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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
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2018, 4 yrs/$75M (15-18) & 19 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 10.125, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: PSI Sports Management [*]
Relatives: Cousin of Aaron Rowand
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2006 24 TBD AL 6 8 .429 4.84 21 21 0 1 0 0 124.2 141 69 67 18 38 5 104 5 0 9 540 95 4.39 1.436 10.2 1.3 2.7 7.5 2.74
2007 25 TBD AL 12 8 .600 3.85 31 31 0 1 0 0 215.0 202 98 92 28 36 0 184 10 0 9 874 117 3.86 1.107 8.5 1.2 1.5 7.7 5.11
2008 26 TBR AL 14 8 .636 3.56 33 33 0 3 2 0 215.0 208 94 85 24 40 0 160 12 0 6 877 124 3.82 1.153 8.7 1.0 1.7 6.7 4.00
2009 27 TBR AL 11 12 .478 4.14 33 33 0 0 0 0 219.2 239 113 101 29 52 1 167 1 1 3 930 105 4.02 1.325 9.8 1.2 2.1 6.8 3.21
2010 28 TBR AL 13 15 .464 5.18 34 33 0 0 0 0 203.1 246 128 117 34 51 2 187 5 2 13 899 75 4.24 1.461 10.9 1.5 2.3 8.3 3.67
2011 ★ 29 TBR AL 16 12 .571 2.82 33 33 0 11 4 0 249.1 195 83 78 26 65 1 225 5 0 4 975 134 3.42 1.043 7.0 0.9 2.3 8.1 3.46 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
2012 30 TBR AL 15 10 .600 3.52 33 33 0 3 2 0 227.2 208 103 89 25 58 2 223 11 1 7 944 109 3.47 1.168 8.2 1.0 2.3 8.8 3.84
2013 31 KCR AL 13 9 .591 3.15 34 34 0 2 0 0 228.2 215 82 80 20 68 0 196 8 2 11 946 131 3.47 1.238 8.5 0.8 2.7 7.7 2.88 CYA-11
2014 32 KCR AL 14 8 .636 3.21 34 34 0 1 1 0 227.0 224 95 81 23 44 0 180 11 2 12 939 123 3.59 1.181 8.9 0.9 1.7 7.1 4.09 MVP-18
2015 33 SDP NL 13 7 .650 3.91 33 33 0 0 0 0 202.1 189 93 88 33 81 5 216 9 1 7 860 95 4.45 1.334 8.4 1.5 3.6 9.6 2.67
2016 34 TOT MLB 6 19 .240 5.85 33 33 0 1 0 0 181.2 208 122 118 40 82 3 135 8 0 10 822 69 6.01 1.596 10.3 2.0 4.1 6.7 1.65
2016 34 SDP NL 2 7 .222 4.28 11 11 0 0 0 0 67.1 69 33 32 9 27 2 57 1 0 3 284 95 4.44 1.426 9.2 1.2 3.6 7.6 2.11
2016 34 CHW AL 4 12 .250 6.77 22 22 0 1 0 0 114.1 139 89 86 31 55 1 78 7 0 7 538 59 6.93 1.697 10.9 2.4 4.3 6.1 1.42
11 Yrs 133 116 .534 3.91 352 351 0 23 9 0 2294.1 2275 1080 996 300 615 19 1977 85 9 91 9606 105 4.00 1.260 8.9 1.2 2.4 7.8 3.21
162 Game Avg. 13 11 .534 3.91 34 34 0 2 1 0 222 220 104 96 29 59 2 191 8 1 9 929 105 4.00 1.260 8.9 1.2 2.4 7.8 3.21
TBR (7 yrs) 87 73 .544 3.89 218 217 0 19 8 0 1454.2 1439 688 629 184 340 11 1250 49 4 51 6039 107 3.84 1.223 8.9 1.1 2.1 7.7 3.68
KCR (2 yrs) 27 17 .614 3.18 68 68 0 3 1 0 455.2 439 177 161 43 112 0 376 19 4 23 1885 127 3.53 1.209 8.7 0.8 2.2 7.4 3.36
SDP (2 yrs) 15 14 .517 4.00 44 44 0 0 0 0 269.2 258 126 120 42 108 7 273 10 1 10 1144 95 4.45 1.357 8.6 1.4 3.6 9.1 2.53
CHW (1 yr) 4 12 .250 6.77 22 22 0 1 0 0 114.1 139 89 86 31 55 1 78 7 0 7 538 59 6.93 1.697 10.9 2.4 4.3 6.1 1.42
AL (10 yrs) 118 102 .536 3.89 308 307 0 23 9 0 2024.2 2017 954 876 258 507 12 1704 75 8 81 8462 106 3.94 1.247 9.0 1.1 2.3 7.6 3.36
NL (2 yrs) 15 14 .517 4.00 44 44 0 0 0 0 269.2 258 126 120 42 108 7 273 10 1 10 1144 95 4.45 1.357 8.6 1.4 3.6 9.1 2.53
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2006 24 TBD AL 124.2 21 21 69 4.98 5.06 -0.22 0.20 100.0 5.48 5 0.5 -0.1 1.7 21 .525 .503
2007 25 TBD AL 215.0 31 31 98 4.10 4.90 -0.40 0.19 101.2 5.55 33 3.5 -0.1 5.5 59 .612 .521 $394,900
2008 26 TBR AL 215.0 33 33 94 3.93 4.74 0.14 0.18 100.7 4.81 17 1.8 -0.2 3.8 44 .554 .511 $1,000,000
2009 27 TBR AL 219.2 33 33 113 4.63 4.82 0.29 0.19 97.6 4.61 -3 -0.2 -0.2 1.8 24 .493 .498 $1,500,000
2010 28 TBR AL 203.1 34 33 128 5.67 4.49 0.35 0.16 96.6 4.15 -36 -3.4 2.26 -0.1 -1.5 -13 .399 .479 $2,500,000
2011 ★ 29 TBR AL 249.1 33 33 83 3.00 4.57 0.47 0.17 92.2 3.93 25 2.8 -0.2 5.2 51 .585 .517 $4,250,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
2012 30 TBR AL 227.2 33 33 103 4.07 4.46 0.08 0.17 94.2 4.30 5 0.6 -0.2 2.7 29 .518 .504 $7,000,000
2013 31 KCR AL 228.2 34 34 82 3.23 4.32 0.56 0.17 104.0 4.08 18 2.0 -0.2 4.1 43 .560 .513 $9,000,000 CYA-11
2014 32 KCR AL 227.0 34 34 95 3.77 4.26 0.24 0.16 104.5 4.37 11 1.3 -0.2 3.3 36 .538 .508 $13,500,000 MVP-18
2015 33 SDP NL 202.1 33 33 93 4.14 4.17 -0.09 0.17 94.7 4.19 2 0.2 -0.2 1.9 18 .507 .501 $10,000,000
2016 34 SDP NL 67.1 11 11 33 4.41 4.38 -0.09 0.18 99.1 4.61 2 0.2 -0.1 0.7 7 .517 .501
2016 34 CHW AL 114.1 22 22 89 7.01 4.60 -0.16 0.19 93.2 4.61 -32 -2.9 -0.1 -1.9 -19 .368 .482
11 Seasons 2294.1 352 351 1080 4.24 4.56 0.14 0.17 98.2 4.51 49 6.3 2.26 -1.6 27.4 301 .518 .504 $49,144,900
TBR (7 yrs) 1454.2 218 217 688 4.26 4.70 0.13 0.18 97.2 4.62 47 5.5 2.26 -1.0 19.3 215 .525 .505 $16,644,900
KCR (2 yrs) 455.2 68 68 177 3.50 4.29 0.40 0.16 104.3 4.23 29 3.3 -0.3 7.4 79 .549 .510 $22,500,000
SDP (2 yrs) 269.2 44 44 126 4.21 4.22 -0.09 0.17 95.8 4.30 4 0.4 -0.2 2.6 26 .509 .501 $10,000,000
CHW (1 yr) 114.1 22 22 89 7.01 4.60 -0.16 0.19 93.2 4.61 -32 -2.9 -0.1 -1.9 -19 .368 .482

