Ken Giles

Ken Giles #53

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

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Ken Giles Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
0-2 5.75 20.1 27 1.52

Ken Giles MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
9-6 2.18 136.0 178 1.11

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 College
  • Debut: June 12, 2014
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 0 2 5.75 24 0 1 20.1 27 1.52
MLB Career Stats 9 6 2.18 137 0 17 136.0 178 1.11

Ken Giles 2016 Splits

Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 0 0 1.42 7 0 1 6.1 5 1 2 9 1.11
Last 15 Games 0 0 3.86 15 0 1 11.2 10 5 5 15 1.29
Last 30 Games 0 2 5.75 24 0 1 20.1 23 13 8 27 1.52
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Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
5/24 vs BAL 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1
5/25 vs BAL 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 1 3
5/26 vs BAL 0 0 1 1.0 2 1 0 0
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5/26 vs BAL
2016 Games by Position: RP (24)

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)
2016 Astros AL 201 Four-seam FB 96.94 95.60 2401.00 5.64 89.61
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.71 92.26 2239.00 6.14 90.25
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2016
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Ken Giles 2016 Projections

Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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2 2 3.15 46 0 0 0 10 10 45.2 36 18 16 4 1 18 0 53 1.18
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2 4 3.95 70 0 0 0 11 12 66.0 59 31 29 8 1 26 0 80 1.29
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Ken Giles News

Ken Giles Fantasy News

May 27, 2016 at 2:06 AM ET

Giles earns first save

Astros right-hander Ken Giles earned the save after allowing a run on two hits with no walks or strikeouts in an inning of work Thursday against the Orioles.

April 14, 2016 at 8:45 PM ET

Hinch will still hand the ball to Giles

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday he remains confident in setup man Ken Giles, who's given up three homers in his first four outings this year, including a tiebreaking two-run shot to Salvador Perez in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 loss.

Awards

Ken Giles Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2013 Peoria AFL

Ken Giles Leaderboards

Saves

Season SV Rank
2015 15 16th in NL

Games

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 Tom Eshelman and RHP Vince 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

•Graduated from Rio Grande School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009...attended El Dorado High School before transferring to Rio Grande for his senior year...was selected by the Marlins in the 44th round of the 2009 draft but did not sign, opting to attend New Mexico Junior College.

 

•Pitched in 10 games during his freshman season at New Mexico Junior College, allowing 18 earned runs in 11.1 innings(14.29 ERA).

 

•Transferred to Yavapai College in Prescott,Ariz. for his sophomore season...made 23 appearances, posting a 1.18 ERA (5ER/38IP) with 67 strikeouts and 22 walks.

 

•Was drafted by Philadelphia in the seventh round of the 2011 draft...signed by Phillies scout Brad Holland.

 

•His brother Josh pitched in the minor leagues from 2005-08 with the Rangers organization...his wife Estela was a pitcher on the University of Arizona softball team.

 

•Was acquired by Houston from Philadelphia in a seven-player trade in December of 2015...is signed to a one-year contract tha truns through the 2016 season.
2015

Ranked third among National League relievers in ERA (1.80, 14ER/70IP), fourth in home runs per 9.0 innings (0.26, 2HR), tied for fourth in strikeouts (87) and eighth in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (11.19) in his second Major League season...was appointed to the closer's role following the trade of Jonathan Papelbon to Washington on July 28...in 24 games as the Phillies closer, went 1-1 while going 15-for-17 in save chances (88.2%) and posting a 1.71 ERA (5ER/26.1IP), five walks, 33 strikeouts and a .198 opponent batting average (20x101)...his 1.80 ERA was the lowest by a Philadelphia reliever since 2005, when LHP Billy Wagner posted a 1.51 mark...became the fastest Phillies pitcher to reach 100 career strikeouts (77IP) since RHP Brad Lidge (74.2IP)...recorded his 100th career punchout on June 23 at NYY (Brett Gardner)...posted the seventh-lowest road ERA (0.94, 3ER/28.2IP) among all Major League pitchers (min. 25g)...did not allow an earned run in 9.1 innings against American League opponents...made his first career Opening Day roster...went 237 consecutive batters faced without allowing a home run from June 23, 2014 to May16, 2015...had a 12.0 inning scoreless streak from June 3-28 that spanned 11 games...had a three-game winning streak from July 17-Sept. 12, which was the longest by a Phillies reliever in 2015...had a season-long 14.0 inning scoreless streak from Aug. 12-Sept. 22 (12 games)...allowed just seven baserunners over the streak (5 hits, 2 walks, 0.50 WHIP).

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)