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White Sox | James Shields on trading block

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:17:46 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields is on the trading block, according to sources. The White Sox are on the hook for $22 million of his salary next season, which significantly lessens the financial commitment of suitors, and Shields has posted a 1.71 ERA over his past six starts.

Fantasy Tip: Shields passed the eye test against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, July 26, and he's clearly in a groove. He's a player to watch over the coming weeks because relocating to a contender with a more pitcher-friendly park would be another boon to his fantasy value. For now, continue to start Shields with confidence.

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White Sox | James Shields shuts down Cubs

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:46:09 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields gave up four hits and four walks over 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, July 26. He struck out seven.

Fantasy Tip: Through three starts with the Pale Hose, Shields was 0-2 with a 21.81 ERA. In seven starts since, he's 3-3 with a 2.11 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. The veteran's strikeouts are way down with the ChiSox (24 in 48 IP), but those ratios give Shields some appeal in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:42:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 26, against the Chicago White Sox. C Miguel Montero will bat eighth against White Sox SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: The presence of a DH has thrown off the lineup a bit. Kris Bryant is the DH and Tommy LaStella is at third, for example. Montero is hitting .204-5-21 and doesn't carry much fantasy value in place of Contreras.

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White Sox | James Shields tagged with loss

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:26:04 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings of work Thursday, July 21, in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Shields fell to 3-12 overall.

Fantasy Tip: Shields has posted five earned runs and eight strikeouts in over 21 innings, but the end result is three straight losses in his last three starts. That's a bit of hard luck. This has not been a great season for Shields, who should be kept sidelined. Shields' fantasy value hasn't climbed to the point yet where players should pick him up.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman

White Sox | Big Game James heating up

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:02:49 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields is scheduled to start Thursday, July 21, against the Detroit Tigers. He is 2-2 with a 1.91 ERA over his past four outings.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a forgettable season for Shields, and he started off his Chicago career very poorly. However, he is starting to piece it together and he has re-emerged as a must-start in AL-only fantasy leagues, deeper mixed formats and DFS play.

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White Sox | Is James Shields finding his groove?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:53:46 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields owns a 1.91 ERA with 12 strikeouts through 28 1/3 innings over his past four starts.

Fantasy Tip: Shields had a disastrous run to start his tenure with the White Sox (21.81 ERA through three outings), but he's rebounded of late. And while fantasy owners would still like to see a few more punchouts, at least Shields can be considered a viable option now.

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White Sox | James Shields turning it around?

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:34:42 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields allowed one earned run, two hits and two walks in eight innings in a complete game loss Saturday, July 16, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was his fourth consecutive quality start after a rough start.

Fantasy Tip: Shields is 1-2 in three starts in the month of July, but he has a 2.08 ERA in 21 2/3 innings. He has chopped his ERA from 11.07 to 6.43 during the span, re-emerging as a must-start in AL-only fantasy leagues, deeper mixed formats and as a mid-tier play in DFS.

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White Sox | James Shields finally steps up

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:07:39 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields allowed one earned run while scattering eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a win Wednesday, June 29, against the Minnesota Twins. He threw 61 of his 93 pitches for strikes in his first quality start and first win since coming over from the San Diego Padres in a trade.

Fantasy Tip: Shields was awful in his first four outings, but he was impressive in this one. Still, he was facing the last-place Twins so don't get too excited about Shields' fantasy appeal just yet. Let him string together a few quality starts before trusting him again for fantasy purposes.

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White Sox | James Shields finally decent

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:32:19 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields had his first decent outing with his new team Thursday, June 23, opposite the Boston Red Sox. The veteran righty was able to last five innings, yielding three runs on five hits and four walks. He also racked up three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Normally, this might not be classified as "decent" but given Shields' significant struggles since joining the White Sox, this has to be seen as a big-time positive development for the 34-year-old. After all, Shields had given up a whopping 31 earned runs over his first four starts in Chicago before today's encouraging outing versus one of the best offenses in baseball. It's still hard to trust him right now, but at least he's headed back in the right direction.

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White Sox | James Shields slaughtered again

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 19:56:35 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP James Shields allowed eight earned runs, seven hits, three walks and just two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings in a loss Saturday, June 18, against the Cleveland Indians. He threw just 30 of his 53 pitches for strikes while slipping to 0-2 with a 21.81 ERA since coming over from the San Diego Padres in a trade.

Fantasy Tip: 'Big Game' James has been a complete and utter disappoint since joining the Pale Hose, and he cannot be trusted by even fantasy owners in the deepest of AL-only leagues right now. Perhaps if he can string together a couple of quality starts he will re-emerge as a useful option, but right now there are no signs of a turnaround.

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