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Scot Shields MLB Career Stats

46-44 3.18 697.0 631 1.24

Scot Shields Bio

  • Full Name: Robert Scot Shields
  • Born: 7/22/1975 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Draft: 1997, Anaheim Angels, 38th rd. (1137th overall)
  • College: Lincoln Memorial, TN
  • Debut: May 26, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/7/2010
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MLB Career Stats 46 44 3.18 491 15 21 697.0 631 1.24


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Scot Shields Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2002 Anaheim AL

Scot Shields Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2004 4 25th in AL
2005 7 20th in AL
2008 4 23rd in AL


Season G Rank
2005 78 5th in AL
2006 74 4th in AL
2007 71 10th in AL
2008 64 22nd in AL


Season HLD Rank
2004 17 12th in AL
2005 32 2nd in AL
2006 31 1st in AL
2007 31 1st in AL
2008 31 1st in AL

Scot Shields Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 7, 2010 RHP Scot Shields elected free agency.
November 12, 2009 Los Angeles Angels activated RHP Scot Shields from the 60-day disabled list.
June 16, 2009 Los Angeles Angels transferred RHP Scot Shields from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 27, 2009 Los Angeles Angels placed RHP Scot Shields on the 15-day disabled list. Patella tendinitis in his left knee.

Robert Scot Shields Bio Info

Robert Scot Shields...Graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School (FL)...Graduated Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) in 1997 with Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology...Involved in numerous Angels community outreach programs, including youth baseball clinics and community caravans...Attended Angels Day at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Anaheim Memorial Medical Center...Scot's father Mike was a left-handed pitcher in the Twins' organization from 1967-70...His grandfather Gene played in the White Sox organization...Signed by Angels' scout Tom Kotchman. 2009 Limited to just 20 games with left knee patellar tendonitis, which required season-ending surgery.. Posted a 1-3 record with one save and a 6.62 ERA (17.2 IP - 13 ER) in 20 relief appearances...Allowed 16 hits (1 HR), walked 15 and struck out 12...Earned 21st save of career April 10 vs. Boston (1.1 IP, 1 BB)...Placed on 15-day DL, May 27 with patellar tendonitis in his left knee...Transferred to 60-day DL, June 16 after surgery to repair left patella tendon. 2008 Workhorse reliever appeared in 64 games going 6-4 with four saves, 31 holds and a 2.70 ERA (63.1 IP - 19 ER)...His 31 holds led the AL as he has led AL in holds each of last three seasons (2006-08)... Fashioned a 2.11 ERA (21.1 IP - 5 ER) over his last 24 outings...Halos were 52-12 in games he appeared...Had 15-inning scoreless streak (May 16 - June 22), longest by Angel reliever in 2008...Became third Angel (4th time) to log four strikeouts in one inning, July 21 at Philadelphia (1 BB, 4 SO, 1 WP)...Returned from 15-day DL April 5...Placed on DL, March 29 (retro to March 21), due to tightness in right forearm. 2007 Completed season with 4-5 record, two saves and 3.86 ERA (77 IP - 33 ER) in 71 games...Allowed 62 hits (7 HR), walked 33 and struck out 77...71 games pitched led club and ranked 10th in AL...Worked 1.1 scoreless innings (3 SO) Sept. 7 vs. Cleveland to earn 35th career relief win...With win, passed Dave LaRoche for most victories by a reliever in Angels' history...Led AL with 31 holds...Led AL with 31 holds in 2006...Longest outing was three innings pitched, July 7 at New York (1 H, 1 BB)...Tossed Angels season-best 24.2 scoreless innings, May 25-July 15...Strikeout high was four, May 4 vs. Chicago (2 IP)...Was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (14.2 IP) in 11 games in June...ERA was 1.70 prior to All-Star break and 7.36 after...Posted 56 scoreless outings, including 10 of final 14 appearances...Angels were 56-15 in games he pitched...Opponents batted .220 against him... Signed to four-year contract extension through 2010 on March 29, 2007. 2006 His 31 holds were the most in the American League. Shields ranked third among AL relievers with 87 2/3 IP. He appeared in a team-high 74 games, four shy of his club record from the 2005 season. His 284 2/3 IP over the last three years are the most among any reliever in the Major Leagues. Shields held opponents to a .217 average, and left-handers only hit .207 against him. He has 31 wins in relief during his tenure with the Angels, which puts him second on their all-time list (Dave LaRoche, 34). Shields finished the year with a 7-7 record, a 2.87 ERA and two saves. He provided scoreless outings in 54 of his 74 appearances and didn't allow a hit in 31 of those games. Shields retired 56 of 74 first batters faced. He had a sub-2.00 ERA until June 28. Shields threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. 