Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:56:51 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles (wrist) was struck on the wrist by a line drive in batting practice Saturday, Sept. 24. X-Rays were negative, and Giles is day-to-day.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:36:30 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles has 22 strikeouts in his last 8 2/3 innings pitched.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:30:45 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles was activated from the paternity list Monday, Aug. 15.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:18:35 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles was placed on the paternity list Friday, Aug. 12.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:18:19 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles will primarily be used in the ninth inning as the team's closer, manager A.J. Hinch announced Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 16:56:40 -0700
Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson will be eased out of the closer's role for the time being, manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday, June 5, and RP Will Harris, RP Ken Giles and RP Michael Feliz will all have a chance in the ninth inning.
Fantasy Tip: Giles has some history on his side, but Harris has the best numbers this year and picked up a save Sunday. If you are desperate for saves, both players are worth grabbing, but the committee approach will likely result in a messy situation for fantasy owners.
Sun, 29 May 2016 19:08:24 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, May 29.
Fantasy Tip: Just when it seemed as if Giles was finding his form, he has struggled in each of his last two outings. You can hang on to him in deeper formats, but his push to regain the closer's role appears to be on hold.
Thu, 26 May 2016 20:52:07 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles picked up his first save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, May 26, allowing one run on two hits in the ninth inning.
Fantasy Tip: Giles has been working his way back from an awful start, and he has allowed just one run in his last 10 appearances. He could have a chance to take command of the ninth inning going forward, and he is a must-add if you are looking for saves.
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:48:19 -0700
Houston Astros RP Will Harris has been one of baseball's better relief pitchers this year. He entered the day Wednesday, May 25, with a 0.44 ERA and 0.63 WHIP. He posted a 1.90 ERA in 71 innings in 2015 with Houston. Harris has a string of 19 straight scoreless appearances, which is the longest active streak in the majors and the longest for an Astros reliever since Wilton Lopez went 20 straight in 2010. He has mainly served as the team's eighth-inning setup man because of RP Ken Giles' struggles. Opponents are hitting .120 against Harris' curveball.
Fantasy Tip: Harris' numbers and Giles' struggles have led many in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues to scoop him up for his numbers alone. It's unknown who would receive the first crack at saves if Luke Gregerson is booted from the ninth inning, but Harris sure is a fine speculative grab, especially if you need help with your pitching ratios.
Wed, 18 May 2016 15:57:32 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles touched 99 mph on the radar during his outing against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, May 17, and his fastball was at its best Tuesday, in the opinion of MLB.com's Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart.
Fantasy Tip: Giles has strung together five consecutive scoreless outings with five strikeouts through four innings and just three base runners allowed. Closer Luke Gregerson, meanwhile, has surrendered an 8.10 ERA and blown three saves during his past seven outings. Giles could work his way back into the ninth-inning gig sooner than later if the two relievers continue on their current trends. Those in need of saves can take a speculative gamble on Giles.