Ken Giles Biography

( 1990 - )
October 14, 2019
First published on:October 14, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Ken Giles

Date of Birth: 1990, September 20
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Kenneth Robert Giles
Birth Place Albuquerque, New Mexico
Famous Name Ken Giles
Horoscope Virgo
Father Glen Giles
Net Worth $7 million
Salary $6,300,000
Contract 1 year / $6,300,000
Career Earnings $13,056,043
Position in Team Pitcher
Current team Toronto Blue Jays
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball player
Currently Working For Toronto Blue Jays
University attended Yavapai College
School attended Rio Grande High School
Currently Married yes
Married to Estela Giles
Children 1

Ken Giles is an American professional baseball player who currently plays as a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). The 2011 Major League Baseball draftee, Ken Giles was first selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as a seventh-round pick. Further, he made his MLB debut on June 12, 2014, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.    

Ken who was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico was born on September 20, 1990. Also, he was born to father Glenn Giles. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

He began his Baseball career from an early age as his father apparently saw the sporting quality in him and encouraged him to pursue his career in sports. As an amateur player, Ken attended Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico where is officially began his professional career. 

Net Worth: $7 Million

Playing six seasons in the MLB, Ken has collected a mouth-watering net worth over $7 million. Besides, the famous baseball player has accumulated $13,056,043 as his entire career earnings.

The 3rd best-paid player of the Toronto Blue Jays, Ken earns $6,300,000 as an average annual salary while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak are the top-2 best-paid player with an annual average salary of $8,000,000 and $8,000,000 respectively. 

Career Earnings Details: 

2011 Philadelphia Phillies $250,000
2014 Philadelphia Phillies $308,743
2015 Philadelphia Phillies $519,000
2016 Houston Astros $528,200
2017 Houston Astros $550,100
2018 Toronto Blue Jays $1,533,322
2018 Houston Astros $3,066,678
2019 Toronto Blue Jays $6,300,000
Total Earnings   $13,056,043

As of 2019, Ken is under a 1 year / $6,300,000 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays which he signed on JAN 11 2019. Additionally, his contract includes $6,300,000 as a guaranteed amount. More precisely, ken is expected to earn a base salary of $6,300,000, while carrying a total salary of $6,300,000 in 2019.   

Previous Contract Details

  • Signed a contract with Philadelphia (PHI) on AUG 11 2011
  • Signed a 1 year $519,000 contract with Philadelphia (PHI) on MAR 3 2015
  • Signed a 1 year $528,200 contract with Houston (HOU) on MAR 4 2016
  • Signed a 1 year $550,100 contract with Houston (HOU) on FEB 24 2017
  • Signed a 1 year $4.6 million contract with Houston (HOU), settling in arbitration on FEB 3 2018

Walked Down The Aisle With Estela Giles

The Blue Jays pitcher Ken is enjoying a smooth marital relationship with his wife, Estela Giles. Reportedly, the couple started dating in 2011, the same year when Estela graduated from the community college.

Ken Giles proposing his wife SOURCE: johngysbeat

Although the details about the duo's wedding are not in the media yet, they reportedly walked down the aisle in November of 2015. 

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Ken Giles and his wife SOURCE: Sportsnet

Furthermore, Ken and his wife Estela are the parents of their single child, a son named Brody who was born on August 12, 2016. During the time of his sons' birth, he took a break from baseball for a few days.

The chemistry between love-bird is perfect as both of them have an interest in baseball.

Who is Estella Giles?

Ken's wife was also a baseball player who played for the softball team of the University of Arizona. Later, she professionally played at a higher level, representing the team Chicago Bandits. As of now, she is busy raising their son, Brady. 

Adopted Three Dogs 

The couple is a dog lover as they have 3 dogs living together with them. Moreover, the duo is actively involved in supporting the dog causes.  

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