James Paxton

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, James Paxton threw 13,122 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (81mph) and Sinker (95mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and is blazing fast. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has heavy sink, has well above average velo and has strong cutting action. His curve is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is blazing fast and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it.