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Ken Giles

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

W-L

2-5

ERA

4.11

WHIP

1.29

K

102

SV

15

2017 RotoWire 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:  91.74

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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   

February 16, 2017  –  Ken Giles News

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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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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
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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)     182 0 0 181.3 144 50 11 253 61 11 9 31 2.48 1.13

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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
Oct. 1 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.11 1.29
Sep. 26 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.18 1.28
Sep. 25 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.24 1.27
Sep. 23 LAA 0.3 3 6 6 1 3 0 0 1 0 L 0 1 0 4.31 1.28
Sep. 20 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.47 1.19
Sep. 19 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.52 1.16
Sep. 17 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.58 1.18
Sep. 13 Tex 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 L 0 1 0 3.64 1.20
Sep. 12 Tex 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.39 1.18
Sep. 10 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 3.51 1.22
Sep. 6 @Cle 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 3.58 1.23
Sep. 4 @Tex 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.64 1.21
Aug. 31 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.54 1.22
Aug. 30 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.61 1.24
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
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.3 6 6 6 1 8 10 0 1 0 0-1 4 1 0 10.13 2.63
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
13.3 10 10 9 1 10 21 0 5 0 0-2 9 2 0 6.08 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
23 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
24.0 20 14 12 3 12 42 1 8 0 1-2 14 2 1 4.50 1.33

Ken Giles Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016140461227602.214
2015130291226301.222
20147426510201.152

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016146561333736.254
2015168581333611.217
20149238615500.174

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201637.3245641244.581.23
201541.3428471822.401.31
201422.021034611.230.86

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201628.30110381343.491.38
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 69 0 65.7 13.98 3.43 4.08 1.10 1.32 71.4% 97.3 MPH 4.11 2.91 .385
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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     182 0 181.3 12.56 3.03 4.15 0.55 79.9% 2.48 2.24 .340

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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
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

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2016 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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4.08 K/BB
GOOD
13.98 K/9
ELITE
3.43 BB/9
WEAK
97.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.32 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.11 ERA
WEAK
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
2.91 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.385 BABIP
HIGH
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Ken Giles

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

According to manager A.J. Hinch, Giles will close more games than not this season, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Giles (wrist) worked around a walk with two strikeouts to earn his 14th save of the season Sunday versus the Angels.

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Giles has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Giles was struck in the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports. "It wasn't good," manager A.J. Hinch said. "It looked like the ball off of the bat hit him pretty hard, so he was already starting to bruise in the wrist area. He'll be taken in."

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Giles took the loss and blew his fifth save of the season Friday against the Angels, surrendering six runs on three hits and three walks while recording just one out.

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Giles picked up 13th save despite allowing a hit and two walks in the 10th inning Tuesday against the Athletics.

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Giles struck out two in a scoreless inning for his 12th save Monday against the Athletics.

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Giles earned his 11th save of the season Saturday versus the Mariners, striking out two batters in a spotless inning of work.

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Giles (2-4) allowed two runs on two hits in a blown save and took the loss Tuesday against the Rangers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.