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James ShieldsHigh Level: MLB Current Team: Chicago White Sox MLB Years: 2006-2017
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Arizona Fall League
World Series Champion

PositionsP-469Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Anthony Shields
Height6-3Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 20,1981 [36.063]PlaceNewhall,California
High SchoolHart (Newhall,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 16th round (466th overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsFred RepkeService Time11.125 (2017)
MLB DebutMay 31,2006 [24.162]
OrganizationsTBA [11] CHA [2] KCA [2] SDN [2] Awards5Awards Voting4-78
TBC Player ID44665Retrosheet IDshiej002MLBAM ID448306
RelationshipsCousin of Anthony Hutting
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts54Walks59Hittable46SO/BB61vsPower46Hitting15Durability72Team.472Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2001Hudson Valley RenegadesNYPLA-tba-ST19212.30550000027.0278715251101.178.890.331.658.235.00.667-
2001Charleston (sc) RiverdogsSALAtba-ST19452.6510100210071.0632421710602101.027.950.881.267.576.00.444-
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0662.5515150210098.2903228815853201.068.210.731.377.755.67.5002.84
2003Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+tba33ST2110104.45262420011143.2161857119381196401.3910.091.192.387.453.13.500-
2004Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+tba-ST22854.23202001100117.011961551333926001.309.151.002.547.082.79.615-
2004Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba33ST22037.85440000018.024161648140001.7511.781.963.936.871.75.000-
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0884.72242401100135.0143777117411066001.369.511.132.737.052.59.5004.02
2005Montgomery BiscuitsSouAAtba24ST23752.80171610010109.09536346311047001.157.820.492.558.563.35.583-
2005Durham BullsILAAAtba-ST23106.0011000006.09440361002.0013.50--4.509.002.001.000-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0852.97181710010115.010440386341108001.208.120.472.658.583.24.6152.67
2006Durham BullsILAAAtba33ST24322.6410100000061.060241836644101.088.800.440.889.3910.67.600-
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba50ST24684.84212101000124.2141696718381049051.4410.181.302.747.512.74.4294.39
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33,50ST251283.85313101000215.02029892283618490101.118.461.171.517.705.11.6003.86
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33ST261483.56333303200215.02089485244016060121.158.711.001.676.704.00.6363.82
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33ST2711124.14333300000219.223911310129521673111.329.791.192.136.843.21.4784.02
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33ST2813155.18343310000203.0246128117345118713251.4610.891.502.268.283.67.4644.24
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33ST2916122.823333011400249.0195837826652254051.047.040.942.358.123.46.5713.42
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33ST3015103.52333303200227.220810389255822371111.178.220.992.298.823.84.6003.47
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33ST311393.15343402000228.22158280206819611281.248.460.792.687.712.88.5913.47
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33ST321483.21343401100227.022495812344180122111.188.880.911.747.144.09.6363.59
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33ST331373.91333300000202.0189938833812167191.338.411.473.609.612.67.6504.45
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33ST34274.2811110000067.0693332927573001.439.221.203.617.622.11.2224.39
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25ST344126.77222201000114.013989863155787071.7010.942.444.336.141.42.2506.93
2017Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha33ST35033.21330000014.0137503140001.148.36--1.939.004.67.000-
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33ST35575.23212100000117.0116726827531035031.448.922.084.087.921.94.4175.83
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1381233.973733721239002408.12391115210643276682080969871.278.921.222.497.763.11.5290.98
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter35343.66969333221566.05712652315313749827701.259.040.842.177.893.64.507-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter452.9914140000081.0823527312845101.169.070.331.339.307.00.444-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter783.52212010010127.2119525010391187001.248.390.702.758.323.03.467-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18154.35464421111260.2280146126327121112401.359.671.102.457.292.97.545-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter452.6510100210071.0632421710602101.027.950.881.267.576.00.444-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter212.30550000027.0278715251101.178.890.331.658.235.00.667-
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter87733.892182171198001452.214396886291843401250514491.228.901.142.107.733.68.544-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter27173.18686803100455.243917716143112376234191.218.670.852.217.433.36.614-
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15144.00444400000269.22581261204210827310191.368.611.403.609.112.53.517-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9195.99434301000231.025516115458108181120101.579.922.264.207.041.68.321-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.97343402100220.02181059730611909181.278.921.222.497.763.11.5420.98
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14133.66373611110220.022110389215319310301.259.040.842.177.893.64.519-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba50p24218230000000300000.375.375.375.750308.600.000.000.3340.0037.500.000.000.000.00
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33,50p2536110000000001000.167.167.167.334107.167.000.000.1490.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33p2624210001001000000.250.400.250.650105.250.000.250.32120.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33p2724000000001200000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.14120.0040.002.000.000.000.00
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33p2822010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4470.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33p2938000001000500000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0062.500.000.000.000.00
