Ken Giles
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 197LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 4.0 6 1.00
8 Seasons 14 18 2.71 361 0 115 355.0 484 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 4 0-0 0.00 4.0 6 1.00
8 Seasons 361 14-18 2.71 355.0 484 1.12

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 1185 185 7 3.8 2.3 87.8 115.6 11.4 33.5 .217 .328 .254 .277 .355 34.6 29.2 8.4 1.80 3.12
2016 25 1117 157 11 7 3.8 88.5 109.5 12.7 36.3 .212 .341 .306 .277 .393 33.1 35.7 8.7 4.11 3.19
2017 26 952 142 6 4.2 2.4 86.9 111.7 13.8 31.7 .190 .288 .251 .248 .325 34.0 33.6 8.5 2.30 2.59
2018 27 775 151 10 6.6 4.7 89.4 111.8 11.8 33.1 .251 .406 .310 .299 .384 36.0 25.0 3.3 4.65 3.76
2019 28 810 108 9 8.3 4.3 88.2 113.7 15.5 34.3 .180 .316 .247 .245 .368 35.2 39.9 8.2 1.87 2.60
2020 29 69 9 2 22.2 11.1 98.3 110.7 10.9 44.4 .257 .610 .454 .415 .597 66.7 33.3 16.7 9.82 8.07
2022 31 61 7 1 14.3 6.3 92.9 112.0 14.3 28.6 .184 .233 .208 .275 .333 28.6 37.5 18.8 0.00 2.73
Player 4969 759 46 6.1 3.6 88.3 115.6 12.8 33.9 .211 .337 .275 .272 .368 34.9 32.7 7.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Giles relies on 2 pitches.
Slider
(54.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(45.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 47.0 17.8 28.6 6.5 38.4 38.4 23.2 4.3 34.1 20.0 28.6 7.0 3.8 2.3
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 7.0 3.8
2017 45.1 21.1 21.8 12.0 33.1 35.2 31.7 3.5 32.4 27.5 26.8 4.2 4.2 2.4
2018 43.0 23.8 25.8 7.3 36.4 41.1 22.5 4.0 31.1 25.8 29.1 2.6 6.6 4.7
2019 38.9 23.1 26.9 11.1 28.7 50.0 21.3 3.7 29.6 30.6 22.2 5.6 8.3 4.3
2020 44.4 22.2 33.3 0.0 55.6 33.3 11.1 0.0 33.3 22.2 11.1 11.1 22.2 11.1
2022 42.9 28.6 28.6 0.0 57.1 28.6 14.3 0.0 42.9 28.6 14.3 0.0 14.3 6.3
Player 43.3 21.6 26.9 8.2 34.5 39.5 26.0 3.2 31.6 25.3 26.9 5.3 6.1 3.6
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 28 94.8 15.6 -1.2 -8 11.8 4.6 63
2022 Slider SEA R 33 84.3 37.9 0.4 1 2.4 -8.4 -141
2020 Slider TOR R 43 84.0 34.8 -2.4 -6 1.6 -6.7 -130
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 26 94.3 14.0 1.0 6 11.6 4.2 56
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 397 96.9 13.3 1.2 8 9.9 1.7 20
2019 Sinker TOR R 13 97.5 16.5 -4.0 -19 13.3 -2.3 -15
2019 Slider TOR R 399 86.4 35.1 -0.8 -2 0.9 -5.2 -121
2018 4-Seamer TOR R 449 97.3 12.9 1.7 11 9.6 1.6 19
2018 Slider TOR R 312 86.7 36.0 -0.7 -2 0.4 -4.4 -110
2018 Sinker TOR R 2 97.4 16.9 -3.2 -16 14.1 -0.8 -6
2017 Changeup HOU R 1 85.6 40.4 10.7 36 11.0 -2.5 -18
2017 4-Seamer HOU R 500 98.2 12.1 -0.4 -3 9.5 0.9 11
2017 Slider HOU R 447 87.0 38.8 4.7 14 0.9 -3.6 -132
2016 4-Seamer HOU R 553 97.9 11.8 -0.4 -3 4.5 -4.6 -51
2016 Slider HOU R 506 86.6 38.8 5.2 15 0.7 -1.7 -71
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 %
2022 Slider -6.4 -2 33 54.1 11 .000 .000 .064 50.0 54.5 46.2 .158 .171 .195 25.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.5 0 28 45.9 5 .333 .667 .530 11.1 0.0 0.0 .270 .440 .458 33.3
2020 Slider -1.7 -1 43 62.3 8 .250 .375 .269 57.1 50.0 30.8 .121 .135 .110 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 6.7 2 26 37.7 10 .286 1.143 .610 50.0 20.0 33.3 .412 1.153 .659 80.0
2019 Slider -3.3 -13 400 49.4 107 .124 .190 .146 54.4 56.1 39.0 .109 .154 .124 13.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -2 397 49.0 95 .259 .481 .371 25.9 22.1 28.0 .267 .525 .383 48.3
2019 Sinker 0.7 0 13 1.6 5 .400 .400 .360 22.2 40.0 33.3 .273 .319 .253 100.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 3 449 57.9 124 .331 .475 .363 16.9 12.1 13.6 .291 .445 .334 42.3
2018 Slider -1.4 -4 312 40.3 84 .183 .378 .257 51.2 42.9 29.3 .199 .360 .250 21.7
2018 Sinker 3.8 0 2 0.3 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 500 52.5 121 .283 .404 .364 22.9 15.7 18.3 .254 .377 .338 34.9
