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Ken Giles
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 7, #241, Philadelphia Phillies | Yavapai College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 9.82 4 0 1 3.2 6 2.18
7 Seasons 14 18 2.74 357 0 115 351.0 478 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-0 9.82 3.2 6 2.18
7 Seasons 357 14-18 2.74 351.0 478 1.12

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1185 185 7 3.8 87.8 115.6 11.4 33.5 .215 .325 .254 .274 .350 35 29.2 8.4 1.80 3.18
2016 1117 157 11 7 88.5 109.5 12.7 36.3 .209 .336 .311 .278 .383 33.8 35.7 8.7 4.11 3.33
2017 952 142 6 4.2 86.9 111.7 13.8 31.7 .189 .286 .251 .247 .323 34 33.6 8.5 2.30 2.61
2018 775 151 10 6.6 89.4 111.8 11.8 33.1 .250 .404 .310 .298 .382 36 25 3.3 4.65 3.76
2019 810 108 9 8.3 88.2 113.7 15.5 34.3 .180 .315 .247 .245 .367 35.2 39.9 8.2 1.87 2.65
2020 69 9 2 22.2 98.3 110.7 10.9 44.4 .255 .599 .454 .410 .586 66.7 33.3 16.7 9.82 7.88
4908 752 45 6 88.3 115.6 12.8 33.9 .209 .336 .277 .271 .363 35.2 32.6 7.7
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Giles relies on 2 pitches.
Slider
(58%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 40 21 19 58.0 84.2 8 8 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 .250 .121 .375 .135 .265 .110 93.5 6 2080 5.7 57.1 30.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball 29 14 15 42.0 93.1 10 7 2 0 0 0 2 2 5 .286 .408 1.143 1.129 .605 .649 102.1 15 2149 5.7 50.0 33.3
2019 Slider 400 225 175 49.4 86.4 107 105 13 8 4 0 1 60 45 .124 .109 .190 .154 .142 .124 79.9 10 2245 5.2 54.4 39.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 397 196 201 49.0 96.9 95 81 21 11 6 0 4 21 60 .259 .267 .481 .525 .361 .381 92.8 21 2323 5.5 25.9 28.0
2019 Sinker 13 8 5 1.6 97.5 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 .400 .273 .400 .319 .348 .253 100.9 -1 2330 5.5 22.2 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 47 17.8 28.6 6.5 38.4 38.4 23.2 4.3 34.1 20 28.6 7 3.8
2016 40.8 22.9 29.9 6.4 31.2 36.9 31.8 0.6 29.3 25.5 27.4 6.4 7
2017 45.1 21.1 21.8 12 33.1 35.2 31.7 3.5 32.4 27.5 26.8 4.2 4.2
2018 43 23.8 25.8 7.3 36.4 41.1 22.5 4 31.1 25.8 29.1 2.6 6.6
2019 38.9 23.1 26.9 11.1 28.7 50 21.3 3.7 29.6 30.6 22.2 5.6 8.3
2020 44.4 22.2 33.3 0 55.6 33.3 11.1 0 33.3 22.2 11.1 11.1 22.2
43.4 21.5 26.9 8.2 34.3 39.6 26.1 3.2 31.5 25.3 27 5.3 6
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 29 93.1 16.3 -0.3 -2 10.7 3.3 45
2020 Slider TOR R 40 84.2 34.7 -2.4 -6 1.5 -6.5 -129
2019 Slider TOR R 399 86.4 35.1 -0.8 -2 0.9 -5.2 -121
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 397 96.9 13.3 1.2 8 9.9 1.7 21
2019 Sinker TOR R 13 97.5 16.5 -4 -19 13.3 -2.4 -15
2018 4-Seamer TOR R 449 97.3 12.9 1.7 11 9.6 1.6 19
2018 Sinker TOR R 2 97.4 16.9 -3.2 -16 14.1 -0.8 -6
2018 Slider TOR R 312 86.7 36 -0.7 -2 0.4 -4.4 -110
2017 4-Seamer HOU R 500 98.2 12.1 -0.4 -3 9.5 0.9 10
2017 Changeup HOU R 1 85.6 40.4 10.7 36 11 -2.5 -18
2017 Slider HOU R 447 87 38.8 4.7 14 0.9 -3.6 -132
2016 Slider HOU R 506 86.6 38.8 5.2 15 0.7 -1.7 -71
2016 4-Seamer HOU R 553 97.9 11.8 -0.4 -3 4.5 -4.6 -51
2016 Sinker HOU R 4 98.8 15.5 -1.3 -8 12.9 -1.3 -9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Slider -2.2 -1 40 58 8 .25 .375 .269 57.1 50 30.8 .121 .135 .11 50
2020 4-Seamer 6.4 2 29 42 10 .286 1.143 .61 50 20 33.3 .408 1.129 .65 80
2019 Sinker 0.6 0 13 1.6 5 .4 .4 .36 22.2 40 33.3 .273 .319 .253 100
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 397 49 95 .259 .481 .371 25.9 22.1 28 .267 .525 .382 48.3
2019 Slider -3.3 -13 400 49.4 107 .124 .19 .146 54.4 56.1 39 .109 .154 .124 13.3
2018 Sinker 4.1 0 2 0.3 1 .7 0 0 .7
2018 Slider -1.3 -4 312 40.3 84 .183 .378 .257 51.2 42.9 29.3 .199 .36 .25 21.7
