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33 James Shields SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 12/20/1981 | Birthplace: Newhall, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $11,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/83 | Average Draft Position: 56.60
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)225.0014.0011.000.003.481.25198.0065.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
19.00-202.37144
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014000000030
20130000000340
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 5.000 1.80035
vs RHB 14.000 2.57019
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/18/2014James Shields, SP KC
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
04/18/2014James Shields, SP KC
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Chris Sale, SP CHW
R.A. Dickey, SP TOR
04/18/2014James Shields, SP KC
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Michael Pineda, SP NYY
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
3/31@DET0006.15313
4/6CHW0107.05106
4/12@MIN0105.26135
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
James Shields Ks 12 in win over Houston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/14) Royals pitcher James Shields put together a dominant performance on Thursday, giving his team eight strong innings as he picked up his first win of the season against the Astros in Houston.

Shields (1-2) tossed four scoreless innings to start the game before surrendering a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, his lone blemish of the night. He yielded one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 in a 5-1 win. He threw 107 pitches, 64 of which were strikes.

Shields lowered his ERA from 4.26 to 2.37 over his last two starts, allowing just two earned runs over his last 12 2/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Tuesday in Cleveland.
Royals change around rotation in coming days
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/14) Royals ace James Shields, who was pounded in his last outing, will move up to start Thursday against Houston, per the Kansas City Star. Bruce Chen, who was originally slated to pitch that game, will start instead Saturday at Minnesota.
James Shields battles second-inning errors Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/14) Royals pitcher James Shields surrendered seven runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 7-1 loss to the Twins Saturday.

Shields (0-2) gave up six unearned runs during a second inning that saw the Royals commit two errors, one by Shields and the other by third basmean Mike Moustakas. Twins first baseman Joe Mauer connected for a three-run home run after the second error. Shields owns a 2.37 ERA and 14:4 K:BB ratio through 19 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins again Friday at home.

James Shields posts quality start in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/14) Royals starting pitcher James Shields was on the wrong end of a pitcher's duel on Sunday against Chris Sale and the White Sox, suffering his first loss of the season in a 5-1 defeat to Chicago.

Shields (0-1) surrendered a run-scoring infield single to Alexei Ramirez in the seventh inning for his only blemish. He allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of work. He tossed 102 pitches, 65 of which were called strikes.

Shields has posted back-to-back quality starts to start the season. He has allowed four runs over 13 1/3 innings pitched. He'll make his next start on Saturday in Minnesota.
James Shields settles for no-decision opening day
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/14) Royals starting pitcher James Shields was able to outduel Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander for much of the afternoon in Monday's season opener, but Detroit rallied late, costing Shields a chance at opening the season with a win.

Shields gave up just one run through six innings on a leadoff home run from Victor Martinez in the second inning.

The veteran right-hander carried a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning, but was pulled with one out after after allowing an Austin Jackson triple and walk to Alex Avila. Reliever Aaron Crow allowed both inherited runners to score and Detroit tied the game at 3.

Shields was charged with three runs on five hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out three. His next scheduled start is for Sunday against the White Sox.

 
 
 

 
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DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/18/14MIN8:10 pmRicky Nolasco
4/19/14MIN2:10 pmKevin Correia
4/20/14MIN2:10 pmPhil Hughes
4/21/14@ CLE7:05 pmZach McAllister
4/22/14@ CLE7:05 pmDanny Salazar
4/23/14@ CLE7:05 pmJustin Masterson
4/24/14@ CLE12:05 pmCorey Kluber
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006TB68 4.8421211000 124.2141696718538104
2007TB128 3.8531311000 215.02029892281036184
2008TB148 3.5633333200 215.02089485241240160
2009TB1112 4.1433330000 219.223911310129152167
2010TB1315 5.1834330000 203.124612811734551187
2011TB1612 2.82333311400 249.1195837826565225
2012TB1510 3.5233333200 227.220810389251158223
2013KC139 3.1534342000 228.2215828020868196
2014KC12 2.00440000 27.02012632626
Total 10184 3.76256255218001710.11674782715207594141472
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006TB21823000300 .375 .375 .375
2007TB31611000000 .167 .167 .167
2008TB34421011000 .400 .250 .250
2009TB33400001200 .200 .000 .000
2010TB34201000000 .500 .500 .500
2011TB33800010500 .000 .000 .000
2012TB33501010100 .200 .200 .200
2013KC34311000100 .333 .333 .333
2014KC4000000000 --- --- ---
Total 25740680321200 .238 .200 .200
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006TBP2121291415011.000
2007TBP313155302413 .982
2008TBP333339191913 .974
2009TBP333343162525 .953
2010TBP343339181742 .897
2011TBP333354193232 .944
2012TBP333342162150 .881
2013KCP343435112132 .914
2014KCP4451310 .800
Total  2562553411441772018 .941
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2006TB5130122 1.1474409 .288540 13.3 .4650
2007TB0226216 1.1196009 .247874 10.4 .4110
2008TB0246211 1.2776106 .254877 10.9 .4090
2009TB1226245 1.0052113 .275930 12.0 .4520
2010TB2203207 1.051032213 .294899 13.4 .4900
2011TB1249236 1.14651304 .217975 9.6 .3500
2012TB2267176 1.63142317 .239944 11.0 .3830
2013KC0214245 0.96553211 .251946 11.5 .3690
2014KC02826 1.0801000 .202108 9.3 .3430
Total 1117891684 1.14633427662 .2557093 11.3 .4120
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008TB22 2.88440000 25.0289831817
2010TB01 8.31110000 4.14441202
2011TB01 12.60110000 5.08770206
Total 24 4.98660000 34.140201945825
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2001 A-Chston-Sc45 2.651010210 71.1632421721060
2001 A-Hudson Val21 2.3055000 27.1278711525
2002-Injured00 ---00000 0.00000000
2003 A-Bakersfield1010 4.452624001143.21618571191238119
2004 AA-Montgomery03 7.8544000 18.124161640814
2004 A-Bakersfield85 4.232020110117.011961551393392
2005 AA-Montgomery75 2.801716000109.19536346631104
2005AAA-Durham10 6.0011000 6.09440036
2006AAA-Durham32 2.641010000 61.160241832664
 
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