Ken Giles Free Agent

Age: 31 (September 20, 1990) | 6' 2" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-55
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU AL 2017 1 3 34 2 63 0 62.2 44 4 21 83 2.30 1.04 0.97 3.0 11.9 .299 44/18/38 32 20
HOU AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 6 0 5.1 9 0 2 8 8.44 2.06 1.88 3.4 13.5 .561 n/a
HOU AL 2018 0 2 12 1 34 0 30.1 36 2 3 31 5.04 1.29 1.34 0.9 9.2 .384 39/24/36 6 3
TOR AL 2018 0 1 14 0 21 0 19.1 18 4 4 22 4.19 1.14 1.34 1.9 10.2 .301 53/13/35 9 5
TOR AL 2019 2 3 23 0 53 0 53.0 36 5 17 83 1.87 1.00 0.98 2.9 14.1 .318 39/19/42 26 17
TOR AL 2020 0 0 1 1 4 0 3.2 4 2 4 6 9.82 2.18 2.45 9.8 14.7 .315 33/22/44 -3 -2
TOR AL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 0
Career 8yrs 14 18 115 4 357 0 350.1 282 28 110 478 2.75 1.12 1.08 2.8 12.3 .332 n/a
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Wed, Sep 16

Blue Jays placed RHP Ken Giles on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow injury.

It's the same injury that Giles
just returned from less than a week ago. He's undergone another MRI and
is still awaiting the results. Giles has dealt with elbow/forearm
problems off-and-on dating back to last June and this latest setback
will almost surely end his season. He will have lots of uncertainty
surrounding him as he enters free agency. Rafael Dolis and Anthony Bass
should share save chances down the stretch for the Jays. (Rotoworld.com)

Frank Smith Pancho
Sep 17 '20

From the Monkey...

Buffalo Blue Jays – A.J. Cole allowed an RBI single but recorded a strikeout in the seventh inning of the second game of a Thursday’s doubleheader to earn his first save. The Blue Jays were trailing by five entering the sixth before tacking on seven runs to take the lead. Anthony Kay, who had already entered the game, stayed in to finish it but ran into some trouble after allowing a pair of two-out hits before Cole saved things. Anthony Bass did not pitch. He was suffering from some back tightness earlier this week and tossed 2.0 innings Tuesday (29 pitches), so perhaps he was getting an extra day of rest. Meanwhile, Blue Jays GM Ross Adkins said he was “extremely encouraged” with the progress injured closer Ken Giles has been making.

Hierarchy remains: *Bass | Dolis | Romano.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 21 '20
they're all 5x5 now...if they haven't moved to points, which is the more common format now at ESPN among people who play there.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 1 '20

Yep.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 27 '20

CBS is 5x5, right?

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 26 '20

$18 in CBS.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 26 '20

The Closer Monkey's back!

Just in time to point out that even if he's not traded to the NL, a trade might not be a good thing.

Toronto Blue Jays — The Blue Jays have a young and fun corps of hitters, but the pitching staff is a work in progress. Ken Giles (1.87 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 14.1 K/9, 23 saves) is probably the most stable arm among them and should be the primary option for saves again in 2020. If the Blue Jays fall out of contention as expected, they could deal Giles to a contender, limiting his value if he becomes a setup man. Behind Giles in the Jays’ bullpen are Anthony Bass, who picked up a handful of saves last year with the Mariners, and 32-year-old righty Shun Yamaguchi, joining the big leagues after a lengthy stint in Japan, where he worked as a closer and starter, racking up 112 saves, a 3.33 ERA, and a 1.243 WHIP.  

Starting 2020 hierarchy: Giles | Bass | Yamaguchi.
Holds candidates: Bass, Yamaguchi, Sam Gaviglio.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 25 '20

I think he's very safe, baggies, especially if you don't lose his stats if he's traded mid-season to the NL. 

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 25 '20

Avoided arbitration, agreeing to $9.6 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11 '20
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.8 FIP 3.08 SIERA 2.96 FB 59% FBv 97.3 HR/FB 11% Hard 31% LOB 63%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 1.8 FIP 2.27 SIERA 2.49 FB 51% FBv 97.0 HR/FB 11% Hard 39% LOB 91%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19