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James PaxtonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: New York Yankees MLB Years: 2013-2019
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Futures Game

PositionsP-187Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Alston Paxton
Height6-3Weight200BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 6,1988 [30.251]PlaceRichmond,British Columbia
High SchoolDelta Secondary School (Ladner,BC)
CollegeUniversity of Kentucky (Lexington,KY)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 4th round (132nd overall) of the 2010 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 1st round (37th overall) of the 2009 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$942,500Signing ScoutsBrian WilliamsJesse KapelluschService Time4.151 (2018)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-MLB-#52 ... 2012-SEA-#4 ... 2013-MLB-#87 ... 2013-SEA-#4 ... 2014-MLB-#99 ... 2014-SEA-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 7,2013 [24.305]
OrganizationsSEA [8] NYA [1] Awards4
TBC Player ID24328Retrosheet IDpaxtj001MLBAM ID572020
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (79.68%) -- Cutter (15.25%) -- Changeup (4.57%) -- Curveball (0.31%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (0.15%) -- Slider (0.05%)
Fastball Velocity [2019] - 95.35 - [2018] - 95.36 - [2017] - 95.54 - [2016] - 96.69 - [2015] - 94.13 - [2014] - 94.62
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Player Notes:   Threw a no-hitter on May 8,2018 against the Toronto Blue Jays
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts72Walks63Hittable64SO/BB72vsPower64Hitting0Durability47Team.501Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2007KentuckySECNCAA-1Fr22Rel18206.6225025000117.2202313216103002.0410.191.028.155.090.631.000-
2008KentuckySECNCAA-1So22S/R19422.9217116110152.0462117425433001.367.910.694.307.391.72.667-
2009KentuckySECNCAA-1Jr22ST20535.8613130000078.0835251112011512001.319.541.262.3013.215.75.625-
2010Grand Prairie AirHogsAmerAssocInd-99ST21124.08440000017.2159817181001.257.640.513.579.172.57.333-
2011Clinton LumberKingsMidwAsea47ST22332.7310100000056.0452117130806001.347.230.164.8212.862.67.500-
2011Jackson GeneralsSouAAsea25ST22301.85770000039.028108213513101.056.460.463.0011.773.921.000-
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0632.3717170000095.07331253431319101.226.920.284.0712.413.05.667-
2012Jackson GeneralsSouAAsea19ST23943.05212100000106.096433655411013101.418.130.424.579.312.04.692-
2013Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea25ST248114.45282622100145.21588472105813114001.489.760.623.588.092.26.421-
2013Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65ST24301.50440000024.0155427210000.925.630.752.637.883.001.0003.26
2014Everett Aqua SoxNwstA-sea65ST25016.7511000002.22221121001.126.753.373.376.752.00.000-
2014Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea25ST25014.35330000010.0137526140001.8411.321.745.2312.192.33.000-
2014Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0024.85440000012.1159737161001.6910.382.084.8511.082.29.000-
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65ST25643.0413130000074.0602925329597001.207.300.363.537.182.03.6003.24
2015Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea34ST26018.1033000006.212660342002.2516.20--4.055.401.33.000-
2015Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65ST26343.9013130000067.0673429829565001.439.001.073.907.521.93.4294.31
2016Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea28ST27433.7311110000050.2432421615534001.147.641.072.669.413.53.571-
2016Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65ST27673.79202000000121.013462519241175001.319.970.671.798.704.88.4622.78
2017Arkansas TravelersTexAAsea38ST28004.5011000004.05221051001.2511.252.25--11.250.00--
2017Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65ST281252.98242400000136.0113474593715615101.107.480.602.4510.324.22.7062.54
2018Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65ST291163.76282802100160.0134676723422088001.107.521.292.3611.684.95.6470.06
2019New York YankeesALMLBnyaST30544.0115150000076.07937341030952111.439.311.183.5411.203.17.5560.43
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter46303.4811711702100658.26022812556419871242211.218.230.872.719.733.60.6050.01
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter27243.61858322100419.04021991692818045044201.388.590.603.849.612.50.529-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter12164.39454322100211.0226121104188220220001.449.530.763.468.522.46.429-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1242.77292900000149.0129554686716617201.317.770.484.0410.002.48.750-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter332.7310100000056.0452117130806001.347.230.164.8212.862.67.500-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter016.7511000002.22221121001.126.753.373.376.752.00.000-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter124.08440000017.2159817181001.257.640.513.579.172.57.333-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1154.915524311102147.01499681176116818001.429.041.033.7010.192.75.688-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter41263.4210210202100582.05232442215416861740101.198.080.832.609.543.67.612-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter544.0115150000076.07937341030952111.439.311.183.5411.203.17.556-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15103.48393901000220.02019485216623814101.218.230.872.719.733.60.6000.01
