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Marcus Giles

36-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/18/1978   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcus Giles Contract Information:

Signed a $600,000 minor-league deal in Jan. 2009, that allows him to become a free agent if he's not on the 25-man roster by July 1.

March 30, 2009  –  Marcus Giles News

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Marcus 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
2004 26 A MYR 4 15 13 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 .077 .133 .154 .287
2004 26 A ROM 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2005 27 MAJ ATL 152 654 577 104 168 64 45 4 15 63 16 3 64 108 4 4 5 .291 .365 .461 .826
2006 28 MAJ ATL 141 626 550 87 144 45 32 2 11 60 10 5 62 105 5 3 6 .262 .341 .387 .729
2007 29 MAJ SDG 116 476 420 52 96 26 19 3 4 39 10 3 44 82 6 3 3 .229 .304 .317 .621
Career  (View All)     792 3,340 2,934 468 813 279 187 16 76 333 70 25 318 523 30 22 36 .277 .353 .429 .782

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Marcus 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
2004 26 A MYR 15 13 6.7% 26.7% 0.25 69% .111 .077
2004 26 A ROM 4 2 50% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2005 27 MAJ ATL 654 577 9.8% 16.5% 0.59 81% .337 .170
2006 28 MAJ ATL 626 550 9.9% 16.8% 0.59 81% .306 .125
2007 29 MAJ SDG 476 420 9.2% 17.2% 0.54 80% .275 .088
Career     3,340 2,934 9.5% 15.7% 0.61 82% .316 .152

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

Giles took some ground balls at third base on Thursday, the News Journal reports.

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Giles signed a one-year, $600,000 minor-league deal with Philadelphia, the Denver Post reports.

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Giles, whom the Rockies released during spring training last season, participated in a summer program doing extensive workouts with the aim of playing in 2009, the Rocky Mountain News reports.

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Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti shot down a rumor that the team had signed Giles to a minor league contract, the LA Daily News reports.

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The Rockies have given Giles his unconditional release, the Denver Post reports.

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The Dodgers only have lukewarm interest in Giles, the Rocky Mountain News reports.

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Giles prefers a trade to the Dodgers, the Denver Post reports.

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Baltimore has joined the Dodgers in trade rumors involving Giles and the Rockies, the Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Marcus Giles.

2009

Giles didn't play baseball last season after he was cut by the Rockies in spring training. He signed a minor league contract with Philadelphia. He has a chance at playing time if Chase Utley starts the year on the DL with a hip injury. He's a lottery ticket at this point since he hasn't had a productive season in three years and looked done in his last extensive playing time.

2008

Giles had a horrendous 2007 season, compiling a .229 average and losing his starting job to journeyman Geoff Blum during the second half. Giles hit .327 in April and then didn't sniff .230 in any of the season's final five months. The nicest thing we can say is that he managed to steal 10 bases in 420 at-bats. The days of anticipating a 20-20 season from Giles, however, are long gone. He hit just four homers last year and knocked in a meager 39 runs. Giles will probably sign on as a part-time player somewhere, and it bodes well for his productivity that he will leave cavernous PETCO Park.

2007

Giles' career has stagnated at the plate and he might never live up to earlier projections and develop into a fantasy star. After posting 21 home runs and a .842 OPS in 2003, it was thought injuries were all that stopped Giles from becoming a 30-30 star. Giles was limited by a broken collarbone in 2004, but a subpar 2005 season when mostly healthy started to raise doubts. While a nagging thumb injury hampered him in the second half last season, he wasn't much better when healthy in the first half (.719 OPS before the All-Star break). Giles still can hit home runs, has good speed on the basepaths and has a good eye at the plate. But at age 29, it looks like his growth at the plate has stalled and a 15-homer, 15-steal season is more his target. He'll start at second base for the Padres next season after being released by the Braves.

2006

It was thought before last season that only injuries held Giles back from being one of baseball's next superstars. After posting 21 home runs and a .842 OPS in 2003, Giles was limited by a broken collarbone in 2004. However, a return to health last season saw Giles put up numbers that likely didn't meet most fantasy owners' expectations. Giles still can hit home runs, has good speed on the basepaths and has a good eye at the plate. But at age 28, he may just develop into a player who posts 15 home runs and 15 steals at a defensive position, rather than the 30+ home run star some had hoped. Still, this may be the year you get him cheap, and he still has upside given his solid fundamentals.

2005

After a breakout season in 2003, Giles was hitting .339 through May before being sidelined for two months by a broken collarbone. He finished the season strong, slugging .521 in September and still posted a great .378 OBP, but his power was down slightly due to the injury. He should be back to full strength in 2005 and remains a budding superstar.

2004

Giles put it all together last season to become perhaps the most improved player in fantasy baseball and stands as one of the premier second basemen. After struggling with an ankle injury and the tragic death of his infant daughter in 2002, Giles showed improved defense early in the spring and a stronger batting eye at the plate. He's always displayed strong power, so if he can keep drawing walks and avoid problems in the field he'll prove his breakout season was no fluke.

2003

Giles failed to capitalize on his promising rookie season and spent much of last season at Triple-A. He struggled in the field early in the season, and then injured his ankle, which sidelined him for over two months, and then suffered through the tragic death of his infant daughter. Despite his struggles, he still displayed decent power and if he can become more selective he could improve. The Braves had him play outfield and third base in the minors late in the season, so he could factor in at third base if that job is open for grabs.