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba33p30335010001000100001.200.200.200.400105.250.000.000.1770.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33p31343110000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2960.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33p32347121001000100000.286.286.429.715317.333.143.143.3110.0014.290.000.000.0050.00
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33p3336687920020012805000.132.145.162.30711274.225.030.044.1361.3537.8428.000.000.0022.22
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33p3410171300000001100200.176.158.176.3343019.375.000.000.1390.0057.890.000.000.000.00
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25p3424010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2200.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2016Totals for MLB-MLB         12211400000001200200.190.174.190.3644023.364.000.000.1530.0052.170.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter182136152330060035306201.169.184.191.375263147.271.022.044.0002.0436.0517.670.000.0013.04
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter468581220020013905200.141.148.165.31314293.250.024.035.0001.0841.9439.000.000.0016.67
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter66375700030021101001.189.231.189.4207040.269.000.054.0005.0027.505.500.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6810231001000200000.300.300.400.7004110.375.100.100.0000.0020.000.000.000.0033.33
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter24010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162121132030050034705201.169.184.191.375233131.271.022.044.0002.0436.0517.670.000.0013.04

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Hudson Valley Renegades NYPLA-tba19P5--11--221.0000.40------5100.06.6
2001Charleston (sc) Riverdogs SALAtba19P10--66-112121.0001.20------10100.07.1
2003Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tba21P26--812212220.9090.77------26100.018.6
2004Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tba22P20--1415--29291.0001.45------20100.014.3
2004Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba22P4---4--441.0001.00------4100.02.9
2005Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba23P17--6231-3029.9671.71------17100.012.4
2005Durham Bulls ILAAAtba23P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2006Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24P10--46-110101.0001.00------10100.07.0
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24P21211241416-130301.0001.430.24-----21100.013.0
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25P31312153024135554.9821.740.25-----31100.019.1
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26P33332151919133938.9741.150.18-----33100.020.4
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27P33332191625254341.9531.240.19-----33100.020.4
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28P34332031817423935.8971.030.17-----34100.021.0
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba29P33332491932325451.9441.550.20-----33100.020.4
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba30P333322716215-4237.8811.120.1614287.5-33100.020.4
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31P34342281121323532.9140.940.145550.0-34100.021.0
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32P343422718304-5248.9231.410.216554.5-34100.021.0
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33P33332021030324340.9301.210.2015865.2-3691.720.4
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34P22221146124-2218.8180.820.1610190.9-22100.013.6
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34P11116726--881.0000.730.128280.0-11100.06.8
2017Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha35P3---3--331.0001.00------3100.02.1
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35P2121117512--17171.0000.810.159-100.0-21100.013.0
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P37337224071842653020479449.9371.200.19672374.4-3730.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P14--410-114141.0001.00------140.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P21--6271-3433.9711.57------210.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P46--2227215149.9611.07------460.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10--66-112121.0001.20------100.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--11--221.0000.40------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Hudson Valley Renegades NYPLA-tba195----------
2001Charleston (sc) Riverdogs SALAtba1910----------
2003Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tba2126----------
2004Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tba2220----------
2004Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba224----------
2005Montgomery Biscuits SouAAtba2317----------
2005Durham Bulls ILAAAtba231----------
2006Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2410----------
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2421----------
2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2531----------
2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2633----------
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2733----------
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2834----------
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2933----------
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba3033----------
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3134----------
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3234----------
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3333----------
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3422----------
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3411----------
2017Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha353----------
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3521----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2005Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor23211.74660000031.023663229000.816.680.870.588.4214.501.74.667
2006Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB24003.0030300006.0322204000.504.503.000.006.0003.00.000
2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB25223.38770000029.13113112830001.349.510.612.459.203.753.99.500
2008Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB26312.41550000018.220751511001.379.640.482.415.302.203.37.750
