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James Paxton
Trending: ↓ 7%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 227LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 4, #132, Seattle Mariners
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 6.64 5 5 0 20.1 26 1.48
8 Seasons 57 33 3.58 136 136 0 753.1 829 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 5 1-1 6.64 20.1 26 1.48
8 Seasons 136 57-33 3.58 753.1 829 1.21

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 1111 212 15 7.1 90.1 8.7 27.4 .255 .426 .309 .334 .376 37.7 18.9 9.8 3.90 4.48
2016 1950 369 15 4.1 90.4 8.8 30.6 .247 .368 .306 .286 .353 41.2 22.9 4.7 3.79 3.24
2017 2268 356 10 2.8 87.2 12.3 32.0 .219 .315 .263 .265 .334 31.3 28.3 6.7 2.98 2.82
2018 2603 394 37 9.4 90.1 15 36.0 .225 .391 .287 .293 .405 42.1 32.2 6.5 3.76 3.45
2019 2665 390 29 7.4 89.2 17.6 35.1 .228 .390 .310 .299 .385 38.5 29.4 8.7 3.82 3.76
2020 356 56 6 10.7 90.7 18.4 37.5 .227 .443 .362 .301 .384 44.6 28.9 7.8 6.64 4.12
ALL 10953 1777 112 6.3 89.4 13.1 32.9 .232 .376 .296 .292 .371 38.5 27.5 7.1 0.00 0.00
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3 0.00 0.00

