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Regular Season Totals
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-6-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 1 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
0.92014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 SEA 24 4 4 24.0 24.0 0.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 94 15 5 4 2 26 7 5 0 21 1.50 3.28 4.40 2.0 0.2
2014 SEA 25 13 13 74.0 74.0 0.0 6 4 0 0 8 0 303 60 29 25 3 84 29 27 1 59 3.04 3.31 3.55 8.9 0.9
Career171798.098.00.09400110397753429511036321802.663.303.7510.91.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 CLN A 10 10 56.0 3.12 128 .261 .249 .318 .373 .262 .358 94 13.0 1.3 13.0 1.3
2011 WTN AA 7 7 39.0 3.29 139 .188 .269 .341 .404 .257 .302 112 11.9 1.2 11.9 1.2
2012 WTN AA 21 21 106.3 3.89 116 .241 .257 .334 .382 .261 .322 105 21.9 2.3 21.9 2.3
2012 PER Wnt 5 5 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SEA MLB 4 4 24.0 4.40 93 .199 .269 .332 .408 .274 .203 96 1.7 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 TAC AAA 28 26 145.7 4.07 109 .277 .277 .343 .426 .269 .338 94 22.9 2.3 22.9 2.3
2014 SEA MLB 13 13 74.0 3.55 108 .229 .259 .318 .403 .270 .270 93 9.3 1.0 8.9 0.9
2014 EVE A- 1 1 2.7 8.55 9 .265 .253 .335 .357 .272 .167 95 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2014 TAC AAA 3 3 10.3 5.03 77 .329 .282 .358 .478 .287 .393 82 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 WTN AA 3 0 0 7 7 39.0 28 13 51 2 56% .302 6.5 3.0 0.5 11.8 1.05 1.85 11.9 1.2
2011 CLN A 3 3 0 10 10 56.0 45 30 80 1 51% .358 7.2 4.8 0.2 12.9 1.34 2.73 13.0 1.3
2012 PER Wnt 1 1 0 5 5 12.7 14 6 16 1 0% .382 9.9 4.3 0.7 11.4 1.58 5.68 0.0 0.0
2012 WTN AA 9 4 0 21 21 106.3 96 54 110 5 49% .322 8.1 4.6 0.4 9.3 1.41 3.05 21.9 2.3
2013 TAC AAA 8 11 0 28 26 145.7 158 58 131 10 51% .338 9.8 3.6 0.6 8.1 1.48 4.45 22.9 2.3
2013 SEA MLB 3 0 0 4 4 24.0 15 7 21 2 59% .203 5.6 2.6 0.8 7.9 0.92 1.50 2.0 0.2
2014 EVE A- 0 1 0 1 1 2.7 2 1 2 1 71% .167 6.8 3.4 3.4 6.8 1.12 6.75 -0.5 -0.0
2014 TAC AAA 0 1 0 3 3 10.3 13 6 14 2 53% .393 11.3 5.2 1.7 12.2 1.84 4.35 0.8 0.1
2014 SEA MLB 6 4 0 13 13 74.0 60 29 59 3 57% .270 7.3 3.5 0.4 7.2 1.20 3.04 8.9 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 367 0.5068 0.4796 0.7955 0.6613 0.2928 0.8943 0.5660 0.2045
2014 1180 0.4754 0.4338 0.8121 0.6275 0.2569 0.9233 0.5660 0.1879
Career15470.48280.44470.80820.63550.26540.91640.5660.1918

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-09 2014-08-02 60-DL 115 102 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-05-26 2012-07-03 Minors 38 0 Right Knee Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SEA $503,500
2013 SEA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$503,500
1 yrTotal$503,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 27 dScott Boras1 year/$0.5035M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5035M (2014). Re-signed by Seattle 2/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Seattle 9/3/13.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2010 (4-132) (Grand Prairie, Texas, American Association). $942,500 signing bonus. Drafted by Toronto 2009 (1s-37) (did not sign).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .221 .308 .260 .215
11 vs R (Multi) .215 .288 .321 .227
18 Split (Multi) .006 .020 -.061 -.011
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) .205 .300 .227 .204
31 vs R (2014) .227 .300 .329 .234
38 Split (2014) -.022 .000 -.102 -.030
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of James Paxton? Having seen him only a couple of times, his mechanics don't seem to lend themselves to a repeatable delivery.
