James Shields

James Shields

Age: 37Bats: RThrows: R

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James Shields heading to Free Agency

The White Sox have declined James Shields' club option for 2019, making him a free agent.

Fantasy Impact

Shields struggled this past season in Chicago, posting a 4.53 ERA over 204 2/3 innings. His career has really went downhill since 2014, and it doesn't look good moving forward. Shields may very well end up retiring and even if he doesn't, he's simply not worth owning in fantasy leagues.

James Shields goes six innings against Indians

James Shields allowed two runs on five hits and three walks on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact

Shields struck out one and gave up two home runs on the night. Fortunately for him, both were solo shots. That's two solid starts in a row, but be carful. Shields has been down this path before. He's allowed six earned runs or more four times since July 1st. It's very odd, but all in all four instances, those outings have come after a couple of successful starts. For whatever reason, that's been a trend for him this season. Shields is in line to get the Indians next time out. He's a huge risk in fantasy leagues.

James Shields quality in win

James Shields allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts over six innings Friday against the Orioles to pick up the win.

Fantasy Impact

Shields moved to 7-16 with the victory, and he's now 3-2 over his last six appearances. He continues to provide quality starts with five in his last eight appearances (narrowly missing a sixth by a third of an inning). He now has an ERA and WHIP of 4.53 and 1.30 on the season.

Blaine Blontz1 year ago
James Shields gets lit up by Angels

James Shields allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

He falls to 6-16 with the loss and is simply unreliable. He shouldn't be owned in any leagues and can safely be dropped across the board.

James Shields quiets baseball's best team

James Shields pitched six scoreless innings and earned the win on Sunday against Boston.

Fantasy Impact

He struck out six and held the Red Sox to four hits and two walks en route to his sixth victory of the season. It was an impressive start, but he's been so inconsistent that you can sense a poor outing on the way. He's a very risky play, especially with fantasy playoffs right around the corner.