Ken Giles
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 197LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 7, #241, Philadelphia Phillies | Yavapai College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 3 1.87 53 0 23 53 83 1.00
2020 0 0 9.82 4 0 1 3.2 6 2.18
2022 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 4.1 6 1.15
8 Seasons 14 18 2.71 362 0 115 355.1 484 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 53 2-3 1.87 53 83 1.00
2020 4 0-0 9.82 3.2 6 2.18
2022 5 0-0 0.00 4.1 6 1.15
8 Seasons 362 14-18 2.71 355.1 484 1.12
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 7.0 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 .287 .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 .315 .247 .245 .367 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 .255 .599 .454 .410 .586 66.7 33.3 16.7 9.82 7.83
2022 31 67 8 1 12.5 5.9 92.9 112.0 15.0 37.5 .179 .234 .196 .268 .310 25.0 35.3 17.6 0.00 2.94
Player 4975 760 46 6.1 3.6 88.3 115.6 12.8 33.9 .210 .337 .275 .272 .367 34.8 32.7 7.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Giles relies on 2 pitches.
Slider
(55.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(44.8%) ,


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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 37.5 25.0 37.5 0.0 62.5 25.0 12.5 0.0 37.5 25.0 25.0 0.0 12.5 5.9
Player 43.3 21.6 27.0 8.2 34.6 39.5 25.9 3.2 31.6 25.3 27.0 5.3 6.1 3.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 30 94.8 15.7 -1.3 -9 12.0 4.5 60
2022 Slider SEA R 37 84.1 38.2 0.4 1 2.6 -8.3 -146
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 26 94.3 14.0 1.0 6 11.6 4.2 56
2020 Slider TOR R 43 84.0 34.8 -2.4 -6 1.6 -6.3 -133
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 397 96.9 13.3 1.2 9 9.9 1.7 20
2019 Slider TOR R 399 86.4 35.1 -0.8 -2 0.9 -5.0 -122
2019 Sinker TOR R 13 97.5 16.5 -4.0 -19 13.3 -2.4 -15
2018 Slider TOR R 312 86.7 36.0 -0.6 -2 0.4 -4.2 -110
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
2017 Changeup HOU R 1 85.6 40.4 10.7 36 11.0 -2.5 -18
2017 Slider HOU R 447 87.0 38.8 4.7 14 0.9 -3.4 -135
2017 4-Seamer HOU R 500 98.2 12.1 -0.4 -3 9.5 0.9 11
2016 Slider HOU R 506 86.6 38.8 5.0 15 3.6 -0.9 -19
2016 Sinker HOU R 4 98.8 15.5 -1.0 -6 11.1 -2.5 -18
2016 4-Seamer HOU R 553 97.9 11.8 -0.1 -1 2.2 -5.5 -72
2015 4-Seamer PHI R 713 97.2 -- -- 5.4 -2.2 -29
2015 Slider PHI R 438 86.6 -- -- 0.1 -4.8 -98
2015 Sinker PHI R 8 94.4 -- -- 10.9 -3.1 -22
! 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 6.0 2 37 55.2 12 .000 .000 .058 47.6 50.0 46.2 .153 .186 .192 20.0
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 0 30 44.8 5 .333 .667 .530 11.1 0.0 0.0 .273 .413 .455 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 .408 1.129 .650 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 .270 .315 .250 100.0
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 .359 .250 21.7
2018 Sinker -3.9 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 .139 .217 .165 32.8
2017 Changeup -2.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 4-Seam Fastball 24 95.0 98 19.2 1:15 1:30 -15
2022 Slider 34 84.2 18 3.8 4:45 3:45 60
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
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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 19
2016 285 1,113 2 7 -1 -4 5
2017 284 1,112 2 15 -7 -2 9
2018 209 763 -2 7 -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 50.1 70.1 79.5 31.5 45.2 44.3 60.1 50.7 30.6 8.2 76.3
2016 1,117 45.6 67.0 76.8 39.8 34.7 43.3 64.3 52.2 39.8 6.6 68.9
