James Paxton, Starting Pitcher, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 11/6/1988
Birthplace: Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
College: University of Kentucky
Current Salary: $2,350,000
James Paxton, starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, was first drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 but he didn't sign with them. A year later, he was drafted by the Mariners. He played in the Mariners' minor league system from 2010 through part of 2013.
Paxton first joined the Mariners in 2013, pitching 24.0 innings in 4 games. In 2014, he pitched a career high 74.0 innings in 13 games with the Mariners. He finished with a 6-4 record and a 3.04 ERA. He again pitched in 13 games in 2015, this time finishing with a 3-4 record and a 3.90 ERA in 67.0 innings.
In 2015, Paxton pitched in 20 games as a starter for the Mariners. He finished the season with a 3.79 ERA, 6 wins to 7 losses, and 117 strikeouts to 24 walks in 121.0 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Paxton through 2016 include:
- 50 games played
- 286.0 innings pitched
- 18-15 win-loss record
- 253 strikeouts to 89 walks
- 3.43 ERA