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14133.61444311100220.021010488159423523101.388.590.603.849.612.50.519-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2013Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65p2441100000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.34550.0050.001.000.000.000.00
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65p25131000000000101000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2015Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65p26132000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2016Seattle MarinersALMLBsea65p2723000000001300000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17325.0075.003.000.000.000.00
2019New York YankeesALMLBnyap3022000001000203000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter349100001002904000.000.182.000.1820015.000.000.222.00013.3360.004.500.000.000.00
Seattle Mariners Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter327100000002701000.000.222.000.2220010.000.000.286.00020.0070.003.500.000.000.00
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22000001000203000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16243500005001043019000.000.182.000.1820071.000.000.222.00013.3360.004.500.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2011Clinton LumberKings MidwAsea22P10--1121-1413.9291.30------10100.07.2
2011Jackson Generals SouAAsea22P7---4--441.0000.57------7100.05.0
2012Jackson Generals SouAAsea23P21--211521813.7220.62------21100.015.0
2013Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea24P28--217422319.8260.68------28100.019.4
2013Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24P4424-3--331.0000.750.13-----4100.02.5
2014Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea25P1---------------1100.01.3
2014Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea25P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.02.1
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBsea25P1313741731118.7270.620.117277.8-13100.08.0
2015Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea26P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.02.1
2015Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26P131367-6--661.0000.460.094-100.0-13100.08.0
2016Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea27P11--141-65.8330.45------11100.07.7
2016Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27P2020121-12311512.8000.600.103175.0-20100.012.3
2017Arkansas Travelers TexAAsea28P1---------------1100.01.4
2017Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28P242413646--10101.0000.420.074357.1-24100.014.8
2018Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29P282816017--881.0000.290.055362.5-28100.017.4
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P102102582641625347.8870.460.0823971.9-1020.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P45--323523126.8390.58------450.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P29--215522217.7730.59------290.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10--1121-1413.9291.30------100.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2011Clinton LumberKings MidwAsea2210----------
2011Jackson Generals SouAAsea227----------
2012Jackson Generals SouAAsea2321----------
2013Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea2428----------
2013Seattle MarinersALMLBsea244----------
2014Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea251----------
2014Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea253----------
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2513----------
2015Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea263----------
2015Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2613----------
2016Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea2711----------
2016Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2720----------
2017Arkansas Travelers TexAAsea281----------
2017Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2824----------
2018Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2928----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2012Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor23115.68550000012.214881616001.649.950.714.2611.372.675.68.500
2012Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB23004.5010100002.0111024101.504.500.009.0018.002.004.50.000
2013Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB240014.7331200003.2666141003.1214.732.459.822.450.2514.73.000
2014Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB25013.18550000017.017761312301.189.000.531.596.354.003.71.000
2015Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor26244.60770000029.13717153829001.5511.350.922.458.903.635.22.333
2015Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB26127.84330000010.119129156202.3816.550.874.355.231.2010.45.333
2016San Francisco GiantsMLB Spring TrainingMLB272110.80550000015.0251918586102.2015.003.004.803.600.7511.40.667
2017Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28103.00431000012.010443215001.007.502.251.5011.257.503.001.000
2018Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29108.27550000016.12216155517101.6812.122.762.769.373.408.821.000
