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Ken Giles | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ken Giles converted the first save of his career, sending the Athletics down in order in Saturday's victory.
Giles is the interim closer while Jonathan Papelbon serves his seven-game suspension. The 24-year-old closer has put up fantastic numbers in his first season in the big leagues, sporting a 1.24 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 63/11 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. If Papelbon remains in Philadelphia, saves will still be hard to come by for Giles next season. Sep 20 - 7:13 PM

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The Phillies will reduce the workloads of Ken Giles and Jake Diekman down the stretch.

"I've already started that process," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "New territory for them in some regards." Giles has tossed 67 1/3 innings this season, which is over double his previous high since he became a reliever. Diekman has spun a career-high 65 frames. The young relievers have combined for 148 strikeouts over 103 2/3 innings for the Phils this season.
Sep 9 - 9:06 PM

Ken Giles earned his second hold by getting four outs against the Brewers on Monday.

In Giles, the Phillies seem to have a legitimate heir apparent to Jonathan Papelbon's job in the ninth. The 23-year-old has allowed just one run in 11 2/3 innings since being called up last month, often hitting triple-digits on the radar gun in the process.
Jul 8 - 12:51 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Ken Giles from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Giles has a 1.88 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 38/13 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season. Giles has also racked up 12 saves between the two levels. The 23-year-old will be making his major league debut.
Jun 7 - 7:21 PM

Phillies prospect RHP Ken Giles has seven saves this season to go along with a 1.20 ERA and 29/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 13 games for Double-A Reading.

Giles, 23, jumped on the big-league radar last fall in the Arizona Fall League, and he's already made a strong case for a call-up with is impressive start at Reading. The right-hander, who boasts a legitimate triple-digit fastball, has been scored on two occasions this season, and he's now fanned multiple batters in 11 or 13 appearances. It'll be hard for the Phillies to keep him in the minors much longer given the ongoing struggles of their bullpen.
May 9 - 12:33 PM

Ken Giles will open the 2014 season at Double-A Reading.

Giles, 23, put himself on the major league radar last fall in the Arizona Fall League, when the right-hander saved three games and struck out 16 batters in 10.1 innings. Armed with a fastball that touches triple digits and steadily improving slider, Giles has the makings of an impact late-inning reliever at the highest level. However, despite the overpowering stuff, Giles' control is still a work in progress and leaves something to be desired, evidenced by his ugly 6.31 ERA and 34-19 strikeout-to-walk ratio last year in 25 2/3 innings at High-A Clearwater. That being said, Giles enters the season a slight adjustment away from being ready for the major leagues.
Apr 2 - 12:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Marlon Byrd
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Jerome Williams
5Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Jake Diekman
3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Cesar Jimenez
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Elvis Araujo
10Nefi Ogando
11Andy Oliver
12Paul Clemens