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James Shields
ERA W-L K
2.00 1-2 26
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 86.14
Position: SPBorn: 12/20/1981 Birthplace: Newhall, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 16th Round by Devil Rays (2000)


Latest News
Apr. 18 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Shields struck out a season-high 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
Analysis: Shields (1-2, 2.00 ERA) gave up one run and four singles. He struck out seven straight batters in the late innings.
Apr. 13 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Shields was far from effective Saturday in a loss to the Twins, although terrible defense hurt him the most.
Analysis: Shields yielded seven runs - one earned - in 5 2-3 innings. He gave up six hits and walked three while striking out five. He faces the Twins again in his next outing.
Apr. 7 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Shields suffered a 5-1 loss to the ChiSox on Sunday.
Analysis: Shields gave up a run on five hits, striking out six, walking none and hitting two batters in seven innings. He was outdueled by fantasy superstar Chris Sale.
Mar. 15 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)9:48 PM CT-Shields, who will start Kansas City's season opener on March 31 at Detroit, allowed one infield single and struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, as the Royals lost to a Chicago Cubs split squad 6-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Shields is 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA, allowing one run and seven hits, striking out 18 and walking none in 14 2-3 innings, in four exhibition starts. "I felt really good out there," Shields said.

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 1 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 27.0 20 12 6 3 6 0 26 0.96 2.00
Career 101 84 0 - 0 256 255 21 1710.1 1674 782 715 207 414 11 1472 1.22 3.76

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
Career 257 40 6 8 0 0 0 3 2 12 0 0 .200 .238 .200

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
    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
    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
    0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 7 7 0 0 0 6 12.60
Career 2 4 0 - 0 6 6 0 34.1 40 20 19 4 8 0 25 4.98


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 152 95 90 92.1 35.35
Curveball 39 81 75 78.9 9.07
Changeup 102 87 83 85.1 23.72
Cut Fastball 137 90 83 86.4 31.86

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