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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (22) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Gibson pitched six innings of one-run ball Saturday in a victory over the White Sox.
Gibson struck out seven and allowed just three hits. He won his last three starts to reach double figures the season, finishing 10-13 with a fine 3.62 ERA. He struck out 179 in 196 2/3 innings, which is a huge improvement over anything he's done before. He struck out 121 in 158 innings last year. Sep 29 - 11:16 PM

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Kyle Gibson went 7 1/3 innings and allowed just one run in a victory over the Athletics on Sunday.

Gibson was awful in his last start, but was able to pick up a victory against the Royals last Sunday. This time he gets the win and deserves it. He was able to hold a very good Oakland lineup to just the one run while allowing seven hits, and there wasn’t much in terms of hard contact. The right-hander now has an ERA of 3.66, and his K/BB ratio improves to 172/76 over 190 1/3 innings. Gibson will make one more start in 2018, and it’s scheduled to occur against the White Sox on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 7:11 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed 11 hits and six runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

Gibson didn’t walk anyone and he struck out six. It’s a fortunate victory for the right-hander, as Gibson didn't have anywhere close to his best stuff against the Kansas City lineup on Sunday. He’s mostly pitched well in 2018, but this makes four of his last 10 starts where he’s allowed four-plus runs. That’s seen his ERA raise to a still respectable 3.78 mark, and his K/BB ratio now is 169/73 over 183 1/3 innings. A tough contest against the A’s comes next for Gibson.
Sep 16 - 5:42 PM

Kyle Gibson yielded one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Monday.

Gibson held the Yankees potent lineup in check until he served up a go-ahead solo homer to Gary Sanchez in the sixth inning. He struck out five batters, but the four free passes he handed out in this one were emblematic of the broader control issues (3.72 BB/9) he's battled throughout this year. The 30-year-old right-hander is 7-13 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 163/73 K/BB ratio in 29 starts. He's lined up to face the Royals in Kansas City on Saturday.
Sep 11 - 1:28 AM

Kyle Gibson lost after allowing four runs -- two earned -- in seven innings to the Astros on Monday.

Gibson gave up homers to Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel. The other runs were considered unearned because of a Jorge Polanco error, so it goes down as Gibson's 16th quality start in 28 tries this season. He's had a fine year; he just hasn't looked quite as strong lately. Especially with the Twins having given up, Gibson doesn't seem like a good bet in mixed leagues.
Sep 3 - 5:44 PM

Kyle Gibson lost to the Indians after giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday.

Gibson walked three tonight. He has a 27/18 K/BB ratio in his last six starts after coming in at 126/50 in his first 21. It just doesn't look like he'll be much use in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Aug 28 - 10:33 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the White Sox.

Gibson was victimized by some bad defense in this one, but it's not like he was sharp. The 30-year-old right-hander issued four walks and gave up seven hits, including three home runs. He's now 7-10 on the season with a 3.63 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 149/65 K/BB ratio in 26 starts covering 158 2/3 innings. Up next is a tough road matchup against the Indians.
Aug 22 - 5:40 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs in seven innings and snared a win against the Tigers on Friday.

He struck out five, walked three and surrendered eight base hits in the quality start. He trailed 3-0 after six innings but was able to stick around long enough for the Twins' offense to come to life and give him enough support to get the win. He improved his record to 7-9 with a strong 3.51 ERA after 25 starts. He draws another attractive matchup against the White Sox coming up on Wednesday.
Aug 18 - 2:07 AM

Kyle Gibson allowed just one run through seven innings and was rewarded with a win against the Tigers on Saturday.

He surrendered an RBI-single to James McCann in the second inning but was able to settle down from there and ended up turning in one of his best outings of the season. He gave up seven base hits and issued two walks while striking out four in the quality start. The win boosted his record to 6-9 with a 3.49 ERA in 24 starts. The Twins have struggled this year but it hasn't been Gibson's fault.
Aug 11 - 9:53 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed six runs -- four earned -- over five innings Monday in a loss to the Indians.

Gibson issued three walks and gave up seven hits, including a pair of home runs. He is now 5-9 on the season, despite a shiny 3.60 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 135 strikeouts in 140 innings this season. The 30-year-old right-hander will get the Tigers on the road next time out.
Aug 6 - 10:15 PM

Kyle Gibson logged a quality start in Tuesday's loss to the Indians, surrendering three runs on five hits across his six innings of work.

The right-hander punched out six on the night while issuing three free passes. Jose Ramirez was responsible for most of the damage against him, with an RBI double in the third inning and a run-scoring single in the fifth. With the loss, the 30-year-old hurler falls to 5-8 on the season, though he owns an impressive 3.47 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 132/53 K/BB ratio across 135 innings. He'll get a chance for redemption against these Indians on Monday in Cleveland.
Jul 31 - 11:42 PM

La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Kyle Gibson could be an extension candidate this offseason.

The Twins have received plenty of inquiries on Gibson, but it would take quite a haul to pry him away. He's under team control for one more year and the Twins are hopeful that they can get something done to keep him around for even longer. Gibson is in the middle of a breakout season where he's posted a 3.42 ERA and 126/50 K/BB ratio over 129 innings.
Jul 30 - 9:27 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Twins are drawing as much interest in Kyle Gibson as in any of their players."

However, Gibson is under team control next season and Rosenthal says the club would have to be "blown away" by an offer in order to trade him. Gibson was good in the final two months of last season and has carried it over into this year with a 3.42 ERA and 126/50 K/BB ratio over 129 innings. He tossed eight frames of one-run ball in Fenway Park on Thursday.
Jul 27 - 3:07 PM

Kyle Gibson scattered four hits and one run over eight stellar innings Thursday in the Twins’ win over the Red Sox.

That’s about as good an outing as you’ll see against the high-powered Red Sox. The right-hander delivered a gem, amassing seven strikeouts over 120 pitches. He walked two and also hit a batter. The only run Gibson surrendered came in the second inning when Blake Swihart scored from third on a double play. The 30-year-old didn’t allow a hit after the fourth inning. This was only Gibson’s fifth win of the season, though he’s logged a respectable 3.45 ERA across 21 starts. We’ll see him back in action Tuesday against Cleveland.
Jul 26 - 10:59 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

Gibson walked two batters and allowed six hits, including a solo homer to Lucas Duda in his final inning of work. He struck out five and induced 16 swinging strikes in his 103 pitches. The loss was his first since June 27. Gibson has shown legitimate signs of growth this year, posting a 3.57 ERA through 20 starts with 119 strikeouts in 121 innings. There’s always the chance that the Twins will listen to offers on hm, but there’s no urgency since he’s still under team control for another year.
Jul 21 - 2:09 AM

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