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Ken Giles PPhillies

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date9-20-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age24 years, 0 months, 12 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 PHI 23 44 0 45.7 0.0 45.7 3 1 1 0 0 0 166 25 7 6 1 35 11 10 0 64 1.18 1.31 1.69 10.7 1.2
Career44045.70.045.7311000166257613511100641.181.311.6910.71.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 PHL Rk 3 0 4.7 5.15 112 .280 .252 .328 .381 .244 .500 123 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 LWD A 29 6 67.3 4.23 109 .256 .258 .334 .393 .265 .299 96 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2012 CLR A+ 10 0 14.7 1.80 163 .227 .261 .325 .390 .249 .300 109 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2013 CLR A+ 24 0 25.7 5.87 63 .293 .259 .329 .372 .259 .306 100 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2014 PHI MLB 44 0 45.7 1.69 156 .168 .260 .324 .399 .272 .267 96 10.7 1.2 10.7 1.2
2014 REA AA 13 0 15.0 1.18 175 .159 .257 .329 .389 .264 .348 103 6.7 0.7 6.6 0.7
2014 LEH AAA 11 0 13.7 4.63 94 .230 .264 .335 .391 .253 .256 97 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 PHL Rk 1 1 0 3 0 4.7 6 3 7 1 45% .500 11.6 5.8 1.9 13.5 1.93 5.79 0.7 0.1
2012 LWD A 3 3 5 29 6 67.3 54 44 86 5 44% .299 7.2 5.9 0.7 11.5 1.46 3.61 8.8 0.9
2012 CLR A+ 1 0 3 10 0 14.7 10 6 25 1 32% .300 6.1 3.7 0.6 15.3 1.09 3.07 6.6 0.7
2013 CLR A+ 2 2 6 24 0 25.7 23 19 34 4 32% .306 8.1 6.7 1.4 11.9 1.64 6.31 -2.6 -0.3
2014 PHI MLB 3 1 1 44 0 45.7 25 11 64 1 46% .267 4.9 2.2 0.2 12.6 0.79 1.18 10.7 1.2
2014 LEH AAA 2 0 5 11 0 13.7 10 8 9 0 31% .256 6.6 5.3 0.0 5.9 1.32 2.63 0.3 0.0
2014 REA AA 0 0 7 13 0 15.0 8 5 29 0 43% .348 4.8 3.0 0.0 17.4 0.87 1.20 6.6 0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 690 0.4942 0.5000 0.6754 0.6041 0.3983 0.8058 0.4820 0.3246
Career6900.49420.50.67540.60410.39830.80580.4820.3246

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-21 2013-07-03 Minors 73 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2013-04-04 2013-04-18 Minors 14 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Philadelphia 6/8/14.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (7-241) (Yavapai JC, Ariz.). $0.25M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Ken Giles is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Awards We Wish We Could Give OutBaseball Prospectus2014-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 22, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersTucker Blair2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersCraig Goldstein2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBret Sayre2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersMauricio Rubio2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJordan Gorosh2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBen Carsley2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJeff Moore2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 3, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 18th Edition: The Final QuestBret Sayre2014-08-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 20Ben Carsley2014-08-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 17th EditionBret Sayre2014-08-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 16th EditionBret Sayre2014-08-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersBen Murphy2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersIan Lefkowitz2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersJared Weiss2014-07-31
BBQ State of Mind: In the Citi, Part 2Jake Mintz2014-07-30
BBQ State of Mind: In the Citi, Part 2Jordan Shusterman2014-07-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 15th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 14th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 17Mauricio Rubio2014-07-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 15Ben Carsley2014-07-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, SellersMike Gianella2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys MoralesBret Sayre2014-06-09
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-05-29
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftJared Weiss2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Jason Parks2014-03-04
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Jeff Moore2014-03-04
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Steffan Segui2014-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-14
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Ben, Who are some non-closers who could be closing at or near the start of 2015?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Mike Foltynewicz, Ken Giles, Delin Betances. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any non-closing RPs that you think could begin 2015 as the closer, that we can stash now (other than Dellin Betances)?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
This is always pure guesswork. I love Ken Giles if the Phillies can move that Papelbon contract, but who the heck knows how that will play out? (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Sam, Which non-closers should I pick up now on the chance they will close in 2015?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Wade Davis, Ken Giles, Kevin Jepsen, Bruce Rondon... though not necessarily closing in April 2005. Trying to figure out who is going to close for the Giants next year. Who's going to close for the Giants next year? I'll say Jason Motte is going to close for the Giants next year. Enjoy this prediction, Giants fans and fantasy owners, I wrote it just for you! (Sam Miller)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cory, Who do you think will be new closers in 2015? Betances for one?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
The road to fifth place is littered with Closers of the Future, but Betances is one candidate if the Yankees don't re-sign Robertson. Ken Giles in Philly is another. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Ken Giles and Vic Black? Saves opp in August and Sept?
(Chris from Siem Reap)
Both situations are fluid, I think Giles takes over if Jonathan Papelbon gets moved, and Vic Black might just take that job in Queens. I would put more stock in Giles but both could see saves. I like both guys. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)What current non-closing RP gets the most saves ROS?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Joakim Soria, Ken Giles, Vic Black, a random White Sox reliever. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Ken Giles? He can really sling it but until recently the only ones shaking in the boots were the Team Mascots, ala Bull Durham.
(Sean from My Moms Basement)
It is impossible to ignore the arm strength and the potential impact at the end of games that he could provide, but I'm still skeptical of his ability to throw strikes and ultimately locate his arsenal. I do think some of his recent improvements are real, and I believe enough of the improvements are real to allow him to be effective at the MLB level. How much sticks going forward will determine whether he ends up a 6th/7th inning arm or a potential setup man or closer. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ken Giles. Say something mean.
(Joe from DE)
He still has to prove he can throw strikes consistently. (Mark Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Ken Giles has thrown 857 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Slider (87mph).