Marcus and his wife, Tracy, have three daughters, Arringtun, Sawyur and Tatum...resides in Alpine, CA...is
brother of Padres outfielder Brian Giles...is a 1996 graduate of Granite Hills (CA) High School and was All-
League in baseball and football...attended Grossmont (CA) Junior College, where he was baseball Player
of the Year in 1997.
SUMMARY: Started 106 games at second base for the Padres...hit .229 (96-for-420) with 19 doubles,
three triples, four home runs, 39 RBI, 52 runs scored and 44 walks...made four pinch-hit appearances, going
1-for-3...placed on the disabled list 8/25 with a sprained left knee...missed 14 games; reinstated 9/9...collected
the 800th hit of his career 7/23 at COL...with 19 doubles, fell one short of his fifth straight 20-double
season...hit .324 (12-for-37) over nine games 5/18-27...collected two hits in each of three games in SEA
(5/18-20), going 6-for-13...missed a game 5/12 due to a back strain...also missed two games 4/30-5/1 vs.
WSH with a rib contusion.
OUT OF THE GATES: Hit .327 (32-for-98) in April...notched a season-high, 12-game hit streak over which
he went 19-for-54 (.352), 4/10-24...the 12-game streak was the longest by a Padres player...logged a season-
high four hits 4/21 at COL, going 4-for-5 with two doubles.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH: Hit .526 (10-for-19) with two doubles in five games at Coors Field...went 18-
for-41 (.439) in 13 games overall vs. the Rockies.
SUMMARY: Appeared in 141 games and batted .262 (144-for-550) on the year, his lowest batting average
since 2002 (.230)...played 113 games in the leadoff position, where he batted .251 (116-for-463)...hit .312
(24-for-77) in 19 games in the No. 2 slot...had 45 extra-base hits, including 32 doubles, two triples and 11
homers...posted a .284 batting average at home, compared to
.232 on the road...batted .248 in 84 games before the All-Star
break and .282 in 57 games after the break...clubbed his fourth
career leadoff homer on Sept. 15 vs. Florida, his third
leadoff shot of the year...a bruised left hand forced him out of
the starting lineup for six straight games, Aug. 18-23...had
a nine-game hitting streak July 27-Aug. 5...went 18-for-36
(.500) during the streak...returned July 23 after missing six
games with a sprained left thumb and saw his season-high
13-game hitting streak snapped (June 27-July 14, 15-for-47,
.319, 3 HR)...hit three doubles on Aug. 1 at Pittsburgh,
the fourth time in his career with three or more doubles in a
game...hit his third career pinch-hit home run in the second
game of a double header on June 3 vs. Arizona...clubbed a
three-run homer and had a season-high four RBI on May 28
at Wrigley Field...equaled his career high with four walks on
April 8 at San Francisco.
DOUBLING UP THE COMPETITION: Giles clubbed 148 doubles over the last four seasons (2003-06),
including 145 as a second baseman - the second highest total of any second sacker in the Majors over that
span (Brian Roberts, 148).
OH, SO CLUTCH: Hit .337 (30-for-89) with eight doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI in "close and late"
situations in 2006...batted .322 (37-for-115) with runners in scoring position...had a season-high four hits on
May 2 vs. Colorado, including the game-winning RBI with an eighth-inning double...hit his first homer of the
season on April 10 vs. Philadelphia, breaking a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.
Batted .291 with 45 doubles, 15 homers and 63 RBI in 152 games.
... Hit .311 in night games and just .246 in day games.
... Posted a .333 (26-for-78) average in Close & Late situations and batted .291 (41-for-141) with RISP.
... His 45 doubles lead the team and ranked T2nd in the NL (D. Lee, 50). He hit 44 doubles as a second
baseman - tied for tops in the majors among second sackers (B. Roberts).
... Had three 4-hit games in 2005: 5/10 at COL, 7/7  vs. CHI and 7/31 vs. PIT.
... Was ejected by Andy Fletcher in the 8th on 5/20 at
... Had a career-high three stolen bases to go with
three hits 5/25 vs. NY.
... Broke 0-for-13 spell with his fourth-inning homer
7/26 vs. WSH.