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2008 26 TBR AL ALDS W CHW 1 0 1.000 4.26 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 26 1.105 8.5 1.4 1.4 5.7 4.00
2008 26 TBR AL ALCS W BOS 0 2 .000 3.46 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.0 15 6 5 2 5 0 9 0 0 0 57 1.538 10.4 1.4 3.5 6.2 1.80
2008 26 TBR AL WS L PHI 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 7 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 1 25 1.588 11.1 0.0 3.2 6.4 2.00
2010 28 TBR AL ALDS L TEX 0 1 .000 8.31 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 4 4 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 19 0.923 8.3 2.1 0.0 4.2
2011 29 TBR AL ALDS L TEX 0 1 .000 12.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 7 7 0 0 0 6 2 0 2 25 1.600 14.4 0.0 0.0 10.8
2014 32 KCR AL ALWC W OAK 0 0 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 4 4 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 21 1.400 9.0 1.8 3.6 10.8 3.00
2014 32 KCR AL ALDS W LAA 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 6 1 0 1 27 1.333 9.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 3.00
2014 32 KCR AL ALCS W BAL 0 0 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 10 4 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 26 2.200 18.0 0.0 1.8 5.4 3.00
2014 32 KCR AL WS L SFG 0 2 .000 7.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 15 7 7 1 2 0 5 0 0 2 43 1.889 15.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 2.50
4 Yrs (9 Series) 3 6 .333 5.46 11 11 0 0 0 0 59.1 76 37 36 8 15 0 45 6 0 6 269 1.534 11.5 1.2 2.3 6.8 3.00
1 ALWC 0 0 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 4 4 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 21 1.400 9.0 1.8 3.6 10.8 3.00
4 ALDS 2 2 .500 6.65 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.2 24 16 16 4 3 0 18 6 0 3 97 1.246 10.0 1.7 1.2 7.5 6.00
2 ALCS 0 2 .000 4.50 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.0 25 10 9 2 6 0 12 0 0 0 83 1.722 12.5 1.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
2 WS 1 2 .333 4.30 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.2 22 7 7 1 4 0 9 0 0 3 68 1.773 13.5 0.6 2.5 5.5 2.25

