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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 spun eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Gibson had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth inning, but struck out Lorenzo Cain swinging and got Eric Hosmer to ground out to wiggle out of the jam. It was the exclamation point on a terrific outing for the young right-hander, who allowed a total of four hits and four walks while striking out seven. He has fanned 54 batters in 64 1/3 innings over his last 10 starts, which is really encouraging. He'll bring a 3.04 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week. Jul 2 - 11:38 PM

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Kyle Gibson gave up two earned runs in five innings Sunday in a loss to the Cubs.

Gibson actually pitched pretty well compared to the Minnesota bullpen, which coughed up six runs in an eventual 8-0 loss for the host Twins. Gibson walked three and surrendered six hits. He's now 4-6 on the season with a 3.35 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. The 27-year-old right-hander meets the Brewers on the road next.
Jun 21 - 5:16 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Gibson gave up a sacrifice fly to Randal Grichuk in the second inning and a two-run single to Mark Reynolds in the third which ended up being the difference in the ballgame. He fanned four and walked a pair in the loss. Gibson is now winless over his last four starts and has seen his ERA jump to 3.33 along the way. His peripherals haven't improved from last season, so it was unfair to expect his early success to continue. He's a fringe option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 16 - 5:54 PM

Kyle Gibson struggled again on Wednesday, yielding five runs (four earned) in six innings in a loss against the Royals.

Regression was to be expected from Gibson, who ended May with a 2.61 ERA. He's now struggled in back-to-back starts. The Royals got to him early, plating four runs in the first inning, including three on an Alex Gordon home run. Gibson gave up five hits overall while walking two and striking out six. His ERA now stands at 3.24 with a 1.24 WHIP and a 45/23 K/BB ratio over 75 innings. He'll take the hill in St. Louis against the Cardinals next.
Jun 10 - 11:13 PM

Kyle Gibson took a no-decision after being tagged for five runs over seven innings against the Brewers on Friday.

It was a strange outing for Gibson, who gave up a season-high three home runs while striking out a season-high nine batters. Keep in mind that the 27-year-old struck out just six batters in 22 1/3 innings for all of April. This was the first time he had given up more than three earned runs in a start since his season debut. He'll bring a 3.00 ERA into a start against the Royals next week at home.
Jun 6 - 12:09 AM

Kyle Gibson was handed a no-decision Saturday after allowing two runs (one earned) over 5 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays.

The first run scored on a solo homer by Kevin Pillar in the fourth inning, but the Blue Jays tied the game in the sixth inning thanks to a throwing error by catcher Chris Herrmann. Gibson gave up eight hits and four walks, so the Blue Jays had plenty of chances, but he managed to minimize the damage by inducing three double plays. The 27-year-old owns a 2.61 ERA through 10 starts this season, but with the lack of strikeouts, we're skeptical about his ability to maintain it.
May 30 - 5:12 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched a strong game in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox, striking out eight and managing eight innings of four-hit, one-run ball.

With the win, Gibson improved to 4-3 on the season. The only run against him came when he served up a solo homer to Jose Abreu. Other than that, Gibson was simply superb. The White Sox had no answer for him. Neither has most of the rest of baseball this season, as Gibson boasts a 2.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 27/17 over 56 1/3 innings. Perhaps the best takeaway from Sunday's start was that he did not walk a batter. We still question his long-term viability as a reliable fantasy starter, but if he's able to keep the walks down, the ERA is less likely to jump the tracks. A home start against the Blue Jays is up next for Gibson.
May 24 - 5:22 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eduardo Escobar
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Eddie Rosario
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Blaine Boyer
5Alex Meyer
6Aaron Thompson
7Ryan Pressly
8J.R. Graham