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James Shields
Birthdate: 12/20/1981 (35 y, 3 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/220     Position: P
Drafted: 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 16, Pick: 6, Overall: 466, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $75M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Shields allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings in Sunday's game against the Giants. (3/26/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The White Sox must be just thrilled to have two years of James Shields left. Last year, he was very easily the worst qualified starter in the majors. In fact, only two pitchers threw enough innings to qualify and posted a negative wins above replacement: Jered Weaver (-0.2 WAR) and Shields (-0.9 WAR). Shields both struck out fewer batters (6.69 per nine) and walked more (4.06 per nine) than ever before, and he gave up an absolutely stunning 40 home runs in his 181.2 innings. James Shields is completely broken, and at 35 years old, he's not likely to become a decent pitcher again, not to mention a fantasy asset. (Scott Strandberg)

The Quick Opinion: The warning signs were already there in 2015, but Shields' high strikeout rate assuaged doubts a bit. 2016 was an unmitigated disaster, and one that Shields seems unlikely to bounce back from.

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SeasonPitchPitchesABPAH1B2B3BHRBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPAVGminVelmaxVelVel
2007SL3766220000010000.33382.689.385.6
2008SL340114123282230350223015.24683.090.087.0
2009SL397129135342380360290004.26474.090.985.1
2010SL2637881211620320151004.26979.688.784.8
2011SL401126131281880240290013.22283.089.686.3
2012SL55516818249331204120482002.29284.594.089.5
2013SL11831322200010100001.06583.092.787.8
2014SL100000000000000.00084.584.584.5
TotalSL21126526901641163301530015460219.25274.094.086.9

SeasonPitchPitchesBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007SL370.0 %16.7 %0.00.333.333.333.667.000.4000.6-0.2.29993
2008SL3404.1 %17.9 %0.23.246.295.351.646.105.28110.9-3.9.29086
2009SL3974.4 %21.5 %0.21.264.296.395.692.132.32013.3-2.8.30396
2010SL2632.5 %18.5 %0.13.269.296.410.707.141.3008.7-0.6.311107
2011SL4013.1 %22.1 %0.14.222.246.333.579.111.2748.4-6.3.25569
2012SL5556.6 %26.4 %0.25.292.346.435.781.143.38824.73.9.342130
2013SL1183.1 %31.3 %0.10.065.094.065.158.000.095-2.4-5.9.077-49
2014SL10.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.0.000 
TotalSL21124.3 %22.3 %0.19.252.291.371.662.120.30864.0-16.0.29293

SeasonPitchPitchesLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBStrikesBallsPitchesxMovzMovMov
2007SL3740.0 %20.0 %40.0 %50.0 %0.0 %2413371.53.74.1
2008SL34013.3 %54.4 %32.2 %20.7 %10.3 %2271133402.34.25.2
2009SL39722.4 %50.0 %27.6 %29.6 %11.1 %2581393973.73.05.5
2010SL26314.5 %45.2 %40.3 %20.0 %12.0 %178852634.91.35.3
2011SL40118.8 %40.6 %40.6 %28.2 %5.1 %2631384013.93.05.3
2012SL55523.5 %47.9 %28.6 %20.6 %11.8 %3851705552.34.76.1
2013SL11814.3 %42.9 %42.9 %22.2 %0.0 %80381181.81.04.8
2014SL10.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0113.70.63.8
TotalSL211219.1 %47.3 %33.6 %24.2 %9.1 %141569721123.23.35.5

SeasonPitchPitchesO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%SwStr%pVALpVAL/C
2007SL3711.1 %57.9 %35.1 %100.0 %81.8 %84.6 %51.4 %5.4 %0.20.6
2008SL34026.5 %68.9 %50.6 %74.4 %91.0 %87.2 %56.8 %6.5 %2.50.7
2009SL39726.1 %64.1 %46.9 %66.0 %89.9 %83.9 %54.7 %7.6 %-1.0-0.3
2010SL26329.5 %68.2 %51.7 %69.7 %93.2 %87.5 %57.4 %6.5 %-1.5-0.6
2011SL40126.6 %66.1 %48.6 %76.6 %89.9 %86.7 %55.9 %6.5 %4.41.1
2012SL55526.7 %65.8 %49.2 %68.3 %88.1 %83.5 %57.5 %8.1 %-4.8-0.9
2013SL11822.9 %60.0 %44.9 %63.6 %85.7 %81.1 %59.3 %8.5 %5.64.8
2014SL10.0 % 0.0 %   0.0 %0.0 %0.0-2.6
TotalSL211226.3 %65.9 %48.7 %70.7 %89.7 %85.2 %56.5 %7.2 %5.40.3