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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings against the Rays on Sunday.
Gibson didn't pitch horribly, though he had already thrown 94 pitches by the time the fifth inning ended. The Rays dinged him for two runs in the third inning and an additional run in the fifth. As usual, Gibson didn't offer much in the strikeout category, as he whiffed only two batters. He also walked two, bringing his K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings to 19/17. He holds a 2.98 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Gibson hasn't been burned by a string of poor starts yet, but his propensity to allow runners on base means that it should be coming soon, at which point owners should seek shelter. Gibson will continue his quest to hold off statistical inevitability when he faces the White Sox on the road in his next outing. May 17 - 5:32 PM

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Kyle Gibson pitched well in a no-decision, holding the Tigers to one run in seven innings as the Twins lost on Tuesday.

Gibson's only mistake resulted in a solo home run to J.D. Martinez. He gave up only five hits in total without issuing a walk and striking out six. Gibson is one reason why the Twins are shockingly above .500, carrying a 2.70 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and a 17/15 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. The strikeout and walk rates, however, do point towards an impending regression, so fantasy owners should take notice. Gibson will try to keep it going to finish off a short homestand against the Rays on Sunday.
May 12 - 10:20 PM

Kyle Gibson blanked the A's for six innings in picking up his third win Wednesday.

Gibson has a nice 2.97 ERA despite having fanned 11 batters in 36 1/3 innings this season. He struck out one and walked two tonight. Even with his groundball tendencies, he can't succeed with this kind of K/BB ratio. Of course, he'll probably improve there, but he still doesn't come recommended in mixed leagues.
May 6 - 11:35 PM

Kyle Gibson spun eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the White Sox on Friday.

Gibson finished the eighth inning at 94 pitches, but didn't get the opportunity to go for the complete game. He struck out four batters and held the White Sox to just four hits (three of them singles) and one walk. After allowing six runs in his season debut, he owns a 2.03 ERA over his last four starts. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Athletics.
May 1 - 11:29 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched a great game on Sunday, surrendering two runs over seven innings in an extra-innings win over the Mariners.

Gibson struck out three and walked three in the contest. Both of the Mariner runs off Gibson came in the fourth inning, when Seth Smith hit a solo homer and Logan Morrison managed an RBI grounder. Gibson recovered to make it through seven innings, though he would not factor into the decision. Despite the great start, Gibson's overall numbers are troubling. He boasts a 5/12 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings and a 1.70 WHIP. Predictably, his ERA is close to 5.00. Gibson strikes out so few batters that he absolutely has to show pinpoint control, and that has rarely been the case this season. Until he improves his control, he's not usable in mixed leagues. He'll try to build off of Sunday's start when the White Sox waltz to town next weekend.
Apr 26 - 8:04 PM

Kyle Gibson took the loss on Monday against the Royals, serving up four runs (three earned) over five innings.

Gibson has shown subpar command and a severe inability to miss bats in two of three starts to begin the season. The right-hander allowed only four hits to the Royals, but issued four walks and recorded zero strikeouts -- his second zero-strikeout start already. Gibson will bring a 5.87 ERA, a 1.96 WHIP, and a 3/9 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings into his next start against the Mariners in Seattle.
Apr 20 - 11:13 PM

Kyle Gibson limited the Royals to one run in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Twins' 3-1 victory.

Gibson was MLB's most all-or-nothing pitcher in 2014, and it's continued so far this year, with an ugly first start against the Tigers (6 ER in 3 2/3 IP) and now a very good one versus the Royals that snapped Kansas City's season-opening seven-game winning streak. Gibson will get the Royals again next time out. It's a two-start week for him, with the Mariners also on the schedule, making him a streaming option in mixed leagues.
Apr 15 - 11:30 PM

Kyle Gibson was slaughtered in a losing effort against the Tigers on Thursday, allowing six runs on eight hits over his 3 2/3 innings.

Gibson struggled with his command throughout the afternoon, issuing five free passes while failing to record a strikeout. The Tigers got to him for two runs in the first, added another in the third, and then pushed three across in the fourth including a two-run blast by J.D. Martinez to chase Gibson. He'll look to put this outing behind him and right the ship when he takes on the Royals on Wednesday.
Apr 9 - 7:34 PM

Kyle Gibson (illness) will move his bullpen session back to Thursday.

Gibson was scratched from his scheduled start on Monday due to illness. He's pushing his bullpen to Thursday as he continues to recover, but nothing has changed long-term. He remains slotted in as the Twins' fourth starter.
Apr 1 - 1:27 PM

Kyle Gibson has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday night due to an illness.

Gibson should be fine to take his turn in the Twins' spring rotation later this week. He is expected to open the season as Minnesota's fourth starter.
Mar 30 - 3:20 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed one run and two hits over six innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Gibson struck out seven and lowered his spring ERA to 2.73. We're still not sure he's a legitimate breakout candidate this year, but he should be the Twins' second best starter ahead of expensive veterans Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana.
Mar 25 - 5:30 PM

Kyle Gibson threw four scoreless innings Sunday as the Twins and Cardinals played to a 6-6 tie in nine innings.

Gibson was much better than his bullpen, striking out four and allowing just two hits before coming out. With his velocity up a bit, his stock is rising this spring. Still, we're not yet recommending him in shallow mixed leagues.
Mar 15 - 5:25 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Blue Jays to one run over three innings in the Twins' 5-3 victory Tuesday.

According to the Star-Tribune's Phil Miller, Gibson was consistently in the 94 mph range with his sinking fastball today, which is up a couple of ticks from his usual. "I really would like to stay right around there, and I think I can," Gibson said afterwards. "I can throw 94, 95 and it’ll still sink." If it lasts, Gibson will be a threat to take a step forward this year.
Mar 10 - 4:53 PM

Kyle Gibson yielded three runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

Gibson was nearly flawless through seven, giving up a homer to Ian Kinsler but only two singles and one walk. In the eighth, he waked two and gave up an RBI single before being pulled. Another run came around to score afterwards. Gibson, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of AL starters this year, ends the season 13-12 with a 4.47 ERA. He had eight starts of zero runs allowed, tied for the most among AL starters, but he also had 11 starts in which he gave up at least five runs. He'll aim for more consistency next year, but we don't suspect that a breakthrough is on the way.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed a lone run over seven innings of work, striking out eight, in the Twins' 6-3 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Gibson scattered seven hits without walking a batter in the victory, his second straight and 13th of the season. The eight strikeouts tied for a season high, and it was the first time he didn't issue a free pass since August 3. Gibson will have a chance to put a bow on a good sophomore campaign when the Twins visit the Tigers on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:56:00 PM

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C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly
9Michael Tonkin