Ken Giles
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Giles pitched surprisingly well considering he spent most of the summer battling recurring elbow soreness. After the issue sent him to the IL for a short stay in June, Giles dealt with a few other bouts of soreness but managed to avoid the IL. When on the mound, he rebounded nicely from the previous year's inconsistent campaign, posting a new personal best 39.9 K%. The command issues from the previous season subsided, though Giles did benefit from a fortunate 91.3% left-on-base mark, yielding an actual 1.87 ERA nearly a run better than his 2.73 xFIP. Even though Giles' elbow soreness forced only one IL stint, it's concerning it kept coming back. His average fastball velocity dropped slightly from 97.6 to 97.2 mph -- not enough to sweat, at least not yet. On another team, Giles could be a candidate for 35-plus saves. But with Toronto, and the health concern, he's best drafted as a second closer. Read Past Outlooks
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