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James Shields
Birthdate: 12/20/1981 (32 y, 11 m, 29 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 16, Pick: 6, Overall: 466, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $11.2M / 4 Years (2008 - 2011) + 3 Option Years
RotoWire News: The Royals officially extended Shields a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday. (11/4/2014)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2006Devil Rays (AAA)320101061.19.390.880.44.34369.0 %  2.642.01  
2006Devil Rays6802121124.27.512.741.30.32872.4 %42.7 %13.7 %4.844.393.991.7
2007Devil Rays12803131215.07.701.511.17.28271.8 %43.4 %11.1 %3.853.863.654.3
2008Rays14803333215.06.701.671.00.28773.3 %46.3 %9.8 %3.563.823.873.9
2008Rays2204425.06.122.881.08.31685.4 %44.3 %10.0 %2.884.414.43 
2009Rays111203333219.26.842.131.19.30871.2 %42.3 %11.2 %4.144.023.853.5
2010Rays131503433203.18.282.261.50.34168.4 %41.3 %13.8 %5.184.243.551.7
2010Rays010114.14.150.002.08.21443.5 %57.1 %16.7 %8.316.545.23 
2011Rays161203333249.18.122.350.94.25879.6 %46.2 %11.1 %2.823.423.254.5
2011Rays010115.010.800.000.00.47130.0 %47.1 %0.0 %12.601.832.83 
2012Rays151003333227.28.822.290.99.29271.9 %52.3 %13.4 %3.523.473.243.9
2013Royals13903434228.27.712.680.79.29879.5 %41.6 %8.6 %3.153.473.724.5
2014Royals14803434227.07.141.740.91.29574.6 %45.2 %9.7 %3.213.593.563.7
2014Royals1205525.07.202.521.44.37670.3 %36.4 %13.8 %6.124.573.93 
2015Steamer131103232201.07.802.200.90.29371.8 %  3.623.56 3.0
Total- - -1149002862851910.17.662.131.07.29773.7 %44.7 %11.2 %3.723.773.6131.6
Postseason- - -360111159.16.832.281.21.34969.9 %41.9 %11.6 %5.464.424.14 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2006Devil Rays (AAA)322.641010000  61.124160241836024164
2006Devil Rays684.84212110000124.2540141696718385590104
2007Devil Rays1283.85313110000215.08742029892283601090184
2008Rays1483.56333332000215.08772089485244001260160
2008Rays222.8844000 025.0108289838011017
2009Rays11124.14333300000219.293023911310129521131167
2010Rays13155.18343300000203.1899246128117345125132187
2010Rays018.3111000 04.1194441002002
2011Rays16122.823333114000249.1975195837826651540225
2011Rays0112.6011000005.0258770002206
2012Rays15103.52333332000227.294420810389255821171223
2013Royals1393.15343420000228.29462158280206808112196
2014Royals1483.21343411000227.093922495812344011122180
2014Royals126.12550000025.011736171747013020
2015Steamer13113.623232  0  201.084219389812049 8  174
Total- - -114903.722862852290001910.17924187886579022745211687481626
Postseason- - -365.4611110000059.1269763736815066045

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2006Devil Rays (AAA)9.390.8810.670.4426.6 %2.5 %24.1 %.2581.08.34369.0 %  2.01
2006Devil Rays7.512.742.741.3019.3 %7.0 %12.2 %.2841.44.32872.4 %108994.39
2006Average6.593.302.001.1216.8 %8.4 %8.4 %.2651.41.29870.9 %  4.58
2007Devil Rays7.701.515.111.1721.1 %4.1 %16.9 %.2441.11.28271.8 %86883.86
2007Average6.673.332.001.0317.1 %8.5 %8.6 %.2631.41.29970.7 %  4.43
