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Brian Giles

43-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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Signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in February of 2010.

March 11, 2010  –  Brian Giles News

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Giles, who says that the pain in his arthritic right knee is getting worse, has decided to retire, the L.A. Times reports.

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Brian Giles Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 34 MAJ SDG 158 674 545 92 164 61 38 8 15 83 13 5 119 64 0 8 2 .301 .423 .483 .905
2006 35 MAJ SDG 158 717 604 87 159 52 37 1 14 83 9 4 104 60 0 4 5 .263 .374 .397 .771
2007 36 A LAK 3 14 10 2 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .400 .571 .700 1.271
2007 36 MAJ SDG 121 552 483 72 131 42 27 2 13 51 4 6 64 61 0 1 4 .271 .361 .416 .777
2008 37 MAJ SDG 147 653 559 81 171 56 40 4 12 63 2 2 87 52 0 5 2 .306 .398 .456 .854
2009 38 MAJ SDG 61 253 225 18 43 13 10 1 2 23 1 0 26 31 0 1 1 .191 .277 .271 .548
Career  (View All)     1847 7,835 6,527 1,121 1,897 753 411 55 287 1,078 109 45 1,183 835 4 70 51 .291 .403 .502 .906

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Brian Giles: MLB Games Played By Position

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Brian Giles Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 34 MAJ SDG 674 545 17.7% 9.5% 1.86 88% .320 .182
2006 35 MAJ SDG 717 604 14.5% 8.4% 1.73 90% .274 .134
2007 36 A LAK 14 10 28.6% 14.3% 2.00 80% .429 .300
2007 36 MAJ SDG 552 483 11.6% 11.1% 1.05 87% .289 .145
2008 37 MAJ SDG 653 559 13.3% 8% 1.67 91% .321 .150
2009 38 MAJ SDG 253 225 10.3% 12.3% 0.84 86% .214 .080
Career     7,835 6,527 15.1% 10.7% 1.42 87% .298 .211

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

Giles (knee) agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Sunday, the team's official site reports.

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The Padres will not offer Giles arbitration, according to the team's official site.

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Giles (knee) has filed for free agency, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Giles is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Giles (knee) was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL by the Padres on Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Giles (knee) likely won't see many at-bats after returning from the disabled list, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The Padres placed Giles (knee) on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brian Giles.

2010

Giles' bounceback season in '08 was followed by the worst year of his career, a 548 OPS train wreck ended by a right knee strain. At 39, it's not clear whether he can play even in a platoon role for most teams, and his career is likely either over or down to the Matt Stairs Years. He'd be good in that role, while having no fantasy value.

2009

After vetoing a deadline deal to the Red Sox, Giles had his option picked up by the Padres and will be patrolling right field for another season. Though he hit only 12 homers, his lowest total as a full-time player, he set a career high with 40 doubles so he does have a bit of pop left. In addition, he maintains an excellent walk rate so his on-base skills are still top-notch. Giles will not have much help in terms of having runners to drive in or getting knocked in himself, which may actually serve to make him undervalued on draft day, especially if you need a little in the average department.

2008

Giles knocked in a career-low 51 runs last year on a career-low 13 home runs. His .271 average was his second worst since 1998. On a more positive note, he finished strong -- with 11 homers and 27 RBI in August and September -- but that was more of a return to respectability than a sign of big things to come. Giles will turn 36 this winter and his power numbers have steadily declined over the past three seasons. He spent most of 2007 as the Padres' leadoff man, a move coaxed by his career .404 on-base percentage, but even that figure was a mediocre .361 in 2007. He also had microfracture surgery on his right knee this offseason, so check his status in spring training as there's some doubt he'll be ready for Opening Day.

2007

Giles' power numbers lagged for much of the 2006 season, but he rebounded to respectability with a late surge. His .263 average, however, was the worst of his 12-year career and well below his .295 career mark. Giles' .374 OBP is best suited for a leadoff or No. 2 role, but it looks like the Padres will place him third in the order in 2007. He could move from right field to left in an effort to rest his 35-year-old body. There are signs that Giles' career is on the decline, but he still has value.

2006

While he may no longer be a serious home run threat, Giles has a compact swing and displayed an almost Barry Bonds-like batting eye in 2005, rarely striking out and reaching base at a .423 clip. At 35, he's not getting any younger, and Petco's not going to help his power, but this is still a very strong skill set.

2005

For the second consecutive season Giles' numbers tumbled. The home park will automatically be blamed, but his OPS was actually higher at Petco Park than the road. Many outfielders begin fading in their 30s and Giles, now 33, may fall into that category. After four years averaging in excess of a 1.000 OPS, he has declined to .941 and .849 the last two seasons. He still should be a quality bat in the upcoming year, but it's unlikely he'll return to being one of the top fantasy outfielders.

2004

Short and squat like a dwarf from the other fantasy genre, the thick, Popeye-forearms are a clue to the power contained in this 210-pound frame. The 2004 season should be the biggest year of his unheralded career. He's posted a lifetime .980 OPS despite having little in the way of support, and he'll now bat third in the Padres batting order with the likes of sluggers Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko watching his back. In a brand new ballpark with his new team, he's set for the best year of his career, but even an average Giles performance will put a smile on the faces of all concerned.

2003

Gile is a great hitter, perhaps the best in the NL behind Barry Bonds last year. His 15 stolen bases were a nice roto bonus, too. The only glitch is that his RBIs suffer because the Pirates have no OBP guys in front of him. The Indians kept him from a job for a long time, so he isnt as young hes 32 as you might think. For 2003, though, hes as safe a fantasy bet as they come, good for .300/.35/100/10, with 100 walks and 100 runs to boot.