James Shields

#33, SP, Kansas City
James Shields
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    215
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 20, 1981
  • Birth Place:
    Newhall, California
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2000 16ᵗʰ round by the Tampa Bay Rays
  • W
    14
  • L
    8
  • ERA
    3.21
  • K
    180
  • BB
    44


Player Notes
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Monday that he is still monitoring James Shields' free agency but does not expect to re-sign the right-hander.

Advice: Kansas City is near its payroll limit and will carry six good rotation candidates into camp between Yordano Ventura, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie, Edinson Volquez, Danny Duffy, and Kris Medlen. Shields has probably begun lowering his asking price here in late January, but he's doubtful to fall into a logical range for the Royals. The 33-year-old has been connected recently to the Marlins, Diamondbacks, Padres, and Blue Jays. He is the best remaining free agent by far.

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8 hours ago Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are "still discussing" James Shields.

Advice: It appears that the Marlins' front office wants Shields, but Rosenthal says they need to convince owner Jeffrey Loria it's an investment worth making. Those talks are "ongoing," Rosenthal notes. Shields is said to prefer the West Coast and is shooting for a five-year, $125 million contract, but some executives believe he might have to wind up settling for a four-year deal in the $70-80 million range.

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Mon, Jan 26 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that James Shields prefers to sign with a team located on the West Coast.

Advice: He'll likely wind up going wherever the money takes him, but Shields lives in San Diego and would, all things being equal, prefer to land in the West. The D'Backs, Giants and Padres have all been connected to the right-hander, but Arizona said Thursday they're no longer interested and San Francisco and San Diego at this point don't seem like likely landing spots. The Tigers, Royals, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Brewers have also been linked to Shields.

More: FOXSports.com

Fri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Marlins "continue to be involved and are closely monitoring" the market for James Shields.

Advice: The Marlins have been connected to Shields this winter but reportedly would only go after him full-bore if his price drops enough. The right-hander is seeking a five-year, $125 million contract, though to this point the offers have come in much lower than that. We don't doubt that the Marlins like Shields, but it seems unlikely that they'd win any kind of bidding war if there is one.

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Fri, Jan 23 Rotoworld
Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Thursday that the club is "out" on free agent right-hander James Shields.

Advice: The Diamondbacks were previously linked to Shields, which was an indication that his market wasn't quite what he hoped it would be. Perhaps the offers have improved since. The free agent right-hander reportedly wants a five-year contract worth around $125 million. The Padres, Marlins, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, and Giants are among the other clubs who have been connected to him this winter.

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Thu, Jan 22 Rotoworld
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are on the "periphery" of the James Shields sweepstakes for now and are ultimately "unlikely to land him."

Advice: Rosenthal adds, however, that it's unclear which teams currently have the heaviest amount of interest. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported last week that Shields wants a five-year contract worth around $125 million but has been fielding offers more in the four-year, $80 million range. The Diamondbacks, Marlins, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Tigers are among the other clubs that have been linked to him this winter.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Thu, Jan 22 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Thursday, March 5 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. Texas

Head-to-head vs. Texas
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Tex 13 13 7 3 0 0 0 2 1 96.0 75 31 26 11 13 81 2.44 0.92 .213
Home (this year) 15 15 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 102.2 108 43 40 7 17 76 3.51 1.22 .272
Day (this year) 13 13 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 85.2 83 33 26 9 17 62 2.73 1.17 .251
Last game vs. Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 6 0 0 0 1 2
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Oct 26 @SF L 0-5 L 6.0 8 2 2 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 9.0 7.00
Oct 21 SF L 1-7 L 3.0 7 5 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 15.00
Oct 10 @Bal W 8-6 - 5.0 10 4 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 7.20
Oct 5 LAA W 8-3 W 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 3.00
Sep 30 Oak W 9-8 - 5.0 5 4 4 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 7.20
Sep 25 @CWS W 6-3 - 6.0 5 3 3 1 2 4 14 8 0 0 0 227.0 3.21
Sep 20 Det L 2-3 L 6.2 6 3 3 1 1 6 14 8 0 0 0 221.0 3.18
Sep 15 CWS W 4-3 - 7.0 10 3 3 0 0 6 14 7 0 0 0 214.1 3.15
Sep 10 @Det W 3-0 W 7.0 2 0 0 0 1 8 14 7 0 0 0 207.1 3.13
Sep 5 @NYY W 1-0 W 8.1 3 0 0 0 0 6 13 7 0 0 0 200.1 3.23