2008Rays6.701.674.001.0018.2 %4.6 %13.7 %.2521.15.28773.3 %84913.82
2008Rays6.122.882.131.0815.7 %7.4 %8.3 %.2831.44.31685.4 %681054.41
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %8.8 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Rays6.842.133.211.1918.0 %5.6 %12.4 %.2731.32.30871.2 %97954.02
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2010Rays8.282.263.671.5020.8 %5.7 %15.1 %.2921.46.34168.4 %1311074.24
2010Rays4.150.002.002.0810.5 %0.0 %10.5 %.2350.92.21443.5 %2101656.54
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Rays8.122.353.460.9423.1 %6.7 %16.4 %.2151.04.25879.6 %73893.42
2011Rays10.800.006.000.0024.0 %0.0 %24.0 %.3481.60.47130.0 %325481.83
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Rays8.822.293.840.9923.6 %6.1 %17.5 %.2381.17.29271.9 %91883.47
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Royals7.712.682.880.7920.7 %7.2 %13.5 %.2471.24.29879.5 %78873.47
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Royals7.141.744.090.9119.2 %4.7 %14.5 %.2531.18.29574.6 %83943.59
2014Royals7.202.522.861.4417.1 %6.0 %11.1 %.3301.72.37670.3 %1591194.57
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Steamer7.802.203.550.9020.7 %5.8 %14.9 %.2461.20.29371.8 %  3.56
Total- - -7.662.133.601.0720.5 %5.7 %14.8 %.2541.22.29773.7 %91933.77
Postseason- - -6.832.283.001.2116.7 %5.6 %11.2 %.3061.53.34969.9 %1381114.42

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2006Devil Rays1.2623.3 %42.7 %33.9 %9.2 %13.7 %6.1 %28.6 %4.10883.99
2007Devil Rays1.0816.3 %43.4 %40.4 %9.5 %11.1 %3.7 %56.3 %3.58823.65
2008Rays1.2416.2 %46.3 %37.5 %8.2 %9.8 %4.6 %27.3 %3.80903.87
2008Rays1.1717.7 %44.3 %38.0 %23.3 %10.0 %5.7 %33.3 %4.101024.43
2009Rays1.1320.5 %42.3 %37.2 %8.1 %11.2 %7.1 %25.0 %3.98873.85
2010Rays1.0820.3 %41.3 %38.4 %7.3 %13.8 %7.5 %41.7 %3.55853.55
2010Rays1.330.0 %57.1 %42.9 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %3.741265.23
2011Rays1.3118.4 %46.2 %35.4 %9.8 %11.1 %4.9 %31.3 %3.28803.25
2011Rays2.0029.4 %47.1 %23.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %1.97702.83
2012Rays1.8118.7 %52.3 %29.0 %7.5 %13.4 %5.7 %22.2 %3.26783.24
2013Royals1.1823.2 %41.6 %35.1 %8.6 %8.6 %5.1 %18.2 %3.77943.72
2014Royals1.3320.7 %45.2 %34.1 %10.6 %9.7 %7.3 %33.3 %3.59943.56
2014Royals1.1030.7 %36.4 %33.0 %6.9 %13.8 %0.0 %100.0 %3.711043.93
Total- - -1.2519.6 %44.7 %35.7 %8.7 %11.2 %5.8 %33.0 %3.63863.61
Postseason- - -1.2023.2 %41.9 %34.8 %13.0 %11.6 %2.4 %40.0 %3.691024.14

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2006Devil Rays165131901210726576312321995
2007Devil Rays2722531022410169118109820793177
2008Rays3032451062014113123112220093131
2008Rays353014723112151261412
2009Rays2952601432121123108114321853328
2010Rays2662471311820125116115321983351
2010Rays86000100303868
2011Rays3072351222315165104125423223576
2011Rays845000033367100
2012Rays336186120141992131129223253617
2013Royals2762331542014112101136722903657
2014Royals3132361432523124111128223503632
2014Royals322927201116167281448
Total- - -25332026111117714610635977104741899029464