... Had his career-high 15-game hitting streak
snapped 8/12 vs. ARI (0-3, walk); He batted .444
with 14 runs and 13 RBI during the streak.
... Had fourth career multi-homer game on 9/4 - his
first since 8/6/03 at MIL.
... Had another multi-homer game on 9/27 vs. COL.
...2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Got one hit in each of the four games, one a
double in Game 1. Hit .200 (4-for-20) with five runs.
Was limited to just 102 games in an injury-shortened season in which he missed two months after
fracturing his right clavicle in May...Batted .311 with 22 doubles and a career-high 17 stolen bases, despite being limited to just 379 at-bats...Went 4-for-5 on 4/8 vs. NYM...Saw his career-high 11-game hitting streak end 4/18 after going 0-for-3 prior to his ejection for arguing balls
and strikes at the end of the fifth inning...Had a nine-game hitting streak snapped 5/1 at COL...Was hit in left elbow by a David Wells pitch on 5/5 and missed four games with a severe contusion...Collided with Andruw Jones in the bottom of the first on 5/15 at MIL and suffered a fractured right
clavicle. Missed a total of 52 games...Was activated from the 60-day DL on 7/15 and
went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles...Batted .311 (80-for-257) in 67 games (62 starts)
after he came off the DL...His ninth-inning PH sacrifice fly was the game
winner 8/5 at HOU (6th GWRBI)...Stole second and third base on 9/17 at FLA for
career-high two SBs in a game...Hit .478 (11-for-23) with two HRs during a ninegame
homestand, 9/21-29...Hit his second career pinch-homer 9/28 vs. NYM in the fifth inning...Had three consecutive multi-hit games 9/29-10/2...Ended the season on a high note, batting .405 (32-for-79) in his last 20 games.
2004 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Batted just .125 (3-for-25) with one run, one RBI
and six strikeouts.
49 doubles set a modern franchise season record; old mark of 47 was set by Tommy Holmes in 1945; Hugh
Duffy hit 50 in 1894 for overall franchise standard...Went 13 x 15 (.867) with 4 doubles, 2 HR and 9 RBI July 27-29 (July 27-28 at Montreal, July 29 vs. Houston...That streak included 9 straight hits July 28-29, breaking Atlanta record of 8, set by Jeff Blauser in April of 1997...4 doubles July 27 at Montreal tied a major league record...Suffered a mild concussion in collision with Cubs Mark Prior in 2nd inning of July 11 game at Chicago, missed 3 full games; post-concussion stats July 18 through end of season: 61 games, .349 (83 x 238)...Selected by fans as starting NL All-Star second baseman; did not play because of concussion; became 1st Braves All-Star second baseman since current first base coach Glenn Hubbard made the squad in 1983...6 RBI July 28 at Montreal and 5 hits July 29 vs. Astros are career highs...Hit 21 HRs, his 20th coming Sept. 20 vs. Marlins to give the team 6 players with 20 or more HRs, matching
the NL mark of the 1965 Braves...Tied for 2nd in NL with 49 doubles and a .342 road BA and ranked 7th with a .316 BA and 8th with a .325 BA vs. RHP.; led all NL second basemen with 471 assists and 763 total chances (in 139 G)...His .316 BA is the highest ever by an Atlanta second baseman...2003 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Chi.): In five games, hit .357 (5x14) with 1 HR, 3 RBI and 3 R...Had a solo HR off Kerry Wood in the 3rd inning of Game One to briefly give Atlanta the lead in a 4-2 Cubs' victory...Left Game One with a left quadriceps injury, but pinch hit in Game Two delivering a clutch two-out RBI single in the 6th inning scoring Javy Lopez and giving Atlanta a 3-2 lead in a 5-3 Braves' win...Had the Braves' lone RBI on a SF, scoring Mark DeRosa in the 8th inning of Game Three's 3-1 Chicago
win...Scored twice in Atlanta's 6-4 win in Game Four.
