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Ken Giles

Ken Giles

RP - TOR
Age: 29College: Yavapai CC (AZ) Bats: RThrows: R

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Giles has had a major career resurgence north of the border and looks to be a top-15 fantasy closer going forward.

After another down year, Giles has reminded everyone of his elite upside by posting a 1.76 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 41 innings. His contact rate has dropped 9%, and Josh Hader is the only active qualified reliever with a higher swinging-strike rate. Giles would have secured his spot as a top-10 closer if not for nagging injuries and a lack of save opportunities on the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays' closer role is not as coveted as some others, but Giles has certainly made the most of it with 57 first half Ks, an ERA below 2.00 and a WHIP south of 1.10. He isn't quite a top tier closer, but is close.

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