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 24 TBD AL 21 8 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .375 .375 .375 .750 97 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 25 TBD AL 31 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
2008 26 TBR AL 34 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 27 TBR AL 33 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 28 TBR AL 34 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 181 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 ★ 29 TBR AL 33 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
2012 30 TBR AL 33 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
2013 31 KCR AL 34 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 84 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-11
2014 32 KCR AL 34 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .429 .714 97 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 MVP-18
2015 33 SDP NL 36 74 68 7 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 28 .132 .145 .162 .307 -14 11 0 0 5 0 0 1
2016 34 TOT MLB 33 23 21 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 .190 .190 .190 .381 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 1
2016 34 SDP NL 11 19 17 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .176 .176 .176 .353 -4 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
2016 34 CHW AL 22 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Yrs 356 147 136 15 23 3 0 0 6 0 0 3 53 .169 .187 .191 .378 5 26 1 0 8 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 67 62 7 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 24 .169 .187 .191 .378 5 12 0 0 4 0 0
TBR (7 yrs) 219 40 37 5 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 11 .189 .231 .189 .420 16 7 1 0 1 0 0
KCR (2 yrs) 68 10 10 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .400 .700 93 4 0 0 0 0 0
SDP (2 yrs) 47 93 85 8 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 39 .141 .151 .165 .316 -12 14 0 0 7 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 22 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 40 1 0 0 0 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 309 54 51 7 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 14 .216 .245 .235 .481 32 12 1 0 1 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 47 93 85 8 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 39 .141 .151 .165 .316 -12 14 0 0 7 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 24 TBD AL 21 8 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .506 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
2007 25 TBD AL 31 7 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $394,900 1
2008 26 TBR AL 34 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $1,000,000 1
2009 27 TBR AL 33 5 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
2010 28 TBR AL 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $2,500,000 1
2011 ★ 29 TBR AL 33 8 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,250,000 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
2012 30 TBR AL 33 5 -1 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $7,000,000 1
2013 31 KCR AL 34 3 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $9,000,000 1 CYA-11
2014 32 KCR AL 3 7 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .534 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $13,500,000 1 MVP-18
2015 33 SDP NL 34 74 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,000,000 1
2016 34 SDP NL 10 19 -3 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2016 34 CHW AL 2 4 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .509 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
11 Seasons 302 147 -16 -0 0 0 22 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .502 .500 0.5 0.2 5 $49,144,900
TBR (7 yrs) 219 40 -2 -0 -0 0 7 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .502 .500 0.4 0.2 4 $16,644,900
KCR (2 yrs) 37 10 -0 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $22,500,000
SDP (2 yrs) 44 93 -13 0 0 0 13 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,000,000
CHW (1 yr) 2 4 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .509 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 26 TBR AL ALDS CHW W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 26 TBR AL ALCS BOS W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 26 TBR AL WS PHI L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 28 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL ALWC OAK W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL ALDS LAA W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL ALCS BAL W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL WS SFG L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (9 Series) 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 33 33 1 181.2 30 8 18 4 0 .867 -2 -2 1.29 0.79 .949 1.48 1.45 18 3 14% 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 1.59 1.58 8 2 20% 27% 0
2016 CHW AL 34 P 22 22 1 114.1 22 6 12 4 0 .818 0 0 1.42 0.82 .950 1.41 1.39 10 1 9% 29% 0
11 Seasons P 352 351 23 2294.1 461 179 252 30 20 .935 5 0 1.69 1.22 .953 1.57 1.56 102 49 32% 27% 33
11 Seasons TOT 352 351 23 2294.1 461 179 252 30 20 .935 5 2 1.69 1.22 .953 1.57 1.56 102 49 32% 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

