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#33
James Shields
ERA W-L K
3.74 8-4 152
Team: San DiegoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 90.77
Position: SPBorn: 12/20/1981 Birthplace: Newhall, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 16th Round by Devil Rays (2000)


Latest News
July 13 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET22:18 ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)9:18 PM CT-Shields was named the starter for Friday's matchup with Colorado as the Padres return from the All-Star break.
Analysis: Shields is 0-3 with a 4.79 ERA over his last seven starters after going 7-0 with a 3.58 ERA in his first 12. He's won his last three decisions in four starts against the Rockies but has a 4.07 ERA.
July 2 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET18:46 ET22:46 GMT6:46 3:46 PM MST5:46 PM EST6:16 PM VEN2:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-Shields lost his third straight start Wednesday, giving up two runs over 6 2-3 innings in a 7-0 defeat against Seattle.
Analysis: Unlike his last two outings when he gave up a combined 11 runs over 10 innings, Shields was actually decent this time around. However, walks continue to be an issue - he's averaging 3.02 walks per nine innings after issuing four Thursday.
June 26 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Shields had his worst start of the season in a 13-8 loss to San Francisco on Thursday.
Analysis: Shields (7-2, 4.24 ERA) was charged with seven runs in four-plus innings, his shortest outing in 2015. She's 0-2 with a 6.45 ERA in his last four starts.
June 20 4:33 PM PT5:33 PM MT6:33 PM CT7:33 PM ET19:33 ET23:33 GMT7:33 4:33 PM MST6:33 PM EST7:03 PM VEN3:33 UAE (+1)6:33 PM CT-Shields took his first loss of the year Friday, giving up four runs and eight hits over six innings in a 4-2 defeat after Arizona.
Analysis: Shields' 7-0 start wasn't without a little luck, as he's still averaging 6.5 runs of support despite the one-run backing he received Friday.
June 15 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-Shields had another no-decision Sunday, limiting the Dodgers to one run over seven innings of San Diego's 4-2 defeat.
Analysis: Shields is still undefeated at 7-0, and he owns a 2.98 ERA in his last seven outings.
June 10 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET16:58 ET20:58 GMT4:58 1:58 PM MST3:58 PM EST4:28 PM VEN0:58 UAE (+1)3:58 PM CT-Shields failed to record a quality start for the first time in six outings Tuesday, giving up five runs - four earned - and seven hits over 5 1-3 innings of San Diego's 6-5 loss at Atlanta. He wasn't charged with the defeat, however.
Analysis: Shields struck out six batters and his 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings marks the highest rate of his career.
June 4 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Shields improved to 7-0 Wednesday against the Mets, allowing two runs over seven innings in a 7-3 victory.
Analysis: Shields, who owns a 3.58 ERA, owns San Diego's offense a lot of credit for his record. He owns a 7.17 run-support average.
May 14 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Shields reached 5-0 in Wednesday's 4-2 win in Seattle.
Analysis: Shields limited the Mariners to a run and six hits while striking out nine in six innings. He's won three straight starts, but this was the only one to be proud of. He's allowed an MLB-high 12 homers and his 2.23 HR/9 rate is better than only Kyle Lohse and Kyle Kendrick.
Apr. 12 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET20:38 ET0:38 GMT8:38 5:38 PM MST7:38 PM EST8:08 PM VEN4:38 UAE (+1)7:38 PM CT-Shields earned his first win in Saturday's 10-2 victory over San Francisco, giving up only one run on a homer in seven innings of work.
Analysis: Shields, who also struck out seven, has fanned 15 batters in 13 innings this season.
Apr. 7 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-On Monday, Shields allowed two runs and six hits in six innings in his Padres debut, finishing with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Analysis: Shields is a solid fantasy option, especially when taking the mound at pitcher-friendly Petco Park.
Mar. 28 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-San Diego Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day, manager Bud Black announced Saturday.
Analysis: San Diego opens the season on April 6 at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shields has never pitched at Dodger Stadium. Shields signed a $75 million, four-year deal with the Padres last month. The 33-year-old righty became a free agent after pitching for Kansas City in the World Series last October. This will be Shields' seventh season opening assignment. He pitched the last two for the Royals and did it four times with Tampa Bay.
Feb. 13 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Shields can opt out his new contract with the San Diego Padres after two years and $31 million. The Padres have a $16 million option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout that would be payable by Jan. 15, 2019.
Analysis: Shields' deal gives him the right to terminate the contract no later than three days after the 2016 World Series and to become a free agent. San Diego would retain its right to make him a qualifying offer,
Feb. 9 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-The Padres have finalized a $75 million, four-year contract with right-hander James Shields, the biggest free agent deal in club history.
Analysis: Shields is the latest addition by first-year general manager A.J. Preller, who in December added sluggers Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, as well as Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. Shields was 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA last season and declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Royals. He lost both of his World Series starts, outdueled each time by Madison Bumgarner.

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 8 4 0 - 0 23 23 0 139.2 132 63 58 21 49 2 152 1.30 3.74
Career 122 94 0 - 0 309 308 22 2050.0 2010 928 848 248 501 13 1778 1.22 3.72

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 26 46 6 7 1 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 .152 .152 .174
Career 313 93 13 17 2 0 0 4 2 34 0 0 .183 .200 .204

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
    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
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 5 4 4 1 2 0 6 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 893 95 88 91.3 39.67
Curveball 455 82 75 78.8 20.21
Changeup 464 87 81 84.7 20.61
Cut Fastball 439 91 82 86.2 19.5

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