(Matt from Chicago)
he's funky but the stuff is there. He's managed to keep the walk rate down, which mitigates any concern on the mechanics repeating--throw strikes, it's all good. But, that said, he could regress to his minor league form where he walked a lot of guys. So, in sum, I like him a lot but I'm slightly cautious to believe he's totally found it. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Please rank these pitchers in terms of best fantasy career prospects: Taijuan Walker, C.J. Edwards, Lucas Giolito, Hunter Harvey, James Paxton, Kohl Stewart, Carlos Rodon. Thanks.
(graham from Richmond, VA)
Hmm. Letís go Walker, Rodon, Giolito, Harvey, Stewart, Paxton, Edwards (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these in 14 tm fantasy: Jordan lyles, Robbie Erin, and James Paxton, or even Martin Perez(obviously have to wait for him to recover)?
(Victor from Dumfries)
Erlin, Paxton, Lyles and Perez... Perez has to be last with the TJ Surgery (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Whom, among the batch of rookie pitchers mechanically gives you cause for concern,if any.
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
There is really an impressive group of young pitchers who are almost ready to make an impact, in terms of mechanics and stuff. I give the current batch very impressive grades overall, with the vast majority of the top prospects earning a B- or better. That said, I always pause for the guys with poor grades for balance and posture, such as Butler, Ventura, and James Paxton.

On the jukebox: Average White Band, "Pick Up the Pieces" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for a dynasty league next year and beyond: Tyson Ross or James Paxton?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
Ross! http://painttheblack.com/2014/01/tyson-ross-a-rising-star/ :) (Paul Sporer)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you choose for fantasy: Tyson Ross or James Paxton?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
I simply can't trust Ross, given a delivery with one of the shortest strides in the game and minimal momentum. The statistical step forward last season was intriguing, but his stuff has to be crisp in order to succeed. So give me Paxton and pray for the upside of youth to shine through onto the stat sheet. (Doug Thorburn)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Geoff, what is your assessment of James Paxton?
(Jeff from Seattle)
Thanks for the question, Jeff. My assessment of Paxton? I like the strikeouts, don't like the walks, and want to see him pitch more than 100 innings in a season. The latter would seem a prerequisite for someone who is envisioned as a workhorse. Also, if you haven't done so already, be sure to read Jason Parks' thoughts on Paxton and other Mariners prospects. I have opinions, but Jason's are better: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19227 (Geoff Young)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)When will the M's call upon James Paxton? Do you see a potential number 3?
(Ryan from Boston)
I think 2 ceiling, No. 3 likely end-result. Still has too many bouts with control problems, however. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is James Paxton's ETA and do you see a potential #3?
(Ryan from Boston)
2013... No. 3, yes. At times he'll look like a 1 or 2. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)James Paxton turned in another impressive performance the other night. He has also built on his success of last season. Is there a case that he has leapfrogged Hultzen as a prospect?
(Bill from Sante Fe, NM)
The short answer is, no, I don't think Paxton has surpassed Hultzen as the better prospect, but I'm having a hard time explaining why I believe that Hultzen will be fine. He's certainly had a weird go of it in Triple-A. None of this is to diminish Paxton's success this year; he's been fantastic and in a shallower system he would likely be in the big leagues right now. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as James Paxton's upside and when do you see him contributing in the majors?
(Dennis from LA)
Solid number three starter capable of delivering a beauty when his secondary stuff and command is in sync. I think he could contribute to the major league squad now out of the 'pen, but should get a taste at some point this season. He's good. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)List your top 5 rookie pitchers in the AL/NL West.. Thanks..
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Yikes. Off the top of my head, in alphabetical order: Trevor Bauer, Jarrod Parker, James Paxton, Brad Peacock, Drew Pomeranz. And I'll assume I've missed someone obvious. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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James Paxton has thrown 1,862 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (82mph), Change (87mph) and Cutter (90mph).