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James Paxton

James Paxton


Age: 34College: KentuckyBats: LThrows: L

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #191
Best / Worst #114 / #222
ADP #501

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James Paxton (hamstring) resumes mound work Saturday

Boston Red Sox pitcher James Paxton resumed mound work on Saturday for the first time since injuring his hamstring in a March 3 start.

Fantasy Impact

The oft-injured left-hander threw 25 pitches off a mound while using his entire arsenal. He's set for at least one more mound session and two live batting practice sessions before returning to game action but will begin the season on the injured list. Injuries have been a constant throughout Paxton's career as he missed the entire 2022 season and has pitched just 21 2/3 innings over the last three seasons.

Brenton Kemp1 week ago
James Paxton (hamstring) expected to play catch Wednesday

James Paxton (hamstring) is expected to play catch Wednesday per Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

Fantasy Impact

Paxton made enough improvements to be in line to begin throwing again, as the left-handed continues to attempt to be ready when the club heads north to begin the 2023 season. Paxton will be counted on once healthy to fill a spot at the back end of a revamped Boston rotation this season.

Chris Schommer3 weeks ago
James Paxton dealing with Grade 1 hamstring strain

James Paxton is dealing with a Grade 1 hamstring strain and he will be shut down for a bit, per Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

Fantasy Impact

Paxton exited his Friday start early with a tweak in his hamstring. The veteran only logged 1 1/3 innings pitched in 2021 and has appeared in just five Major League games in the last two seasons. The injury is definitely a concern for any fantasy managers that were taking a flier on Paxton. Paxton’s status for the start of the regular season is currently in doubt.

Jesse Garcia3 weeks ago
James Paxton leaves Friday's start early

Boston Red Sox pitcher James Paxton left his start early on Friday due to a tweak in his hamstring.

Fantasy Impact

At this point, any time Paxton leaves a start early raises plenty of eyebrows. The oft-injured southpaw downplayed the injury after leaving the start, but considering injuries have limited him to just six starts over the last two seasons any ailment is a concern. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Paxton has impressed this spring as the veteran looks to get back to form in the 2023 campaign.

Brenton Kemp3 weeks ago
James Paxton scheduled to make Grapefruit League debut Friday

James Paxton is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut for the Red Sox on Friday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact

Boston is expected to start Corey Kluber on Tuesday, Tanner Houck on Thursday and then Paxton on Friday. He has pitched less than an inning in the past two seasons combined, but appears to be fully healthy heading into spring training. Paxton will be one of the more intriguing players for fantasy managers to monitor over the next few weeks.

Ari Koslow4 weeks ago
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