PAXTON, OTHER HURLERS STEPPING UP

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PAXTON, OTHER HURLERS STEPPING UP


Source: American Association News

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz As is the case so often, it comes down to pitching.  Past, present and future.  And we are only talking about American Association hurlers and how they can impact major league planning. Today’s examples are James Paxton, Tim Adleman, Aaron Wilkerson and Tanner Scheppers. Paxton always projected as strong major league talent, even when he left the University of Kentucky and made his first four professional starts back in 2010 for Grand Prairie.  It took some time for the big lefty to live up to all the hype, but there is no question today as the record-setting Seattle Mariners power arm and reigning American League Pitcher of the Week is on a great pace. “I actually didn’t even know there was an award for the week,” he told The Seattle Times.  “It’s really cool.  I’m honored.” While the text notifying him that he had won was a surprise, what he had done to major league hitters to start the season has been a dominating headline.  Paxton was honored because he allowed only six hits while striking out 17 in 15 scoreless innings in his two starts during the week which has increased his…

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