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 3 449 57.9 124 .331 .475 .363 16.9 12.1 13.6 .291 .445 .334 42.3
2017 4-Seamer -1 -5 500 52.5 121 .283 .404 .364 22.9 15.7 18.3 .254 .377 .338 34.9
2017 Slider -1.9 -8 447 47 124 .132 .215 .162 46.1 50.8 34.2 .139 .217 .165 32.8
2017 Changeup 2.8 0 1 0.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Slider 40 84.2 17 3.6 3:15 1:15 120
2020 4-Seam Fastball 29 93.1 90 18.7 1:30 1:15 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 165 690 -5 -9 0 0 -13
2015 292 1159 -10 -16 4 4 -19
2016 278 1087 -3 -6 2 4 -4
2017 284 1112 -2 -15 7 2 -8
2018 209 763 3 -8 2 2 -1
2019 207 810 -5 -10 -3 3 -15
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1185 50.1 70.3 79.8 31.4 45.4 44.4 60.1 50.7 30.6 8.2 76
2016 1117 45.3 66.8 76.7 39.2 34.6 43.2 64.3 52.2 39.8 6.6 69.4
2017 952 52 68.4 76.9 31.6 41 44.4 61.9 50.8 33.9 8.9 81
2018 775 53.9 73.2 78.7 31.5 43.2 42.1 66 54.1 31.3 8 68.9
2019 810 47 69 73 34.3 36.7 39.5 60.1 50.6 40 5.9 64.6
2020 69 40.6 67.9 52.6 34.1 35.7 46.4 72.2 47.8 54.5 2.9 100
4908 49.3 69.4 77 33.9 39.6 43 62.6 51.5 35.3 7.5 73.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 77 78 82 79 71 79 80 58 37 92 31 91 77 96 82
2016 82 86 83 74 81 65 26 51 59 98 37 99 82 98 88
2017 96 94 97 95 92 88 83 57 43 96 46 94 96 98 93
2018 58 32 38 43 83 72 46 19 43 66 99 84 58 97 81
2019 97 96 94 80 96 80 24 61 61 99 48 99 97 95 65
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 5 5.2 0 4 4 2 40
2020 24.4 2 1.8 0 0 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 5 5 7 7 7 4 5 6 6 6 6 4 3 5 5 7 4 6 3 6 3 4 4 6 5 7 6 4 7 4 5
2020 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.2 97.9 0.7 98.2 0.3 97.3 -0.9 96.9 -0.4 93.1 -3.8 undefined
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 85.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 undefined
Breaking Velocity 86.6 86.6 0 87 0.4 86.7 -0.3 86.4 -0.3 84.2 -2.2 undefined
Exit Velocity 87.8 88.5 0.7 86.9 -1.6 89.4 2.5 88.2 -1.2 98.3 10.1 undefined
Launch Angle 11.4 12.7 1.3 13.8 1.1 11.8 -2 15.5 3.7 10.9 -4.6 undefined
Barrel % 3.8 7 3.2 4.2 -2.8 6.6 2.4 8.3 1.7 22.2 13.9 undefined
Hard Hit % 35 33.8 -1.2 34 0.2 36 2 35.2 -0.8 66.7 31.5 undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.5 36.3 2.8 31.7 -4.6 33.1 1.4 34.3 1.2 44.4 10.1 undefined
xBA .215 .209 -0.006 .189 -0.02 .25 0.061 .18 -0.07 .255 0.075 undefined
BA .219 .234 0.015 .198 -0.036 .266 0.068 .188 -0.078 .267 0.079 undefined
xwOBA .274 .278 0.004 .247 -0.031 .298 0.051 .245 -0.053 .41 0.165 undefined
wOBA .254 .311 0.057 .251 -0.06 .31 0.059 .247 -0.063 .454 0.207 undefined
xSLG .325 .336 0.011 .286 -0.05 .404 0.118 .315 -0.089 .599 0.284 undefined
SLG .283 .402 0.119 .297 -0.105 .429 0.132 .319 -0.11 .733 0.414 undefined
K% 29.2 35.7 6.5 33.6 -2.1 25 -8.6 39.9 14.9 33.3 -6.6 undefined
BB% 8.4 8.7 0.3 8.5 -0.2 3.3 -5.2 8.2 4.9 16.7 8.5 undefined
Swing % 50.7 52.2 1.5 50.8 -1.4 54.1 3.3 50.6 -3.5 47.8 -2.8 undefined
Whiff% 30.6 39.8 9.2 33.9 -5.9 31.3 -2.6 40 8.7 54.5 14.5 undefined
In Zone Swing % 50.1 45.3 -4.8 52 6.7 53.9 1.9 47 -6.9 40.6 -6.4 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 49.9 54.7 4.8 48 -6.7 46.1 -1.9 53 6.9 59.4 6.4 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 36.6 35 -1.6 35.2 0.2 37.7 2.5 30.3 -7.4 50 19.7 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 60.1 64.3 4.2 61.9 -2.4 66 4.1 60.1 -5.9 72.2 12.1 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 272 .310 139 18 12.9 133 66 49.6
2017 245 .253 131 37 28.2 114 46 40.4
2018 212 .310 107 21 19.6 105 45 42.9
2019 207 .247 108 3 2.8 99 45 45.5
2020 18 .454 10 1 10.0 8 3 37.5

Pitch Distribution