Full name is Steven Daniel Shell...resides in Yukon, Okla., with his wife, Kenna and son, Tyler...Graduated from El Reno (Okla.) High in 2001.2010Spent an injury-plagued season at Tacoma (AAA) in the Seattle Mariners organization...missed nearly two and
a half months with a right elbow injury.2009Made Nationals Opening Day roster and threw 2.0 innings in season opener April 6 at
Florida...made 4 relief appearances (0-0, 5.40) before being designated for assignment
on April 20...signed with Seattle as a minor league free agent on May 2 and reported to
Tacoma (AAA)...also saw action in 5 games (3 starts) with West Tennessee (AA), going 3-0
with 0.43 ERA (1 ER, 21.0 IP)...returned to Tacoma on July 2...had season cut short after
suffering a fracture of his right cheekbone on July 26 vs. Las Vegas...pithed for Lara in the
Venezuelan Winter League (4-1, 4.17 ERA, 12 GS, 69.0 IP, 0 BB, 39 SO).2008Made Major League debut with Nationals...
appeared in 39 games after being selected from Columbus (AAA) on June 22...went 2-2
with 7 holds...converted 2 of 3 save opportunities...2.16 ERA was tops in the National
League, 3rd-best in Majors, among rookies logging at least 50.0 innings...tossed 15.0
consecutive scoreless innings from July 3-30...stranded 15 of 21 inherited runners...
made MLB debut with 1.0 scoreless inning, June 22 vs. Texas...posted first big league
save with 3.0 scoreless innings in 10-0 win July 11 vs. Houston...began season with
Columbus after signing with the Nationals as a minor league free agent on Nov. 27, 2007.2007Spent bulk of season with Salt Lake (AAA) for the 2nd straight year...
combined to go 7-3 with a 4.09 ERA (38 ER, 83.2 IP) in 36 appearances (7 GS)...first
season as a primary reliever...following the season, pitched in 3 games for Team USA
at the IBAF World Cup in Taiwan.2006Shell was promoted from Double-A Arkansas to Triple-A Salt Lake on April 22. He went 5-9 with a 6.16 ERA for the Bees in 24 appearances (22 starts). He started three games for the Travelers and went 1-2 with a 4.00 ERA. Shell struggled following the All-Star break, going 2-5 with an 8.54 ERA. His 2006 campaign marked his sixth year in the Angels organization, and he has yet to appear with the Major League club.2005Spent entire season at double-A Arkansas...Registered 10-8 record, one complete game shutout and a 4.57 ERA
(159.2 IP - 81 ER) in 27 starts...Allowed 175 hits (18 HR), walked 58 and struck out 126 batters...Ranked third in
Texas League in walks and strikeouts...Tossed fifth career complete game and third shutout, July 16 at Corpus Christi
(2-0 score; 9 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 9 SO)...Finished 6-3 with a 4.35 ERA (72.1 IP - 35 ER) in 12 home starts...Collected three
wins in both June and August and posted a 2.36 ERA in July...Strikeout high was 11, set May 16 vs. Tulsa (6 IP).2004Posted 12-7 record and 3.59 ERA (165.1 IP - 66 ER) with two complete games and one shutout in 28 starts for single-A Rancho
Cucamonga...Set career-highs in wins, ERA, starts, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts...Held opponents to .248
average against...Tied for team lead in starts, wins and complete games and led Quakes in innings pitched, home runs allowed
(19), hit batters (16), and strikeouts...Struck out 190 batters while only walking 40...Strikeouts total ranked fourth in minors
and finished fourth in California League in ERA and innings pitched...Earned Organization Pitcher of the Year honors...Named
to California League Post-Season All-Star Team and was California League All-Star Game selection...Honored as Organization
Pitcher of the Month for both May (3-1, 2.68) and Aug. (4-2, 2.70), while being named California Pitcher of the Week for Aug.
9-15...In lone start for week, threw complete game shutout, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out 13 in win over
Lake Elsinore.2003Spent third professional season at Rancho Cucamonga, compiling 6-8 record and 4.24 ERA (127.1 IP
- 60 ER) with one complete game shutout in 22 games (21 starts)...Allowed 123 hits, walking 26 while striking
out 100...Ranked third in California League in shutouts and walks per nine innings (1.91)...Allowed .248 average
against...Earned Topps California Pitcher of the Month and Organization Pitcher of the Month for May...Also named
California League Pitcher of the Week, May 12-18...Selected to California League All-Star Game.2002Went 11-4 with 3.72 ERA (121 IP - 50 ER) with one complete game in 22 appearances (21 starts) for single-A
Cedar Rapids...Struck out 86 batters while walking 26...Was tied for second on Kernels staff in wins.2001Began season at rookie-level Mesa, going 1-0 with 0.00 ERA 94 IP - 0 ER) in three games...Promoted to
rookie-level Provo, compiling 0-3 record and 7.17 ERA (37.2 IP - 30 ER) with one save in 14 games (4 starts).