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51 Ken Giles RP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
76%13%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
1.200110.834
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019TOR231.8753000232453.0361111501783
2020TOR0010.802000111.21220043

Player Updates

August 11, 2020 12:48 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Set for another MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles will get his strained right forearm checked out again Wednesday and will undergo another MRI, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Giles has been shut down from throwing for two weeks, though he's nearing the end of that period. The previous news regarding his injury was considered encouraging, as he was diagnosed with merely a mild strain of the flexor mass in his right forearm at the end of July. If he receives more good news following Wednesday's MRI, he could resume throwing soon.

July 31, 2020 12:00 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Receives encouraging news
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles was diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor mass in his right forearm Friday, and the Blue Jays are optimistic he'll be able to pitch again soon, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

"Soon" is a relative term here, as Giles won't throw for at least two weeks after undergoing a PRP injection Thursday. Still, there appears to be a strong chance that Giles will pitch again this season, barring setbacks, something that didn't appear to be clear when he first landed on the injured list Monday. Anthony Bass has stepped into the closer role in his absence.

July 31, 2020 04:12 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Shut down for at least two weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles (forearm) received an injection in his elbow Thursday and will remain shut down for at least two weeks, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Giles was diagnosed with a forearm strain Monday and this update means the Jays' closer will not resume throwing until the middle of August at the earliest. The right-hander appeared in two games for Toronto, striking out three while allowing two earned runs in 1.2 inning of work.

July 28, 2020 04:12 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Set for second opinion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles will receive a second opinion on his strained right forearm and remains shut down for now, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

A forearm strain is sometimes the initial diagnosis for an injury which winds up requiring a very lengthy recovery time, though there's been no indication so far that this is one of those cases. His return timeline should become clear after he receives the second opinion. In the meantime, Anthony Bass should be the Blue Jays' primary ninth-inning option.

July 27, 2020 06:24 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Diagnosed with forearm strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles was diagnosed with a forearm strain Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Giles' MRI results have not yet been released, so a clearer picture of his return timeline is not yet available. He was initially diagnosed with elbow soreness upon leaving Sunday's game against the Rays. Anthony Bass is expected to be the top option for saves while he remains sidelined.

July 27, 2020 04:00 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles is still awaiting the results of his elbow MRI but will head to the injured list Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Giles left his appearance Sunday against the Rays with what was originally called elbow soreness. While his exact return timeline remains unclear, the act that he's already been placed on the injured list even before his MRI results are available certainly doesn't seem to be a good sign. Anthony Bass will be the closer in his absence.

July 26, 2020 06:04 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Slated to undergo MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles (elbow) will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injury, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Giles wasn't complaining about an injury during his appearance Sunday, but he displayed decreased velocity before he exited with what the team diagnosed as right elbow soreness for now. However, his MRI should provide more clarity regarding the injury. The 29-year-old missed several weeks last season with elbow issues, but manager Charlie Montoyo was unsure whether the injury is related to his past issues. Anthony Bass appears to be the favorite to take over in the ninth inning if Giles misses additional time.

July 26, 2020 05:32 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Diagnosed with right elbow soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles was diagnosed with right elbow soreness Sunday.

Giles came in during the ninth inning of Sunday's contest and recorded two outs, but he left with the athletic trainer after allowing one hit and three walks. It's unclear how much time the right-hander could miss as a result. If he's forced to miss additional time, Anthony Bass and Rafael Dolis could see increased opportunities as the Blue Jays' closer.

July 26, 2020 05:28 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Leaves with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles exited Sunday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Giles entered for the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead and recorded two outs on six pitches, but he then looked increasingly off as he allowed one hit and three walks before leaving with the athletic trainer. He exited with the bases loaded and allowed two earned runs, though he wasn't charged with the blown save since they scored after he was pulled.

July 25, 2020 12:28 AM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Picks up save against Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles fired one scoreless inning as he earned the save Friday against the Rays, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out two.

Giles is expected to see heavy usage as the Blue Jays' top option in the ninth inning this year, and he got off to a nice start Friday as he preserved a two-run lead. The right-hander converted 23 of 24 save chances with a 1.87 ERA and 83:17 K:BB over 53 innings in his first full season with the Blue Jays last season.

July 16, 2020 04:24 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Ready for heavy use in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays are expected to use Giles "a lot" during the abbreviated 2020 season, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Entering his second full season in Toronto, Giles is locked in as Toronto's closer after a dominant 2019 campaign in which he posted a 1.87 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 83:17 K:BB while converting 23 of 24 save chances over his 53 innings. Giles excelled in spite of recurring bouts with right elbow soreness, an injury that played a major factor in him staying put when the 2019 trade deadline passed. With Giles set to become an unrestricted free agent this winter, Toronto is expected to make ample use of their best reliever in 2020, either to maximize its chances of making a surprise playoff push in the compressed 60-game season or to showcase him to more competitive clubs ahead of the Aug. 31 trade deadline. There could be some risk of GIles losing out on a closing role if he's dealt to another team, which probably makes him a more ideal No. 2 closer than a No. 1 option in most fantasy leagues.

