James Paxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1988 (32)
James Paxton Season Stats
Last 10 Games
James Paxton News
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Paxton managed to record only four outs in his season debut on April 6 before leaving with discomfort in his throwing arm, and now he is confirmed to be out for the year. This was largely a foregone conclusion since the days following the injury, but Paxton has been exploring other options. Unfortunately, this will end his season early for the second consecutive year, and Paxton can be dropped in all single-season fantasy formats.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (elbow) has received a recommendation for Tommy John surgery, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Paxton was injured in his first start of the season on Tuesday, as he exited in the second inning with forearm tightness. This is a crushing blow for Paxton, who was looking to have a bounce-back season after returning to the Mariners from a two-year stint with the Yankees. While it's not official that he will have the surgery just yet, managers can safely drop him in all redraft formats. Nick Margevicius has moved into the rotation to fill Paxton's spot, but managers should look elsewhere for a replacement in their lineups.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (forearm) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain. He sustained the injury in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against the White Sox, and MRI results are still pending. In his place, Ljay Newsome was called up from the alternate site. He will slot into the bullpen, and Nick Margevicius will take Paxton's place in the rotation. Paxton is a fantasy hold for now, but fantasy managers should brace for a potentially lengthy absence from the oft-injured left-hander.
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.