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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%: 98/89 | Average Draft Position: 56.32
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James Shields pitches well for seven innings in no-decision


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Royals ace James Shields pitched like an ace Wednesday against the host White Sox, but came away with a no-decision.

Shields surrendered just one run on six hits in seven innings. He walked one and fanned seven while yielding only a first-inning single to Adam Dunn for the lone run. The performance was a strong one for Shields, who has been a bit inconsistent of late.

He will try to take his momentun and run with it Tuesday against Minnesota.


James Shields settles for no-decision Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields was unable to factor into the decision Friday night against the Red Sox in Boston. Making his first start since the All-Star break, the right-hander permitted four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and one walk while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 19 2/3 innings, Shields has allowed only five earned runs. He owns a 3.70 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 21 starts (136 1/3 innings). He is scheduled to make his second start after the break on Wednesday against the White Sox in Chicago.

Royals unveil rotation plans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Royals will open the second half with James Shields starting Friday at Boston, reports the Kansas City Star. Lefty Danny Duffy will pitch Saturday, with Yordano Ventura starting next Sunday.

Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen will fill the fourth and fifth spots of the rotation. Chen is filling in for Jason Vargas, who's recovering from an appendectomy.


James Shields stays dominant in tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields remained dominant on Saturday, but was hit with a tough-luck loss against the Tigers. The right-hander permitted two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings of a 5-1 loss.

Shields enters the All-Star break with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 20 starts (130 2/3 innings). The Royals have yet to announce their post-break pitching plans, so his next start remains uncertain.

James Shields strikes out 10 in win vs. Rays Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields shined in a win Monday, giving up just three hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 in his team's 6-0 victory over the Rays.

Shields (9-4) took it to his former team Monday, posting his first quality start since June 15 and his first double-digit-strikeout outing since April 17. Though he struggled through an uneven June, Shields owns a 3.71 ERA and 102:27 K:BB ratio in 123 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to make his last pre-break start Saturday against the Tigers.


James Shields drops first start in two months


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields struggled yet again Tuesday, in a 10-2 loss to the Twins.

Shields finished just five innings in his shortest outing the season, as he was chased after allowing five runs. Four of those runs were earned, and he allowed nine hits and two walks to get there. Shields also struck out five batters on 113 pitches in the loss, his first in 11 starts.

Shields falls to 8-4 with the loss, his first since May 2. He also saw his ERAS rise for the fourth start in a row; he has a 5.76 ERA in that span, and a 3.93 mark overall. His next start is set for Monday in Tampa Bay.


James Shields gives up four runs in no-decision vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields was not a factor in the decision Wednesday after surrendering four earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out two in his team's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Shields gave up a solo home run in the second inning and two runs in the third to fall behind, then surrendered another run in the top of the fifth before his team was able to even the score in the bottom half of the inning. The home run was his 15th allowed in 17 starts, and he now owns a 3.79 ERA and 87:24 K:BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings. Shields is set to face the Twins Tuesday.


Don't give up too easily on James Shields


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Royals starting pitcher James Shields heads back to the mound Wednesday against the Dodgers looking to shake off a bad stretch of starts. Although he is 2-0 in his last five outings, he has a 5.46 ERA and .323 opponents' batting average in that span.

Right now, I'm not ready to consider this anything more than a cold spell. After doing a little research, it seems Shields is having trouble with his offspeed pitches. When Shields is on top of his game, his offspeed stuff is nearly unhittable. Lately, though, it's been very hittable.

Over the last five games, the Blue Jays (5/29) hit .429 against Shields' offspeed pitches, the Cardinals (6/3) hit .750, the Yankees (6/8) hit .167, the White Sox (6/15) hit .500 and the Mariners (6/20) hit .500, per BrooksBaseball.net. Shields was impressive in the win against the Yankees, but he allowed at least five runs against the Blue Jays, Cardinals and Mariners.

Shields has a 3.70 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 16 starts. He has a career 3.79 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, so he's not far off from what he's done over his career. Shields has been known to get hit hard and give up home runs, but he's still a strong Fantasy option because he chews up innings and racks up wins. He also usually has a good strikeout rate.

Shields has been one of the most traded players in CBSSports.com leagues. If a Fantasy owner in my league was looking to trade Shields, I would definitely entertain the offer. There's still plenty of value left with the veteran starting pitcher.


James Shields hit hard in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields stumbled a bit as he settled for a no-decision during Friday's 7-5 loss to the Mariners.

Shields was tagged for five runs over seven innings of work, while scattering nine hits. Two of those hits went for home runs, while he walked one batter and struck out four on 103 pitches in the no-decision.

Shields has not lost in his last nine starts, despite watching his ERA rise nearly a full run in that span. He is 8-3 with a 3.70 ERA heading into Wednesday's start against the Dodgers. 


James Shields cruises past White Sox for win No. 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Royals starting pitcher James Shields continued to pitch well Sunday afternoon against the White Sox in Chicago, picking up his eighth win of the season. The right-hander permitted three runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of a 6-3 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 12 innings, Shields (8-3) has allowed only three earned runs. He owns a 3.50 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP through 15 starts (97 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at home against Seattle.

Royals adjust starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) With Monday's home contest against the Yankees postponed because of inclement weather, Royals manager Ned Yost will give his starting rotation an extra day of rest, the Kansas City Star reports.

