Giles
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
0-3
ERA
6.03
WHIP
1.312
K
41
SV
15
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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. You’ll recall he stumbled out of the gate in 2016 much like he did th... read more
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. You’ll recall he stumbled out of the gate in 2016 much like he did through the 2017 postseason. Perhaps it was just the slick World Series baseball Tom Verducci wrote about, or perhaps Giles has lost some of the edge like Cougar in Top Gun. Houston may not accept him turning in his closer wings because the skills are excellent overall, but the inconsistencies at inopportune times could lead to him having a reduced role in the bullpen in 2018. There is no great internal candidate to replace him unless the club wants to move Brad Peacock into that role, but the team could add a late-inning arm in free agency. There is risk involved here.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 205 lbs.    DOB: 9/20/1990    College: Yavapai (AZ) JC    Drafted: 7th Rd in 2011Show Contract
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Ken Giles Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $4.6 million contract with the Astros in February of 2018 after winning arbitration case. Traded to the Blue Jays in July of 2018.
Collects save despite homer
PToronto Blue Jays
August 15, 2018
Giles picked up the save Wednesday, allowing one run while striking out one over one inning in the 6-5 win over the Royals.
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2018 Stat Review for Ken Giles
10.25 K/BB
ELITE
9.88 K/9
GOOD
0.96 BB/9
ELITE
97.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.4 HR/9
POOR
1.08 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
6.03 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
3.42 FIP
GOOD
0.378 BABIP
HIGH
55.8 % Strand Rate
LOW
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First Baseman
  1. 1. JustinJ. Smoak (S)
  2. 2. KendrysK. Morales (S)
Second Baseman
  1. X. LourdesL. Gurriel (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. DevonD. Travis (R)
  3. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  4. X. BrandonB. Drury (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 2. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  6. 3. RichardR. Urena (S)
  7. 4. CurtisC. Granderson (L)
Third Baseman
  1. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  2. X. BrandonB. Drury (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 1. RussellR. Martin (R)
  4. 2. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  5. X. JoshJ. Donaldson (R) 60-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  2. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  3. X. LourdesL. Gurriel (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 2. RichardR. Urena (S)
  5. 3. RussellR. Martin (R)
  6. X. TroyT. Tulowitzki (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. Ken Giles 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Ken Giles 2017 Preseason 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 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.
  3. Ken Giles 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Ken Giles 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Collects save despite homer
PToronto Blue Jays
August 15, 2018
Giles picked up the save Wednesday, allowing one run while striking out one over one inning in the 6-5 win over the Royals.
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Gets second save with new club
PToronto Blue Jays
August 15, 2018
Giles struck out two in a clean ninth inning for the save Tuesday against the Royals.
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Secures 13th save
PToronto Blue Jays
August 12, 2018
Giles tossed a perfect ninth inning and struck out one as he notched the save Sunday against the Rays.
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Will eventually close
PToronto Blue Jays
August 2, 2018
Jays manager John Gibbons plans to eventually use Giles as the team's closer, but only after he first pitches in a lower-leverage spot first, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.CA reports.
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Promoted to Blue Jays
PToronto Blue Jays
August 2, 2018
Giles was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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