2019New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB30302.08550000017.111441619200.995.710.523.129.873.172.081.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs354.9312120000042.051252341445001.5510.930.863.009.643.215.36.375
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs846.0531274000093.711169631735801001.5610.671.633.367.692.296.63.667

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2017AL Pitcher of the Month (July) ... American League Player of the Week (April 10-April 16) ... American League Player of the Week (July 24-July 30)3
2018American League Player of the Week (May 7-May 13)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2019-05-29SPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.204Team Roster on 2019-05-29
2019-05-04SPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left knee inflammation30.179Team Roster on 2019-05-04
2019-01-12SPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2019-2019 ($8.575m) [Avoids arbitration]30.067Team Roster on 2019-01-12
2018-11-19SPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Mariners to Yankees for Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson and Dom Thompson-Williams30.013Team Roster on 2018-11-19
2018-09-01SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.299Team Roster on 2018-09-01
2018-08-15SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left forearm contusion29.282Team Roster on 2018-08-15
2018-07-30SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.266Team Roster on 2018-07-30
2018-07-13SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Lower back inflammation29.249Team Roster on 2018-07-13
2018-01-12SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($4.9m) [Avoids arbitration]29.067Team Roster on 2018-01-12
2017-09-15SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.313Team Roster on 2017-09-15
2017-08-11SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Strained left pectoral muscle28.278Team Roster on 2017-08-11
2017-05-30SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.205Team Roster on 2017-05-30
2017-05-26SPSeattle MarinersArkansas (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Arkansas (AA) for rehab28.201Team Roster on 2017-05-26
2017-05-05SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Strained left forearm28.180Team Roster on 2017-05-05
2017-01-12SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2.35m) [Avoids arbitration]28.067Team Roster on 2017-01-12
2016-08-25SPSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.292Team Roster on 2016-08-25
2016-08-16PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left elbow contusion27.283Team Roster on 2016-08-16
2016-06-02PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Tacoma (AAA)27.208Team Roster on 2016-06-02
2016-03-28PSeattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Tacoma (AAA)27.142Team Roster on 2016-03-28
2015-09-13PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.311Team Roster on 2015-09-13
2015-05-30PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained tendon in left middle finger26.205Team Roster on 2015-05-30
2014-09-02PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Tacoma (AAA)25.300Team Roster on 2014-09-02
2014-08-27PSeattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Tacoma (AAA)25.294Team Roster on 2014-08-27
2014-08-02PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL25.269Team Roster on 2014-08-02
2014-06-09PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL25.215Team Roster on 2014-06-09
2014-05-27PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from minor league rehab assignment25.202Team Roster on 2014-05-27
2014-05-23PSeattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Tacoma (AAA) for rehab25.198Team Roster on 2014-05-23
2014-04-09PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left lat strain25.154Team Roster on 2014-04-09
2013-09-03PSeattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Tacoma (AAA)24.301Team Roster on 2013-09-03
2013-04-08PSeattle MarinersTacoma (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Tacoma (AAA)24.153Team Roster on 2013-04-08
2012-07-03PSeattle MarinersJackson (AA)-Minors--23.239Team Roster on 2012-07-03
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-03-04ContractSigned by Mariners 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2010Seattle Mariners-21942,500-------942,500Signing Bonus out of 2010 Draft (4th round - 132nd overall)
2013Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll24490,000-77530-3,023,990490,0001,432,500
2014Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll25503,500-72428203,256,497500,0001,936,000
2015Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll26519,0002.02762723313,571,283507,5002,455,000
2016Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll27507,5002.15177131-3,498,245507,5002,962,500
2017Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll282,350,0003.15137219593,651,709535,0005,312,5002017-01-12 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2.35m) [Avoids arbitration]
2018Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll294,900,000-2291072++4,360,045545,00010,212,5002018-01-12 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($4.9m) [Avoids arbitration]
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red