2008Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB26104.2611000006.16331140001.158.531.421.425.684.004.261.000
2008Tampa Bay RaysChamp. SeriesMLB26023.46220000013.015652590001.5410.381.383.466.231.804.15.000
2008Tampa Bay RaysWorld SeriesMLB26100.0011000005.27000241001.7311.120.003.186.352.000.001.000
2009Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB27000.00000000019.01320000200.686.160.000.000.0000.95.000
2010Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB28202.11550000021.119553510001.148.021.272.114.222.002.111.000
2010Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB28018.3111000004.14441020000.988.312.080.004.1508.31.000
2011Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB29101.88440000014.11133227000.926.911.261.264.403.501.881.000
2011Tampa Bay RaysDiv SeriesMLB290112.6011000005.08770062001.6014.400.000.0010.80012.60.000
2012Tampa Bay RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB30302.08505000021.219754523011.137.891.662.089.554.602.911.000
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31216.75651000018.22315140415201.4811.090.001.937.233.757.23.667
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32224.74660000024.22014133226100.917.301.090.739.4913.005.11.500
2014Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB32103.0011000006.06222261001.339.003.003.009.003.003.001.000
2014Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB32007.2011000005.010440130002.2018.000.001.805.403.007.20.000
2014Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB32027.0022000009.015771252001.8915.001.002.005.002.507.00.000
2015San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB33212.79660000019.113961523200.946.050.472.3310.714.604.19.667
2016San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB34116.19440000016.01613116618001.389.003.383.3810.133.007.31.500
2017Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB35013.45440000015.215860712001.458.620.004.026.891.714.60.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs211.74660000031.023663229000.816.680.870.588.4214.501.74.667
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs1893.24554690000224.720398812449179711.128.130.961.967.173.653.93.667
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 4 yrs226.65440000021.72416164318301.259.971.661.257.486.006.65.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs024.50330000018.0251092612001.7212.501.003.006.002.005.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs124.30330000014.72277149301.7713.500.612.455.522.254.30.333

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2512000000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB3212000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2015San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB3333020001000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2016San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB3424110001000201000.250.250.250.500105.500.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs119130002001201000.333.400.333.7333011.429.000.1119.0918.182.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs12000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2008American League Player of the Week (April 21-April 27)1
2011American League Player of the Week (June 13-June 19) ... American League Player of the Week (April 18-April 24) ... Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (SP)3
2012American League Player of the Week (September 3-September 9)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2017-06-18SPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2017-06-18
2017-06-03SPChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Charlotte (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2017-06-03
2017-04-21SPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Strained right latTeam Roster on 2017-04-21
2016-06-05SPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Padres to White Sox Fernando Tatis Jr and Erik JohnsonTeam Roster on 2016-06-05
2015-02-12SPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2017 at $16m 10-21-21-21 with $2m buyoutTeam Roster on 2015-02-12
2014-10-31SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency  
2013-10-31SPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractRoyals exercised option for 2014Team Roster on 2013-10-31
2012-12-10SPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Rays with Wade Davis and PTNBL to Royals for Will Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick LeonardTeam Roster on 2012-12-10
2012-10-31PTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveContractRays exercised option for 2013 ($9m)Team Roster on 2012-10-31
2012-05-08SPTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-08
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2008-01-23ContractSigned by Rays (7-years) 
2002-09-10On disabled list 
2000-08-17Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2006Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll24327,000-74248-2,365,072327,000327,000
2007Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll25394,900-62221232,459,737380,000721,900
2008Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll261,000,000-40314542,696,252390,0001,721,900
2009Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll271,500,000-36113542,746,792400,0003,221,900
2010Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll282,500,000-29911672,812,412400,0005,721,900
2011Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll294,250,000-212477++2,722,607414,0009,971,900
2012Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll308,000,000-113188++2,954,887480,00017,971,900
2013Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3111,000,000-78291++3,021,531490,00028,971,9002012-10-31 - Rays exercised option for 2013 ($9m)
2014Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3213,500,000-64193++3,256,497500,00042,471,9002013-10-31 - Royals exercised option for 2014
2015San Diego PadresTeam Payroll3310,000,0009.125112488++3,571,283507,50052,471,9002015-02-12 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2017 at $16m 10-21-21-21 with $2m buyout
2016San Diego PadresTeam Payroll3421,000,00010.12520298++3,498,245507,50073,471,900
2016Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll3421,000,00010.12520198++3,498,245507,50073,471,900
2017Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll3521,000,000-23198++3,582,271535,00094,471,900
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red