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65 James Paxton SP

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July 22, 2019 12:16 AM
Yankees' James Paxton: Suffers fifth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (5-5) allowed seven runs (four earned) on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts over just 3.1 innings while taking a loss against the Rockies on Sunday.

The 30-year-old remains winless in July, as he hasn't capture a victory since June 21. Paxton averaged almost two strikeouts per inning Sunday, but that's about the only thing that went his way. He had trouble with control, gave up a homer and struggled to overcome defensive lapses. Even with a few of the runs considered unearned, Paxton saw his ERA rise to 4.20 after this outing. He also has a 1.47 WHIP, .272 batting average against and 108 strikeouts in 85.2 innings this season. Paxton will look to get back on track Friday at the Red Sox.

July 15, 2019 11:48 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Fans seven in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Rays, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out seven.

The southpaw had little trouble with most of the Tampa lineup en route to his third straight quality start and sixth of the year, but Travis d'Arnaud touched him up for two solo shots -- a prelude to the catcher's game-winning blast off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning. Paxton will carry a 3.94 ERA and 102:32 K:BB through 82.1 innings into his next outing Saturday, at home against the Rockies.

July 11, 2019 04:52 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Not listed for weekend start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton is not among the Yankees' probable starters for this weekend's series against the Blue Jays.

The team currently lists Domingo German, J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka (in that order) for the first series out of the All-Star break. Toronto hasn't gotten to many pitchers this year, but Paxton is an exception (nine earned runs in two starts), and that may have played into the Yankees' decision. Paxton missed most of May with a knee injury and hasn't been quite himself when active this season (4.01 ERA, 1.43 WHIP), with an increased walk rate being the most glaring issue.

July 8, 2019 07:12 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Strikes out 11 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (5-4) struck out 11 while allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks through six innings to take the loss against the Rays on Sunday.

Paxton allowed a hit to the first three batters he faced and surrendered two runs in the first inning, but afterward he effectively shut down the Rays with 20 swinging strikes, 15 of which came on his fastball. The left-hander has only allowed three runs and has 14 strikeouts in his last two starts. Paxton continues to have trouble at the beginning of games with a 10.20 ERA in the first inning and a 2.49 ERA in all other frames. The 30-year-old has a 5-4 record with a 4.01 ERA through 15 starts heading into the All-Star break.

July 3, 2019 02:32 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Allows one earned run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton allowed one earned run on eight hits and two walks while striking out three across six innings Tuesday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

Paxton surrendered just a solo home run to J.D. Davis across his six innings of work -- only his second quality start in seven chances since coming off the injured list May 29. Despite the outing being positive overall, Paxton was uncharacteristically unable to generate much deception with his pitches, recording just 12 swinging strikes on 103 total pitches. He'll have one more chance to put it all together prior to the All-Star break, drawing the start Sunday at the Rays.

June 28, 2019 01:44 AM
Yankees' James Paxton: Yields six runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton allowed six runs on eight hits with four walks and three strikeouts across 4.1 innings during an no-decision against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

The Yankees offense went deep again, but Paxton yielded three long balls as well. Two of his four walks came around to score on those homers. This is the second time in the last four starts that Paxton has yielded six runs. Despite the recent struggles, the southpaw is 5-3 with a 4.34 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 64.1 innings this season. He will look to get back on track at the Rays next Thursday.

June 22, 2019 02:24 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Notches fifth victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (5-3) earned the win after allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings Friday night against the Astros.

Paxton turned in a stellar showing, with his lone run allowed coming in the fourth inning on an RBI double to right field. He fired 60 of 100 pitches for strikes on the night, inducing five groundouts compared to three flyouts. The 30-year-old lefty has looked sharp in each of his last two outings, holding the opposition to two or fewer runs while punching out 14 over that stretch.

June 16, 2019 08:28 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Strikes out seven in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (4-3) gave up two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven through six innings, taking the win against the White Sox on Sunday.

