1900 to begin season with 3 straight starts of 6.0+ scoreless innings, joining George McQuillan-PHI (1907), Lefty Leifield-PIT (1907), Ray Caldwell-NYY (1914), George Mogridge-NYY (1916), Harry Brecheen-STL (1948), Luis Tiant-CLE (1966), Tommy Greene-PHI (1991), Woody Williams-STL (2003) & Jordan Zimmerman-DET (2016).

2016

Totals - Went 6-7 with a 3.79 ERA (51 ER, 121.0 IP) with 117 strikeouts and 24 walks in 20 starts with Seattle...Strong Finish - Was 3-2 with 3.23 ERA (20 ER, 55.2 IP) with 56 strikeouts in final 9 starts (8/1-9/28)… in 11 starts (6/1-7/27), was 3-5 with 4.27 ERA (31 ER, 65.1 IP)...Strikeout Rates - Struck out 8.70 batters per 9.0 innings (117 K, 121.0 IP), highest of career (7.88 in 2013, 7.18 in 2014 & 7.52 in 2015)…his 4.74 K/BB rate (109 K, 23 BB) is also best of career (3.00 in 2013, 2.03 in 2014 & 1.93 in 2015)... Throwing Strikes - Walked 2 or fewer in 19 of 20 starts this season…had 4.88 SO/BB ratio (117 K, 24 BB) and an 8.70 K/9.0 IP ratio (117 K, 121.0 IP)...Limiting Damage - Allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 15 of his 20 starts this season…left the game with the lead in 7 of his last 14 games (7/2-9/28)... Four K's - Struck out four Rangers batters in the first inning on Sept. 6 vs. Texas, becoming the 4th pitcher in club history to record 4 strikeouts in 1 inning (also: Felix Hernandez - 2010, Kazuhiro Sasaki - 2003 & Matt Young - 1990)... Injury & Rehab - Placed on 15-day disabled list on Aug. 16 (retroactive to Aug. 8) with a left elbow contusion…made 1 rehab start on Aug. 20 with AAA Tacoma vs. Las Vegas (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) before being activated on Aug. 25...Career Game - Earned win in 3-1 win vs. Los Angeles on Aug. 7…career-high 8.1 innings…was lifted in 9th inning with 1 out after being hit by line drive on pitching elbow...Distance - 8.0+ innings in back-to-back starts Aug. 1 vs. BOS (8.0 IP) & Aug. 7 vs. LAA (8.1 IP)... Ring 'Em Up - Career-high with 10 strikeouts June 6 vs. Cleveland (also: 9/24/13 vs. KC)...Efficient - Got through 8.0 innings on just 78 pitches on July 7 at Kansas City (no-decision)... AAA - Began year with AAA Tacoma, going 4-3 with 3.97 ERA (21 ER, 47.2 IP) in 10 starts.

2015

Totals - Was 3-4 with 3.90 ERA (29 ER, 67.0 IP) in 13 starts. ... Strong Finish - Was 3-3 with a 2.60 ERA (15 ER, 52.0 IP) with 44 strikeouts in his final 10 starts of the season; was 0-1 with an 8.40 ERA (14 ER, 15.0 IP) with 12 strikeouts in his first three starts of the year. ... Rehab Recap - Made 3 rehab starts in Aug. & Sept. with AAA Tacoma… allowed 6 runs in 6.2 innings. ... Season Ender - Left last start of the season on Sept. 24 at Kansas City with a torn fingernail on his left hand. ... The Injury - Suffered strained left middle finger and was placed on disabled list May 29. ... Zeroes For You - Recorded a career-high scoreless streak of 20.0 innings spanning May 5-17…the 20.0 inning scoreless streak was tied for longest by a Mariners pitcher in 2014 (also: Mike Montgomery)…was the 29th scoreless streak of at least 20.0 innings in club history, and longest by a lefty starter since Erik Bedard (20.0, May 8-31, 2011). ... MISP-ing In Action - In last 9 starts (April 30-end of season), limited opponents to .029 average (1x34) with RISP, including no hits with RISP in 8 of 9 starts during this span. ... Arizona Fall League - Pitched for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. 

2014
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)..
2013

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.