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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 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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Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports that the Twins could be willing to move some of their starting pitching before the trade deadline.

The Twins finished the first half 7 1/2 games back of the Indians in the AL Central and 13 games back of the Mariners for the second AL Wild Card spot, so it makes sense for Minnesota to explore moving pieces with playoff contention unlikely. Sherman notes that the Twins are open to dealing arms like Kyle Gibson and Jake Odorizzi, and Lance Lynn is a free agent at the end of the year, so he should be on the block as well. Gibson's inclusion is particularly interesting as an arm who is having a career year with a 3.42 ERA and 114/46 K/BB ratio over 115 2/3 innings. He's under contract through the 2019 season.
Jul 16 - 9:16 AM

Kyle Gibson tossed eight innings of one-run ball while scattering five hits in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rays.

Gibson fanned nine without walking a batter in what was about as strong a start he could have managed heading into the All Star break. He finished his brilliant evening's work having thrown 113 pitches (72 strikes). The outing was a needed one, too, as Gibson had seen his ERA rise from 3.25 to 3.59 over his last three starts, with at least three runs given up in each of those starts. After years of maddening inconsistency, the 30-year-old right-hander has finally started to build some trust for fantasy purposes. He owns a 3.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 114/46 K/BB ratio across 115 2/3 innings for the campaign as a whole.
Jul 13 - 1:06 AM

Kyle Gibson was terrific in Saturday's victory over the Orioles, racking up nine strikeouts over seven innings of three-run ball.

The right-hander scattered just four hits and four walks on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, where Manny Machado plated a run with a ground ball and Chris Davis slugged a two-run homer. He shut the O's down for the rest of the afternoon though, allowing the Twins' offense to come back and win the ballgame. Gibson now sports a 3.59 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 105/46 K/BB ratio over 107 2/3 innings. He has surprisingly developed into a trustworthy option in mixed leagues this season and draws a nice matchup against the Rays his next time out on Thursday.
Jul 7 - 5:12 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in five innings Monday against the Brewers.

Gibson had a really nice run at the end of May and through most of June, but he hasn't been as sharp his last two times out. He matched his season low with three strikeouts in this one, and the 19 hits he's given up his last two starts exceed his total from his previous four outings combined (17 hits in 25 2/3 IP). He has a more favorable matchup against the Orioles next time out.
Jul 3 - 12:19 AM

Kyle Gibson was knocked around for five runs over seven innings and took a loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

On the bright side he struck out seven batters and issued just one walk, but he gave up a whopping 11 base hits -- including a solo home run by Jose Abreu. It was just one of those nights when the ball was falling in the gaps. Gibson now has a 2-6 record even though he has pitched quite well for the most part this season. He has a 3.48 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 16 starts and has 93 strikeouts in 95 2/3 innings.
Jun 27 - 11:54 PM

Kyle Gibson took a loss despite holding the Red Sox to two runs in six innings on Thursday.

Sure, it seems criminal that Jacob deGrom has a mere 5-2 record with his 1.51 ERA in 15 starts. Gibson, though, has an argument for being even more unlucky; he's 2-5 with a 3.25 ERA through 15 outings. He's allowed two runs or fewer in two-thirds of his starts, and he's twice taken no-decisions after allowing no runs.
Jun 21 - 4:32 PM

Kyle Gibson spun seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-3 win over the Indians on Friday.

Gibson gave up just three hits on the night, with the run scoring on an RBI single from Yan Gomes in the sixth inning. He fanned three and walked four for just his second victory of the season and his first since his season debut. Of course, Gibson has deserved much better. He’s sporting a 3.27 ERA through 14 starts. Up next is a start against the Red Sox at home.
Jun 15 - 10:40 PM

Kyle Gibson let in two runs in seven innings and was charged with a loss to the Angels on Saturday.

Gibson surrendered just five hits but two of them left the yard. All the damage to the scoreboard came on solo home runs by Ian Kinsler and Albert Pujols. This is the sort of tough luck Gibson has encountered all season. He's pitched well but has just one win to show for it. He falls to 1-4 with a 3.45 ERA and 1.19 WHIP through 13 starts. His next chance to right the ship comes on Friday against the Indians.
Jun 9 - 9:19 PM

Kyle Gibson struck out seven and allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no decision against the Indians on Sunday.

If you take away Edwin Encarnacion, Gibson would have had a shutout. You can’t do that, however, and Gibson allowed a solo shot and gave up another earned run from another blast by Encarnacion after he left with two outs in the sixth. It’s still another strong start for the 30-year-old right-hander, and his ERA drops to 3.54 on the season with 73 strikeouts in just-under 69 innings. We’ll see him on the mound again on Saturday when he takes on the Angels at home.
Jun 3 - 5:32 PM

Kyle Gibson wasn't involved in a decision after shutting out the Royals for seven innings on Tuesday.

Addison Reed blew a one-run lead in the eighth. Gibson has been terribly unlucky in the win department this season; his only victory came when he threw six no-hit innings in his first start of the year. He's allowed three runs or fewer in eight of his 11 starts and has a 3.57 ERA, but he's currently 1-3.
May 30 - 12:59 AM

Kyle Gibson issued six hits and three runs over six innings Wednesday in the Twins’ loss to the Tigers.

He logged three strikeouts and one walk over 97 pitches. Gibson gave up a run in the first inning, then held the Tigers in check until the fourth when he served up a two-run shot to Niko Goodrum. Despite a reasonable 4.02 ERA and a career-best 9.32 K/9, the right-hander hasn’t won a start since March 31. He’ll look to get back in the win column Sunday against Cleveland.
May 23 - 6:21 PM

Kyle Gibson was tagged for five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.

Gibson gave up two homers — a solo shot to Ji-Man Choi and a two-run blast to Jesus Aguilar — which equaled his total through his first eight starts this season. He also walked four batters for the second straight start. Gibson is missing more bats than ever before, but he’s doing so at the expense of his control, so there’s some risk here in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 19 - 12:22 AM

Kyle Gibson received a no decision in the Twins' extra-innings victory over the Angels on Saturday while allowing two runs over six innings.

Gibson allowed three hits and struck out six while walking four batters (to be fair, two of the walks were to Mike Trout). He's now allowed three earned runs or fewer in four straight outings as his surprising start to the season continues. He's sporting a 3.49 ERA with 50 strikeouts in just under 45 innings on the year. Up next is a start against the Brewers at home.
May 13 - 1:38 AM

Kyle Gibson struck out eight hitters and gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings against the White Sox on Sunday in a no decision.

Gibson cruised through the first six innings, but ran into trouble in the seventh before leaving with two outs in the inning. The right-hander has now allowed two runs or fewer in four of his first six starts, and he's pitched better than his 3.49 ERA suggests. He'll look to continue missing bats for the Twins when he's back on the bump on Angels on Saturday.
May 6 - 6:08 PM

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