Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: James Paxton

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Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: James Paxton
Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: James Paxton

James Paxton was traded to New York from the Seattle Mariners in November 2018 in exchange for Justus Sheffield and two other prospects. While “Big Maple” was brought to the Big Apple to be the ace of the staff, his career in pinstripes did not start the way he envisioned. The lefty had troubles in the first inning in many of his starts, resulting in a 9.00 ERA when pitching in the first. Those struggles led to an uneven stretch of play and left Paxton with middling numbers mid-year. However, he was able to turn it around in the second half of the season, accumulating a 10-2 record and a 3.63 ERA, compared to 5-4 with an ERA over four in the beginning half of the season. Grade: B 2019 Statistics:

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