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Paxton relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(56.7%) ,
Curveball
(15.7%) ,
Cutter
(14.9%) ,
Changeup
(12.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 202 159 43 56.7 92.1 53 48 15 7 4 1 3 11 37 .313 .249 .625 .493 .411 .331 90.2 21 2226 18.7 19.0
2020 Curveball 56 51 5 15.7 79.7 16 15 3 2 1 0 0 6 10 .200 .164 .267 .252 .185 .161 90.9 2 2120 25.0 27.3
2020 Cutter 53 27 26 14.9 85.4 13 13 5 3 1 0 1 5 8 .385 .269 .692 .536 .444 .318 92.2 26 2028 41.4 18.5
2020 Changeup 45 45 0 12.6 82.0 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .000 .094 .000 .297 .259 .351 96.6 28 2220 68.4 26.7
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1596 1230 366 59.9 95.4 347 305 81 48 16 2 15 75 231 .266 .255 .479 .455 .352 .344 88.7 22 2263 24.5 17.0
2019 Cutter 532 337 195 20.0 88.1 149 142 36 21 10 0 5 60 84 .254 .214 .430 .352 .295 .252 91.9 11 2081 43.3 25.3
2019 Curveball 503 456 47 18.9 81.1 130 118 21 14 4 0 3 50 70 .178 .173 .288 .273 .229 .235 87.6 14 2013 37.4 23.9
2019 Changeup 32 32 0 1.2 86.2 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .263 .000 .289 .099 .275 87.4 6 2073 53.8 20.0
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup NYY L 45 82 36 3.4 10 15.5 2.6 20
2020 Curveball NYY L 56 79.7 50.3 -1.8 -3 5.2 -4.5 -46
2020 4-Seamer NYY L 202 92.1 18.3 -2.2 -14 14.1 7 98
2020 Cutter NYY L 53 85.4 31.9 -0.9 -3 0.1 -3.1 -103
2019 4-Seamer NYY L 1596 95.4 14.7 -0.2 -1 11.4 3.9 52
2019 Cutter NYY L 532 88.1 30.7 -3.2 -12 1.6 -0.3 -15
2019 Curveball NYY L 503 81.1 48.8 -3.3 -6 3.3 -4.8 -60
2019 Changeup NYY L 32 86.2 29.3 0 0 11.9 -1.5 -11
2018 4-Seamer SEA L 1650 95.4 14.7 -0.2 -1 11.9 4.7 64
2018 Curveball SEA L 560 81.1 49.8 -2.4 -5 3.9 -3.6 -48
2018 Changeup SEA L 11 86.5 25.9 -3.6 -12 12.3 -0.9 -7
2018 Cutter SEA L 375 89 29.5 -2.9 -11 0 -2 -101
2017 Cutter SEA L 242 88.8 27.6 -2.8 -11 0.4 -1.3 -78
2017 4-Seamer SEA L 1480 95.5 12.3 0.3 2 9.9 2.2 29
2017 Curveball SEA L 484 80.4 49.5 -1.4 -3 7.7 0.2 2
2017 Changeup SEA L 55 86.9 24.1 -2.2 -8 11.9 -1.3 -10
2016 Curveball SEA L 235 82.5 48.9 1.9 4 5.6 -0.7 -11
2016 4-Seamer SEA L 1152 97.5 13.2 -1.4 -12 12 3 33
2016 Cutter SEA L 328 90.3 26.7 -4.1 -18 0.6 -1.1 -238
2016 Changeup SEA L 153 89.4 24.3 0.2 1 11.5 -1.8 -13
2016 Sinker SEA L 68 91.3 22.4 1.7 8 8.9 -4.2 -32
2015 Sinker SEA L 43 93.7 13.2 -4.8 -27 10.5 -4 -27
2015 Cutter SEA L 43 89.9 21.7 0.3 1 3.4 -3 785
2015 4-Seamer SEA L 730 94.9 11.7 0.3 2 7.8 -0.2 -2
2015 Curveball SEA L 158 81.8 45 -3 -6 0.2 -5.7 -96
2015 Changeup SEA L 128 86.5 24.5 -1.2 -5 8.2 -4.7 -36
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1111 47.6 62.0 87.5 21.5 63.2 43.1 53.5 40.8 19.2 7.7 61.6
2016 1950 54.0 66.6 82.4 30.3 53.9 46.0 62.4 49.7 25.6 7.6 74.1
2017 2268 53.3 67.1 78.1 26.4 53.4 43.7 64.9 48.1 28.2 8.5 75.6
2018 2603 54.5 69.8 78.5 32.0 47.4 43.3 66.2 52.5 30.1 9.0 78.1
2019 2665 48.4 70.5 77.8 30.5 50.8 44.7 65.7 49.8 30.7 6.0 81.8
2020 356 49.2 69.7 82.0 33.7 50.8 36.8 68.9 51.4 28.4 9.0 68.8
ALL 10953 51.8 68.1 79.8 29.1 52.0 44.0 63.8 49.2 28.1 7.8 75.5
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 49.5 23.1 22.6 4.7 36.3 38.7 25.0 1.9 38.7 23.1 22.2 5.7 7.1
2016 48.8 20.9 25.2 5.1 33.6 35.5 30.9 3.3 37.7 22.8 27.6 4.1 4.1
2017 45.8 20.5 25.8 7.9 34.0 32.9 33.1 3.9 34.6 25.8 27.2 5.1 2.8
2018 41.1 27.7 23.9 7.4 33.5 37.1 29.4 2.0 29.9 26.4 25.4 5.3 9.4
2019 40.3 25.4 22.6 11.8 37.9 34.6 27.4 3.8 25.6 29.0 25.4 7.4 7.4
2020 32.1 28.6 32.1 7.1 32.1 42.9 25.0 1.8 19.6 33.9 25.0 8.9 10.7
ALL 44.2 23.8 24.4 7.7 34.9 35.7 29.4 3.0 32.2 25.9 25.8 5.6 6.3
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 509 .306 428 14 3.3 81 31 38.3
2017 550 .264 459 1 0.2 91 12 13.2
2018 645 .287 533 4 0.8 112 9 8.0
2019 633 .310 479 60 12.5 154 71 46.1
2020 90 .362 68 13 19.1 22 13 59.1

Pitch Distribution