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James Shields AS-1AW-5

+ Chicago White Sox Status: Active (MLB)


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Biography Data
Positions: P-412
Proper Name: James Anthony Shields
Born: December 20, 1981 (34.251)
Place Newhall, California
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 190 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Hart (Newhall,CA)
College:
Drafted: 2000 -- 16th round (466th overall) by Tampa Bay Rays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:May 31,2006 (24.162)
Service Time:9.125 (2015)
TBC Player ID:44665
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2016-06-05 - Chicago White Sox - Traded from Padres to White Sox Fernando Tatis Jr and Erik Johnson More
Recent Contract:Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2017 at $16m 10-21-21-21 with $2m buyout by San Diego Padres (2015-02-12)
Organizations:TBA, KCA, SDN, CHA
Signed by:Fred Repke
Relationship(s):
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (28.00%) -- Changeup (26.60%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (15.53%) -- Cutter (14.02%) -- Curveball (8.95%) -- Slider (6.90%)
Fastball Velocity: [2016] - 90.46 - [2015] - 91.12 - [2014] - 92.49 - [2013] - 92.14 - [2012] - 92.03 - [2011] - 90.9 - [2010] - 91.71


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2016MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2016-06-05Chicago White SoxSPActive-MLBChicago White SoxMLBTraded from Padres to White Sox Fernando Tatis Jr and Erik Johnson40man
    2015
    2015-02-12San Diego PadresSPActive-MLBSan Diego PadresMLBSigned to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2017 at $16m 10-21-21-21 with $2m buyout40man
    2014
    2014-10-31SPFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2013
    2013-10-31Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBRoyals exercised option for 201440man
    2012
    2012-12-10Kansas City RoyalsSPActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBTraded from Rays with Wade Davis and PTNBL to Royals for Will Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard40man
    2012-10-31Tampa Bay RaysPActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBRays exercised option for 2013 ($9m)40man
    2012-10-31Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2012-05-08Tampa Bay RaysSPActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLB40man
    2011
    2011-10-31Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2008
    2008-01-23Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2007
    2007-03-01Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2006
    2006-01-01Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Rays (7-years)
    On disabled list
    signed
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 16th round (466th overall) of 2000 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2016San Diego Padres$ 21,000,00021298$ 507,500$ 4,325,690
    2015San Diego Padres$ 10,000,000112488$ 507,500$ 3,571,2832015-02-12 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2017 at $16m 10-21-21-21 with $2m buyout
    2014Kansas City Royals$ 13,500,00064193$ 500,000$ 3,256,497
    2013Kansas City Royals$ 11,000,00078291$ 490,000$ 3,021,531
    2012Tampa Bay Rays$ 8,000,000113188$ 480,000$ 2,954,8872012-10-31 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($9m) Option exercised
    2011Tampa Bay Rays$ 4,250,000212477$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-10-31 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($7m) Option year from prior contract
    2010Tampa Bay Rays$ 2,500,0002991167$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2009Tampa Bay Rays$ 1,500,0003611354$ 400,000$ 2,746,792
    2008Tampa Bay Rays$ 1,000,0004031454$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-23 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2008-2011 ($11.25m) Club options for 2012-2014
    2007Tampa Bay Rays$ 394,9006222123$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-03-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.3949m)
    2006Tampa Bay Rays$ 327,000742480$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)

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