OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Shields won't make another start before the end of the season due to knee tendinitis, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields will get PRP injections in both of his knees and rest up for the remainder of the regular season. Chris Volstad is expected to step into the rotation to start Sunday for Shields. The 35-year-old compiled a 5.23 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 117 innings (21 starts) this season.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Shields (5-7) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight batters through seven innings during Monday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Shields entered Monday with a serviceable 4.56 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.6 K/9 through his previous nine outings, so this was another respectable showing from the veteran. Those are helpful fantasy numbers in deeper settings. Unfortunately, Shields lines up for a potentially tough road start against Cleveland to finish off his 2017 campaign.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (4-7) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Shields. The 35-year-old has a 5.40 ERA, the second consecutive season with an ERA above five, and is giving up a career-high 2.1 home runs per nine innings. After 10 straight seasons with more than 30 starts, there's a lot of mileage on that right arm. Now might be the time his effectiveness as a starter diminishes.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (4-6) earned a win Thursday despite allowing four runs on nine hits -- including three homers -- over six innings against the Tigers. He struck out seven and issued one walk.

EDGE Analysis

This was ugly and it could have been much worse; all three homers allowed were solo shots. The fact that he was the "victor" here speaks to the futility of the pitcher win. Shields did turn in a strong performance his last time out Sept. 9 against San Francisco, but the underlying numbers suggest Shields has been even worse over the course of the season than his 5.43 ERA would indicate. He faces the Astros in Houston next week.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (3-6) earned the win Saturday, throwing seven innings and giving up just one run on two hits and two walks. He struck out five as the White Sox won 13-1.

EDGE Analysis

Shields' offense backed him with six home runs, and perhaps some are surprised that he only gave up one in this affair. Shields has posted four quality starts in his last seven efforts, but this was a near cupcake matchup, which any mixed fantasy player wanting to speculate should remember. The right-handed veteran next lines up for a road start against the Tigers Thursday.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (knee) is the starter for Saturday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Shields left Monday's outing after being hit in the knee by a line drive, but won't miss any time and is good to go for Saturday's contest after receiving clean results from a post-game X-ray. Over the course of the 2017 season, the right-hander has posted a 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 91.1 innings.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
2 months ago

Shields (knee) said he felt good Tuesday and expects to make his next scheduled start, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields exited Monday's game with a trainer after being struck in the knee by a line drive, but it doesn't appear the ailment will force him to miss a turn in the rotation. X-rays came back clean, and he checked out after Tuesday's workout, clearing the way for him to stay on schedule. His next start is lined up for Saturday against the Giants.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
2 months ago

Shields was removed from Monday's game against the Indians with a right knee contusion, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields limped off the field with a trainer after being drilled by a comebacker in the seventh inning Monday. The good news is initial X-rays came back negative, so he may not be forced to miss his next turn in the rotation. Consider him day-to-day for now; his status will likely become clearer as he does some work in between starts.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
2 months ago

Shields (2-5) took the loss Tuesday in Minnesota after allowing four runs on five hits with five walks and three strikeouts over five innings.

EDGE Analysis

Control was a major issue for the 35-year-old veteran, who threw only 47 of 93 pitches for strikes while tying his season-high in free passes. He still hasn't pitched more than six innings in a game this season and sports a problematic 73:42 K:BB to go with a 5.72 ERA in 85 innings. You can probably do better Sunday even with the strikeout-prone Rays next on tap for Shields.

OUTJames Shields
SP CWS
2 months ago

Shields gave up three runs on three hits and two walks over six innings Wednesday while striking out six but came away with a no-decision in a 4-3 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was on the hook for his fifth loss of the year before the White Sox scored a run in the eighth inning to tie things up, setting the stage for some walk-off heroics by Tim Anderson. Shields has actually shown some modest improvement lately, providing quality starts in three of his last four trips to the mound with a 4.24 ERA and 26:7 K:BB in 23.1 innings over that stretch, but his inability to keep the ball in the park -- he has a 1.9 HR/9 in those four starts, which is actually down from his 2.3 mark on the season -- makes him an extremely risky fantasy play. He'll clash with the Twins again Tuesday, this time in Minnesota.