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James Shields

James Anthony Shields (Jamie or Big Game James)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: December 20, 1981 in Newhall, CA
High School: William S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
Drafted
by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 16th round of the 2000 amateur draft.
Signed August 17, 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 31, 2006 (Age 24.162, 16,496th in MLB history)   vs. BAL 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 5 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Royals/DevilRays/Padres/WhiteSox 2006-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2018, 4 yrs/$75M (15-18) & 19 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 9.125, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: PSI Sports Management [*]
Relatives: Cousin of Aaron Rowand
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2006 TBD AL 24 P 21 21 1 124.2 29 14 15 0 1 1.000 2 3 2.09 1.38 .958 1.56 1.54 7 4 36% 30% 4
2007 TBD AL 25 P 31 31 1 215.0 55 30 24 1 3 .982 3 3 2.26 1.74 .955 1.60 1.59 9 6 40% 27% 0
2008 TBR AL 26 P 33 33 3 215.0 39 19 19 1 3 .974 1 1 1.59 1.15 .952 1.60 1.59 7 6 46% 27% 1
2009 TBR AL 27 P 33 33 0 219.2 43 16 25 2 5 .953 0 0 1.68 1.24 .953 1.53 1.51 5 2 29% 26% 1
2010 TBR AL 28 P 34 33 0 203.1 39 18 17 4 2 .897 -4 -4 1.55 1.03 .953 1.63 1.61 10 3 23% 26% 2
2011 TBR AL 29 P 33 33 11 249.1 54 19 32 3 2 .944 7 6 1.84 1.55 .949 1.60 1.59 6 5 45% 28% 12 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
2012 TBR AL 30 P 33 33 3 227.2 42 16 21 5 0 .881 -3 -3 1.46 1.12 .954 1.57 1.56 14 2 13% 25% 3
2013 KCR AL 31 P 34 34 2 228.2 35 11 21 3 2 .914 0 0 1.26 0.94 .957 1.54 1.53 5 5 50% 26% 3 CYA-11
2014 KCR AL 32 P 34 34 1 227.0 52 18 30 4 0 .923 1 1 1.90 1.41 .950 1.46 1.46 6 5 45% 27% 4 MVP-18
2015 SDP NL 33 P 33 33 0 202.1 43 10 30 3 2 .930 0 0 1.78 1.21 .954 1.69 1.68 15 8 35% 28% 3
2016 TOT MLB 34 P 31 31 1 168.2 27 8 16 3 0 .889 -2 -2 1.28 0.77 .950 1.49 1.46 17 3 15% 28% 0
2016 SDP NL 34 P 11 11 0 67.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 -2 -6 1.07 0.73 .948 1.60 1.59 8 2 20% 27% 0
2016 CHW AL 34 P 20 20 1 101.1 19 6 10 3 0 .842 0 0 1.42 0.80 .951 1.41 1.39 9 1 10% 30% 0
11 Seasons P 350 349 23 2281.1 458 179 250 29 20 .937 5 0 1.69 1.23 .953 1.57 1.56 101 49 33% 27% 33
11 Seasons TOT 350 349 23 2281.1 458 179 250 29 20 .937 5 2 1.69 1.23 .953 1.57 1.56 101 49 33% 27% 33
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2006 TBD AL 24 P 2 3 0 1 1
2007 TBD AL 25 P 3 3 2 0 1
2008 TBR AL 26 P 1 1 -1 1 1
2009 TBR AL 27 P 0 0 -1 0 0 1
2010 TBR AL 28 P -4 -4 -4 0 -1 1
2011 TBR AL 29 P 7 6 0 0 1 6
2012 TBR AL 30 P -3 -3 -2 0 0
2013 KCR AL 31 P 0 0 -2 1 2
2014 KCR AL 32 P 1 1 -2 0 3
2015 SDP NL 33 P 0 0 -1 0 1
2016 SDP NL 34 P 0 -2 -6 -1 0 -1
2016 CHW AL 34 P 0 0 0 1 0 -1
11 Seasons P 0 5 0 -11 0 3 15
11 Seasons TOT 0 5 2 -11 0 3 15

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2006 TBD AL 24 21 21 3 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TBD AL 25 31 31 3 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TBR AL 26 34 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 TBR AL 27 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 TBR AL 28 34 33 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 TBR AL 29 33 33 3 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 TBR AL 30 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 KCR AL 31 34 34 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 KCR AL 32 34 34 3 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SDP NL 33 36 33 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2016 CHW AL 34 20 20 2 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SDP NL 34 11 11 10 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 354 349 67 350 350 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2006 TBD AL 24 540 77% 31% 14 93% 0 14 0 11 15 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
2007 TBD AL 25 874 76% 32% 33 79% 0 30 3 23 24 21 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 5 40%
2008 TBR AL 26 877 78% 35% 20 95% 0 19 1 16 19 16 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 3 100%
2009 TBR AL 27 930 78% 32% 34 79% 1 16 2 10 25 21 1 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 5 0 8 88%
2010 TBR AL 28 899 76% 29% 22 77% 0 18 0 12 17 14 1 4 0 0 4 1 2 1 2 0 6 50%
2011 TBR AL 29 975 73% 31% 31 87% 0 19 3 11 32 17 2 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 2 0 9 78%
2012 TBR AL 30 944 72% 36% 27 70% 0 16 0 14 21 16 1 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 50%
2013 KCR AL 31 946 74% 30% 22 86% 1 11 1 9 21 15 2 3 1 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 4 100%
2014 KCR AL 32 939 78% 34% 34 82% 0 18 2 16 30 24 0 4 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 7 86%
2015 SDP NL 33 860 68% 29% 33 85% 0 10 2 6 30 22 2 3 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 7 86%
2016 CHW AL 34 483 79% 28% 12 83% 0 6 0 6 10 9 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2016 SDP NL 34 284 74% 33% 7 86% 0 2 0 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
11 Seasons 9551 75% 32% 289 83% 2 179 14 136 250 188 14 29 3 2 24 6 20 11 20 0 59 76%
MLB Averages 75% 32% 85% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (16, 2%)
2014 AL (18, 1%)
0.03 Career Shares (1308th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (3, 34%)
2013 AL (11, 1%)
0.35 Career Shares (140th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2008 Apr 27th AL Player of the Week
2011 Apr 24th AL Player of the Week
2011 Jun 19th AL Player of the Week
2012 Sep 9th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
2007 AL  30 (1st)
2008 AL  19 (5th)
2009 AL  16 (4th)
2011 AL  19 (3rd)
2014 AL  18 (4th)
Active  179 (6th)

Assists as P s c a p y
2014 AL  30 (3rd)
Active  250 (14th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2010 AL  4 (3rd)
2012 AL  5 (1st)
2013 AL  3 (2nd)
2014 AL  4 (4th)
2016 AL  3 (4th)
Active  29 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2007 AL  2.26 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2007 AL  1.74 (3rd)
Active  1.23 (17th)

                                         

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