Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:49:37 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (illness) has been scratched from his Cactus League start Friday, March 24, due to a head cold.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:15:21 -0800
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the team Friday, Jan. 13.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:11:02 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 25.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:23:09 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 16, with a left elbow contusion. The move is retroactive to Monday, Aug. 8.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 20:38:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (elbow) left his start Sunday, Aug. 7, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after being hit on the elbow by a line drive. He went for X-rays, and manager Scott Servais said the tests haven't been read yet, but "fingers crossed that it's just a bruise."
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:10:03 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out nine in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Paxton's performances and strikeout totals have been up and down all year. He is a decent option in AL-only formats and a high-risk, high-reward play in DFS games.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:52:36 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings of work against the Houston Astros on Friday, July 15. He walked one and struck out one.
Fantasy Tip: Paxton was doing well through four but was lit up in the fifth, continuing a rash of disappointing starts recently. Of particular concern is the sudden lack of strikeouts: after fanning 41 in 34 2/3 innings in June, Paxton has just five K's in 18 2/3 July frames. There's still some upside here, but Paxton is currently AL-only fodder.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:29:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton allowed four earned runs, 11 hits and three walks with five strikeouts in a loss Tuesday, June 21, against the Detroit Tigers. Paxton was cruising along until the sixth inning, and then he fell apart in the eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Paxton was pitching pretty well, even until the eighth-inning rally, hitting 98 mph on the radar gun. He just ran out of gas as the Tigers pieced together a few hits and loaded the bases with none out. He has pitched well since returning, and has emerged as a must-start in all AL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:22:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (1-2) allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, June 16, with two walks and five strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: With the win, Paxton snapped a streak of seven consecutive winless starts dating back to May 2015, although he has been the victim of poor run support in several of those outings. He has six walks and 29 strikeouts through 22 innings this season, making him a viable pitching option in all fantasy formats. His next start will come against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, June 21.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:30:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton scattered six hits and two walks over 6 1/3 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts Saturday, June 11, against the Texas Rangers. RP Steve Cishek blew the save in the ninth inning, costing Paxton a much-deserved win.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the no-decision, Paxton was very sharp and has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option. He is 0-2 on the season, but he has a stellar 2.25 ERA which helps owners across all fantasy formats and DFS play.