2005 Completed season with 10-11 record with seven saves and a 2.75 ERA (91.2 IP - 28 ER) in 78 games...Led bullpen in ERA and games pitched...78 appearances establishes club record by a pitcher (previously 72 by Minnie Rojas in 1967)...Posted career high 10th win of season, Oct. 1 at Texas (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO)...Owns 24 career relief wins, 5th on Angels' all-time list for relievers...11 losses ties Mark Clear (1980) for most single-season relief losses in club history...Was on mound for six walk-off wins by opponents...Led AL relievers 91.2 IP and ranks second with 98 K's and 32 holds...Led AL relievers with 105.1 IP in 2004...Angels are 56-22 in games he pitches...Stranded 28 of 35 inherited runners...Retired 57 of 78 first batters faced...Limiting lefties to .199 clip (34/171)...Was 5 for 6 in save chances as closer when Francisco Rodriguez was on DL, May 15-31, and was 7-for-13 in save opportunities overall. 2004 Spent eighth professional season with Angels...Marked fourth season on roster and second full season in major leagues...Opening Day on roster marked second of career...Finished campaign with 8-2 record, four saves and a 3.33 ERA (105.1 IP - 39 ER) in 60 games...Allowed 97 hits (6 HR), walked 40 and struck out 109 batters (3rd in AL - relievers)...Led Angels' relievers in wins and innings pitched (tops in AL)...109 strikeouts ranks second most by Angels reliever in club history (sixth Angel reliever to reach 100 strikeouts all-time)...Along with Francisco Rodriguez, became first pair of relievers to reach 100 strikeouts in same season in club annals and first duo to accomplish feat in major leagues since Armando Benitez (106) and Arthur Rhodes (102) for Baltimore in 1997...Worked three innings five times on season (all outings were scoreless)...Angels outscored opponents 69-45 when he was in game...Retired 45 of 60 first batters faced...Suffered first loss as reliever, June 24 vs. Oakland (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 5 SO) since Aug. 26, 2002, snapping a club record of eight consecutive wins by a reliever...Threw 22 consecutive scoreless innings pitched (9 H, 5 BB, 23 SO), May 6-June 11, longest scoreless stretch by Angels reliever this season...Struck out season high four batters, June 24 vs. Oakland (2.2 IP)...Walked four batters in an inning, June 13 vs. Chicago Cubs...Opponents batted .239 against him...2004 Post-Season...Appeared in two ALDS games vs. Boston, posting no record and 6.00 ERA (3 IP - 2 ER)...Was member of MLB All-Star squad that participated in Japan Series...Posted no record and 0.00 ERA (2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) in four games pitched. 2003 Spent seventh professional season with Angels...Marked third season on roster and first full season in major leagues...Opening Day on roster marked first of career...Finished campaign with 5-6 record, one save and a 2.85 ERA (148.1 IP - 47 ER) in 44 games (13 starts)...Began season as reliever, posting 1-0 mark, one save and 1.68 ERA (69.2 IP - 13 ER)...Registered first career save, April 13 vs. Oakland (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 SO)...Five strikeouts were most by an Angels' reliever...Tossed 4.1 innings of relief twice (July 3 vs. Texas & July 29 vs. New York Yankees), the most by an Angels' reliever in 2003... Worked at least three innings 12 times as reliever...Was scored upon in nine of 31 relief outings...Stranded 12 of 17 inherited runners and retired 23 of 31 first batters faced...Was leading AL reliever with 69.2 innings before move to starting rotation...Allowed first run of season, April 17 at Texas (HR by Hank Blalock)...Had opened season with 11 scoreless innings pitched...As starter, was 4-6 with a 3.89 ERA (78.2 IP - 34 ER)... Made second career start, April 26 vs. Boston, defeating John Burkett and Boston, 3-1 (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 SO)...Marked first career win as starter...Struck out career-best nine batters, Sept. 23 vs. Seattle (8 IP)...Total equaled most by Angel in 2003 (John Lackey)...Angels were 6-7 in his starts...Pitched into seventh inning-or-later in six of 13 starts...Longest outing was eight innings pitched, Sept. 17 vs. Oakland and Sept. 23 vs. Seattle...Allowed career high four home runs, Sept. 11 at Oakland, equaling most by Angel pitcher in 2003 (Jarrod Washburn)...In final three starts, was 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA (23 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 17 SO, 1 HB, 1 WP)... Is 4-6 with a 3.97 ERA (81.2 IP - 36 ER) in 14 major league starts lifetime...Bullpen allowed 5 of 9 inherited runners to score and lost one lead during his starts...Opponents batted .247 against him...ERA was above 4.00 against just three opponents all season (11.57 - Detroit, 5.73 - Kansas City & 5.40 - New York Mets)...Was 1-0 with one save and a 0.77 ERA in April (8 games, 23.1 IP - 2 ER)...ERA was above 3.10 for a month only in Aug. (5.05)...Was 4-2 with one save and a 1.83 ERA (88.1 IP - 18 ER) at Edison Field...Earned run average at home was 1.83, the best in major leagues...In career, is 9-4 with one save and a 1.79 ERA at home (44 games, 121 IP - 24 ER).

