Line: 9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K; W, QS, CG
My fantasy perspective: Shields ran his record to 8-4 with a 2.29 ERA with a 0.96 WHIP and six complete games and jumped into the 3rd spot for most valuable fantasy starting pitcher in ESPN leagues. This is unprecedented territory for the Rays' ace, so the sky's the limit.
His numbers are based in reality, too. A 2.89 xFIP and .250 BABIP are sustainable along with his 8.65 K/92.07 BB/9. The only red flag I see is his 83.5 LOB%. Eventually, some of those runners are going to have to start scoring, right?
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