Paxton gave up a solo home run in the first inning but settled down to secure his fourth win with a quality start. The 30-year-old continues to be dominant with 17 swinging strikes in this start and a 14 percent swinging-strike rate this season. Along with his impressive 11.6 K/9, Paxton lowered his ERA to 3.93 through 11 starts. Paxton will look to carry this momentum into his next start Friday against the Astros at Yankee Stadium.

June 12, 2019 01:48 AM
Yankees' James Paxton: Rocked by Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (3-3) was handed the loss after surrendering six runs on seven hits over 2.2 innings during Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets. He struck out one and walked two.

Paxton was booed off the mound at Yankee Stadium as he delivered his worst start of the season. Pete Alonso blasted a three-run homer in the first inning before Paxton recorded an out, which more or less summed up the rest of the evening for the left-hander. The 30-year-old has a 4.04 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 64:20 K:BB through 10 starts and will look for a rebound performance Monday versus the Rays.

June 10, 2019 07:08 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Starting Game 2 on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Masahiro Tanaka will get the ball for Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill, with Paxton starting Game 2. The big southpaw is looking to get back on track after allowing four runs (three earned) across 4.2 innings in his most recent start against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

June 6, 2019 09:44 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Allows three earned in 4.2 frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton lasted 4.2 innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday and allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

Paxton threw a first-pitch strike to 18 of the 21 batters he faced Wednesday but struggled to put hitters away. The 30-year-old was limited to 66 pitches in his previous start fresh off the injured list, and he upped his pitch count to 83 versus the Blue Jays. The lefty has a 3.11 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through nine starts and is in line to face the Mets on Monday.

May 30, 2019 12:56 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Allows zero hits in four innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton threw four shutout innings with no hits and two walks allowed while striking out seven in a no-decision against the Padres on Wednesday.

Making his first start in his return from a knee injury, Paxton was limited to only 66 pitches. He finished three outs shy of capturing the win. Still, it's great to see Paxton back and clearly, he's healthy, as he induced 17 swinging strikes. Overall, Paxton is 3-2 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 41.2 innings this season. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday at the Blue Jays.

May 29, 2019 09:56 AM
Yankees' James Paxton: Officially back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees reinstated Paxton (knee) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Padres.

The transaction was merely a formality with the Yankees indicating a couple days earlier that Paxton would be ready to rejoin the rotation for the series finale with San Diego. According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, Paxton will likely be limited to 60-to-75 pitches in his first start back from the IL since he didn't have a proper rehab assignment beforehand, perhaps making the lefty a less appealing DFS option than he otherwise would be. He'll likely take on a more normal workload in his outings to follow.

May 28, 2019 03:40 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Lighter workload coming Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (knee) is expected to be limited to around 60-to-75 pitches when he returns from the 10-day injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Padres, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Though they were pleased enough with how Paxton looked in a simulated game Friday and bullpen session Sunday to sign off on his return to the rotation, the Yankees plan to ease the lefty back into the mix after a three-plus-week absence. Since he topped out at 60 pitches in the simulated game and didn't go on a minor-league rehab assignment, Paxton won't be ready to handle his usual workload in his first start back. Assuming he escapes Wednesday's outing without any setbacks, Paxton shouldn't face any significant restrictions in his subsequent start.

May 28, 2019 03:36 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Confirmed as Wednesday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (knee) confirmed Tuesday that he would return from the injured list to start Wednesday against the Padres, Coley Harvey of reports.

Paxton has missed over three weeks with left knee inflammation but received the green light to return after tossing a 60-pitch simulated game Friday without any significant complications. He owned a strong 3.11 ERA from his seven starts prior to landing on the injured list, but it's possible he'll need some time to knock off the rust after nearly a month-long absence.

May 27, 2019 04:12 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Cleared to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (knee) was cleared to return from the injured list Monday and is likely to do so prior to a start against the Padres on Wednesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Paxton has been on the injured list with left knee inflammation since May 4. He's reportedly been pitching through some pain still in simulated games, but the problem had improved in recent days, and team doctors evidently feel he's ready to go. The lefty recorded a 3.11 ERA in seven starts prior to the injury.

