Ken Giles‘ Usage
For Giles, the question is mostly how Hinch uses him. He had a solid, though unspectacular spring, but he pitched in the fifth inning against the Cubs on Friday. Granted, that was an exhibition game, but Giles’ fantasy value hinges on saves. If he doesn’t get the vast majority of the team’s save opportunities, his stock plummets.
With a deep bullpen, Hinch may exercise more flexibility in regards to when he brings a certain pitcher into the game. If Giles gets the save opportunities, he will be fine. If those chances are shared, Giles moves into the draft bust territory.