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Ken Giles

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2017 Stats

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1-3

ERA

2.30

WHIP

1.04

K

83

SV

34

2018 RotoWire Projections

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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:  96.87

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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.

February 19, 2018  –  Ken Giles News

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Giles worked out in the weight room during the offseason, building himself up to endure a long season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com 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     67 0 0 66.1 54 20 4 90 23 3 3 21 4 10 2.72 1.16
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     67 0 66.1 12.25 3.13 3.91 0.54 78.1% 2.72 2.31 .341
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

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Ken Giles

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

Giles won his arbitration case and will make $4.6 million in 2018, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Giles is expected to be the closer in 2018 despite his problems during the 2017 postseason, Brian McTaggart of the Astros' official site reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.