Career Highlights:
In 2003, earned run average at home was 1.83, the best in major leagues...In career, is 9-4 with one save and a 1.79 ERA at home (44 games, 121 IP - 24 ER)...In 2002, average against as reliever was .176, best in AL (min. of 45 IP)...ERA of 1.96 as a reliever would have ranked 4th best in AL among relievers if he qualified (eight innings shy)...Earned first ML win, July 5 vs. Tampa Bay (1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO). 2002 Was recalled by Anaheim from triple-A Salt Lake, June 14...Allowed five earned runs in his first 11 innings before settling in as a key component to the bullpen's success allowing just seven earned runs over his final 38 outings (1.66 ERA)...As a reliever, opponents hit .176, best in AL (min. of 45 IP)...His ERA of 1.96 as a reliever would have ranked fourth-best in AL among relievers if he qualified (eight innings shy)...His five wins were second to Ben Weber among Angels' relievers...Had 15-inning scoreless stretch (Aug. 29-Sept. 21), equalling longest by an Angels' reliever in '02 (Brendan Donnelly)...Included in scoreless streak was a hitless stretch of 11.2 innnings...Made first ML start, Sept. 27 vs. Seattle (had made 68 career starts in minors)...Did not receive decision in outing (3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP)...Earned first ML win, July 5 vs. Tampa Bay (1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO)...Retired 23 of 28 first batters faced and stranded 12 of 13 inherited runners...Went 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA (13.2 IP - 2 ER) in nine outings, July 4-Aug. 2...Was 2-2 with one save and 3.06 ERA (47 IP - 16 ER) in team-leading 28 appearances (one start) for triple-A Salt Lake before recall...Had just six walks in 47 innings with 50 strikeouts (better than 8-to-1 SO/BB ratio)...Welcomed birth of first child (Kayla) on last day of season, Sept. 29.

