James Shields

James Shields

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

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Sat, 6/24 2:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
ROS Rank P #210
Projection (?) 16.8 pts




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James Shields solid in return to the mound

James Shields received a no-decision on Sunday afternoon, pitching 5 2/3 innings of three-run ball while allowing seven hits, one walk, and striking out three.

Fantasy Impact

This was Shields' first start since April 16th. All things considered it was pretty good. He kept Toronto scoreless through four before he tired down and allowed a homer to catcher Russell Martin. Shields now has a 2.42 ERA on the season, which is due for some serious regression.

James Shields to make second rehab start on Thursday

James Shields will make his second rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, facing off against the Braves affiliate in Gwinnett.

Fantasy Impact

Shields has been sidelined since the middle of April with a strained lat. He was pitching well before the injury with a 1.62 ERA through three starts. However, he also posted a 16:10 strikeout to walk ratio, which likely means he was getting a bit lucky. Fantasy players should wait and see how he does once back in the majors before picking him up. He may only need two more rehab starts including tomorrow.

James Shields to begin rehab assignment Saturday

James Shields will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday. He's been sidelined due to a lat injury.

Fantasy Impact

Shields got off to a fast start with a 1.62 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over his first three starts. He struck out 16 in 16 2/3 innings, but his peripherals indicate he was pitching above his head. He walked 10 over that span, and he's likely to see some serious regression upon return from injury.

Blaine Blontz4 weeks ago
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 Trammell7 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 Harris10 weeks ago