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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 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

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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

Kyle Gibson was lit up for seven runs in three innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

It was clear early that Gibson didn't have it today, but the Twins let him hang around long enough to give up four runs in the third and seven on the day. He allowed two homers, walked a couple of batters and struck out none in falling to 11-11 on the season. Given his recent struggles, the Twins could consider shutting him down a bit early, though that didn't seem to be the plan entering September. He's at 159 innings right now after finishing last season -- his first full year back from Tommy John surgery -- at 152 2/3.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Kyle Gibson was solid, allowing four runs over seven innings, but got a no-decision as the Twins were defeated by the Angels on Thursday.

Gibson was able to finish the sixth inning for the first time since August 13, when he went 7 2/3 against the Astros. On Thursday, he yielded seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out one batter. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 4.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 90/49 K/BB ratio. Gibson will look for continued improvement when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:37:00 PM

Kyle Gibson tossed five innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Gibson yielded only four hits, but his pitch count rose quickly due in part to three walks and he had to be lifted before the bottom of the sixth. Minnesota's bullpen then promptly gave the O's the lead. Gibson is now 11-10 with a 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 89/47 K/BB ratio in 149 innings this season. He will face the Angels at home next.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

All eight hits were singles, and Gibson also walked four on the day. The right-hander has now been hit hard in three of his last four starts, raising his ERA to 4.31. The loss dropped Gibson to 11-10 on the season. He'll try to get back in the win column Saturday at the Orioles.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.

Staked to a five-run lead out of the gate, the right-hander failed to make it stand up. The Indians scored in four of the next five innings, leaving Gibson at 11-9 on the year. His ERA rose to 4.13 with the poor outing, and he'll look to get back on track Sunday against a tough Tigers lineup.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Kyle Gibson limited the Astros to one run over 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Twins' 3-1 victory.

Gibson was working on a shutout until the bottom of the eighth, when Chris Carter singled home Jose Altuve for Houston's only run of the afternoon. Gibson yielded just six hits in all and struck out four. It's been an up-and-down season for the talented 26-year-old, who stands 11-9 with a 3.96 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 74/39 K/BB ratio in 134 innings. He will take on the Indians at home next time through the Minnesota starting rotation.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

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