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Marcus William Giles
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 180 lb.
- School Grossmont College
- High School Granite Hills High School (El Cajon)
- Debut April 17, 2001
- Final game September 28, 2007
- Born May 18, 1978 in San Diego, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Marcus Giles was drafted in the 53rd round of the 1996 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves. He was often sent up and down between Richmond and Atlanta before finally getting his first shot as a regular. In his first full season, 2003, he hit .316/.390/.526 and was selected to the 2003 All-Star Game. For the next two years he continued to put up solid numbers, posting OPS+ of 111 and 114 respectively.
He was non-tendered following the 2006 season in which he slipped into mediocrity. He was signed by the San Diego Padres for 2007, which was marred by his inability to stay healthy; he appeared in 116 games and hit only .229/.304/.317. He played with his brother Brian Giles that year. Upon the conclusion of the season his contract expired and the Colorado Rockies signed him to a minor-league contract.
Giles stands only 5'8" tall and consequently his nicknames include Wee-Man and Gilly.
 Notable Achievements
- 1998 MVP South Atlantic League Macon Braves
- 1999 MVP Carolina League Myrtle Beach Pelicans
- NL All-Star (2003)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2003)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (2003 & 2005)