May 27, 2019 10:32 AM
Yankees' James Paxton: Knee feeling better
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton's knee felt better following a bullpen session Sunday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Paxton didn't say that his pain was completely gone, but he did say that the knee felt better than it had since he landed on the injured list in early May. He'll meet with a doctor Monday in hopes of getting cleared to return to the rotation Wednesday.

May 26, 2019 04:56 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Could rejoin rotation Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone said that Paxton (knee) could be activated from the 10-day injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Padres, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The Yankees were previously optimistic that Paxton would be ready to rejoin the rotation during the past week, but that never materialized after he continued to experience pain in his left knee during a bullpen session. Paxton was at least able to complete a simulated game Friday, with his performance in that outing apparently giving the Yankees some level of confidence that his return from the IL could be imminent. According to Coley Harvey of, Paxton was able to throw a side session and take part in long-toss and fielding drills at the Yankees' spring training facility in Tampa on Sunday, so he'll now report back to New York this week and meet with the team Monday to decide his next step.

May 25, 2019 02:36 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Pitching through pain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton still feels pain in his inflamed left knee but was able to pitch through it in a simulated game Friday, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

It sounds as though the pain may not prevent Paxton from returning to the rotation, which could happen as soon as next week. That's good news for fantasy owners in terms of his availability, but it does raise concerns about whether his performance will be affected and increases the risk of a trip back to the injured list should the pain worsen.

May 21, 2019 04:20 PM
Yankees' James Paxton: Could return to rotation next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paxton (knee) will throw a three-inning/60-pitch simulated game Friday and if that goes well, he could rejoin the rotation next week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

There was hope that he would be able to return this week, but he needed a couple extra bullpen sessions before he was essentially pain free. If he emerges from Friday's sim game feeling like he felt after Tuesday's bullpen session, he could return to the rotation May 29 against the Padres.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 19.100 1.400425
vs RHB 63.000 4.7102877
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Pitching Stats
2013SEA30 1.50440000 24.0155420721
2014SEA64 3.0413130000 74.0602925312959
2015SEA34 3.9013130000 67.0673429802956
2016SEA67 3.7920200000 121.013462519124117
2017SEA125 2.9824240000 136.011347459337156
2018SEA116 3.7628282100 160.1134676723142208
2019NYY55 4.2017170000 85.291464013135108
Total 4631 3.521191192100 668.0614290261677203725
Batting Stats
2013SEA4110001100 .500 .000 .000
2014SEA13100000100 .000 .000 .000
2015SEA13200000200 .000 .000 .000
2016SEA20300001300 .250 .000 .000
2017SEA24000000000 --- --- ---
2018SEA28000000000 --- --- ---
2019NYY17200010200 .000 .000 .000
Total 119910012900 .182 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2014SEAP1313111731 .727
2016SEAP20201501231 .800
Total  1191196074762 .900
More Pitching Stats
2013SEA23417 2.0600000 .17294 8.3 .2990
2014SEA29757 1.8672007 .223303 10.9 .3120
2015SEA17867 1.2240005 .253297 12.9 .3810
2016SEA3126109 1.3131005 .279511 11.8 .4060
2017SEA1115128 0.95431115 .223552 10.1 .3240
2018SEA0112148 0.8353108 .224645 9.9 .3860
2019NYY05484 0.7471012 .272373 13.3 .4550
Total 9616610 1.1030102242 .2422775 11.1 .3750
Minor League Pitching Stats
2011AFX-Clinton Lumberkings33 2.731010000 56.0452117113080
2011AA-Jackson Generals30 1.8577000 39.028108211351
2012AA-Jackson Generals94 3.052121000106.19643365154110
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers811 4.452826210145.2158847210358131
2014ASX-Everett Aquasox01 6.7511000 2.22221012
2014AAA-Tacoma Rainiers01 4.3533000 10.1137520614
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers01 8.1033000 6.212660034
2016AAA-Tacoma Rainiers43 3.731111000 50.2432421601553
2017AA-Arkansas Travelers00 4.5011000 4.05221005
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