March 12, 2020 01:28 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Looks ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles struck out one in a perfect inning of relief during Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.

The two teams combined for eight homers during the game, but the Jays' closer breezed through a scoreless sixth inning. Giles has a 2.25 ERA, 0.25 WHIP and 4:0 K:BB through four spring innings, and he already appears ready for the regular season.

January 10, 2020 04:44 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Gets close to $10 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles agreed to a one-year, $9.6 million deal with the Blue Jays, avoiding arbitration, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

This is his third and final year as an arbitration-eligible player before he hits the open market. Giles will be unchallenged as the Jays' closer as long as he is healthy and reasonably effective, but it's possible he could be dangled in trades at the deadline if Toronto falls out of the playoff mix.

September 29, 2019 01:12 AM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Earns save No. 23
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Rays on Saturday en route to his 23rd save of the season.

Giles' availability has been somewhat limited down the stretch -- he was not cleared to throw on back-to-back days after returning from an elbow injury in early August -- but he continued to pitch brilliantly when called upon. There's no reason to think those limitations will be lifted at this point, so this will almost certainly be it for Giles' 2019. He ends the year with a sparkling 1.87 ERA and only one blown save in 24 chances.

September 27, 2019 01:44 AM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Strikes out side in save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles struck out the side while allowing zero baserunners to earn his 22nd save of the season against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Impressively, Giles struck out the side on just 10 pitches, finishing one ball shy of an immaculate inning. Even if Giles gets a save in each of Toronto's final three games, he will finish shy of his save total last season, but that's hardly his fault. He is 22-for-23 in save opportunities with a 2-3 record, 1.90 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 52 innings this season.

September 21, 2019 12:16 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Posts 21st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two during the ninth inning to record his 21st save in a win over the Yankees on Friday.

The 28-year-old gave up a run in his prior outing, but he pushed his ERA back below 2.00 with his latest scoreless inning. Giles has pitched very well over the last month, posting a 2.08 ERA with six saves and no blown opportunities in his last 13 appearances. Overall, Giles is 2-3 with a 1.98 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 79 strikeouts in 50 innings this season.

September 16, 2019 11:44 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Posts 20th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to record his 20th save during a 6-4 victory against the Yankees on Sunday.

He doesn't get many save opportunities, but Giles has put together a solid season. He has 20 saves with only one blown opportunity, which came all the way back on April 11, and in his last 11 appearances, he owns a 1.64 ERA. Giles is also 2-3 with a 1.88 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 76 strikeouts in 48 innings this season.

September 12, 2019 12:12 AM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Posts 19th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles allowed one hit and a walk but struck out two during the ninth to nail down his 19th save in a 4-3 victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Things got a little hairy, as the tying run reached scoring position with one out, but Giles shut the door with a strikeout and flyball for the final two outs. He doesn't get many opportunities, but the 28-year-old only has one blown save and has converted 16 straight chances. Giles is 2-3 with 19 saves, 1.96 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 46 innings this season.

August 27, 2019 11:12 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Records 17th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Braves.

Giles was called upon in the ninth inning to preserve a two-run lead. After allowing a leadoff single to Billy Hamilton, he retired the next three batters he faced to record his 17th save of the campaign. He's now turned in five consecutive scoreless appearances, bringing his ERA to a stellar mark of 1.71. He's also managed a 1.10 WHIP as well as 69 strikeouts across 42 innings on the season.

August 26, 2019 06:12 PM
Blue Jays' Ken Giles: Fans two in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giles struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning during Sunday's 3-1 loss to Seattle.

Giles was reinstated from the paternity list on Sunday, and the Blue Jays likely just wanted to get him loose again considering he'd appeared in only one game since Aug. 16. The 28-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 1.76 with a 67:15 K:BB.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Tampa Bay 5.000 3.60305
vs LHB 25.200 2.810736
vs RHB 27.100 0.9901047
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020TOR0010.802000111.71220043
2019TOR231.8753000232453.0361111501783
2018TOR034.6555000262650.354282661753
2017HOU132.3063000343862.7441616412183
2016HOU254.1169000152065.76032308225102
2015PHI631.8069000152070.0592314212587
2014PHI311.2000001145.72576101164
Total14182.710000115130349.0279119105265110475
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020TOR0020.0000000.1673.0001027.00
2019TOR131410.8000002.1891.0002089.00
2018TOR049481.0000002.2661.21221211.09
2017HOU047510.9000003.1981.0372479.48
2016HOU150471.10000014.2341.29428611.92
2015PHI258680.9000001.2191.20029810.93
2014PHI131350.9003001.1640.7961667.17
Total52662920.902040023.2151.115142710.16
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2011R-Gcl Phillies 4.13001107366.582.195
2012AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws 67.129603358644543.621.460
2012AFA-Clearwater Threshers 14.21000103256103.171.127
2013AFA-Clearwater Threshers 25.224002263419236.431.667
2014AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi 13.2110020598102.731.364
2014AA-Reading Fightin Phil 15.0130000729581.200.867
2018AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 5.16000008298.822.157
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/205
Birthdate:
9/20/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
7