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#53
Ken Giles
ERA S K
2.70 24 60
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 6-2 / 205 NFBC ADP: 85.43
Position: RPBorn: 9/20/1990 Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 7th Round by Phillies (2011)


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Aug. 18 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 24th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday. Giles struck out three, ending the game with a 2.70 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 17 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET1:35 ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST1:05 AM VEN9:35 UAE12:35 AM CT-Ken Giles allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Wednesday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 2.80 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 13 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST8:38 PM VEN5:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 23rd save, allowing no runs on one hit in 2.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Sunday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 2.86 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Over his last nine appearances spanning 9 2/3 innings, Giles has allowed one run, five hits and two walks with 17 strikeouts.
Aug. 11 12:06 AM PT1:06 AM MT2:06 AM CT3:06 AM ET3:06 ET7:06 GMT15:06 12:06 AM MST2:06 AM EST2:36 AM VEN11:06 UAE2:06 AM CT-Ken Giles blew his third save, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Thursday. Giles struck out three, ending the game with a 3.00 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Giles gave up a solo homer to Yoan Moncada in the ninth inning to blow his first save since June 6, which also was the last time an opponent took him deep. Despite this mishap, the Houston closer owns a very solid 1.45 ERA and 0.96 WHIP while averaging over 12 strikeouts per nine innings over his last 19 appearances.
Aug. 10 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Ken Giles did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Wednesday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 2.85 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 6 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Ken Giles allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.1 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 2.93 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 2 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Ken Giles allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Tuesday. Giles struck out three, ending the game with a 3.03 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
July 29 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 22nd save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Friday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 3.11 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
July 25 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Ken Giles allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 on Tuesday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 3.19 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
July 21 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 21st save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.1 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 on Friday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Giles recorded his sixth straight save opportunity and has allowed two runs over 12 1/3 innings in his last 13 appearances.
July 18 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET0:29 ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST11:59 PM VEN8:29 UAE11:29 PM CT-Ken Giles did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-7 on Monday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.31 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
July 16 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Giles allowed one run and one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.41 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The effort earned Giles is 20th save.
July 15 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Ken Giles did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins 10-5 on Friday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.24 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
July 8 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Ken Giles walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Saturday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.34 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
July 2 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 19th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 7-6 on Saturday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.45 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
June 29 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET0:29 ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST11:59 PM VEN8:29 UAE11:29 PM CT-Ken Giles allowed no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 11-8 on Wednesday. Giles ended the game with a 3.56 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Giles struck out two in the ninth for his 18th save.
June 25 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Ken Giles allowed one run on one hit and three walks in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Saturday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.68 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
June 22 11:11 PM PT12:11 AM MT1:11 AM CT2:11 AM ET2:11 ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST1:41 AM VEN10:11 UAE1:11 AM CT-Ken Giles allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 3.49 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
June 20 8:06 AM PT9:06 AM MT10:06 AM CT11:06 AM ET11:06 ET15:06 GMT23:06 8:06 AM MST10:06 AM EST10:36 AM VEN19:06 UAE10:06 AM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 17th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Monday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.62 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
June 15 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Ken Giles allowed two hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
June 10 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 16th save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Saturday. Giles struck out three, ending the game with a 3.91 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
June 8 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Ken Giles did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Wednesday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.07 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
June 7 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET0:25 ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST11:55 PM VEN8:25 UAE11:25 PM CT-Ken Giles fell to 1-2, allowing two runs on three hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros lost to the Kansas City Royals 9-7 on Tuesday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 4.24 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season.
June 4 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Ken Giles allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Saturday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 3.63 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Ken Giles worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances even while allowing an RBI single by Adrian Beltre.
June 3 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Ken Giles allowed one run on one hit in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Friday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
May 27 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE11:15 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 14th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.10 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
May 26 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET10:24 ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST9:54 AM VEN18:24 UAE9:24 AM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 13th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Thursday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.26 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
May 23 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 12th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Monday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 3.44 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Giles has converted all but one of his save opportunities this year. He's given up just two runs and seven hits in his last 13 1/3 innings.
May 17 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 11th save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
May 11 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his 10th save, allowing one run on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 4.20 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Jake Marisnick spared Giles a blown save by throwing out Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate to end the game. Though he's had some shaky moments, the Houston closer is tied for the AL lead in saves and converted all but one of his 11 opportunities.
May 10 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET19:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)6:06 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his ninth save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Wednesday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
May 7 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET20:45 ET0:45 GMT8:45 5:45 PM MST7:45 PM EST8:15 PM VEN4:45 UAE (+1)7:45 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his eighth save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Sunday. Giles struck out two, ending the game with a 4.15 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
May 6 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 ET17:19 GMT1:19 10:19 AM MST12:19 PM EST12:49 PM VEN21:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Ken Giles improved to 1-1, allowing one run on three hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 on Friday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
May 2 8:15 AM PT9:15 AM MT10:15 AM CT11:15 AM ET11:15 ET15:15 GMT23:15 8:15 AM MST10:15 AM EST10:45 AM VEN19:15 UAE10:15 AM CT-Ken Giles recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.2 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.09 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Giles was shaky early on this season, but has been dominant lately. Houston's closer has allowed only one hit in six scoreless innings over his last six appearances, while going 5 for 5 in save opportunities during that stretch.
Apr. 30 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET20:47 ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST8:17 PM VEN4:47 UAE (+1)7:47 PM CT-Ken Giles recorded his sixth save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.1 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Sunday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.35 ERA and 0.97 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 1:04 PM PT2:04 PM MT3:04 PM CT4:04 PM ET16:04 ET20:04 GMT4:04 1:04 PM MST3:04 PM EST3:34 PM VEN0:04 UAE (+1)3:04 PM CT-Ken Giles did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Friday. Giles did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2014 Phi 3 1 1 - 1 44 0 0 45.2 25 7 6 1 11 1 64 0.79 1.18
2015 Phi 6 3 15 - 20 69 0 0 70.0 59 23 14 2 25 2 87 1.20 1.80
2016 Hou 2 5 15 - 20 69 0 0 65.2 60 32 30 8 25 1 102 1.29 4.11
2017 Hou 1 2 24 - 27 47 0 0 46.2 30 14 14 3 16 0 60 0.99 2.70
Career 12 11 55 - 68 229 0 0 228.0 174 76 64 14 77 4 313 1.10 2.53



Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 351 101 94 98 50.29
Slider 347 90 82 87 49.71

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