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James Shields
ERA W-L K
6.22 2-9 65
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-3 / 212 NFBC ADP: 133.35
Position: SPBorn: 12/20/1981 Birthplace: Newhall, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 16th Round by Devil Rays (2000)


Latest News
June 24 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Shields took a step forward Thursday when he allowed three runs over five innings in an 8-7, 10-inning loss to the Red Sox. He left in the sixth with a 3-1 lead before the bullpen let him down.
Analysis: Shields had been 0-3 with an 18.73 ERA over his previous five starts.
June 18 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Shields was rocked for the fourth straight start Saturday, including three in a row for the White Sox since being acquired from the Padres on June 4. He was tagged for eight runs on seven hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings against the Indians.
Analysis: The right-hander is 0-2 with a 21.81 ERA in three starts for Chicago and 0-3 with a 24.62 ERA in his last four overall.
June 14 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Shields allowed seven runs, six earned, and nine hits over five innings in his latest disaster of a start, a game the White Sox rallied to beat the Tigers 10-9 in 12 innings on Monday.
Analysis: Shields, who lasted only two-plus innings in his White Sox debut Wednesday, is 1-4 with a 7.90 ERA in his last seven starts.
June 9 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Shields was booed off the mound in his White Sox debut, getting ripped for seven runs and eight hits - including three homers - in two-plus innings of an 11-4 loss to Washington.
Analysis: A change of team didn't change the fortune of Shields, who was tagged for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings at Seattle on May 31 in his final game as a Padre. He's served up five homers in his last two starts after allowing only four in his previous eight outings while posting a 2.61 ERA.
June 8 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET0:55 ET4:55 GMT12:55 9:55 PM MST11:55 PM EST12:25 AM VEN8:55 UAE11:55 PM CT-Shields is scheduled to make his first start for the White Sox on Wednesday, with the Nationals sending Max Scherzer to the mound.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Shields, who should fit in behind ace Chris Sale and Jose Quintana, matched a career high by allowing 10 runs at Seattle on May 29. His ERA jumped from 3.06 to 4.28. He is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in three career starts versus Washington.
June 7 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-Shields is scheduled to make his first start for them on Wednesday, with the Nationals sending Max Scherzer to the mound.
Analysis: The White Sox are hoping for a resurgence from ''Big Game James'' following the trade with San Diego, just days after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler criticized his last-place team's recent performances and called out the pitcher for one of the poorest starts of his career. A Southern California native, Shields was clearly disappointed by how things ended with the Padres.
June 4 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-The San Diego Padres have traded Shields and cash to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. The deal was made Saturday. It came three days after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler criticized the team's recent performances as being "embarrassing" and "pathetic," and called out Shields for his poor start Tuesday at Seattle.
Analysis: Shields was one of several big-name players the Padres brought in before the 2015 season, giving him a $75 million, four-year deal. The roster overhaul fizzled, as the Padres finished three games worse last year than they did in 2014. The 34-year-old Shields is 2-7 with a 4.28 ERA. He allowed 10 runs in 2 2-3 innings in a 16-4 loss at Seattle on Tuesday.
June 1 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET16:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)3:45 PM CT-Shields was pounded Tuesday.
Analysis: Shields has been the subject of trade rumors, but Tuesday's performance won't impress any suitors. Shields tied a career-high with 10 runs allowed and could not close out innings.
May 13 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Shields fanned a season-high nine in seven innings while sending San Diego to a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Analysis: Shields (2-5, 3.12 ERA) is 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA in his last four starts and has 17 strikeouts in 13 innings in his past two.
Apr. 27 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Shields was outdueled by San Francisco's Johnny Cueto on Tuesday night and dropped to 0-4 with a 1-0 defeat.
Analysis: Shields yielded three hits in seven innings, including Denard Span's two-out RBI double in the fifth, but matched a season high with four walks.
Feb. 27 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Shields insists he's OK with being passed over to start on opening day for the San Diego Padres.
Analysis: He'd still like the ball over Tyson Ross, though. The competitive streak in the 34-year-old right-hander doesn't allow for anything else. "I've been in this situation before," Shields said. "I think in 2011, David Price (in Tampa Bay) took my opening-day start after three years. And I got it right back the next year."

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 TB 6 8 0 - 0 21 21 1 124.2 141 69 67 18 38 5 104 1.44 4.84
2007 TB 12 8 0 - 0 31 31 1 215.0 202 98 92 28 36 0 184 1.11 3.85
2008 TB 14 8 0 - 0 33 33 3 215.0 208 94 85 24 40 0 160 1.15 3.56
2009 TB 11 12 0 - 0 33 33 0 219.2 239 113 101 29 52 1 167 1.32 4.14
2010 TB 13 15 0 - 0 34 33 0 203.1 246 128 117 34 51 2 187 1.46 5.18
2011 TB 16 12 0 - 0 33 33 11 249.1 195 83 78 26 65 1 225 1.04 2.82
2012 TB 15 10 0 - 0 33 33 3 227.2 208 103 89 25 58 2 223 1.17 3.52
2013 KC 13 9 0 - 0 34 34 2 228.2 215 82 80 20 68 0 196 1.24 3.15
2014 KC 14 8 0 - 0 34 34 1 227.0 224 95 81 23 44 0 180 1.18 3.21
2015 SD 13 7 0 - 0 33 33 0 202.1 189 93 88 33 81 5 216 1.33 3.91
2016 SD 2 7 0 - 0 11 11 0 67.1 69 33 32 9 27 2 57 1.43 4.28
2016 CWS 0 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 13.2 29 25 24 5 13 0 8 3.07 15.80
2016 Tot 2 9 0 - 0 15 15 0 81.0 98 58 56 14 40 2 65 1.70 6.22
Career 129 106 0 - 0 334 333 22 2193.2 2165 1016 934 274 573 18 1907 1.25 3.83

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 TB 21 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .375 .375 .375
2007 TB 31 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2008 TB 34 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250
2009 TB 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2010 TB 34 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2011 TB 33 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 TB 33 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2013 KC 34 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2014 KC 34 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .429
2015 SD 36 68 7 9 2 0 0 2 1 28 0 0 .132 .145 .162
2016 SD 11 17 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 .176 .176 .176
2016 Tot 15 17 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 .176 .176 .176
Career 338 132 15 22 3 0 0 6 3 52 0 0 .167 .185 .189

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 TB Total 2 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 25.0 28 9 8 3 8 0 17 2.81
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.1 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 4.26
    LCS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 15 6 5 2 5 0 9 3.46
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 7 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.00
2010 TB Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 4 4 4 1 0 0 2 8.31
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 4 4 4 1 0 0 2 8.31
2011 TB Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 7 7 0 0 0 6 12.60
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 7 7 0 0 0 6 12.60
2014 KC Total 1 2 0 - 0 5 5 0 25.0 36 17 17 4 7 0 20 6.12
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 4 4 1 2 0 6 7.20
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 6 3.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 10 4 4 0 1 0 3 7.20
    WS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.0 15 7 7 1 2 0 5 7.00
Career 3 6 0 - 0 11 11 0 59.1 76 37 36 8 15 0 45 5.46

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 KC Total 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 604 94 87 90.3 42.69
Curveball 220 81 65 76.8 15.55
Changeup 316 88 80 83.4 22.33
Cut Fastball 275 91 83 86.6 19.43

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