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Ken Giles

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2017 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

4.50

WHIP

1.00

K

14

SV

5

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Giles increased his strikeout rate from 2015 by nearly two strikeouts per nine innings but ended up with the same number of saves (15), as it took him some time to wrestle the closer job away from Luk...

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2017 ADP:  85.43

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/20/1990   BORN: Albuquerque, NM   COLLEGE: Yavapai (AZ) JC   DRAFTED: 7th Rd   

April 23, 2017  –  Ken Giles News

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Giles allowed a hit and struck out a batter during a scoreless ninth inning to record his fifth save of the season during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Ken Giles Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 20 R GUL 3 0 0 4.2 6 3 1 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.79 2.14
2012 21 A+ CLE 10 0 0 14.2 10 5 1 25 6 1 0 3 0 0 3.07 1.13
2012 21 A LAK 10 6 0 67.1 54 27 5 86 44 3 3 5 0 0 3.61 1.46
2013 22 A+ CLE 24 0 0 25.2 23 18 4 34 19 2 2 6 0 0 6.31 1.67
2014 23 AA REA 13 0 0 15.0 8 2 0 29 5 0 0 7 0 0 1.20 0.87
2014 23 AAA LEH 11 0 0 13.2 10 4 0 9 8 2 0 5 0 0 2.63 1.36
2014 23 MAJ PHI 44 0 0 45.7 25 6 1 64 11 3 1 1 0 13 1.18 0.79
2015 24 MAJ PHI 69 0 0 70.0 59 14 2 87 25 6 3 15 5 12 1.80 1.20
2016 25 MAJ HOU 69 0 0 65.7 60 30 8 102 25 2 5 15 5 18 4.11 1.29
2017 26 MAJ HOU 10 0 0 10.0 6 5 0 14 4 0 1 5 0 1 4.50 1.00
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 60.4 48 16 3 84 20 3 3 10 3 14 2.38 1.13
Career  (View All)     192 0 0 191.3 150 55 11 267 65 11 10 36 2.59 1.12

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Ken Giles Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 28 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
Apr. 23 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 5.00 1.11
Apr. 21 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.63 1.13
Apr. 19 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.43 1.29
Apr. 17 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 7.50 1.50
Apr. 15 @Oak 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 9.00 1.80
Apr. 11 @Sea 1.0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
Apr. 6 Sea 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.00 1.67
Apr. 4 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 3 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 2 1 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 0-0 3 0 1 1.50 0.33
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 6 5 5 0 4 14 1 2 0 0-1 5 0 1 4.50 1.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 6 5 5 0 4 14 1 2 0 0-1 5 0 1 4.50 1.00

Ken Giles Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201718624110.267
2016140461227602.214
2015130291226301.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201724822100.095
2016146561333736.254
2015168581333611.217

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.001310203.000.83
201637.3245641244.581.23
201541.3428471822.401.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20174.00024206.751.25
201628.30110381343.491.38
201528.721740700.941.05
Ken Giles Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 20 R GUL 3 0 4.2 15.00 6.43 2.33 2.14 75% 5.79 5.82 .508
2012 21 A+ CLE 10 0 14.2 15.85 3.80 4.17 0.63 73.3% 3.07 1.86 .374
2012 21 A LAK 10 6 67.1 11.54 5.90 1.95 0.67 76.3% 3.61 3.84 .322
2013 22 A+ CLE 24 0 25.2 12.14 6.79 1.79 1.43 63.2% 6.31 4.95 .339
2014 23 AA REA 13 0 15.0 17.40 3.00 5.80 0.00 84.6% 1.20 0.33 .376
2014 23 AAA LEH 11 0 13.2 6.14 5.45 1.13 0.00 77.8% 2.63 3.88 .262
2014 23 MAJ PHI 44 0 45.7 12.61 2.17 5.82 0.20 1.30 85.7% 97.2 MPH 1.18 1.40 .270
2015 24 MAJ PHI 69 0 70.0 11.19 3.21 3.48 0.26 1.57 85.4% 96.5 MPH 1.80 2.20 .341
2016 25 MAJ HOU 69 0 65.7 13.98 3.43 4.08 1.10 1.32 71.4% 97.3 MPH 4.11 2.91 .385
2017 26 MAJ HOU 10 0 10.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.00 1.13 50% 97.0 MPH 4.50 1.90 .297
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 11.18 3.39 3.30 1.04 77.4% 3.29 0.15 .317
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.3 10.44 3.81 2.74 1.04 76.7% 3.47 3.66 .306
Rest Of Season     0 0 57.1 10.80 3.61 2.99 1.05 76.9% 3.41 3.52 .311
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3-Year Averages     60 0 60.4 12.51 2.98 4.20 0.45 80% 2.38 2.06 .342
Career     192 0 191.3 12.56 3.06 4.11 0.52 78.4% 2.59 2.21 .338

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Ken Giles Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 70 -5 9 -5 0 41 -4 0 0
2016 P 65.7 -1 4 -1 0 37 -2 0 0
2017 P 10 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 0 -3 0 -4
2016 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Ken Giles    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.50 K/BB
GOOD
12.60 K/9
ELITE
3.60 BB/9
WEAK
97.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.13 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.50 ERA
POOR
1.00 WHIP
GREAT
1.90 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.297 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
50.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Ken Giles: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Giles pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two batters to earn his fourth save Friday against the Rays.

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Giles pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Angels.

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Giles pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his third save of the year in Monday's 3-0 win over the Angels.

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Giles entered Saturday's game in the eighth inning, but manager A.J. Hinch said he remains the Astros' closer, Brian McTaggart of the team's official site reports.

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Giles allowed two runs on two walks, a double and a wild pitch over one inning in a non-save situation in Tuesday's 7-5 win over Seattle.

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Giles (0-1) entered Thursday's game in a non-save situation and gave up two runs to take the loss.

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Giles will get the day off after pitching two straight days, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Giles closed out Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Seattle, earning his second save in as many games by working around a hit with two strikeouts.

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Giles pitched the ninth inning with one walk and three strikeouts to earn his first save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Mariners on Monday.

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Giles pitched a perfect inning, striking out two batters in Saturday's game against the Mets.

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Giles added muscle over the offseason in the hope of increasing his durability, and he worked on changing his mechanics to improve his fastball, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Giles opened last season in a setup role, but was given closing duties after the Phillies shipped Jonathan Papelbon off to the Nationals at the trade deadline. Giles saved 15 games for a bad team and should be able to at least double that total this season (and maybe triple it), after a blockbuster trade to Houston in the offseason. He did see some decline in his fastball velocity last season, especially early on, but he still throws hard enough to be a dominant force at the end of games. While his walk rate ticked up a bit in 2015, it was not to the worrisome levels of his time in the lower minors. Given the price that the Astros paid, Giles figures to have a fairly long leash if he goes through a rough patch, but Luke Gregerson will be waiting in the wings if Giles does slip.

2015

Giles went from a relative unknown Double-A reliever to a future closer last season. He has been on the radar as a relief prospect thanks to his upper-90s fastball, but his command had always been questionable. Giles showed some improvements in the minors last season as he learned to better command his slider. The Phillies gave him a look in their bullpen in June and Giles seized the opportunity. His 12.6 K/9 and 5.82 K/BB ratio in 45.2 innings with the Phillies were eye opening. The Phillies appear ready to turn over closing duties to Giles, but Jonathan Papelbon remains with the club. Unless the Phillies can trade Papelbon, Giles will be limited to a setup role this season. He will still have value in most formats thanks to his strikeout rate and the potential for saves if Papelbon gets dealt or suffers an injury during the season.