Jason Vargas, who was scheduled to pitch Monday, will be pushed back for Tuesday's opener against the Indians, followed by Yordano Ventura on Wednesday. Jeremy Guthrie will take the hill for a weekend series against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday, followed by Danny Duffy on Saturday and James Shields on Sunday.

James Shields twirls a gem in win over Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields turned in a quality start on Sunday against the Yankees in New York, improving to 7-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted one unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings of a 2-1 victory.

Over his last three strats covering 18 1/3 innings, Shields has allowed 11 earned runs. He will look to stay sharp Saturday against the White Sox in Chicago.

James Shields avoids loss in ugly outing Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields was not charged with a loss Tuesday despite surrendering seven runs (five earned) on nine hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 8-7 win over the Cardinals.

Shields surrendered a grand slam in the second inning, but his offense was able to hand him six runs of support in the top of the fifth. He gave up another two runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game and another one inning later to put him in the hole, but the Royals were able to come back for the victory anyway.

Shields has given up 15 earned runs in 18 1/3 innings over his last three starts, but the Royals have found a way to win each of those games. He owns a 3.68 ERA and 70:19 K:BB ratio in 85 2/3 innings going into Sunday's start against the Yankees.


James Shields serves up three long balls in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields failed to factor into the decision for the second straight start on Thursday, in an 8-6 victory over the Blue Jays.

Shields had a hard time keeping the ball in the park, serving up a pair of home runs to Edwin Encarnacion and a two-run home run to Jose Bautista. He was charged with six runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out six in seven innings of work. Of his 108 pitches, 72 were strikes.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Shields has surrendered 10 earned runs, including five long balls. Both starts were away from home. He will look to get back on track Tuesday at St. Louis.

James Shields surrenders four runs in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields wasn't a factor in the decision Saturday after giving up four earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 7-4, 13-inning win over the Angels.

Shields gave up a two-run home run in the fourth and a solo shot in the fifth to tie the game at 3-3, then watched the Angels score the go-ahead run later in the fifth inning on a while pitch. However, the Royals were able to even things up at 4-4 in the seventh to take Shields off the hook. He owns a 2.95 ERA and 63:15 K:BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. Shields is scheduled to face the Blue Jays Thursday.


James Shields stays dominant in win over O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields put together another dominant outing on Sunday against the Orioles for his sixth win of the season. The veteran right-hander surrendered three earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three in seven innings of an 8-6 victory.

Shields (6-3) has allowed only four earned runs over his last three starts (21 innings). He will look to keep rolling on Saturday against the at Angels in Anaheim. He is 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts away from home.

James Shields strikes out eight in win vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields proved to be one of the few pitchers to solve the Rockies this season Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on five hits in seven innings while striking out eight and walking none in his team's 5-1 win.

Shields (5-3) gave up seven earned runs two starts ago, but he's surrendered just seven runs in seven other starts since pitching the team's opener at the end of March. He owns a 2.54 ERA and 56:12 K:BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. Shields is set to face the Orioles Sunday.


James Shields gets over .500 with seven shutout innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Royals starting pitcher James Shields continued his solid pitching Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings in an 8-0 win over the Padres.

Shields scattered seven singles in his seven innings of work, while walking just two in his seven innings of work. He struck out four while throwing 73 of 118 pitches for strikes.

Shields is now 4-3 on the season, after failing to win in his first three starts. He carries a 2.70 ERA in 53 1/3 innings into his next outing, set for Tuesday against the Rockies. 


James Shields gets roughed by Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields got roughed up by the Tigers on Friday, suffering his third loss of the season in an 8-2 defeat. He was charged with eight runs -- seven earned -- on 12 hits and one walk while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings.

Shields (3-3) owns a 3.11 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in his first seven starts. He has a 44:10 K:BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track Wednesday at San Diego.

Royals' rotation plans change after team skips Bruce Chen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) The Royals have decided to skip Bruce Chen in the rotation. Yordano Ventura will now start Wednesday against the Blue Jays and Jeremy Guthrie will finish off the series Thursday.

James Shields has been moved up to start Friday's series opener against the Tigers. Chen will slide back into the rotation Saturday before Jason Vargas finishes off the Detroit series Sunday.


James Shields solid in win Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields turned in a solid effort Sunday against the Orioles.

Shields shut down Baltimore, giving up just three hits over seven innings. He gave up two earned runs, and allowed two walks. Shields struck out six hitters.

Shields cruised through the first five innings, facing no more than four hitters each inning. He made just one mistake in the game. After Jemile Weeks singled to begin the sixth, Shields allowed a two-run shot from Nelson Cruz. He managed to get out of the inning without any further damage and was replaced to start the eighth. 

With the win, Shields improved to 3-2. He's set to face the Tigers next week. 


James Shields strikes out nine in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Royals pitcher James Shields picked up a win Tuesday, surrendering two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk in six innings while striking out nine to earn a win in his team's 8-2 victory over the Indians.

Shields (2-2) has given up just one earned run in each of his last four starts, though he is 2-2 during that stretch. He owns a 1.91 ERA and 35:7 K:BB ratio in 33 innings. Shields is scheduled take on the Orioles in Baltimore Sunday.


James Shields Ks 12 in win over Houston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) 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
(4/16/2014) 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
(4/12/2014) 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.