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James Paxton

James Paxton

Age: 31College: KentuckyBats: LThrows: L

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #75
Best / Worst #24 / #152
ADP #142




Yahoo SP
James Paxton (back) progressing well

Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake told reporters that James Paxton is progressing well from February spinal surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Blake added that "overall, we feel really good about his progression so far". Paxton resumed throwing back on March 11th, just a couple of days before spring training was suspended. This is obviously good news for the 31-year-old southpaw, who should be ready to pitch whenever baseball resumes.

James Paxton could be healthy when the season starts

James Paxton with a back injury could be ready to return to the mound by the beginning of the regular season.

Fantasy Impact

Paxton last season went 15-6 with a 3.82 ERA with 186 strikeouts. Its is unclear when the MLB season will start due to the coronavirus.

Craig Rosenkrantz3 weeks ago
James Paxton may be healthy by Opening Day

James Paxton (back) could be ready to return to the mound by the beginning of the regular season, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Fantasy Impact

Aaron Boone told MLB Network Radio that whenever Opening Day does occur, he believes Paxton could be healthy and ready to go. Paxton underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy to remove a peridiscal cyst in early February and was expected to be out 3-4 months. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning the veteran lefty.

John Aubin3 weeks ago
James Paxton possibly to resume throwing Wednesday

James Paxton (back) may be cleared to begin a throwing program Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Paxton's return from an early-February back surgery seems to be progressing quicker than expected. After surgery, Paxton was given a 3-4 month recovery timeline, so the fact that he could begin throwing roughly a month after the procedure is promising. If all goes well, Paxton could return to game action in early May.

Connor Rooney4 weeks ago
James Paxton is working out with a medicine ball

Jordan Paxton (back) said Thursday that he's been able to do rotational exercises with a medicine ball, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Fantasy Impact

Paxton will begin the season on the injured list while he recovers from the February procedure to remove a cyst from his spine. The right-hander appears to be on track to join the starting rotation in New York around late April or early May. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor updates concerning Paxton.

John Aubin5 weeks ago
James Paxton


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