James Shields

James Shields

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 36Bats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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Tue, 5/23 9:40pm
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James Shields not progressing as hoped

James Shields told reporters his lat strain is "not responding as we'd like it to be," after playing some light catch Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

James Shields was enjoying a slight resurgence to his career before landing on the DL with a lat strain. He was sporting a nice 1.62 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 16 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings. Even with the rash of injuries to pitchers this season he should remain on waivers.

Ryan Trammell2 weeks ago
James Shields solid again versus Twins

James Shields allowed just one earned run over six innings on Sunday against the Twins, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out five. Shields has now given up just one earned run in each of his three starts in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

In true Shields fashion, each of the runs he has given up has come via a solo home run. Shields is walking way too many batters to continue his success (10 free passes in 16 2/3 innings), but he is striking out about a batter per inning. Recent history suggests not to buy into Shields, but he's at least worth monitoring now. His next start will be at home against the Indians.

Dan Harris5 weeks ago
James Shields earns a quality start and the win

James Shields has been anything but consistent this season. He put together a decent game against the Rays though. He pitched 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits and an earned run while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact

It would be tough to trust Shields during this time of the fantasy season. He is likely only worth starting in deep leagues or if you are desperate for pitching. This was a good outing, but he could easily let up six runs on his next start.

James Shields only lasts 5.1 innings

James Shields was rocked by the Phillies on Tuesday. He lasted 5.1 innings and allowed six earned runs on nine hits. He struck out four.

Fantasy Impact

Big Game James has been up and down all year for the White Sox. He was coming off back-to-back quality starts, but his ERA is 5.98 with a 1.62 WHIP on the year. He is not trustworthy during these important weeks.

James Shields has lost five consecutive decisions

James Shields allowed three runs on four hits in six innings on Saturday, earning a no-decision. Shields is 0-1 with a 8.64 ERa and 2.04 WHIP this month, striking out seven batters in 8 1/3 innings. He is 5-17 with a 6.01 ERA this season and will pitch tomorrow against the Indians at home.

Fantasy Impact

Shields has four quality starts in his last 10 starts and has allowed five runs or more in five starts during that time span. His poor 5.42 ERA has ballooned to 7.07 in the second half, making him less and less of a fantasy target. Current Indians have a .626 OPS in 214 career at-bats against Shields and he is 3-6 with a 6.25 ERA at home this season.

Chris Zolli36 weeks ago