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Kansas City Royals

 
James Shields
current status: On playoff roster
Birth Date:December 20, 1981 (32 years old)
Place of Birth:Newhall, CA
Hometown:Newhall, CA
Bats:R
Throws:R
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2000 (16th round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay in 2012.
COLD
0-1, 15.00 in last 3IP
Season Stats
G GS W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA
YTD 34 34 14 8 1 1 0 227 224 95 81 23 44 180 3.21
Playoffs 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 19 28 15 15 4 6 16 7.11
Scouting Report
Assets: Is a workhorse starter with tremendous durability and stamina. His arsenal includes a great changeup and solid curve. Loves to challenge hitters and throws a lot of strikes. Owns a great pickoff move. Is a big-game pitcher.
Flaws: Can at times be too much around the plate, leading to a high hit counts against him. Must find a way to keep the ball in the park more often. Tends to rely too much on his changeup. Right-handed batters hit him pretty well.
Career Potential: Excellent workhorse starter.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Named to the All-Star Game 2011