Began season with major league club; was placed on 15-day DL with a severely sprained right ankle
May 29, then activated and optioned to Richmond July 16...Recalled Aug. 11 from AAA Richmond...2-HR
game Sept. 4 vs. Pit was 1st of career; 4 RBI matched his career-high...Made first major league appearance at
3B Aug. 29 at Pit...wound up with 6 starts at 3B...Hit .237 with 5 HR and 12 RBI in 42 games for Atlanta
before being disabled...2002 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (SF): Saw action in three games...Both plate
appearances were as a pinch hitter with his hit coming in the Game 4 loss in SF.
Assumed the starter's role at 2B with the release of Quilvio Veras on July 31 and provided
spark with his energetic play...Tied a career-high with 4 RBI on October 5...Hit .358 with 4 HR vs. RISP...Had
a 7-game hitting streak (12 x 30, .400, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 4 2B) Sept. 5-19; was 6 x 46 from then to the end of
the season, but 5-for-last-17...4-hit game Sept. 9 at Chi was 1st of career...His 3-run, 6th inning HR vs. Hou Aug.
7 erased a 5-3 deficit and gave the Braves a 6-5 win...Hit a grand slam off Mike Hampton in the Braves' 5-3 win
over the Rockies May 15...Purchased contract from AAA Richmond April 15, optioned back there May
17...Recalled July 20 from AAA Richmond...Hit .333, second in the International League, with 6 home runs and
44 RBI in 67 games for Richmond.
2001 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--NLDS: Went 2 x 4 with two runs and an RBI in game one at
Houston...Made two key defensive plays in game two, including a diving stop of a Craig Biggio liner in the
5th inning with runners on first and third in a 1-0 game...NLCS: Led the team with four runs...Hit leadoff home
run, and 1st postseason HR, off Miguel Batista in the Braves 8-1 win over Arizona.
Named Braves' #3 minor league prospect by BASEBALL AMERICA. With AA Greenville, ranked 7th in the Southern League with a .290 BA and 4th with 72 BB...Led G-Braves in batting, hits (133), walks, and OB% (.388)...Finished 2nd on squad in runs (73), 2B (28), HR (17) and SB (25 in 30 attempts)...Stolen base ratio of 83% was 2nd in circuit...Led Southern League 2nd basemen in fielding pct. at .973...Represented Greenville in the Southern League All-Star Game in Greenville June 20...Played in "AA" All-Star Classic at Bowie, MD, and participated in the "Futures Game" in July in Atlanta...Was the only G-Brave (and first since 1998) to be named to Southern League Post-Season All-Star team...Had a 2-HR, 4 RBI game April 22 vs. Mobile...Compiled a 12-game hitting streak (19 x 45, .422, 3 HR, 8 RBI) May 18-29, helping him earn Southern League Player of the Week honors May 26-June 1...Posted 2 HR and 3 RBI in game 2 of a DH vs. Jacksonville Aug. 25...Collected 13 RBI in 11 games Aug. 14-25th
With Class A Myrtle Beach, earned his second league MVP honors in as many years after leading Carolina League in batting (.326), hits (162) and doubles (40), while ranking 2nd with a .513 SLG% and 60 extra-base hits...Collected 3 2B and 4 RBI in an 8-7 win over Lynchburg April 21...In a DH vs. Frederick May 29, went 6 x 7 with 3 HR and 5 RBI in a Pelicans sweep...Hit 2 homers in game 2...Batted .508 (31 x 61) with 20 RBI in 15 games July 16-31 to run away with Player of the Month honors for the Carolina League...Improved glovework at second base evidenced by a 44-game errorless streak June 9-Aug. 4...Named the Braves' No. 2 prospect by BASEBALL AMERICA.
Produced monster season with Class A Macon, winning the South Atlantic League's MVP award after leading circuit with 37 HR, 108 RBI, 111 runs, 321 TB, 85 BB, and a .636 SLG%...His .329 BA ranked 3rd in the SAL...Set Macon club records in homers and RBI...had best season of pro career, batting .273 (46 point increase from '97) and hit 10 homers...Also had a .464 SLG%...Batted .348 (24 x 69) over 18 games May 26-June 29...Hit 3 homers over 6 games Aug. 3-8.
Began pro career with Danville (Rookie)...Hit .348 in 55 games for Danville (Rookie Advanced)...Ran off a 15-game hitting streak July 4-20 (22 x 58, .379).