2017 Slider -1.9 -9 447 47.0 124 .132 .215 .162 46.1 50.8 34.2 .140 .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 4-Seam Fastball 26 94.3 99 20.4 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 43 84.0 17 3.7 3:15 1:15 120
2022 4-Seam Fastball 22 95.0 98 19.1 1:15 1:15 0
2022 Slider 30 84.4 17 3.6 4:30 3:45 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 165 690 -5 -9 0 0 -14
2015 296 1,174 -9 -17 4 4 -18
2016 285 1,113 -2 -7 1 4 -4
2017 284 1,112 -2 -15 7 2 -9
2018 209 763 2 -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 1,185 50.2 70.2 79.6 31.4 44.9 44.2 60.1 50.7 30.6 8.3 75.5
2016 1,117 45.4 66.9 76.7 40.0 35.2 43.5 64.3 52.2 39.8 6.7 69.3
2017 952 52.0 68.4 76.9 31.6 41.0 44.4 61.9 50.8 33.9 8.9 81.0
2018 775 53.9 73.2 78.7 31.5 43.2 42.1 66.0 54.1 31.3 8.0 68.9
2019 810 47.0 69.0 73.0 34.3 36.7 39.5 60.4 50.6 40.0 5.9 64.6
2020 69 40.6 67.9 52.6 34.1 35.7 46.4 72.2 47.8 54.5 2.9 100.0
2022 61 41.0 64.0 68.8 36.1 53.8 32.8 50.0 47.5 37.9 9.8 83.3
Player 4,969 49.3 69.4 76.9 34.2 39.9 42.9 62.5 51.5 35.3 7.6 73.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 80 81 85 81 74 79 81 59 35 92 31 91 80 96 82
2016 85 87 82 74 82 65 26 51 62 98 37 99 85 98 88
2017 96 95 97 95 93 88 83 57 43 96 46 94 96 98 94
2018 59 33 39 44 83 72 45 18 43 66 99 84 59 97 82
2019 98 97 95 82 97 80 25 61 62 99 48 99 98 94 65
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.7 8 5.9 2 5 7 2 25.0
2017 22.0 7 6.6 0 5 3 4 57.1
2018 22.7 6 5.9 0 2 3 3 50.0
2019 23.3 5 5.5 -1 3 5 2 40.0
2020 24.4 2 1.9 0 0 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 6 9 3 3 6 5 8 7 5 7 3 3 5 5 7 8 7 3 7 10 3 3 7 5 8 10 3 6 5 10
2017 7 5 8 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 6 6 5 6 7 8 7 6 5 8 9 5 6 8 6 7 7 6 9 5 9
2018 6 7 6 5 6 6 6 8 6 4 5 7 5 4 5 6 4 7 4 6 5 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 5 6 8
2019 5 5 7 6 5 5 5 7 5 6 6 4 3 5 5 7 4 7 3 6 8 4 4 6 6 6 8 4 7 4 7
2020 2 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 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, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.2 97.9 0.7 98.2 0.3 97.3 -0.9 96.9 -0.4 94.3 -2.6
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 85.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 86.6 86.6 0 87 0.4 86.7 -0.3 86.4 -0.3 84 -2.4
Exit Velocity 87.8 88.5 0.7 86.9 -1.6 89.4 2.5 88.2 -1.2 98.3 10.1
Launch Angle 11.4 12.7 1.3 13.8 1.1 11.8 -2 15.5 3.7 10.9 -4.6
Barrel % 3.8 7 3.2 4.2 -2.8 6.6 2.4 8.3 1.7 22.2 13.9
Hard Hit % 34.6 33.1 -1.5 34 0.9 36 2 35.2 -0.8 66.7 31.5
Sweet Spot % 33.5 36.3 2.8 31.7 -4.6 33.1 1.4 34.3 1.2 44.4 10.1
xBA .217 .212 -0.005 .19 -0.022 .251 0.061 .18 -0.071 .257 0.077
BA .219 .234 0.015 .198 -0.036 .266 0.068 .188 -0.078 .267 0.079
xwOBA .277 .277 0 .248 -0.029 .299 0.051 .245 -0.054 .415 0.17
wOBA .254 .306 0.052 .251 -0.055 .31 0.059 .247 -0.063 .454 0.207
xSLG .328 .341 0.013 .288 -0.053 .406 0.118 .316 -0.09 .61 0.294
SLG .283 .402 0.119 .297 -0.105 .429 0.132 .319 -0.11 .733 0.414
K% 29.2 35.7 6.5 33.6 -2.1 25 -8.6 39.9 14.9 33.3 -6.6
BB% 8.4 8.7 0.3 8.5 -0.2 3.3 -5.2 8.2 4.9 16.7 8.5
Swing % 50.7 52.2 1.5 50.8 -1.4 54.1 3.3 50.6 -3.5 47.8 -2.8
Whiff% 30.6 39.8 9.2 33.9 -5.9 31.3 -2.6 40 8.7 54.5 14.5
In Zone % 50.2 45.4 -4.8 52 6.6 53.9 1.9 47 -6.9 40.6 -6.4
Out of Zone % 49.8 54.6 4.8 48 -6.6 46.1 -1.9 53 6.9 59.4 6.4
Out of Zone Swing % 31.4 40 8.6 31.6 -8.4 31.5 -0.1 34.3 2.8 34.1 -0.2
First Pitch Swing % 36.6 35 -1.6 35.2 0.2 37.7 2.5 30.4 -7.3 50 19.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.1 64.3 4.2 61.9 -2.4 66 4.1 60.4 -5.6 72.2 11.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 272 .305 139 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
2022 16 .208 7 4 57.1 9 7 77.8

Pitch Tempo

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