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53 Ken Giles RP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
88%83%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
62.21-3342.308321
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016HOU254.1169000152065.26032308225102
2017HOU132.3063000343862.2441616412183

Player Updates

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Astros' Ken Giles: Prepares for long grind
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles worked out in the weight room during the offseason, building himself up to endure a long season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Giles, 27, was as good a closer as there was during the 2017 regular season, but fell off in the playoffs. He never made an appearance after Game 4 of the World Series. This year will be another potentially long season, running from Valentines Day to Halloween, and Giles hopes having more muscle means more stamina to withstand baseball deep into October.

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Astros' Ken Giles: Wins arbitration case
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The Astros came in at $4.2 million but will have to fork over a little more money to their expected closer during this upcoming season. In 2017, Giles posted a 2.30 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 34 saves and a 83:21 K:BB in 63 appearances. Even though Giles struggled mightily during the club's postseason run, he is set to begin the 2018 campaign back in the ninth-inning role, but could be removed for Chris Devenski or Will Harris should troubles persist.

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Astros' Ken Giles: Projects as closer despite postseason funk
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Giles was good throughout the regular season, successfully converting 34 of 38 save chances, but the postseason was a disaster. He allowed 10 runs on 12 hits and five walks over 7.2 innings in the playoffs and was completely ignored in the final three games of the World Series, when manager A.J. Hinch leaned on starters to finish games. The manager doesn't have that luxury in the regular season, so relievers will have to pitch the final three outs. If Giles wavers at all, Will Harris and Chris Devenski are first in line for opportunities. Of course, the Astros should be a postseason player for a second straight season, so they would likely explore the trade market for an established closer should Giles' postseason performance carry over to the 2018 regular season.

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Astros' Ken Giles: Unlikely to be used in save chance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

He has given up 10 runs on 12 hits (including three home runs) and five walks in 7.2 innings this postseason en route to a blown save and two losses. Will Harris or Chris Devenski could be options to close, or manager A.J. Hinch could opt to just play the matchups. There's also a chance that Lance McCullers, who is scheduled to start a potential Game 7, could be used in a high-leverage relief role in Game 5.

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Astros' Ken Giles: Records save number 34
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth inning to record his 34th save in Friday's 3-2 win over Boston.

Like most pitchers, starters or relievers, Giles has wobbled as the calendar reached September. He's allowed baserunners in each of his last six outings and has a monthly high .262 batting-average-against over the final month of the season. But in a results-oriented role, he's converted seven of eight save opportunities.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 29.000 3.1001137
vs RHB 33.200 1.6001046
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
10/6BOS0001.02101
10/9@BOS0012.01101
10/13NYY0011.21114
10/17@NYY0100.13210
10/20NYY0001.01011
10/25@LAD0001.22213
10/28LAD0100.02310
Two Week Schedule
FEBRUARY /MARCH
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
19
20
21
22
23
Wash
1:05 pm
24
Atl
1:05 pm
25
@StL
1:05 pm
26
@Miami
1:05 pm
DH
27
@NYM
1:10 pm
28
Min
1:05 pm
1
Bos
1:05 pm
2
NYM
6:05 pm
3
Wash
1:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
14

0
34

11

26

15

13

31

9

7

2

11

20

2

10

12

14

7

17

16

22

23

5

23

18

11

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PHI31 1.184400011 45.22576101164
2015PHI63 1.80690001520 70.0592314212587
2016HOU25 4.11690001520 65.26032308225102
2017HOU11 3.10220001415 20.1137701725
Total 1210 2.542040004556 201.2157695711468278
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PHI44000000000 --- --- ---
2015PHI69000000000 --- --- ---
2016HOU69000000000 --- --- ---
2017HOU22000000000 --- --- ---
Total 204000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014PHIP440413011.000
2015PHIP69061410 .833
2016HOUP690945001.000
2017HOUP22040310 .750
Total  20402361521 .913
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2014PHI13135 0.9703001 .164166 7.1 .2300
2015PHI25868 0.9020001 .219298 10.9 .2835
2016HOU15047 1.06500014 .234286 11.9 .4025
2017HOU01718 1.0020002 .18181 9.3 .2361
Total 4156168 0.97930018 .210831 10.2 .30811
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011R-Gcl Phillies11 6.2330000 4.16431137
2012AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws33 3.61296005 67.1543027564486
2012AFA-Clearwater Threshers10 3.07100003 14.2105510625
2013AFA-Clearwater Threshers22 6.31240006 25.2231918411934
2014AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi20 2.63110005 13.210440189
2014AA-Reading Fightin Phil00 1.20130007 15.083200529
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/205
Birthdate:
9/20/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
4