James Paxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 212 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1988 (34)
James Paxton Season Stats
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher James Paxton will receive extended rest before making his next start on Tuesday versus the New York Yankees. The left-hander has allowed 16 runs over his last three starts. That being said, the team will skip his turn in the rotation to allow Paxton to have more rest. The 34-year-old holds a 4.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 101/33 K/BB ratio through 19 starts this season. He does carry some fantasy value, assuming he's able to get back on track.
Boston Red Sox pitcher James Paxton will look to bounce back Thursday night when he takes the ball at home versus the Kansas City Royals. The veteran left-hander was touched up for three homers and four earned runs across five innings his last time out against the Blue Jays, the second time in his last four starts in which he's surrendered at least four earned runs. Otherwise, it's been a nice season for the 34-year-old who owns a 3.60 ERA across 14 starts. Additionally, Paxton sports a 3.72 SIERA and 20.1% K-BB%, both of which suggest he has indeed pitched quite well this season. He has a nice opportunity to bounce back against a Royals offense that is tied for 24th with a .303 wOBA versus left-handed pitching this season.
Boston Red Sox left-hander James Paxton will return from the paternity list to start on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. It will be Paxton's final start of the first half of the season before next week's All-Star break, and he'll be a must-start against one of the worst hitting teams in baseball. The 34-year-old veteran southpaw got a late start to the 2023 season due to injury and has had trouble staying on the field in his career, but he's been outstanding so far in nine starts for Boston this year. Paxton has gone 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA (3.25 FIP), 0.96 WHIP, 13 walks and 61 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched over nine starts. He's allowed more than three earned runs in a start just once this year, and it came back in his third start of the year on May 24.
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.