James Shields #33 - SP

Kansas City

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1981/12/20
  • POB: Newhall, CA
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2000 (16th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Shields is hot (2-0, 1.21 in last 22.1IP).
Year to date3232147011214.1213897521411701.193.15
On Pace3535158011231.023096812344184-3.15

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a workhorse starter with tremendous durability and stamina. His arsenal includes a great changeup and solid curve. Loves to challenge hitters and throws a lot of strikes. Owns a great pickoff move. Is a big-game pitcher.
FlawsCan at times be too much around the plate, leading to a high hit counts against him. Must find a way to keep the ball in the park more often. Tends to rely too much on his changeup. Right-handed batters hit him pretty well.
Career potentialExcellent workhorse starter.

Honours and Awards

2011Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/10/31Kansas City Royals exercised their contract option for next season.
2012/12/09Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays.
2012/10/31Tampa Bay Rays exercised their contract option for next season.
2011/10/31Tampa Bay Rays exercised their contract option for next season.
2008/06/06Suspended by the MLB for 6 games.
2008/01/23Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a seven-year contract extension.
2007/09/18Rest, remainder of the regular season.
2007/03/01Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2006/05/27Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2006/03/16Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2005/11/18Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).


2012/12/09Tampa Bay Rays traded James Shields, Wade Davis and a player to be named (Elliot Johnson 2/12/2013) to the Kansas City Royals for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard.
2000/06/05Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 16th round in 2000.

Career Stats

2014Kansas CityAL3232147011214.1213897521411701.193.15
2013Kansas CityAL3434139020228.2215828020681961.243.15
2012Tampa BayAL33331510032227.22081038925582231.173.52
2011Tampa BayAL333316120114249.1195837826652251.042.82
2010Tampa BayAL34331315000203.124612811734511871.465.18
2009Tampa BayAL33331112000219.223911310129521671.324.14
2008Tampa BayAL3333148032215.0208948524401601.153.56
2007Tampa BayAL3131128010215.0202989228361841.113.85
2006Tampa BayAL212168010124.2141696718381041.444.84
2001Hudson ValleyA552100027.1278715251.172.30


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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