Postseason- - -8369469252313816471028

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2006Devil Rays-0.65-11.2210.58-1.20-0.201.090.980.881.3020-0.57-0.0300
2007Devil Rays3.03-13.4216.4525.882.500.950.920.881.27302.860.3200
2008Rays0.75-14.5115.2516.131.610.920.890.871.25301.45-0.6400
2008Rays0.21-2.022.223.620.371.130.960.871.734-0.010.1900
2009Rays0.39-15.2715.668.750.870.930.900.861.38330.76-0.3400
2010Rays-2.36-17.0914.73-30.03-3.050.950.850.900.8934-3.310.8210
2010Rays-0.04-0.350.31-0.24-0.020.990.890.871.501-0.160.1200
2011Rays3.74-14.4418.1833.893.420.950.930.871.31222.341.5800
2011Rays-0.31-0.690.38-2.89-0.251.240.880.920.981-0.05-0.2000
2012Rays-0.29-15.8015.502.040.160.930.860.871.22300.61-0.9300
2013Royals2.96-14.9117.8724.862.561.030.940.871.08321.890.9900
2014Royals1.07-15.7916.8611.911.351.000.940.881.12331.21-0.1300
2014Royals-0.49-2.191.70-4.96-0.551.000.780.871.205-0.630.1400
Total- - -8.65-132.45141.0992.229.210.970.910.871.192647.251.6810
Postseason- - --0.64-5.254.61-4.47-0.461.070.870.871.4011-0.850.2600

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2006Devil Rays54.0% (90.0)0.9% (84.2)0.4% (87.4)10.7% (75.5)34.1% (82.1)  2.3%
2007Devil Rays46.7% (90.1) 11.9% (87.4)11.3% (76.8)30.2% (82.6)  1.5%
2008Rays44.9% (90.4) 19.2% (87.2)9.6% (76.8)26.3% (81.9)  0.9%
2009Rays43.2% (90.5) 18.4% (86.4)14.9% (76.8)23.5% (81.8)  0.8%
2010Rays46.1% (91.5) 15.5% (86.1)13.5% (77.3)25.0% (83.4)  1.1%
2011Rays36.4% (91.0) 15.4% (86.7)21.0% (77.7)27.2% (83.9)  0.1%
2012Rays33.7% (92.3) 19.3% (89.6)18.2% (79.9)28.9% (85.2)  0.3%
2013Royals40.7% (92.2) 22.1% (87.1)12.4% (78.9)24.9% (85.0)  0.1%
2014Royals41.4% (92.4) 24.2% (86.7)12.5% (79.6)21.9% (85.3)   
Total- - -42.3% (91.2)0.1% (84.2)17.2% (87.2)14.0% (78.0)26.5% (83.6)  0.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Devil Rays51.1 % 3.4 %   5.2 %8.3 %  32.0 %   
2008Rays46.9 % 5.0 %   11.4 %10.1 %  26.4 %   
2009Rays34.8 %8.2 %7.1 %   12.0 %14.1 %  23.4 %   
2010Rays28.3 %18.8 %8.9 %   7.9 %13.3 %  22.5 %   
2011Rays27.9 %7.4 %4.4 %   11.2 %21.4 %  27.6 %   
2012Rays20.9 %12.8 %5.0 %   15.4 %18.1 %  27.6 %   
2013Royals28.7 %11.8 %17.6 %   3.2 %11.8 %2.0 % 24.8 %   
2014Royals29.6 %12.0 %25.3 %   0.0 % 11.3 % 21.8 %   
Total- - -31.2 %10.1 %10.5 %   8.5 %12.6 %2.0 % 25.1 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Devil Rays90.6 88.4   85.677.7  83.0  
2008Rays90.5 88.1   87.077.2  82.1  
2009Rays90.789.687.5   85.176.7  81.7  
2010Rays91.591.186.7   84.877.2  83.2  
2011Rays90.991.088.9   86.377.8  83.9  
2012Rays92.092.190.7   89.579.9  85.1  
2013Royals92.292.087.1   87.879.777.5 84.9  
2014Royals92.592.186.4   84.5 79.5 85.2  
Total- - -91.491.487.3   86.978.279.2 83.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2006Devil Rays-10.9-1.5-0.61.34.3  -1.04-8.71-8.780.640.65  
2007Devil Rays-7.5 -0.21.326.3  -0.52 -0.060.372.79  
2008Rays-1.8 1.85.98.4  -0.13 0.311.961.03  
2009Rays-12.5 -0.11.711.9  -0.87 -0.020.351.53  
2010Rays-26.4 -11.00.07.5  -1.73 -2.140.000.91  
