Appears to be born to be a closer, thanks to a power arsenal (fastball, slider) and great makeup. His heater can hit triple-digits. Has a strong pitchers' build.
His fastball straightens out a bit too much, so big-league batters can still hit his heat. Therefore, he must gain greater command and overall control for maximum success.
Power right-hander with some upside.
Movements & Injuries
Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
Ankle injury, day-to-day.
Missed 1 game (back injury).
Back injury, day-to-day.
Contract purchased from Lehigh Valley (AAA).
Assigned by the Philadelphia Phillies to their minor league camp.
Invited to spring training by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 7th round (241th overall) in 2011.
| 11/20/2015 5:39 AM
The Phillies have received calls from multiple teams interested in Giles, the team's official site reports.
| 09/29/2015 10:45 PM
Giles picked up his 14th save in a 4-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday, surrendering a hit, two earned runs and a walk in one inning. He struck out two.
| 09/09/2015 1:09 AM
Giles recorded his 12th save Tuesday, allowing no hits while walking one and striking out two over 1.1 innings in a 5-0 win over the Braves.
| 08/30/2015 9:10 AM
Giles tossed a perfect ninth inning Saturday to notch his 11th save of the season.
| 08/23/2015 6:03 PM
Giles earned his 10th save Sunday at Miami, allowing no runs with one strikeout over one inning.
| 08/23/2015 12:39 AM
Giles struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to record his ninth save of the season Sunday against the Marlins.
| 08/12/2015 8:33 PM
Giles was called on to record four outs against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, striking out two and working around a single en route to his seventh save of the year.
| 07/29/2015 6:04 AM
Giles picked up his first save of the season Tuesday with a scoreless inning against the Blue Jays.
| 07/28/2015 8:57 PM
Giles is expected to take over in the ninth inning for Philadelphia with Jonathan Papelbon traded to the Nationals.
| 07/24/2015 7:27 PM
Giles tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday afternoon to earn his fifth victory of the season in the Phillies' win over the Cubs.
| 07/19/2015 5:58 AM
Giles hit 100 mph with his fastball Saturday for the first time this season, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Phillies reliever Ken Giles earned his first career save against Oakland on Saturday. | 09/20/2014 8:42 PM
Phillies reliever Ken Giles earned his first career save against Oakland on Saturday.
With Jonathan Papelbon serving a seven-game suspension, Giles was in line for the save. He went three up and three down, with one strikeout. The flame-thrower is the future at the closer position for Philadelphia.
Phillies reliever Ken Giles struck out all three batters he faced and ended up getting his third win of the season Tuesday against Washington. | 08/26/2014 9:42 PM
Phillies reliever Ken Giles struck out all three batters he faced and ended up getting his third win of the season Tuesday against Washington.
The hard-throwing Giles has a 1.38 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings this season. He's Philadelphia's closer of the future.
Ken Giles records hold against Brewers | 07/08/2014 12:51 AM
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.