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.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

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.

More: Jim Bowden on Twitter

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
An unnamed major league executive told ESPN's Jayson Stark that "a lot of teams" are "jumping back in" on free agent right-hander James Shields.

Advice: Shields is the last remaining front-line starter on the open market now that Max Scherzer has settled with the Nationals. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported this past weekend that Shields is seeking a five-year contract worth close to $125 million but that interested teams are thinking more in the four-year, $80 million range. Maybe the 33-year-old will have better luck as the biggest fish in the pond.

More: ESPN

Thu, Jan 22 Rotoworld
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, James Shields is seeking a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $125 million.

Advice: Interested teams on the other hand, have been negotiating in the four-year, $80 million range. With interest in Max Scherzer intensifying, Shields' market could soon heat up quickly as well.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Tue, Jan 20 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears the Blue Jays are showing renewed interest in free agent James Shields.

Advice: Shields' price has begun to drop slowly as spring training nears, making the Jays more interested. Rosenthal said that interest is purely internal at this point, as the club hasn't engaged Shields' agent in negotiations. The Diamondbacks and Tigers are two other teams possibly in on Shields, whose price could be in the four-year, $70-80 million range at this point, Rosenthal notes.

More: FOXsports.com

Sun, Jan 18 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
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2006 TB 21 21 6 8 0 0 0 1 0 124.2 141 69 67 18 38 104 4.84 1.44 .288
2007 TB 31 31 12 8 0 0 0 1 0 215.0 202 98 92 28 36 184 3.85 1.11 .247
2008 TB 33 33 14 8 0 0 0 3 2 215.0 208 94 85 24 40 160 3.56 1.15 .254
2009 TB 33 33 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 219.2 239 113 101 29 52 167 4.14 1.32 .275
2010 TB 34 33 13 15 0 0 0 0 0 203.1 246 128 117 34 51 187 5.18 1.46 .294
2011 TB 33 33 16 12 0 0 0 11 4 249.1 195 83 78 26 65 225 2.82 1.04 .217
2012 TB 33 33 15 10 0 0 0 3 2 227.2 208 103 89 25 58 223 3.52 1.17 .239
2013 KC 34 34 13 9 0 0 0 2 0 228.2 215 82 80 20 68 196 3.15 1.24 .251
2014 KC 34 34 14 8 0 0 0 1 1 227.0 224 95 81 23 44 180 3.21 1.18 .256
Totals 286 285 114 90 0 0 0 22 9 1910.1 1878 865 790 227 452 1626 3.72 1.22 .256
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 TB 3 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750
2007 TB 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
2008 TB 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2009 TB 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2010 TB 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2011 TB 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 TB 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2013 KC 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2014 KC 3 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .714
Totals 21 47 7 10 1 0 0 4 2 13 0 0 .213 .245 .234 .479
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 TB 21 P 21 124 14 30 16 0 1 1.000
2007 TB 31 P 31 215 30 55 24 1 3 .982
2008 TB 33 P 33 215 19 39 19 1 3 .974
2009 TB 33 P 33 219 16 43 25 2 5 .953
2010 TB 34 P 33 203 18 39 17 4 2 .897
2011 TB 33 P 33 249 19 54 32 3 2 .944
2012 TB 33 P 33 227 16 42 21 5 0 .881
2013 KC 34 P 34 228 11 35 21 3 2 .914
2014 KC 34 P 34 227 18 52 30 4 0 .923
Totals 286 P 285 1910 161 389 205 23 18 .941