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 54.0 73.3 78.8 31.3 42.7 42.1 66.0 54.1 31.3 8.1 69.4
2019 810 46.9 68.9 73.3 34.4 36.5 39.6 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 67 40.3 59.3 68.8 35.0 57.1 34.3 58.8 44.8 36.7 9.0 83.3
Player 4,975 49.3 69.3 77.0 34.1 39.7 42.9 62.6 51.5 35.3 7.5 73.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 80 81 85 81 74 79 81 59 35 92 31 91 69 96 82 21
2016 85 87 82 74 82 65 26 51 62 98 37 99 99 98 89 7
2017 96 95 97 95 93 88 83 57 43 96 47 94 86 98 95 6
2018 59 33 39 44 83 72 45 18 43 65 99 84 85 97 85 7
2019 98 97 95 82 97 80 25 61 62 99 48 99 92 94 67 9
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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 6.0 2 4 10 1 12.5
2017 22.0 7 5.9 1 3 5 3 42.9
2018 22.7 6 6.0 0 2 4 3 50.0
2019 23.3 5 4.9 0 5 3 2 40.0
2020 24.4 2 1.7 0 0 2 0 0.0
Player 22.8 28 24.4 4 14 24 9 32.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 8 3 7 6 5 8 5 4 3 5 11 7 3 3 6 3 3 8 8 6 4 10 9 5 3 8 10 8 7 3
2017 7 7 7 6 8 5 7 4 5 4 5 8 4 4 5 5 4 5 7 7 5 8 8 7 5 5 7 8 6 7 5
2018 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 7 4 5 5 6 8 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 5 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 6 5
2019 5 6 3 5 4 5 7 4 5 3 5 7 5 4 4 5 3 4 5 6 5 6 5 7 3 4 4 7 7 5 3
2020 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Player 28 30 19 26 26 23 30 21 19 16 22 34 25 17 20 24 17 20 28 29 25 25 33 32 20 19 26 32 30 27 18
! 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 +/-  
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 0.0 0.0 85.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 86.6 86.6 0.0 87.0 0.4 86.7 -0.3 86.4 -0.3 84.0 -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 -2.0 15.5 3.7 10.9 -4.6
Barrel % 3.8 7.0 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 0.9 36.0 2.0 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 .190 -0.022 .251 0.061 .180 -0.071 .255 0.075
BA .219 .234 0.015 .198 -0.036 .266 0.068 .188 -0.078 .267 0.079
xwOBA .277 .277 0.000 .248 -0.029 .299 0.051 .245 -0.054 .410 0.165
wOBA .254 .306 0.052 .251 -0.055 .310 0.059 .247 -0.063 .454 0.207
xSLG .328 .341 0.013 .287 -0.054 .406 0.119 .315 -0.091 .599 0.284
SLG .283 .402 0.119 .297 -0.105 .429 0.132 .319 -0.110 .733 0.414
K% 29.2 35.7 6.5 33.6 -2.1 25.0 -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 40.0 8.7 54.5 14.5
In Zone % 50.1 45.6 -4.5 52.0 6.4 54.0 2.0 46.9 -7.1 40.6 -6.3
Out of Zone % 49.9 54.4 4.5 48.0 -6.4 46.0 -2.0 53.1 7.1 59.4 6.3
Out of Zone Swing % 31.5 39.8 8.3 31.6 -8.2 31.3 -0.3 34.4 3.1 34.1 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 36.6 35.0 -1.6 35.2 0.2 37.7 2.5 30.4 -7.3 50.0 19.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.1 64.3 4.2 61.9 -2.4 66.0 4.1 60.4 -5.6 72.2 11.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 272 .305 139 21 15.1 133 68 51.1
2017 Shifts 245 .253 131 37 28.2 114 50 43.9
2018 Shifts 212 .310 107 22 20.6 105 53 50.5
2019 Shifts 207 .247 108 8 7.4 99 53 53.5
2020 Shifts 18 .454 10 1 10.0 8 5 62.5
2022 Shifts 17 .196 8 5 62.5 9 7 77.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 219 20.1 0.5% 3.2% 84 23.9 0.0% 4.8%
2015 285 19.7 10.9% 6.0% 222 24.1 5.0% 23.0%
2016 266 21.4 10.5% 6.4% 168 25.8 7.1% 27.4%
2017 255 22.5 0.0% 4.7% 138 25.4 0.0% 16.7%
2018 187 22.4 0.0% 5.3% 116 26.1 0.0% 16.4%
2019 219 23.8 0.0% 5.9% 119 27.3 0.0% 25.2%
2020 16 25.0 0.0% 12.5% 11 33.5 0.0% 63.6%
2022 19 22.4 0.0% 5.3% 12 24.1 0.0% 8.3%
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Pitch Distribution