James Paxton Fantasy Stats


Height / Weight 6'4"  /  212 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Nov 6, 1988 (35)
Experience 11 seasons
College Kentucky

Season Stats

Career 174 174 0 940.0 859 429 393 110 312 996 1.246 2911.7

Game Log

May 24, 2024LADCINSP104.2555244.2941.9293.1
May 29, 2024LADNYMP103.0200003.1820.66710.9
Jun 5, 2024LADPITP101.2676022.6004.800-9.1
Jun 11, 2024LADTEXP106.0211022.1110.66717.1
Jun 17, 2024LADCOLP107.0211118.0830.42931.9
Jun 24, 2024LADCHWP105.0300036.1581.20019.6
Jun 30, 2024LADSFP104.01299124.6323.500-9.4
Jul 6, 2024LADMILP105.0422123.2111.2009.7
Jul 12, 2024LADDETP103.2533041.3122.455-1.1
Jul 21, 2024LADBOSP105.0433147.1741.60018.4
Last 10 10 0 45.0 45 31 30 6 24 40 1.533 91.2

James Paxton News

James Paxton  • SP

James Paxton Designated For Assignment By Dodgers

Left-hander James Paxton is being designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, according to sources. In his place, right-hander River Ryan is expected to be added to the 40-man roster in order to make his first big-league start on Monday versus the division-rival San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers don't have the space for the 35-year-old veteran left-hander with both Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) and Tyler Glasnow (back) coming off the injured list this week to rejoin LA's starting rotation. Paxton picked up his eighth win of the season on Sunday versus the Boston Red Sox, but overall he was pretty inconsistent, posting a 4.43 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with a career-low 16.4% strikeout rate and bloated 12.3% walk rate in 89 1/3 innings over his 18 starts in Hollywood. Paxton is unlikely to stay with the Dodgers if he clears waivers.
2 days ago   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Destroyed On Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher James Paxton had one of his worst outings of his career during Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants. It didn't seem like anything went right for Paxton throughout this contest. The southpaw gave up nine runs on 12 hits over four innings of work in the loss. He struck out four batters while allowing a pair of walks as well. Before this, Paxton was actually pitching fairly well over his last few outings. He'll look to rebound before the All-Star break against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jul 1   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Fans Eight In Monday’s Win Over Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher James Paxton (7-1) struck out eight over seven innings during Monday's 9-5 win at the Colorado Rockies. Paxton also recorded his sixth quality start, allowing two hits, one earned run, and one walk while picking up his seventh win of the season. Overall, Paxton has a 3.65 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP, striking out 43 and walking 33 in 66 2/3 innings. Fantasy managers of Paxton will have to wait until next Monday for his next start, an ideal matchup at the White Sox, where he is projected to square off against Chicago ace Garrett Crochet.
Jun 18   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Improves To 5-0 Saturday

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher James Paxton pitched six innings of shutout ball in Saturday's 5-0 victory over the Padres, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out four on the way to earning his fifth win of the season. The veteran has an impressive 2.58 ERA on the season and a low HR/FB% of 6.3%, but the 1.41 WHIP and -1.2% K-BB% are a bit concerning. A high 86.3% LOB% with such a low strikeout rate and a FIP of 4.91 indicate things could fall apart quickly for the southpaw. Nevertheless, if he can continue to walk the tightrope, the Dodgers should continue to provide enough run support for the 35-year-old to collect some additional wins.
May 12   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Records Fourth Win On Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander James Paxton recorded his fourth win of the season against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in a 5-1 victory. Paxton went 6 innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three. He has now recorded back-to-back wins in two starts. The 35-year-old has pitched 32 innings in six starts, holding a 3.06 ERA with a 5.01 K/9 and 6.68 BB/9 rate. His next projected start is against the San Diego Padres, who had already given him troubles earlier this season. Despite surrendering eight walks in last start against the Padres, Paxton has pitched well enough recently to be used as a streamer in most league formats.
May 6   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Throws Five Scoreless Innings With Spotty Control

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher James Paxton faced off against the San Francisco Giants for his first start as a Dodger on Monday. Paxton threw five scoreless innings, giving up four hits while showing spotty control with five walks in addition to five strikeouts. Despite his spotty control, he kept the Giants off the board while also earning himself the win as the Dodgers scored nine runs in the game. Paxton should have another start this week against the Chicago Cubs. Paxton is worth starting in all leagues, as he plays for a stacked Dodgers team and should pick up a lot of wins for fantasy squads on the cheap.
Apr 2   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Tweaks His Cutter

With a suggestion from the team, Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander James Paxton has modified his cutter this offseason to more of a bullet slider, which is a harder, tighter slider than the traditional slower sweeper. "It helps [Paxton] keep the ball down and underneath the swing of a right-handed hitter and down and away from a left-handed hitter," assistant pitching coach Connor McGuinness said. The oft-injured veteran southpaw will have extra rest to open the year as the Dodgers go with a six-man starting rotation, and he said his "body feels really good" in spring training. The 35-year-old made just six starts from 2020-22 but managed to make 19 starts in 2023. When healthy, Paxton's strikeout upside makes him worth considering as rotation depth in deeper fantasy leagues.
Mar 4   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton "Has No Doubt" He'll Be Ready

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander James Paxton said he "has no doubt" that he'll be ready to go for Opening Day. The Dodgers and Paxton tweaked his one-year deal to be incentive-laden after issues came up during his physical due to ongoing knee injuries and his Tommy John history. However, the veteran southpaw thinks he'll be ready to roll to begin the regular season. How long the 35-year-old Canadian will stay healthy is the question. After making just six starts from 2020-22, Paxton somehow managed to make 19 starts for the Boston Red Sox in 2023 and had a 4.50 ERA (4.68 FIP), 1.31 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 96 innings. Paxton will be pitching for one of the best teams in baseball and will have a guaranteed rotation spot, but he's one of the most injury-prone players, let alone pitchers, in the game.
Feb 11   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

Dodgers Rework James Paxton's Deal Over Health Issue

The Los Angeles Dodgers lowered the guarantee in their agreement with left-hander James Paxton due to an unspecified health concern, according to sources. The one-year deal that was announced on Monday still has a maximum potential value of up to $13 million with performance and roster bonuses, but the Dodgers and Paxton's agent, Scott Boras, agreed to reduce the total guarantee from the originally reported $11 million to $7 million. The adjustment also doesn't change the Dodgers' luxury tax standing. The 35-year-old southpaw had a bounce-back season in 2023 with the Red Sox after pitching only 21 2/3 innings the previous three seasons and he still has strikeout upside when healthy, but his extensive injury history makes him only a late-round flier in fantasy for starting-pitching depth.
Feb 1   
James Paxton  • SP  •  Dodgers

James Paxton Finalizes One-Year Deal With Dodgers

Free-agent left-hander James Paxton and the Los Angeles Dodgers officially agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal on Tuesday that includes a $1 million Opening Day roster bonus and another $1 million in performance-based incentives. The oft-injured 35-year-old Canadian hurler went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA (4.68 FIP) and 1.31 WHIP with 33 walks and 101 strikeouts in 2023 for the Boston Red Sox in 19 starts, his first year pitching in the big leagues since 2021. He was sharp in the first half before posting an ERA near 7.00 in the second half while dealing with a knee injury. Paxton should be healthy in spring training and will have more fantasy upside with the move to LA if he makes the team's starting rotation, but he's also a huge health risk, having thrown only 117 2/3 innings since 2020.
Jan 24