Kansas City Royals
Career W-L
116-90
 
Career ERA
3.71
Name  James Shields
Born  12/20/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  33
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/17/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields didn't pitch great, but he and his team won in Chicago on Friday.
Insight: Shields allowed four runs, three earned on five hits in six innings versus the Cubs. He also struck out nine and walked two. Wil Myers bailed him out, though, as he hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give the Padres a, 5-4, lead. The San Diego bullpen shut the door from there. Shields is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in three starts.
 
4/12/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields outpitched Giants ace Madison Bumgarner on Saturday.
Insight: If this was a postseason game like last October, surely this would not have happened, but Shields is about as consistent as they get in the regular season. He threw seven innings on Saturday, allowing one run on three hits, struck out seven and walked one. The Giants one run on Shields was a homer. Shields is poised for a big season in San Diego.
 
4/6/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields looked good in his San Diego debut at Dodgers Stadium on Monday.
Insight: Shields allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. He also had eight strikeouts versus two walks and allowed a home run to Adrian Gonzalez. If owners need innings and K/BB, Shields is a great fantasy option.
 
3/13/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields threw three perfect innings Thursday night with five strikeouts.
Insight: It looks like Shields is ready to start the season. His ERA and WHIP should drop in his new home park, pitcher-friendly Petco Park, and facing opposing pitchers should help too. He's an innings eater, going at least 200 innings for eight consecutive seasons.
 
2/12/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: James Shields has signed a four-year, $75 million contract with a club option for 2019 with the San Diego Padres.
Insight: If he was looking for the perfect landing spot for his fantasy owners he couldn't have found a better one. His ERA and WHIP should drop in his new home park, pitcher-friendly Petco Park, and facing opposing pitchers should help too.
 
10/26/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James Shields will look to rebound from a poor Game 1 outing.
Insight: He lasted only three innings in Game 1, and will need to pitch like an ace if Kansas City wants to return home with a lead in the series. Shields will be opposed by Giants go-to guy Madison Bumgarner, so he will need to bring his A-game.
 
10/22/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James Shields lasted only three innings of Game 1 of the World Series.
Insight: He gave up three runs right away in the first inning, and just could not get ahead of hitters. Shields allowed five runs, on seven hits and one walk, and had only one strikeout. He will start a potential Game 5.
 
10/18/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields will start Game 1 of the World Series.
Insight: Manager Ned Yost made the announcement on Saturday, and it should come as no surprise. Yordano Ventura will get the nod in Game 2, and will likely be followed by Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie.
 
10/11/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James "Big Game" Shields is not really living up to his name this postseason.
Insight: This is Shields' third outing for the Royals this playoffs and for the second time he failed to go past the fifth inning. He gave up four runs on 10 hits and walked a batter against Baltimore on Friday. Shields, however, is 1-0 in those three starts and Kansas City has won all three games.
 
10/10/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James "Big Game" Shields went 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.071 WHIP in two starts versus the Orioles.
Insight: Shields beat the Orioles 3-2 back in April and 6-3 in May going seven innings in both outings.
 
10/1/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James Shields allowed four runs over five plus innings in the Royals' 9-8 thrilling victory over the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game on Tuesday.
Insight: Shields tossed up a two-run bomb to Brandon Moss four batters into the game, but he settled down nicely to have a couple 1-2-3 innings. He started the sixth, but manager Ned Yost took him out after Shields allowed a single and walk to start the inning. Relief starting pitcher Yordano Ventura then gave up another home run to Moss and officially closed the book on Shields. Kansas City rallied in the eighth, ninth and 12th to win, 9-8. Shields expects to start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Angels on Sunday.
 
9/30/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James Shields gave up three earned runs in each of his last three outings (0-1 with two no-decisions), so isn't coming into the playoff game throwing his best.
Insight: Shields was 1-0 in two starts against Oakland this season with a 3.21 ERA and stunning 0.857 WHIP.
 
9/20/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields took a tough loss Saturday afternoon against Detroit.
Insight: He pitched extremely well, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, three runs, while striking out six. Unfortunately, Shields was matched up against Max Scherzer, who was slightly better. He heads into his next start with a 14-8 record and a 3.18 ERA.
 
Hot9/15/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Royals starter James Shields has pitched like an ace all season, and has even taken his game to another level, lately.
Insight: He has been almost unhittable during his previous three starts (2-0, 0.40 ERA and 0.54 WHIP). Plug him into your lineup with confidence, as Kansas City continues their playoff push.
 
Hot9/11/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields pitched seven shutout innings against the Tigers on Wednesday as Kansas City moved back into sole possession of first place in the AL Central.
Insight: Shields limited Detriot to two hits and a walk while striking out eight. In hist last start, Shields pitched eight and 1/3 innings of shutout ball. Shields has allowed just one run in his last 22 and 1/3 innings. They call him "Big Game James" for a reason. "Big Game James" should remain in your fantasy lineup, no questions asked.
 
Hot9/5/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields pitched eight and 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits, striking out six and walking none, as the Royals beat the Yankees, 1-0 on Friday.
Insight: Shields picked up his first win in three starts but in his last two starts, Shields has pitched 15 and 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on eight hits. Shields is heating up just when fantasy owners need him. He improved his record to 13-7 and has a 3.23 ERA this year.
 
Hot8/14/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields has been everything the team hoped for both on and off the field when they traded for him in 2013.
Insight: Shields improved to 11-6 last Saturday with his first shutout as a member of the Royals. He's helped lead the suddenly hot Royals into first place with a 1.20 ERA and 0.866 WHIP over his last four starts.
 
Hot8/9/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields posted his first career shutout as a member of the Royals, yielding just four hits and a walk Saturday night.
Insight: Shields improved to 11-6 and lowered his ERA to 3.25. He hasn't given up more than three earned runs in a game since July 1, though he's only 2-2 during that span.
 
Hot7/23/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields has recorded a 2.02 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and a 28/3 K/BB in 26 2/3 innings over his last four starts.
Insight: Shields lasted seven innings and allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven in a no decision Wednesday at Chicago. He's back on track after getting roughed up in eight starts from May 24 to July 1 (5.66 ERA, 1.62 WHIP).
 
7/7/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields threw his best start since June 8 Monday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Shields struck out 10, walked one and allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings to improve to 9-4. He had a 5.66 ERA, a 1.62 WHIP and 33 Ks in 49 1/3 innings over his previous eight starts.