Kansas City Royals
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Name  James Shields
Born  12/20/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Number  33
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
Cold7/7/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields has very good season-long numbers (8-4, 3.93 ERA), but he's struggled in his last three outings.
Insight: Shields has yielded four earned runs or more against Seattle, Minnesota and the Dodgers and faces a Tampa Bay team that has won 10 of its last 12 and averaged 5.08 runs per contest over that span.
6/8/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields allowed one unearned run in six innings Sunday against New York.
Insight: He also had eight strikeouts, his most since May 13th against Colorado. Shields (7-3, 3.44 ERA) is undefeated in his last seven starts.
Cold6/3/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields didn't have good command Tuesday against the Cardinals and ended up allowing seven runs (five earned) on nine hits with four walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Insight: Shields has allowed seven homers, walked six and given up 15 earned runs on 26 hits over 18 1/3 innings his last three starts. He's 6-3 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP and will try to turn things around Sunday against the Yankees.
Hot5/13/2014 11:04:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields ran his record to 5-3 with a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Insight: Shields held the high-powered Rockies to one run on five hits and struck out eight with zero walks in seven innings. He has a 2.54 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP this season. The right-hander had a strong year in 2013 as well but didn't win his fifth game until July 26.
Hot5/7/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields was on fire Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: Shields (4-3, 2.70 ERA) scattered seven hits over seven shutout innings. He's now 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA over his last five appearances. Take away an eight-run outing against the Tigers last week and that ERA dips to 1.05.
Hot4/17/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Kansas City ace James Shields shut down Houston on Thursday night.
Insight: Shields delivered 12 punchouts in eight innings of work as the Royals won by a score of 5-1. Thursday was the right-hander's first victory since September 27th.
Hot3/23/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields has struck out 24 batters without issuing a walk in 20 2/3 innings during spring training.
Insight: Shields had a 3.15 ERA, a 1.24 ERA and a 196/68 K/BB in 228 2/3 innings last season. He has thrown at least 203 1/3 frames in each of the last seven seasons and is a very safe mid-tier option who is undervalued (Yahoo ADP: 94).
10/31/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: The Royals have exercised James Shields' team option for 2014. SOURCE: Bob Dutton, Kansas City Star
Insight: Shields (13-9, 3.15 ERA) will earn $13.5 million in base salary next season. He was dominant in his first year in KC and should be again in 2014.
9/28/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields struck out 10 batters and allowed one run on four hits over seven innings Friday night against the White Sox.
Insight: Shields has struck out 10 batters in two of his last three starts and is 7-1 with a 2.65 ERA and 65 K in 68 innings over his last 10 outings. Shields is a big reason why the Royals have a winning record for the first time since 2003; the team went 21-13 in his starts. He'll finish with a 13-9 record and a 3.15 ERA in 228 2/3 innings.
9/22/2013 6:46:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter James Shields tossed eight shutout innings Sunday in a 4-0 win over Texas.
Insight: Shields has been a great pickup for Kansas City. In 33 starts, he's 12-9 with a 3.21 ERA and 186 strikeouts. The righthander is slated to make his final start of the regular season (the Royals still have a 4.6 percent chance of making the playoffs) Friday versus the White Sox.
9/11/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Royals ace James Shields shut down the Indians Wednesday night.
Insight: Shields gave up two runs on four hits and struck out seven over eight innings to bounce back from his worst start of the season. He allowed 14 hits and 10 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings versus Detroit his last time on the hill.
Hot9/1/2013 4:54:00 PM
Description: Kansas City ace James Shields (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 9 K's, 1 BB) was brilliant Sunday in a win over Toronto.
Insight: Shields (10-8, 3.03 ERA) has been untouchable over his last five starts (4-0, 1.53). The 5-0 victory puts the Royals just six games back in the AL Wild Card. Shields will try for win No. 11 next Friday against Detroit.
8/16/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields has won four of his last five starts.
Insight: He blanked Detroit over seven three-hit innings Friday in Game 2 of a doubleheader and is now 8-8 with a 3.19 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.
8/1/2013 9:06:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields worked around five walks to beat the Twins Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Shields allowed five hits and two earned runs over six innings and has won two straight starts. The right-hander is 6-7 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in his first season with the Royals.
7/9/2013 9:44:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields allowed four hits in the first inning Tuesday at New York, but he worked out of the jam after allowing just one run and finished his night by retiring 16 of the last 19 batters he faced.
Insight: Shields retired the Yankees in order every inning from the fourth to the seventh, and Kansas City took the lead in the top of the seventh to get him his fourth win. The right-hander had not thrown seven innings since June 12.
6/1/2013 9:48:00 PM
Description: Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one run on five hits and struck out five over seven innings Saturday.
Insight: Shields was handed a no decision as Kansas City failed to give him any support once again. The Royals have scored just 3.2 runs per game for the right-hander, so he is 2-6 despite carrying a 2.83 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
5/6/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Kansas City ace James Shields took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Monday against Chicago.
Insight: It should have been an easy W for Shields (8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER) but Greg Holland blew the save in the ninth and the White Sox eventually won 2-1 in the 11th inning. Shields (2-2, 2.52 ERA) recorded a season-high nine strikeouts in the no-decision.
4/20/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Royals starter James Shields allowed one run on four hits over six innings and struck out eight Saturday against Boston, but Kansas City's bullpen couldn't hold a 2-1 lead.
Insight: Shields knows Boston very well, having spent his entire career in Tampa Bay prior to this season. Saturday was his 24th career start against the Red Sox. The right-hander has started out well with his new team, posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 27 innings, but he only has one win.
4/14/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: James Shields pitched well Saturday against the Blue Jays (9 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K's). Unfortunately, the Royals didn't give him much run support and he was charged with the loss.
Insight: Kansas City scored nine runs last Sunday when Shields (1-2, 3.43 ERA) won against the Phillies. In the righthander's two losses this season, however, the Royals have combined for just two runs.