Ken Giles Age: How Old Is Ken Giles?

Ken Giles

On June 12, 2014, pitcher Ken Giles made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies.

He rapidly established himself as one of the team’s most dependable relievers, producing a sub-zero ERA in his first few weeks and winning the right to be closer Jonathan Papelbon’s top set-up man.

 Ken Giles
Ken Giles

He entered a game against the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning on September 1st, after starter Cole Hamels had pitched six hitless innings and Jake Diekman had followed with a flawless seventh.

Not to be outdone, he struck out Jason Heyward, Emilio Bonifacio, and Freddie Freeman in order before handing the ball to Papelbon, who pitched a spotless ninth inning to finish the combined 7-0 no-hitter.

Giles was sent to the Houston Astros on December 12, 2015, along with Jonathan Arauz, for five prospects: Mark Appel, Harold Arauz, Thomas Eshelman, Brett Oberholtzer, and Vincent Velasquez.

Giles was expected to develop into a dependable closer for the Astros, but things did not go according to plan. In 69 games, he went 2-5, 4.11, with 15 saves in his rookie season with the squad in 2016.

In 2017, he pitched significantly better as the Astros won the AL West, saving 34 games with a 2.30 ERA in 63 appearances and ending strong.

He gave up a run in both of his Division Series outings, despite saving the Astros’ win against the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 to send them to the ALCS.

How Old Is Ken Giles?

Ken Giles is 31 years old. He was born on September 20, 1990.