2011Rays2.0 4.29.817.7  0.16 0.761.301.82  
2012Rays3.9 -6.31.612.0  0.32 -0.910.241.16  
2013Royals-3.9 8.9-2.212.9  -0.27 1.10-0.491.42  
2014Royals-4.3 6.10.1-4.7  -0.29 0.700.02-0.59  
Total- - --61.3-1.52.719.396.4  -0.50-8.710.050.471.25  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Devil Rays-1.2 -0.1   0.20.1  10.7  
2008Rays-5.5 0.5   2.53.3  11.6  
2009Rays-9.5-5.40.7   -1.02.0  12.2  
2010Rays-13.4-12.7-7.5   -1.5-0.6  7.5  
2011Rays4.2-0.4-1.9   4.411.7  18.2  
2012Rays3.8-0.2-0.1   -4.82.1  12.0  
2013Royals5.3-9.52.6   5.65.5-4.6 11.9  
2014Royals0.4-3.56.2   0.0 0.9 -3.4  
Total- - --16.0-31.70.4   5.424.1-3.7 80.7  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Devil Rays-0.34 -0.30   0.590.20  4.73  
2008Rays-0.39 0.31   0.741.11  1.47  
2009Rays-0.83-1.970.31   -0.260.43  1.57  
2010Rays-1.42-2.02-2.54   -0.58-0.14  0.99  
2011Rays0.42-0.15-1.19   1.091.53  1.84  
2012Rays0.50-0.04-0.04   -0.860.32  1.20  
2013Royals0.51-2.210.40   4.781.28-6.35 1.31  
2014Royals0.03-0.800.68   -2.58 0.23 -0.43  
Total- - --0.21-1.270.01   0.250.77-0.77 1.30  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2006Devil Rays24.4 %66.1 %45.4 %53.6 %85.0 %76.7 %50.5 %57.8 %10.3 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Devil Rays27.0 %67.8 %48.5 %48.6 %88.5 %78.0 %52.7 %60.1 %10.6 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Rays26.6 %66.7 %47.4 %55.1 %88.4 %79.4 %52.0 %58.6 %9.6 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Rays27.8 %67.9 %48.5 %56.6 %88.2 %79.4 %51.6 %63.2 %9.8 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Rays32.0 %66.7 %48.9 %60.5 %90.2 %80.2 %48.6 %62.1 %9.5 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Rays30.7 %65.1 %47.1 %58.5 %86.7 %77.1 %47.6 %63.3 %10.7 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Rays34.2 %64.6 %46.9 %61.5 %87.6 %76.5 %41.7 %61.0 %10.9 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Royals30.1 %67.2 %46.1 %64.4 %86.5 %78.3 %43.0 %57.6 %9.8 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Royals33.8 %65.1 %47.6 %65.4 %88.9 %79.6 %44.1 %62.6 %9.5 %
2014Average31.3 %65.6 %46.7 %65.9 %87.3 %79.4 %44.9 %60.6 %9.4 %
Total- - -30.2 %66.4 %47.4 %59.4 %87.9 %78.4 %47.7 %60.9 %10.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Devil Rays30.2 %63.0 %47.3 %61.2 %86.2 %78.5 %51.9 %19.9
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Rays30.4 %63.6 %47.4 %59.6 %88.5 %79.5 %51.2 %21.1
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Rays30.8 %63.3 %48.1 %58.7 %88.7 %79.8 %53.2 %20.7
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Rays32.8 %63.4 %48.5 %58.7 %90.4 %80.0 %51.5 %21.6
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Rays31.8 %60.9 %46.8 %55.7 %87.9 %77.2 %51.4 %20.4
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Rays34.9 %61.1 %46.7 %60.6 %87.2 %76.3 %45.0 %21.3
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Royals29.6 %63.3 %45.7 %61.8 %86.6 %78.2 %47.7 %22.2
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Royals32.8 %62.8 %47.1 %62.5 %89.2 %79.5 %47.8 %22.4
