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Ken Giles

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

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0-2

ERA

5.59

WHIP

1.50

K

27

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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2016 ADP:  99.93

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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   

May 24, 2016  –  Ken Giles News

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Giles has seven straight scoreless appearances for the Astros after fixing a mechanical flaw that attributed to his April struggles, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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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 23 0 0 19.3 21 12 4 27 8 0 2 0 1 9 5.59 1.50
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3-Year Averages     56 0 0 57.8 42 10 1 75 18 4 2 8 2 12 1.56 1.04
Career  (View All)     136 0 0 135.0 105 32 7 178 44 9 6 16 2.13 1.10

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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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
May. 25 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.59 1.50
May. 24 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.89 1.53
May. 21 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.23 1.56
May. 18 @CWS 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.61 1.65
May. 17 @CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.89 1.60
May. 14 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 7.20 1.67
May. 13 @Bos 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.71 1.71
May. 11 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.90 1.68
May. 9 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.53 1.74
May. 5 Sea 0.3 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 9.26 1.89
May. 3 Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.94 1.76
May. 2 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.18 1.82
Apr. 29 @Oak 0.3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 9.00 2.00
Apr. 27 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.45 1.86
Apr. 24 Bos 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 8.31 1.85
Apr. 23 Bos 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.04 1.57
Apr. 20 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.35
Apr. 17 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.94 1.24
Apr. 16 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 9.64 1.29
Apr. 13 KC 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 12.27 1.36
Apr. 9 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 10.13 1.13
Apr. 7 @NYY 0.7 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 16.20 1.80
Apr. 5 @NYY 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 9.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 4 0 0 0 3 10 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 3 0.00 1.05
Last 30 Days
16 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
12.7 14 7 7 1 6 17 0 2 0 0-1 0 1 6 4.97 1.58
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
19.3 21 12 12 4 8 27 0 3 0 0-2 0 1 9 5.59 1.50

Ken Giles Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20164410310102.256
2015130291226301.222
20147426510201.152

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20164214411202.289
2015168581333611.217
20149238615500.174

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201610.702014315.911.41
201541.3428471822.401.31
201422.021034611.230.86

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20167.700010435.871.70
201528.721740700.941.05
201423.710130501.140.72
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 23 0 19.3 12.57 3.72 3.38 1.86 0.85 68% 96.4 MPH 5.59 4.34 .382
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 10.47 3.87 2.70 0.99 82.1% 2.83 0.40 .301
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.1 9.23 4.03 2.29 0.75 80.8% 2.80 3.57 .292
Rest Of Season     0 0 41.3 8.97 4.20 2.14 0.75 80.8% 2.84 3.69 .289
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3-Year Averages     56 0 57.8 11.67 2.80 4.17 0.16 84.7% 1.56 1.76 .318
Career     136 0 135.0 11.87 2.93 4.05 0.47 82.4% 2.13 2.25 .326

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2016 Stat Review for Ken Giles    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.38 K/BB
GOOD
12.57 K/9
ELITE
3.72 BB/9
WEAK
96.4 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.85 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.59 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.34 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.382 BABIP
HIGH
68.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Giles was credited with his sixth hold of the year Thursday against Seattle even though he gave up two runs on a hit and a walk while recording just one out.

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he's not worried about Giles despite his early season struggles, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Giles (0-1) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Royals after allowing a two-run homer to Salvador Perez in the eighth inning.

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Giles gave up a solo home run to Didi Gregorius on Tuesday, but he struck out two during an otherwise clean eighth inning in the Astros' 5-3 win.

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Giles was surprised by the Astros' decision to roll with Luke Gregerson as the primary closer to open 2016, but he's ready to do anything to help the team win, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Manager A.J. Hinch said Monday morning that Luke Gregerson, not Giles, will open the season as the Astros' primary closer, Julia Morales of ROOT Sports reports.

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he doesn't feel a need to formally declare a closer, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Giles will pitch Saturday and Sunday as Astros manager A.J. Hinch plans to use his relievers on consecutive days for the first time this spring, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.