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Ken Giles

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2018 Stats

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0-1

ERA

4.56

WHIP

1.18

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24

SV

11

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

By every measure, the 2017 version of Giles was an excellent one. That is, the regular-season version of Giles. He had a disastrous postseason, putting him on thin ice in the closer role in Houston. Y...

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2018 ADP:  93.13

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Won his arbitration case and will make $4.6 million in 2018.

June 17, 2018  –  Ken Giles News

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Giles struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning to earn his first hold of the season in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Royals.

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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
2018 27 MAJ HOU 26 0 0 23.7 26 12 1 24 2 0 1 11 0 1 4.56 1.18
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3-Year Averages     67 0 0 66.1 54 20 4 90 23 3 3 21 4 10 2.72 1.16
Career  (View All)     271 0 0 267.7 214 78 16 360 84 12 13 76 2.62 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
Jun. 17 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.56 1.18
Jun. 12 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.76 1.24
Jun. 10 @Tex 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.98 1.25
Jun. 7 @Tex 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.30
Jun. 3 Bos 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.21 1.26
May. 31 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 1.17
May. 28 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.12
May. 27 @Cle 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.13
May. 23 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 0.94
May. 20 Cle 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.60 0.93
May. 18 Cle 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.77 0.98
May. 15 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.05 0.90
May. 9 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.38 0.89
May. 8 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.76 0.97
May. 1 NYY 0.3 4 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.23 0.97
Apr. 30 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.80 0.60
Apr. 25 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.00 0.67
Apr. 24 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 0.75
Apr. 22 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
Apr. 20 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
4.7 3 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 1 1.93 0.86
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.3 14 6 6 0 2 13 0 0 0 0-0 5 0 1 5.23 1.55
Last 60 Games (Team)
20 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
18.7 20 10 10 1 2 22 0 0 0 0-1 10 0 1 4.82 1.18

Ken Giles Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20184511112300.273
2017115371120113.196
2016140461227602.214

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185313114601.269
2017132461024701.200
2016146561333736.254

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201810.701611115.911.50
201732.0011945600.840.72
201637.3245641244.581.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201813.000513103.460.92
201730.71215381543.821.37
201628.30110381343.491.38
Ken Giles vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2018 27 MAJ HOU 26 0 23.7 9.13 0.76 12.00 0.38 1.08 59.3% 97.5 MPH 4.56 1.97 .369
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 12.30 2.64 4.65 0.54 78.2% 2.59 -1.08 .342
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.8 12.54 2.76 4.55 0.67 78.8% 2.67 2.31 .342
Rest Of Season     0 0 36.5 12.48 3.02 4.14 0.70 77.8% 2.84 2.44 .340
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3-Year Averages     67 0 66.1 12.25 3.13 3.91 0.54 78.1% 2.72 2.31 .341
Career     271 0 267.7 12.10 2.82 4.29 0.54 78% 2.62 2.26 .334

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Ken Giles Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 23.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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12.00 K/BB
ELITE
9.13 K/9
AVERAGE
0.76 BB/9
ELITE
97.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.4 HR/9
GREAT
1.08 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.56 ERA
POOR
1.18 WHIP
GOOD
1.97 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.369 BABIP
HIGH
59.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Giles allowed one hit and struck out two over one inning to pick up the save in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Athletics.

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Giles walked one and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Rangers.

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Giles remained in the bullpen Saturday as manager A.J. Hinch called on Hector Rondon to close out a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

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Giles finished off Thursday's 5-2 win over the Rangers by allowing a run on two hits while striking out one over one inning.

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Giles allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two over one inning in a non-save situation Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Giles allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two to record his 10th save of the season Thursday against the Red Sox.

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Giles allowed a hit and struck out one batter over one inning in Monday's 5-1 win over the Yankees.

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Giles allowed three runs on three hits and failed to record an out in Sunday's 10-9 extra-inning loss to the Indians.

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Giles got the save against the Indians on Sunday, as he didn't allow a baserunner in his two-thirds of an inning in the Astros' 3-1 victory.

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Giles worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth and struck out a batter for his seventh save Friday against Cleveland.

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Giles struck out two in a scoreless ninth to earn the save Tuesday against the Angels, allowing one hit and no walks.

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Giles notched his fifth save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Athletics.

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Giles pitched a scoreless ninth for the save in Tuesday's win over the A's, allowing one hit and zero walks while striking out one.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 Luke Gregerson. As a member of the Phillies in 2015, Giles allowed two homers all season, but that rate quadrupled with the Astros last year although half of his home runs allowed came during his first month in Houston. Giles began the season allowing 20 baserunners, four homers, and 10 earned runs in just 10 April innings. From May on, Giles struck out 88 batters, allowed four home runs, and was the same dominant reliever the club gave up so much to acquire during the offseason. The 4.11 ERA was bad, but the 2.86 FIP shows where things could be if the home run rate settles in between 2015 and 2016. Roster him with confidence.

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.