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Kyle Gibson
Birthdate: 10/23/1987 (29 y, 5 m, 7 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-6/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 22, Overall: 22, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $2.9M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Gibson threw six scoreless innings with four strikeouts in Sunday's loss to Boston to lower his spring training ERA to 1.59. Gibson will make a minor league spring start Friday and then start Minnesota's third game of the regular season on April 6, MLB.com reports. (3/26/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: You scan the movement and velocity numbers for Gibson, and you see a whole bunch of average. It can be compelling at first to notice that he has (basically) average movement and velocity on a sinker, changeup, and slider for his career; it can be especially compelling when you notice that the change, slider, curve and sinker all have average or better results when it comes to whiffs and grounders. Since he actually has better than average whiff rates on the slider, curve, and change, I've always called for fewer fastballs when predicting a breakout for Gibson. The problem is... his fastball might be his best pitch, and it's dropped to below average velocity over time. The more he's thrown his other pitches -- aalast year saw a career-low in fastballs -- the worse his results have gotten. I mean, sure, he's added some strikeouts along the way, but it hasn't been enough to offset the drop in grounders and the increase in homers. Now add in injury risk, since the Tommy John survivor lost time in 2016 due to a sore shoulder. Gibson still has four decent pitches, but it really looks like it all adds up to just being average. His career FIP is 4% worse than league average, and we've got 572.1 innings on the 29-year-old. Maybe he puts it together and is slightly better than average next year. That sort of reward, coupled with this kind of risk, should really only be interesting on the cheapest prices in the deepest leagues at this point. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: The velocity has dropped off along the way, and now Gibson is just an average-ish pitcher with a collection of average-ish pitches. It's an okay outcome in the real world, but it's not enough for most fantasy leagues.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010Twins (A+)4107743.18.312.490.42.27481.5 %  1.873.15  
2010Twins (AA)750161693.07.452.130.48.30470.6 %  3.683.25  
2010Twins (AAA)0003315.25.172.870.00.24572.2 %  1.723.26  
2011Twins (AAA)380181895.18.592.551.04.33965.8 %  4.813.71  
2012Javelinas (R)3206623.110.803.090.00.45665.9 %  5.402.81  
2012Twins (R)0009714.29.822.450.61.23577.6 %  2.452.96  
2012Twins (A+)000227.09.001.291.29.26390.9 %  2.574.11  
2012Twins (AAA)020226.213.501.351.35.52647.2 %  9.452.56  
2013Twins (AAA)7501717101.27.702.920.44.27973.9 %  2.923.11  
2013Twins240101051.05.123.531.24.35066.5 %50.3 %13.5 %6.535.174.77-0.1
2014Twins131203131179.15.372.860.60.28766.3 %54.4 %7.8 %4.473.803.992.3
2015Twins111103232194.26.703.010.83.28773.0 %53.4 %11.4 %3.843.963.952.5
2016Twins (A+)000229.17.710.960.00.36090.0 %  0.961.86  
2016Twins (AAA)100116.03.004.500.00.31880.0 %  1.504.00  
2016Twins61102525147.16.353.361.22.33070.4 %48.8 %14.5 %5.074.704.501.1
2017Depth Charts91002828161.06.293.101.05.31670.0 %  4.564.39 1.7
2017Steamer91002828163.06.093.121.04.30970.1 %50.4 % 4.534.434.501.7
2017ZiPS91002828161.06.483.071.06.31669.8 %  4.584.34 1.8
Total- - -323809898572.16.053.100.90.30469.6 %52.2 %11.4 %4.594.214.185.8

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010Twins (A+)411.8777110  43.116933119212022040
2010Twins (AA)753.681616100  93.0388903938522043077
2010Twins (AAA)001.7233000  15.26412530501109
2011Twins (AAA)384.811818000  95.141910957511127115091
2012Javelinas (R)325.4066000  23.110631141408021028
2012Twins (R)002.4597000  14.25594414001016
2012Twins (A+)002.5722000  7.0296221101007
2012Twins (AAA)029.4522000  6.231117711000010
2013Twins (AAA)752.921717220  101.2412853633533003087
2013Twins246.5310100000051.0238693837720054029
2014Twins13124.47313100000179.17571789189125702110107
2015Twins11113.84323210000194.2821186888318656770145
2016Twins (A+)000.9622000  9.1349110100108
2016Twins (AAA)101.5011000  6.0277210300002
2016Twins6115.07252510000147.1653175898320553490104
2017Depth Charts9104.562828  00 161.0 17688811955 5  112
2017Steamer9104.5328281000 163.071418089821956 5  110
2017ZiPS9104.582828  0  161.0 175888219553490116
Total- - -32384.59989820000572.1246960830629257197918310385

