Ken Giles

Ken Giles #53

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/205
  • Age: 25

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6-3 1.80 70.0 87 1.20

Ken Giles MLB Career Stats

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9-4 1.56 115.2 151 1.04

Ken Giles Bio

  • Full Name: Kenneth Robert Giles
  • Born: 9/20/1990 in Albuquerque, NM
  • Draft: 2011, Philadelphia Phillies, 7th rd. (241st overall)
  • College: Yavapai CC, AZ
  • Debut: June 12, 2014
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2015 Stats 6 3 1.80 69 0 15 70.0 87 1.20
MLB Career Stats 9 4 1.56 113 0 16 115.2 151 1.04

Ken Giles Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Astros AL 730 Four-seam FB 96.96 95.75 2320.00 5.81 89.61
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87
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December 12, 2015 at 9:09 PM ET

Giles to Astros official; Appel, 4 others to Phils

The Astros and Phillies finally completed the deal to send closer Ken Giles to Houston in a seven-player deal that now includes right-handed pitcher Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 Draft.

December 9, 2015 at 8:49 PM ET

Phillies, Astros agree on Giles trade

The Astros have swung a deal to acquire Phillies closer Ken Giles in exchange for three players, pending physicals, a source confirmed for MLB.com late Wednesday.

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2013 Peoria AFL

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Season SV Rank
2015 15 16th in NL

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Season G Rank
2015 69 21st in NL

Ken Giles Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 12, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies traded SS Jonathan Arauz and RHP Ken Giles to Houston Astros for LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Harold Arauz, RHP Mark Appel, RHP Thomas Eshelman and RHP Vincent Velasquez.
June 8, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of RHP Ken Giles from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
May 9, 2014 RHP Ken Giles assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
March 30, 2014 RHP Ken Giles assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
January 8, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies invited non-roster RHP Ken Giles to spring training.
July 3, 2013 Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Ken Giles from the 7-day disabled list.
April 17, 2013 Clearwater Threshers placed RHP Ken Giles on the 7-day disabled list.
April 3, 2013 Clearwater Threshers placed RHP Ken Giles on the 7-day disabled list.
July 29, 2012 RHP Ken Giles assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
March 31, 2012 Ken Giles assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from GCL Phillies.
August 12, 2011 Ken Giles assigned to GCL Phillies.
August 11, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed RHP Ken Giles.

Kenneth Robert Giles Bio Info

Kenneth Robert Giles… Engaged to Estela Piñon… 2009 graduate of Rio Grande High School (NM), where he played baseball… Attended Yavapai College (AZ)… Hobbies: Automotive technology, motorcycles, drawing… Signed by: Brad Holland.

2014

Finished 4th in NL Rookie of the Year voting... Among all NL relievers, finished 2nd in FIP (1.30), 3rd in WHIP (0.79), SO/BB ratio (5.82) & opponent's OPS (.450), 5th in SO/9.0 IP (12.61) and 6th in HR/9.0 IP (0.20)... Posted a 38.6% SO rate after striking out 64 of the 166 total batters he faced, trailing only Aroldis Chapman (52.5%) and Craig Kimbrel (38.9%) among all NL relievers... Became the fastest pitcher in Phillies history to record his first 50 career strikeouts, doing so in 35.0 innings (previous: Grant Jackson, 1967: 50 SO in 39.2 IP)... 39 of his 44 ML appearances were scoreless (89%)... Was a non-roster invitee to ML spring training... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April (1.38 ERA in 13.0 IP)... Went 2-0, 12 SV, 1.88 ERA (6 ER, 28.2 IP) with 38 SO to 13 BB in 24 appearances between Reading (AA) and Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley on 6/8... Made his ML debut, 6/12 vs SD (0.1 IP, ER, HR, SO)... Had 3 separate scoreless streaks of at least 9.0 innings: 14.2 innings (13 G, 6/15-7/19), 9.1 innings (9 G, 8/5-22) and 10.0 innings (10 G, 8/26-9/13)... Went 9 straight appearances (10.1 IP) without issuing a walk (7/1-26)... Earned his 1st ML win, 8/10 vs NYM (1.0 IP)... Pitched a scoreless 8th inning (3 SO) in the Phillies' combined no-hitter, 9/1 at ATL... Retired 25 consecutive batters (13 SO), 8/27-9/13)... Earned his 1st ML save, 9/20 at OAK (1.0 IP, SO)

2013

Spent the season with Clearwater (A)... Averaged 13.89 SO/9.0 IP (34 SO, 25.2 IP)... Held opponents to a .167 AVG (7-42) over 9 July games... Had 2 separate DL stints with an oblique strain: 4/4-18 and 4/21-7/3... Pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League where he was selected as an AFL All-Star

2012

Began the season with Lakewood (A)... Held South Atlantic League opponents to a .215 AVG
(54-251)... Promoted to Clearwater on 7/29... 8 of his 10 appearances with Clearwater were scoreless... Averaged 12.18 SO/9.0 IP between both levels... Participated in Florida Instructional League

2011

Began his pro career with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R)