James Paxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1988 (33)
James Paxton Season Stats
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James Paxton News
Boston Red Sox left-hander James Paxton (elbow) threw two simulated innings in the bullpen in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday and was stretched out to 35 pitches. "He's in a good spot," said manager Alex Cora. The Red Sox continue to be encouraged with the progress that Paxton is making in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. The 33-year-old southpaw is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but Boston isn't going to rush the veteran hurler back. He had elbow reconstruction in April of last year and isn't expected to return to pitch in major league games until sometime this summer.
The Boston Red Sox are encouraged about the progress of starting pitcher James Paxton (elbow) in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Paxton is ahead of schedule and is already throwing short bullpen sessions. The 33-year-old left-hander had elbow reconstruction last April and isn't expected to be ready to go on a rehab assignment until sometime this summer, which is why the Red Sox placed him on the 60-day injured list to begin the season. Paxton made just one start last year for the Seattle Mariners and only five starts the previous season with the New York Yankees. In his last full season in 2019, he had a 3.82 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 186 strikeouts and 55 walks in 29 starts over 150 2/3 innings for the Yanks.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (elbow) extended his throwing range on Monday, playing catch from 60 feet. He'd been throwing from shorter distances for two weeks prior to Monday. Paxton underwent Tommy John surgery in April and is in the midst of the long post-surgery recovery. If he continues to progress well, he could be ready for MLB action around midseason next year. The Mariners signed Paxton to a one-year deal this past offseason and he suffered his season-ending injury just 24 pitches into his first start of 2021. It's yet to be seen as to whether the 32-year-old will return to the Mariners next year or hit the free agency market again.
After two years in the Bronx, left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton is returning to the Seattle Mariners after spending the first six seasons of his career in the Pacific Northwest. In eight big-league seasons, the 32-year-old has a 3.58 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 753 1/3 innings (136 starts). But the Canadian southpaw had a rough 6.64 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 28.9 percent strikeout rate and 7.8 percent walk rate in only five starts (20 1/3 frames) and dealt with a forearm injury in 2020 with the Yankees. There's plenty of risk with Paxton -- he's never made more than 29 starts or thrown more than 160 innings in a single season -- but he should have a rotation spot locked down if he's healthy in Seattle. He's gotten in some simulated work during Spring Training and made his Cactus League debut on March 21 against the Brewers. He struck out eight batters while walking a pair over 4 1/3 innings in that outing. As of now, "The Big Maple" is healthy and looks ready to rock for Opening Day. At a current ADP of 241--which has crept up over the last few weeks--Paxton isn't a bad low-risk investment in the late rounds of deep mixed leagues, mainly because of his career strikeout rate of over 25 percent.