James Shields
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 20, 1981 in Newhall, CA USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 31, 2006
  • Final Game: October 01, 2016

An innings eater throughout his career, James Shields used his fastball and changeup to be a solid starting pitcher over a long Major League career.

The first half of his career (and the better half) was as a Tampa Bay Ray.  As a Ray, he would win at least 11 Games annually from 2007 to 2012, with his best year there being 2011.  That year he would go to the All-Star Game, had a 16-12 record, and had an ERA of 2.82, which was good enough for third overall in the American League.  Shields would also help Tampa win the Pennant in 2008.

Shields' second-half highlights included helping the Kansas City Royals reached the World Series in 2014, and the year before he led the AL in Innings Pitched.  He would also play for San Diego and the Chicago White Sox.  Over his career, Shields won 145 Games with 2,234 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Newhall, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (2011)

    Most Innings Pitched (1) (AL) (2013)

    Most Games Started (3) (AL) (2013 & 2014) (NL) (2015)

    Most Complete Games (1) (AL) (2011)

    Most Shutouts (2) (AL) (2008 & 2011)

    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:

    (AL: 2011, 2rd)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)

    9 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)

    6 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)

    7 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)

    1 Top Ten Finish (FIP)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 62. Strikeouts: 2,234
    66. SO/BB: 2.995

Should James Shields be in the Hall of Fame?

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