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Ken Giles

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2017 Stats

W-L

1-3

ERA

2.30

WHIP

1.04

K

83

SV

34

2017 Preseason 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:  85.43

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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   

October 29, 2017  –  Ken Giles News

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Giles most likely wouldn't get the ball if a save chance arises in Sunday's World Series Game 5 against the Dodgers, 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
2017 26 MAJ HOU 63 0 0 62.7 44 16 4 83 21 1 3 34 4 2 2.30 1.04
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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)     245 0 0 244.0 188 66 15 336 82 12 12 65 2.43 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
Sep. 29 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.30 1.04
Sep. 28 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.34 1.04
Sep. 22 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.37 1.04
Sep. 19 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.41 1.02
Sep. 17 Sea 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.02
Sep. 15 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.50 0.99
Sep. 14 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.54 0.99
Sep. 12 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.59 1.01
Sep. 8 @Oak 0.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.63 1.01
Sep. 5 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.30 0.93
Sep. 4 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 0.95
Sep. 2 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.39 0.97
Aug. 31 Tex 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.44 0.99
Aug. 27 @LAA 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.54 1.01
Aug. 25 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.59 0.97
Aug. 24 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.64 0.97
Aug. 18 Oak 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 0.99
Aug. 16 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.80 1.02
Aug. 13 @Tex 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.86 1.02
Aug. 10 @CWS 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.00 1.05
Aug. 9 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.85 1.00
Aug. 5 Tor 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 1.03
Aug. 1 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.03 1.03
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 6 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0-0 3 0 0 0.00 1.60
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
13.0 11 2 2 1 4 17 0 1 0 0-1 8 1 1 1.38 1.15
Last 60 Games (Team)
23 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
25.0 19 3 3 2 7 38 0 1 0 0-1 12 2 1 1.08 1.04

Ken Giles Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017115371120113.196
2016140461227602.214
2015130291226301.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017132461024701.200
2016146561333736.254
2015168581333611.217

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201732.0011945600.840.72
201637.3245641244.581.23
201541.3428471822.401.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201730.71215381543.821.37
201628.30110381343.491.38
201528.721740700.941.05
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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
2017 26 MAJ HOU 63 0 62.7 11.92 3.02 3.95 0.57 1.34 80.3% 98.1 MPH 2.30 2.43 .299
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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     245 0 244.0 12.39 3.02 4.10 0.55 80% 2.43 2.29 .329

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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
2017 P 62.7 1 4 1 0 32 0 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
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 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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3.95 K/BB
GOOD
11.92 K/9
ELITE
3.02 BB/9
AVERAGE
98.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.34 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.30 ERA
GREAT
1.04 WHIP
GOOD
2.43 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
80.3% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Giles allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth inning to record his 34th save in Friday's 3-2 win over Boston.

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Giles pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 33rd save of the season during Friday's win over the Angels.

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Giles allowed a hit but was able to strike out the side Tuesday against the White Sox to pick up his 32nd save of the year.

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Giles recorded his 31st save, working around a double and striking out one in Friday's 5-2 win over the Mariners.

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Giles pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out one in the Astros' 5-2 win over the Angels on Thursday.

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Giles pitched a scoreless ninth against the Angels on Tuesday, working around a single to preserve a 1-0 win and notch his 30th save.

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Giles (1-3) allowed two runs without retiring a batter in Friday's 9-8 loss to the Athletics. He gave up three hits and a walk.

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Giles pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out the side to pick up his 29th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

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Giles pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one to earn his 28th save in the Astros' 4-1 win over the Mets in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader.

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Giles pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts to record his 27th save of the season during Thursday's win over Texas.

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Giles picked up his 26th save Sunday, holding the Angels without a run in the ninth inning despite allowing two hits with one walk and one strikeout.

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Giles struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning for his 25th save Friday against the Angels.

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Giles (neck) struck out the side in the 10th inning of Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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.