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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 posted a stellar start against the Mariners in Saturday's no-decision, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings.
Gibson struck out four and walked one on the evening. A run came home in the first inning on an RBI ground out by Robinson Cano, but Gibson wouldn't allow another one until the sixth inning, when Nelson Cruz took him deep for a solo shot. The Twins would rally from the 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth. Gibson had allowed 12 runs in his last 10 1/3 innings (covering two starts) and this was a nice rebound. The owner of a 3.37 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 92/40 K/BB ratio in 131 innings, he will take to the road to face the Blue Jays' offensive machine in his next start. Aug 1 - 11:55 PM

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Kyle Gibson lost steam late in Sunday's loss to the Yankees, allowing six runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Gibson pitched well through four innings, but after allowing a solo homer to Chase Headley in the fifth inning, he loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth on a single and a pair of walks. Three runs would come home in the frame before Gibson was pulled. An additional two runs scored on his line after he left the game. This marks back-to-back poor starts for the young right-hander, who has now allowed 12 runs in his last 10 1/3 innings. Recent struggles aside, his results for the season have mostly been positive, as he holds a 3.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 88/39 K/BB ratio over 124 innings. He'll face the Mariners at home in his next start.
Jul 26 - 5:16 PM

Kyle Gibson was hammered for six runs in five innings of work, taking the loss on Tuesday versus the Angels.

Gibson wasn't pitching well, but limited the Halos to two runs over his first five innings. But four consecutive batters reached base to start the sixth before Gibson was pulled. Blaine Boyer relieved Gibson and immediately served up a home run to Chris Iannetta, allowing both inherited runners to score. The right-hander, overall, allowed 10 hits and a walk while striking out six. The outing balloons his ERA back up to 3.19 with a 1.29 WHIP and an 84/37 K/BB ratio in 118 2/3 innings. Gibson will face the Yankees at home in his next outing.
Jul 22 - 1:19 AM

Kyle Gibson pitched a sharp game in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Tigers, hurling seven innings of one-run (none earned) ball to improve to 8-6 on the season.

Gibson allowed just four hits while striking out six and walking two. He's pulling into the All-Star Break on the right track, with five straight starts allowing two or fewer runs. Gibson's struggled with control at times this season, but the recent strong stretch has dropped his WHIP to a you-can-live-with-it mark of 1.21. His 2.85 ERA doesn't look too shabby, either.
Jul 12 - 5:06 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Orioles to two runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a win Tuesday.

Gibson yielded six hits and a walk, with J.J. Hardy's two-run homer in the fifth inning accounting for all the damage against the right-hander. Gibson hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, and he improved to 7-6 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with the win. He'll try to grab one more win before the All-Star break when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
Jul 7 - 11:32 PM

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

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

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LF1Eddie Rosario
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Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
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5Casey Fien
6J.R. Graham
7Ryan Pressly
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