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
Total- - -31.9 %62.6 %47.2 %59.8 %88.3 %78.6 %49.6 %21.4

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2006Devil RaysP2121124.214150001100 7   1.000 
2007Devil RaysP3131215.030241013201 9   .982 
2008RaysP3333215.019191103102 7   .974 
2009RaysP3333219.216252025203 5   .953 
2010RaysP3433203.118174042101 10   .897 
2011RaysP3333249.119323032200 6   .944 
2012RaysP3333227.216215140000 14   .881 
2013RoyalsP3434228.211213122101 5   .914 
2014RoyalsP3434227.018304130000 6   .923 
Total- - -P2862851910.116120423419181008 69   .941 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2006Devil RaysP124.21  002              
2007Devil RaysP215.01  023              
2008RaysP215.01  0-11              
2009RaysP219.21  0-10              
2010RaysP203.11  0-4-4              
2011RaysP249.16  007              
2012RaysP227.20  -1-2-3              
2013RoyalsP228.22  -1-20              
2014RoyalsP227.03  0-21              
Total- - -P1910.116  -2-107              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012RaysP227.20.0%      (2)25.0%      (4)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (2)75.0%      (4)100.0%    (12)
2013RoyalsP228.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)100.0%      (2)100.0%     (1)83.3%      (6)100.0%    (11)
2014RoyalsP227.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)33.3%     (3)71.4%      (7)95.7%    (23)
Total- - -P1910.10.0%      (3)16.7%      (6)66.7%      (3)66.7%     (6)76.5%    (17)97.8%    (46)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2006Devil Rays1.5-0.80.5-0.318.41.7$6.5 
2007Devil Rays4.51.1-1.00.243.54.3$17.8$0.4
2008Rays4.50.7-0.10.638.83.9$17.5$1.0
2009Rays2.7-0.5-0.3-0.735.13.5$15.5 
2010Rays-0.7-2.50.1-2.416.71.7$6.8 
2011Rays7.12.00.62.642.24.5$20.1 
2012Rays3.20.2-0.8-0.636.73.9$17.4 
2013Royals6.00.01.51.540.94.5$22.3 
2014Royals3.90.10.10.233.93.7$20.5 
Total- - -32.70.50.61.1306.131.6$144.2$1.4

  • $11.2m / 4 Years (2008 - 2011) + 3 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Tampa Bay Devil Rays on 1/23/2008 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2008: $1M, 2009: $1.5M, 2010: $2.5M, 2011: $4.2M
    • 2012 Team Option: $7M ($2M buyout)
      • 2012 salary increased by $0.5M to $7.5M with top 5 finish in 2011 Cy Young vote
    • 2013 Team Option: $9M ($1.5M buyout)
      • 2013 option increased by $1.25M to $10.25M with escalators
    • 2014 Team Option: $13.5M ($1M buyout)
      • 2014 option increased to $13.5M with escalators
    • Incentives: Performance bonuses could boost the value to approximately $44 million.
    • Other Notes: assignment bonus of $0.75M if traded
    • Agent / Agency: PSI Sports Management
    • Source: sports.espn.go.com
    • Submitted by John Benedetto
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  • 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 16, Pick: 6, Overall: 466
    • Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    • School: Hart HS (Newhall, CA)