2002 Post-Season:
One of six Angels rookies to appear in World Series in '02...Made post-season debut in Game 5 of WS at Pacific Bell Park (1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 2 HR, 1 SO)...Allowed HRs to Jeff Kent and Rich Aurilia...Marked lone appearance of '02 playoffs. 2001 In Majors: Began fifth professional season at triple-A Salt Lake, compiling 6-11 record and 4.97 ERA (137.2 IP - 76 ER) with club high four complete games in 21 starts...Allowed just 31 walks while striking out 104...Longest outing was nine innings, Aug. 13 at Tacoma in Stingers' 7-3 win...Allowed season-low three hits in same contest...Struck out season-high nine batters twice, April 21 at Nashville (6 IP) and Aug. 18 at Colorado Springs (5 IP)...Posted wins in three straight outings, Aug. 13-24...Lost six straight games, June 11-Aug. 8.

In Minors: Recalled by Anaheim, May 25...Made major league debut, May 26 at Tampa Bay (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB)...Optioned to Salt Lake, June 8...Also recalled, June 27, and optioned, July 19...Did not allow an earned run in eight relief appearances for Angels...Allowed one unearned run on eight hits and seven walks, posting seven strikeouts...Posted first major league strikeout, June 3 vs. Kansas City (Raul Ibanez). 2000 Spent fourth professional season at triple-A Edmonton...Posted 7-13 record with four complete games, one shutout and 5.41 ERA (163 IP - 98 ER) in 27 starts...Allowed 158 hits (16 HR), walked 82 and struck out 156 in that span...Established career highs in losses, starts and complete games...Led PCL in strikeouts, setting franchise record (Jay Witasick - 155 in 1997)...Also ranked tied for third in complete games and fifth in innings pitched...Led club in starts, complete games, shutouts (tied), innings pitched and strikeouts...Complete games came June 18 vs. Omaha (3-2 win), July 21 at Oklahoma (8-2 win), Aug. 5 at Las Vegas (1st game; 6-0 win) and Aug. 20 at Las Vegas (2-0 loss)...In shutout, limited Las Vegas to two hits (7 IP, 6 BB, 8 SO)...Strikeout best was 12, April 16 at Colorado Springs (7 IP; 1st start of season). 1999 Began third professional season at single-A Lake Elsinore of California League, posting 10-3 record with two complete games, one shutout and 2.52 ERA (107.1 IP - 30 ER) and one save in 24 games (nine starts)...Struck out 113 batters while allowing 91 hits and 39 walks...Hurled complete game three-hit shutout (4 BB, 8 SO), July 7 at Stockton...In nine starts, was 4-1 with 2.08 ERA (69.1 IP - 16 ER)...Struck out 77 batters while allowing 55 hits and 19 walks...Struck out season-high 13 hitters (8 IP), June 12 vs. Rancho Cucamonga...In relief, posted 6-2 record with 3.32 ERA (38 IP - 14 ER) and one save in 15 contests...Named as participant for California League All-Star Game and was selected to California League All-Star Team Pitcher (post-season award)...Had contract transferred to double-A Erie, July 14...Was 4-4 with one shutout and 2.89 ERA (74.2 IP - 24 ER) in 10 starts...Struck out 81 batters while allowing 57 hits and 26 walks...Recorded complete game six-hit shutout (0 BB, 12 SO), Aug. 2 vs. Akron...Earned organization's Minor League Pitcher of Year. 1998 Played second professional season at single-A Cedar Rapids...Was 6-5 with seven saves and 3.65 ERA (74.0 IP - 30 ER) in 58 relief appearances for Kernels. 1997 Began professional career at single-A Boise...Owned 7-2 mark with two saves and 2.94 ERA (52.0 IP - 17 ER) in 30 relief appearances for Hawks.