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 (1314th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (3, 34%)
2013 AL (11, 1%)
0.35 Career Shares (144th)

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

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2007 AL  5.5 (9th)
2011 AL  5.2 (7th)
Active  27.4 (19th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2011 AL  2.82 (3rd)
2013 AL  3.15 (8th)
Active  3.91 (27th)

Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  16 (4th)
2012 AL  15 (10th)
Active  133 (15th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2015 NL  .650 (8th)
Active  .534 (41st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2007 AL  1.107 (3rd)
2008 AL  1.153 (4th)
2011 AL  1.043 (5th)
2012 AL  1.168 (9th)
Active  1.260 (22nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 AL  8.456 (10th)
2011 AL  7.039 (6th)
2012 AL  8.223 (10th)
Active  8.924 (43rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 AL  1.507 (3rd)
2008 AL  1.674 (4th)
2009 AL  2.131 (6th)
2014 AL  1.745 (6th)
Active  2.413 (16th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2010 AL  8.277 (8th)
2012 AL  8.816 (7th)
2015 NL  9.608 (7th)
Active  7.755 (26th)
Career  7.755 (60th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2007 AL  215.0 (10th)
2008 AL  215.0 (6th)
2009 AL  219.7 (6th)
2011 AL  249.3 (2nd)
2012 AL  227.7 (3rd)
2013 AL  228.7 (1st)
2014 AL  227.0 (4th)
2015 NL  202.3 (10th)
Active  2,294.3 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2007 AL  184 (9th)
2010 AL  187 (9th)
2011 AL  225 (3rd)
2012 AL  223 (3rd)
2013 AL  196 (7th)
2015 NL  216 (5th)
Active  1,977 (9th)
Career  1,977 (84th)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (5th)
2009 AL  33 (4th)
2010 AL  33 (4th)
2011 AL  33 (6th)
2012 AL  33 (4th)
2013 AL  34 (1st)
2014 AL  34 (1st)
2015 NL  33 (1st)
2016 ML  33 (6th)
Active  351 (10th)
Career  351 (206th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2008 AL  3 (3rd)
2011 AL  11 (1st)
2012 AL  3 (5th)
2013 AL  2 (9th)
2016 AL  1 (10th)
Active  23 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (1st)
2011 AL  4 (1st)
2012 AL  2 (3rd)
2014 AL  1 (5th)
Active  9 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2007 AL  28 (3rd)
2009 AL  29 (2nd)
2010 AL  34 (1st)
2011 AL  26 (4th)
2014 AL  23 (9th)
2015 NL  33 (1st)
2016 AL  31 (6th)
Active  300 (5th)
Career  300 (54th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2015 NL  81 (2nd)
2016 ML  82 (5th)
Active  615 (21st)

Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  239 (2nd)
2010 AL  246 (1st)
2012 AL  208 (8th)
2013 AL  215 (7th)
2014 AL  224 (3rd)
2015 NL  189 (10th)
2016 ML  208 (7th)
Active  2,275 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2007 AL  5.111 (2nd)
2008 AL  4.000 (6th)
2009 AL  3.212 (9th)
2010 AL  3.667 (4th)
2011 AL  3.462 (8th)
2012 AL  3.845 (6th)
2014 AL  4.091 (9th)
Active  3.215 (13th)
Career  3.215 (43rd)

Losses s c a p y
2009 AL  12 (7th)
2010 AL  15 (2nd)
2016 AL  12 (8th)
Active  116 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  101 (4th)
2010 AL  117 (1st)
2015 NL  88 (9th)
2016 ML  118 (1st)
Active  996 (7th)
Career  996 (249th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2007 AL  9 (9th)
2010 AL  13 (4th)
2013 AL  11 (4th)
2014 AL  12 (7th)
Active  91 (6th)
Career  91 (137th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2007 AL  10 (8th)
2008 AL  12 (5th)
2012 AL  11 (6th)
2014 AL  11 (5th)
2015 NL  9 (6th)
Active  85 (9th)
Career  85 (137th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2009 AL  930 (5th)
2010 AL  899 (9th)
2011 AL  975 (2nd)
2012 AL  944 (2nd)
2013 AL  946 (1st)
2014 AL  939 (3rd)
2015 NL  860 (6th)
Active  9,606 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2008 AL  124 (10th)
2011 AL  134 (8th)
2013 AL  131 (7th)
2014 AL  123 (10th)
Active  105 (31st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2012 AL  3.47 (9th)
Active  4.00 (33rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  30 (7th)
2013 AL  26 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  3.1 (7th)
2013 AL  2.8 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2011 AL  39.37 (3rd)
2013 AL  30.08 (6th)
Active  84.60 (31st)
Career  84.60 (218th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2011 AL  4.2 (3rd)
2013 AL  3.5 (8th)
Active  8.3 (42nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2007 AL  2.6 (9th)
2011 AL  3.5 (3rd)
2013 AL  2.4 (8th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2011 AL  4.5 (3rd)
2013 AL  3.2 (7th)
Active  9.5 (27th)
Career  9.5 (203rd)

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  252 (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  4 (2nd)
Active  30 (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  1.22 (18th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 10 (251), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 103 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 28 (492), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (387), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (301st), 27.9 career WAR/26.8 7yr-peak WAR/27.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 25 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $394,900 ?
2008 26 Tampa Bay Rays $1,000,000 ?
2009 27 Tampa Bay Rays $1,500,000 ?
2010 28 Tampa Bay Rays $2,500,000 3.125
2011 29 Tampa Bay Rays $4,250,000 4.125
2012 30 Tampa Bay Rays $7,000,000 5.125 contracts
2013 31 Kansas City Royals $9,000,000 6.125 contracts
2014 32 Kansas City Royals $13,500,000 7.125 contracts
2015 33 San Diego Padres $10,000,000 8.125 contracts
2016 34 Chicago White Sox $21,000,000 9.125 contracts $16M paid by San Diego Padres
201735Chicago White Sox$21,000,00010.125 $11M paid by San Diego Padres
201836Chicago White Sox$21,000,000 $11M paid by San Diego Padres
201937Chicago White Sox*$16,000,000 $16M Team Option, $2M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$70,144,900Does not include future salaries ($42M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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German: James Shields Statistik
French: James Shields statistiques
Italian: James Shields statistica
Japanese: ジェームズ・シールズ 統計
Swedish: James Shields Statistik
Chinese: 詹姆斯·席尔斯 數據

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