James Paxton New York Yankees

Age: 31 (November 6, 1988) | 6' 4" | 235lbs. | Throws: Left P-28
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA AAA 2016 4 3 0 0 11 11 50.2 43 6 15 53 3.73 1.14 1.17 2.7 9.4 .292 n/a
SEA AL 2016 6 7 0 0 20 20 121.0 134 9 24 117 3.79 1.31 1.32 1.8 8.7 .358 48/22/30 5 8
SEA AA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 5 1 0 5 4.50 1.25 1.62 0.0 0.0 .389 n/a
SEA AL 2017 12 5 0 0 24 24 136.0 113 9 37 156 2.98 1.10 1.07 2.4 10.3 .314 45/22/33 22 21
SEA AL 2018 11 6 0 0 28 28 160.0 134 23 42 208 3.77 1.10 1.18 2.4 11.7 .313 40/19/41 17 20
NYY AL 2019 15 6 0 0 29 29 150.1 138 23 55 186 3.83 1.28 1.33 3.3 11.1 .326 38/19/43 17 18
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
Career 7yrs 56 32 0 0 131 131 732.1 661 77 223 803 3.50 1.21 1.21 2.7 9.9 .316 n/a
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Who won the most AL games from July 24 on last year? Paxton, with 10, followed by Verlander, Clevinger and Cole, with 9 each.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 4

James Wagner in the Times today:

In recent days, Yankees officials have rushed to adapt their workouts, and Yankee Stadium itself, to the new health and safety requirements. The Yankees’ first choice for a second camp was their sprawling spring training facilities in Tampa, but as the virus surged in Florida they decided to return to their home stadium.

It will be unlike any preseason camp they have experienced. To follow social distancing rules, Cashman said players and staff at Yankee Stadium will spread out between the home, visiting and auxiliary clubhouses. Both the home and visiting bullpens and batting cages will be used. Pitchers may even use the stadium’s concourses to play catch, and training tables might be set up in open areas for better ventilation.


Alex Patton Alex
Jul 2

You're right about that. An important distinction. Mixed Draft was about 10 days before those of us in the seriously endangered states locked down. At that point none of us were thinking about this.

I'll argue we should redo it. If baseball shows at least two breaths of life this summer. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 26

Excepting the On-line Mixed Draft. I'm totally fine with either option, but one would think that doing Industry type drafts would help in generating interest in our game at a time when it surely wouldn't hurt to do just that.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
May 25

As far as Expert League auctions go, Tout Wars knew the season was delayed when we drafted and some recovery time for injured guys is built into the prices already. Probably not as much as they would be today, but for the most part we knew what the issues were then. Paxton went for $14 in Tout AL. That seems about right.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 25

I believe this is the tack we're taking in the ADL. The proposal that seems to have the most juice came from Alex, who suggested we let those who want to play in 2020 have their own startup draft at their own stakes, and then we start 2021 with our 2019 carryover rosters and the keepers we choose to keep. Never thought to ask onRoto how we could do that, but my guess is we'll be able to.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 25

I would think it would be in the best interest of the various stat services to host expert leagues as an inducement to get home leagues on board with remote auctioning for 2020 if not also beyond.  I see from OnRoto that it has been fielding questions from leagues that are ready to throw in the towel on this season and just roll their leagues over for '21.

John Thomas Roll2
May 24

If there's any kind of baseball season, I hope the experts leagues will hold all-new auctions. It will be interesting to compare the prices fro players like Paxton.

Alex Patton Alex
May 24

James Paxton (P) NY-A - May. 23


Paxton will be ready to go when the 2020 season begins and is working on increasing the spin rate on his fastball, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Paxton indicated that he has thrown 12-14 bullpen sessions since beginning his recovery from February back surgery and confirmed that he will be "ready to go as soon as the season comes about." Some of Paxton's bullpens have included simulated innings with batters standing in so that the southpaw can gain a feel for the strike zone, according to Ackert. Paxton also indicated that he is experimenting with his fastball grip in an effort to increase his spin rate. With the back issue now behind him, Paxton should slot into the No. 2 or No. 3 spot in the Yankees' Opening Day rotation. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 24

James Paxton (P) NY-A - Apr. 24


Paxton (back) recently completed his fifth bullpen session since resuming a throwing program in March, Brendan Kuty of NorthJersey.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yankees manager Aaron Boone provided a positive update about Paxton on Thursday, indicating that he's "really encouraged" by the southpaw's progress and that the recovery process from February back surgery has "gone pretty smoothly." Paxton remains on track to be ready to pitch in games by late May or early June barring any setbacks. 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 25