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Ken Giles

#51 | RHP
Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays
Ken Giles
Name: Kenneth Robert Giles
Born: Sep 20, 1990 in Albuquerque, N.M. USA
High School: Rio Grande HS, Albuquerque
College: Yavapai (Ariz.) JC
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (241st overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011 (signed for $250,000)
Coming into the season, Yavapai JC righthander Kenny Giles was a one-trick pony. Giles, 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, did not pitch as a high school senior because of elbow tendinitis and threw just 11 innings for New Mexico JC last year. He entered the year as just a thrower, having shown arm strength but little control or secondary pitches in the past. He turned a corner this spring, though, sitting 92-96 mph and touching 99. His fastball can get straight, but he has commanded it well and worked to improve his tempo on the mound. Giles also developed a splitter and has shown an 87-88 mph slider in bullpens and competitive batting practice sessions. Teams know he's raw, but his arm strength could land him as high as the third round. He is committed to Arizona, though scouts expect him to sign.
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