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James Shields

RHP | White SoxCWS
James Shields
Name: James Anthony Shields
Born: Dec 20, 1981 in Newhall, Calif. USA
High School: Hart HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career568.13.661.252.177.89
Drafted in the 16th round (466th overall) by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000
Scouts say the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Shields has the arm to go in the first two rounds, even if they didn't see it this spring. He was laid up with a back problem, limiting him to six innings of work entering the homestretch of the season. When he did pitch, he wore a brace on his back. With a scholarship to LSU to compete with, teams may consider him too big a risk to squander an early pick.
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