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James Shields • P
Ht/Wt:6'3", 215 lbs.
Born:Dec 20, 1981 (36 yrs) in Newhall, CA
Hometown:Newhall, CA
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2000 (16/466).
Bats:R
Throws:R
2018 Season Stats
G GS W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA
YTD 34 33 7 16 0 0 0 204.2 190 115 103 34 78 154 4.53
On Pace 34 33 7 16 0 0 0 204 190 115 103 34 78 154 4.54
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Scouting Report
Assets: Is a workhorse starter with tremendous durability and stamina. His arsenal includes a great changeup and solid curve. Loves to challenge hitters and throws a lot of strikes. Owns a great pickoff move. Is a big-game pitcher.
Flaws: Can at times be too much around the plate, leading to a high hit counts against him. Must find a way to keep the ball in the park more often. Tends to rely too much on his changeup. Right-handed batters hit him pretty well.
Career Potential: Veteran right-hander in decline.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
MLB Named to the All-Star Game 2011
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