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Do you trust Ken Giles?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by what, May 16, 2017.

  1. Tomstro

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    I think Britton is damaged goods
     
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    When is he expected to start pitching again?

    We know they’re likely to add somebody.
     
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    He has BP on 5/15 and is expected to be pitching with the Orioles possibly by the beginning of June.

    He has a minor league rehab stint scheduled for late May.
     
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    We will see how he pitches when he is called up by the Orioles.

    He will be strictly a rental, and the Astros will only have interest if he is pitching well.
     
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    Trust Giles less than last year. He's pitching differently than he has previously. A string of a few games without giving up a run doesn't impress me much when peripherals suggest he's getting lucky on contact. I do like that he's walking less guys. Astros keep throwing him out there is the most encouraging thing about Giles.

    If he can get Ks back and continue to limit walks, he would be a very good reliever.
     
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    K rate rising since early season?

    I agree either they’re trying to change him or he’s not fully healthy... and would favor the former.
     
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    No one has a better K/BB percentage among all closers in MLB. :)
     
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    Slight uptick. The above graph shows his K rate and fastball usage with rolling 15-game averages. As can be seen, his K rate typically drops when he is throwing his fastball more (Games 65, 111, 134, 247). I suspect he throws his fastball more when he is has trouble with his slider.

    I would add his mechanics, grip could be off slightly as a reason for the change.

    Edit: Looks like he typically starts off slow, turns it on in midseason, has a glorious August, and then craters at the end of the year.
     
    #869 Joe Joe, May 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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