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Ken Giles

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

3.68

WHIP

1.27

K

79

SV

5

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:  99.94

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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   

August 25, 2016  –  Ken Giles News

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Giles retired the Pirates in order Wednesday to preserve a 5-4 victory and record his fifth save of the season.

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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 55 0 0 51.3 50 21 7 79 15 2 3 5 3 18 3.68 1.27
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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)     168 0 0 167.0 134 41 10 230 51 11 7 21 2.21 1.11

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Ken Giles Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 26 TB 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.68 1.27
Aug. 24 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.58 1.27
Aug. 22 @Pit 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.65 1.30
Aug. 21 @Bal 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.72 1.28
Aug. 16 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.29
Aug. 11 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.29
Aug. 9 @Min 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.77 1.32
Aug. 7 Tex 1.7 3 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.65 1.31
Aug. 1 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 - 0 0 1 3.80 1.29
Jul. 30 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.89 1.27
Jul. 27 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.98 1.30
Jul. 23 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.08 1.34
Jul. 19 @Oak 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.19 1.34
Jul. 15 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.32
Jul. 8 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.38 1.32
Jul. 6 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.50 1.36
Jul. 5 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.63 1.40
Jul. 1 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.76 1.41
Jun. 29 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.45
Jun. 27 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.44
Jun. 25 @KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.23 1.48
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 5 3 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 1-0 3 0 0 3.60 1.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
10.7 10 4 3 2 2 22 1 3 0 1-0 4 0 1 2.53 1.13
Last 60 Games (Team)
21 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.3 15 4 3 2 5 38 2 4 0 2-0 4 0 6 1.27 0.94

Ken Giles Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611033723602.228
2015130291226301.222
20147426510201.152

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611246827615.267
2015168581333611.217
20149238615500.174

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201629.022151633.411.17
201541.3428471822.401.31
201422.021034611.230.86

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201622.301428944.031.39
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 55 0 51.3 13.85 2.63 5.27 1.23 1.31 75.9% 97.1 MPH 3.68 2.89 .395
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.35 4.66 1.58 0.74 76.2% 3.60 0.99 .289
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 7.67 4.44 1.73 0.77 75.4% 3.66 4.08 .292
Rest Of Season     0 0 11.5 7.41 4.52 1.64 0.81 76.6% 3.57 4.22 .288
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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     168 0 167.0 12.40 2.75 4.51 0.54 82.3% 2.21 2.17 .340

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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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5.27 K/BB
ELITE
13.85 K/9
ELITE
2.63 BB/9
GOOD
97.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.2 HR/9
POOR
1.31 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.68 ERA
WEAK
1.27 WHIP
WEAK
2.89 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.395 BABIP
HIGH
75.9% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Giles picked up his third save of the season despite allowing a solo home run to Mark Trumbo in the ninth inning Sunday against the Orioles.

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The Astros activated Giles from the paternity list Monday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Giles (paternity) was placed on paternity leave prior to the Astros' game Friday.

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Giles (paternity) will not travel with the team for its weekend series against the Blue Jays, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Giles picked up his second save despite allowing a run on a hit and a walk in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Twins.

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Giles will take over as the Astros' closer after Will Harris blew his second consecutive save Monday, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Giles hasn't given up a run since June 18, spanning 10.1 innings.

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Giles (0-3) allowed a run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning as he took the loss Monday against the Rangers.

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Giles "will get a look" in the ninth inning with Luke Gregerson getting a "mental and physical break from the (closer) role," the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.