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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (22) / MIN
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Kyle Gibson walked four and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over 5 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's 15-inning loss to the Rays.
Gibson finished his afternoon having thrown 50 of his 88 pitches for strikes. Despite his lack of control, he was mostly able to keep the Rays at bay on the scoreboard. He struck out four on the afternoon. In his two return outings since being shipped down to the minors to recalibrate at the beginning of May, he has yielded nine runs on 12 hits in 10 1/3 innings. He will carry a bloated 7.85 ERA and 1.96 WHIP into a road showdown with the Angels next time out as he tries to extricate himself from this miserable start to the season. May 28 - 8:41 PM

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Kyle Gibson surrendered six runs over five innings in his return to the majors, yet he still earned a win over the Orioles on Monday.

Gibson was 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA in six starts before the Twins sent him down. He's not fixed, but we're not sure there was much to fix in the first place; he just doesn't look like a very good pitcher at this point.
May 22 - 11:17 PM

Twins recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson will rejoin the rotation on Monday in Baltimore. He was sent down earlier this month after posting an 8.20 ERA over six starts, but he earned another shot after holding a 2.92 ERA in two outings for Rochester. Gibson is a poor bet for fantasy purposes.
May 22 - 5:37 PM

Kyle Gibson is expected to start Monday in Baltimore.

Gibson earned another shot after posting a 2.92 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 12 ⅓ innings in a couple outings for Triple-A Rochester. He held an 8.20 ERA before his demotion and is a poor bet in fantasy leagues.
May 21 - 10:07 AM

Kyle Gibson is a candidate to start for the Twins on Monday in Baltimore.

Adam Wilk is also a candidate, provided that he isn't needed out of the bullpen over the next few days. Gibson has pitched well since being optioned to Triple-A Rochester, holding a 2.92 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 12 ⅓ innings. He would not be an advisable streaming option should he get the nod.
May 19 - 9:20 AM

Twins optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson dropped to 0-4 Thursday after getting lit up by the A's and simply hasn't looked like a major league pitcher this season. It's unclear who will occupy his spot in the starting rotation, though Adalberto Mejia and top prospect Jose Berrios are both possibilities.
May 4 - 5:39 PM

Kyle Gibson was pulled after giving up four runs in four innings Thursday in a loss to the A's.

Gibson is 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA. He hasn't lasted six innings in any of his six starts. He had a 5.07 ERA last year. The Twins don't need to completely give up on him, but they do need to yank from the rotation for a spell.
May 4 - 5:26 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision versus the Royals.

The good news is that the Twins went on to win. Gibson, though, hasn't lasted six innings in any of his five starts this year, and he's sporting an 8.03 ERA. A quality start or two would be nice. He'll get his next chance Thursday against the A's.
Apr 29 - 1:14 AM

Kyle Gibson was crushed in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

Gibson struck out three and walked two in the short outing. Alex Avila tagged him for a two-run homer in the second inning and the Tigers rallied for five more in the third to chase the veteran right-hander. He'll try to regroup and improve upon his troublesome 9.00 ERA and 1.94 WHIP when he takes the hill against the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.
Apr 23 - 5:47 PM

Kyle Gibson fell to 0-2 on Monday after allowing three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Indians.

Gibson walked two and gave up eight hits, including a Michael Brantley solo homer in the top of the fifth inning. He struck out just two. The 29-year-old right-hander will carry a rough 6.91 ERA into his next start at home against the Tigers.
Apr 17 - 11:34 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered five earned runs over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.

Gibson only issued one walk and he allowed just four total hits, but one of those hits was a fifth-inning grand slam by Andrew Romine -- the first grand slam of Romine's career. Gibson stands 0-1 with an 8.00 ERA through two regular-season starts. He'll get the Indians at home next.
Apr 12 - 4:08 PM

Kyle Gibson took a no-decision in Thursday's win over Royals, allowing three runs on six hits over five-plus innings.

Gibson struck out five and walked two. His main issue in this one came with the home run ball. Salvador Perez rocked him for a solo shot in the fourth inning and Mike Moustakas led off the sixth with a solo tater of his own. The 29-year-old Gibson posted a 5.07 ERA in 25 starts last season and makes for an untrustworthy fantasy option.
Apr 6 - 4:28 PM

Kyle Gibson shut out the Red Sox for six innings Sunday in his latest strong effort this spring.

Gibson has a 1.59 ERA and a 19/5 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings. He's yet to allow a single homer, which is a big change after he gave up 20 in 147 1/3 innings during the regular season last year. Gibson is far more likely to be solid than spectacular for the Twins, but they'll take it.
Mar 26 - 4:30 PM

Kyle Gibson's strong spring continued Tuesday, as he allowed one run over five innings against the Phillies.

The only run came on a Freddy Galvis homer in the fifth. Gibson has a 2.01 ERA and a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this spring. We might be more encouraged by that if he didn't also have a 2.78 ERA and a 22/7 K/BB ratio last spring before struggling in April on his way to a very disappointing year.
Mar 21 - 4:56 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed just one hit -- a Jedd Gyorko solo homer -- over five innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

Gibson struck out five. He's performed very well in his last three starts, surrendering two runs in 14 innings. Her was also strong last spring, even striking out 22 batters in 22 2/3 innings, before turning in a very disappointing campaign for the Twins. The team needs a lot more from him this year, but his upside seems pretty limited.
Mar 16 - 3:59 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adalberto Mejia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Craig Breslow
5Tyler Duffey
6Taylor Rogers
7Matt Belisle
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Justin Haley
10Trevor May