James Paxton

FPPG: 18.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,800
FPPG: 18.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,800
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Yankees' James Paxton (back) 'appears game-ready'

New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton (back) "appears game-ready," according to general manager Brian Cashman.

What It Means:

The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed Paxton to recover from a microscopic lumbar discectomy on February 5 that was expected to keep him on the shelf into May. The 31-year-old right-hander is scheduled to become a free agent after the season. He recorded a 3.82 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 186 strikeouts and 55 walks over 150 2/3 innings for the Yankees in 2019.

numberFire's models project Paxton to record a 4.01 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 73 strikeouts and 21 walks over 60 2/3 innings this season.