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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'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

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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

Kyle Gibson held the Red Sox scoreless for five innings while notching four strikeouts in a 13-0 win for the Twins.

He was facing a split-squad Red Sox lineup but it was an impressive outing nonetheless. He gave up four hits and one walk but kept his opponent off the scoreboard. This was the second strong outing in a row for Gibson. He now has a 2.19 ERA in 12 1/3 innings of Grapefruit league action. He is solidly entrenched in the middle of the Twins' starting rotation. He went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 25 starts last year.
Mar 11 - 6:06 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Cardinals to one run and two hits over four innings on Monday.

Gibson struggled last time out against the Pirates, failing to complete two innings, but that didn't stop him from going four today. He struck out two and walked one before departing.
Mar 6 - 5:28 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered two runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Gibson has reworked his delivery, but not the results, at least not in this one. He walked one and struck out none against a lineup that included two regulars and three quality part-timers. Gibson rates as a pretty borderline AL-only pitcher at this point.
Mar 1 - 4:33 PM

Kyle Gibson looked sharp in his Grapefruit League opener against the Rays on Friday, allowing just two hits over 1 2/3 scoreless innings of work.

Gibson punched out a pair and didn't walk a batter. It's the first look that we have seen of the right-hander with his new delivery, designed to protect his shoulder. Gibson ran his fastball up to 94 mph in the outing and afterwards said he felt very comfortable with the revamped delivery.
Feb 24 - 10:07 PM

Kyle Gibson has changed his delivery in hopes of protecting his shoulder.

Gibson missed seven weeks with a shoulder strain last year, so after consulting with one of his former coaches at the University of Missouri, he reached out to Randy Sullivan of the Florida Baseball Ranch during the offseason to make some changes. They've been aiming to get his arm to "pronate properly at the end of his delivery" and so far he's happy with the results. "It’s like a golf swing," said Gibson. "Once you hit, you’re not adding anything (by extending); the ball is gone. This way, your shoulder has more time to slow down. I feel a huge difference." Gibson, 29, will hope for better results after putting up a rough 5.07 ERA over 25 starts last season.
Feb 22 - 11:33 AM

Twins and RHP Kyle Gibson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract.

Gibson receives a big raise in his first year of arbitration eligibility even after putting up a 5.07 ERA over 25 starts last season. He'll be part of the Twins' rotation again in 2017.
Jan 13 - 11:23 AM

Kyle Gibson allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings against the Royals on Thursday.

Gibson kept the Royals in check for most of the evening and was handed a lead in the top of the seventh, only to give it right back in the bottom of the frame before exiting. The eight strikeouts were a single-game high for the 28-year-old this season. In 25 starts this year, Gibson went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA and 1.56 WHIP.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Kyle Gibson yielded two runs in five innings Friday in a loss to the Mariners.

Gibson would love to end on a strong note after a very disappointing year. He's allowed three runs over eight innings in his last two outings, lowering his ERA from 5.34 to 5.04. He only has one start left now, though.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Kyle Gibson twirled a gem Tuesday, holding the Tigers to one run across eight innings of work in an 8-1 victory.

Gibson walked three on the night while recording just four strikeouts, but he permitted only five hits -- four of them singles. Only a Miguel Cabrera RBI single in the first inning plated a run for the Tigers. Gibson entered the proceedings with a 5.34 ERA and having allowed at least four runs in four straight outings, so to say this was unexpected would be an understatement. Gibson will try to keep it going on Sunday versus the Mets.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Kyle Gibson was touched up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Gibson gave up nine hits, including a two-run homer to Todd Frazier. He has failed to complete six innings in six out of his last seven starts. He owns an ugly 6.81 ERA during that time. His ERA for the year isn’t much better at 5.31.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Kyle Gibson couldn't make it out of the sixth inning in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 frames.

Gibson surrendered a pair of solo home runs on the afternoon, coughing up shots to Josh Donaldson in the third and Troy Tulowitzki in the sixth. He managed just one strikeout in the contest and will carry an underwhelming 5.17 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a home start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Gibson actually gave up just one extra-base hit, a double by Justin Upton, but he walked in one run and allowed another to score on a wild pitch. Gibson walked four in the game, and he's now got a 1.54 WHIP to go with a 5.09 ERA in 18 starts. Things don't get much better for the 28-year-old going forward, either, as he is set to meet the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on eight hits in a complete game 10-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

He fanned six and walked three while tossing 115 pitches in his first complete game of the year and second of his career. The win moves him to 5-7 with a 4.90 ERA after 17 starts. He doesn't strike out enough batters to earn much trust as a fantasy pitcher. He has accumulated 71 punchouts and 35 free passes in 101 innings.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2John Ryan Murphy
3Chris Gimenez
4Dan Rohlfing
5Eddy Rodriguez
1B1Joe Mauer
2Matt Hague
3Ben Paulsen
2B1Brian Dozier
2Tommy Field
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
4Benji Gonzalez
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Drew Stubbs
4J.B. Shuck
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
5Jose Berrios
6Justin Haley
7Tyler Duffey
8Adalberto Mejia
9Nick Tepesch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Craig Breslow
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Matt Belisle
10Trevor May
11Drew Rucinski
12Nick Greenwood
13Alex Wimmers
14Raul Fernandez