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Name  James Shields
Born  12/20/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Number  33
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
12/10/2012 9:18:00 AM
Description: The Kansas City Royals acquired right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays for prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard.
Insight: The Royals have been searching for a frontline starter and were willing to part with No. 1 prospect Wil Myers to get one. Shields went 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 2012 and will move to a weaker division in 2013.
12/3/2012 11:17:00 AM
Description: The Rangers have been involved in trade talks for Rays starter James Shields according to a report from Fox Sports.
Insight: Shields is in the final year of his contract and unlikely to re-sign with Tampa Bay now that the team has already sunk an extra $100 million into Evan Longoria this offseason. Shields is 3-3 with a 3.64 ERA in six career starts at Rangers Ballpark.
11/4/2012 3:40:00 PM
Description: The Twins have inquired about Tampa Bay righthander James Shields.
Insight: Minnesota's pitching was a bit of a mess last season (4.77 team ERA) so adding Shields would definitely fill a a need. The Rays are likely to field plenty more offers for Shields so we'd be surprised if a deal got done right away.
10/31/2012 8:49:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay has picked up starter James Shields' option for next season.
Insight: Shields' name has been mentioned in trade talks for months now and it wouldn't be surprising if the Rays finally dealt him during the offseason. After getting off to a rough start in 2012 (4.81 ERA in the first half) Shields was much better after the All-Star break (2.81).
Hot10/2/2012 9:44:00 PM
Description: In his final start of the season, James Shields dominated the Orioles but came up on the losing side a 1-0 game.
Insight: Shields went the distance, striking out 15 batters with zero walks and allowing just two hits, including a solo homer to Chris Davis. The right-hander finishes 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 223 strikeouts in 227 2/3 innings. Shields went 7-3 with a miniscule 1.99 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP in 90 1/3 innings over his final 12 starts.
Hot9/21/2012 10:48:00 PM
Description: Rays starter James Shields reached 15 wins for the second straight year with seven scoreless innings (6 H, 1 BB, 9 K) Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Shields had a brutal 4.52 ERA after his start on July 26. Since then he's been excellent, going 7-2 with a 2.04 ERA and a 68/10 K/BB in 75 innings over 10 starts.