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Portrait of Marcus Giles

Marcus Giles 2BBraves

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 3340 .277 .353 .429 .272 19.4
Birth Date5-18-1978
Height5' 8"
Weight180 lbs
Age40 years, 2 months, 0 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 ATL 23 68 273 244 36 64 10 2 9 105 28 37 0 0 1 31 2 5 .262 .338 .430 .257 3.6 3.7 0.7
2002 ATL 24 68 242 213 27 49 10 1 8 85 25 41 2 1 1 23 1 1 .230 .315 .399 .251 3.7 4.6 0.8
2003 ATL 25 145 635 551 101 174 49 2 21 290 59 80 11 4 10 69 14 4 .316 .390 .526 .314 54.0 21.1 7.5
2004 ATL 26 102 434 379 61 118 22 2 8 168 36 70 9 7 3 48 17 4 .311 .378 .443 .293 27.3 7.7 3.4
2005 ATL 27 152 654 577 104 168 45 4 15 266 64 108 5 4 4 63 16 3 .291 .365 .461 .279 38.2 6.7 4.6
2006 ATL 28 141 626 550 87 144 32 2 11 213 62 105 6 3 5 60 10 5 .262 .341 .387 .257 19.3 -2.4 1.6
2007 SDN 29 116 476 420 52 96 19 3 4 133 44 82 3 3 6 39 10 3 .229 .304 .317 .230 3.2 4.4 0.7
Career79233402934468813187167612603185233622303337025.277.353.429.272149.345.819.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1997 DNV Rk 0 242 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .421 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MCN A 0 600 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MYR A+ 0 555 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 GRN AA 0 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ATL MLB 68 273 .257 .261 .328 .425 .259 .278 97 -1 7.4 -0.4 3.7 -2.4 3.6 0.7 3.6 0.7
2001 RIC AAA 67 279 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ATL MLB 68 242 .251 .259 .329 .416 .261 .248 97 -2.4 6.1 -0.2 4.6 0.2 3.7 0.8 3.7 0.8
2002 RIC AAA 31 130 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 145 635 .314 .266 .332 .425 .263 .337 99 37.2 16.7 -0.9 21.1 0.9 54.0 7.5 54.0 7.5
2004 ATL MLB 102 434 .293 .261 .330 .424 .264 .357 93 15.8 12.9 -0.6 7.7 -0.8 27.3 3.4 27.3 3.4
2004 ROM A 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MYR A+ 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 152 654 .279 .263 .328 .419 .262 .334 99 13 18.8 -0.8 6.7 7.2 38.2 4.6 38.2 4.6
2006 ATL MLB 141 626 .257 .269 .336 .440 .268 .304 94 -2.2 18.9 -0.9 -2.4 3.4 19.3 1.6 19.3 1.6
2007 SDN MLB 116 476 .230 .270 .334 .427 .261 .273 88 -16 14.1 -0.6 4.4 5.7 3.2 0.7 3.2 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1997 DNV Rk 242 53 72 13 3 8 45 32 47 5 2 .348 .442 .556 .208 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MCN A 600 111 166 38 3 37 108 85 103 12 5 .329 .435 .636 .307 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MYR A+ 555 80 162 40 7 13 73 54 89 9 6 .326 .396 .513 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 GRN AA 532 73 133 28 2 17 62 72 71 25 5 .290 .389 .472 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 RIC AAA 279 48 84 19 1 6 44 22 48 13 5 .333 .391 .488 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ATL MLB 273 36 64 10 2 9 31 28 37 2 5 .262 .338 .430 .168 .257 3.6 3.7 0.7
2002 RIC AAA 130 25 37 6 0 3 16 13 15 3 0 .322 .391 .452 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ATL MLB 242 27 49 10 1 8 23 25 41 1 1 .230 .315 .399 .169 .251 3.7 4.6 0.8
2003 ATL MLB 635 101 174 49 2 21 69 59 80 14 4 .316 .390 .526 .211 .314 54.0 21.1 7.5
2004 ATL MLB 434 61 118 22 2 8 48 36 70 17 4 .311 .378 .443 .132 .293 27.3 7.7 3.4
2004 ROM A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MYR A+ 15 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .077 .143 .154 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 654 104 168 45 4 15 63 64 108 16 3 .291 .365 .461 .170 .279 38.2 6.7 4.6
2006 ATL MLB 626 87 144 32 2 11 60 62 105 10 5 .262 .341 .387 .125 .257 19.3 -2.4 1.6
2007 SDN MLB 476 52 96 19 3 4 39 44 82 10 3 .229 .304 .317 .088 .230 3.2 4.4 0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-08-25 2007-09-09 15-DL 15 14 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2004-05-16 2004-07-15 60-DL 60 52 Right Shoulder Fracture Clavicle -
2004-05-16 2004-05-16 On-Alr 0 0 - Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2002-05-29 2002-07-16 15-DL 48 41 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 SDN $3,250,000
2006 ATL $3,850,000
2005 ATL $2,350,000
2004 ATL $430,000
2003 ATL $316,500
2002 ATL $210,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,406,500
6 yrTotal$10,406,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 92 dJoe Bick

Details
  • released 3/30/09 signed as a free agent from COL 1/7/09 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/26/08 signed as a free agent from SD 1/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 10/26/07 signed as a free agent from ATL 12/06, 1 year/$3.25M (07)+$4M 08 club option
  • $1M bonuses 07
  • non-tendered 12/06
  • avoided arbitration 1/06, 1 year/$3.85M (06)
  • re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration), 1 year/$2.35M (05)+$50K bonuses ($25K each 550, 600 plate appearances)
  • 1 year/$0.43M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.3165M (03)
  • recalled 8/02 optioned to Triple-A 7/02 recalled 7/01

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mark Prior was always said to have perfect mechanics. Would you agree?
(Joe from Oregon)
I don't think that "perfect mechanics" have ever existed, but Prior's were elite. He would receive a straight "A" on his mechanics report card.

It is crazy that his mechanics take so much blame for his injuries, when virtually every other variable in the injury equation is lighting up the screen. He endured some of the heaviest workloads in the game while at a very young age (within the confines of the injury nexus), and he did so during seasons in which he incurred injury. His 2 biggest injuries had nothing to do with throwing a baseball - it was a 105-mph line drive off the bat of Brad Hawpe that caused a compression fracture in his elbow (he missed 3 wks, came back, and was top 3 in PAP that year); and it was a collision with Marcus Giles on the base paths that tore up his shoulder, with an injury to the teres minor as well as a tear in the AC joint that went undiscovered for a couple years - and yet he still came back weeks later and was among the top PAP pitchers once again.

Given all that, to blame his mechanics seems egregious. (Doug Thorburn)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)People reference Mark Prior's pitch counts, however he was hit in the elbow by a line drive, flipped up in the air on the base path by Marcus Giles and landed on his shoulder, and one injury dealt with his Achilles. I think it was mostly bad luck.
(kbs from key largo)
Yeah, too many factors at play to throw blame on one specific villan. (Jason Parks)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thin air going to revive Marcus Giles at all, or is he done? Iannetta starting in COL by end of season?
(jlebeck66 from WI)
Petco wasn't Giles only problem last year, so I'm not sure that playing in Colorado is going to fix much of anything for him outside of some home games. I think Iannetta starting has a lot to do with how the Rockies record looks later in the year. If they aren't in the race again (or look like they did pre-winning streak) then maybe we see them give him some more playing time. (Marc Normandin)


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