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010Twins (A+)8.312.493.330.4223.7 %7.1 %16.6 %.2131.04.27481.5 %  3.15
2010Twins (AA)7.452.133.500.4819.9 %5.7 %14.2 %.2491.20.30470.6 %  3.25
2010Twins (AAA)5.172.871.800.0014.1 %7.8 %6.2 %.2071.09.24572.2 %  3.26
2011Twins (AAA)8.592.553.371.0421.7 %6.4 %15.3 %.2791.43.33965.8 %  3.71
2012Javelinas (R)10.803.093.500.0026.4 %7.6 %18.9 %.3231.67.45665.9 %  2.81
2012Twins (R)9.822.454.000.6129.1 %7.3 %21.8 %.1770.89.23577.6 %  2.96
2012Twins (A+)9.001.297.001.2924.1 %3.5 %20.7 %.2221.00.26390.9 %  4.11
2012Twins (AAA)13.501.3510.001.3532.3 %3.2 %29.0 %.3671.80.52647.2 %  2.56
2013Twins (AAA)7.702.922.640.4421.1 %8.0 %13.1 %.2241.16.27973.9 %  3.11
2013Twins5.123.531.451.2412.2 %8.4 %3.8 %.3241.75.35066.5 %1621305.17
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Twins5.372.861.880.6014.1 %7.5 %6.6 %.2551.31.28766.3 %1151003.80
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Twins6.703.012.230.8317.7 %7.9 %9.7 %.2481.29.28773.0 %94973.96
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Twins (A+)7.710.968.000.0023.5 %2.9 %20.6 %.2731.07.36090.0 %  1.86
2016Twins (AAA)3.004.500.670.007.4 %11.1 %-3.7 %.2921.67.31880.0 %  4.00
2016Twins6.353.361.891.2215.9 %8.4 %7.5 %.2951.56.33070.4 %1181104.70
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts6.293.102.031.05   .2801.44.31670.0 %  4.39
2017Steamer6.093.121.961.0415.5 %7.9 %7.6 %.2771.45.30970.1 %  4.43
2017ZiPS6.483.072.111.06   .2781.43.31669.8 %  4.34
Total- - -6.053.101.950.9015.6 %8.0 %7.6 %.2701.41.30469.6 %1131044.21

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2013Twins1.7721.3 %50.3 %28.4 %7.7 %13.5 %6.5 %100.0 %41.3 %42.4 %16.3 %10.9 %57.1 %32.1 %4.711204.77
2014Twins2.0519.0 %54.4 %26.6 %13.6 %7.8 %6.0 %33.3 %47.5 %30.5 %22.0 %16.9 %57.5 %25.5 %4.181053.99
2015Twins1.9919.8 %53.4 %26.8 %8.9 %11.4 %4.1 %35.7 %42.9 %33.8 %23.3 %17.7 %54.6 %27.6 %4.12983.95
2016Twins1.7122.7 %48.8 %28.5 %8.0 %14.5 %5.9 %16.7 %46.9 %32.9 %20.2 %18.6 %50.4 %31.0 %4.731064.50
Total- - -1.9120.5 %52.2 %27.3 %10.0 %11.4 %5.4 %33.3 %45.3 %33.3 %21.4 %17.0 %54.7 %28.3 %4.361044.18

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013Twins925239461130372528900
2014Twins3151541102119124106108617142800
2015Twins315158117141314589123120043235
2016Twins2361381101114618695115172468
Total- - -95850237650523311311364057639403

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2013Twins-1.44-4.993.56-13.77-1.460.940.940.870.9510-1.41-0.1100
2014Twins0.49-12.3712.86-3.69-0.570.960.960.870.98310.65-0.1400
2015Twins0.53-13.5914.126.040.611.011.010.871.16311.27-0.7400
2016Twins-1.65-13.0511.39-11.59-1.191.021.020.871.3124-1.53-0.0900
Total- - --2.07-44.0041.94-23.01-2.610.990.990.871.1296-1.03-1.0600

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2013Twins69.0% (92.1)17.1% (84.4) 1.3% (78.3)12.6% (84.2)   
2014Twins62.6% (91.3)21.8% (84.4) 3.2% (80.0)12.5% (83.4)   
2015Twins57.9% (91.8)18.8% (84.9) 3.7% (80.7)19.6% (83.8)  0.5%
2016Twins56.0% (91.0)21.5% (83.7) 5.0% (78.9)17.6% (82.5)  0.3%
Total- - -59.9% (91.5)20.2% (84.4) 3.6% (79.8)16.3% (83.4)  0.3%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013Twins26.4 %42.4 %0.1 %   17.3 %1.6 %  12.3 %   
2014Twins21.4 %41.1 %    22.8 %2.2 %  12.7 %   
2015Twins19.8 %38.5 %    18.4 %4.1 %  19.1 %   
2016Twins27.8 %27.2 %    17.2 %11.6 %  16.2 %   
Total- - -23.0 %36.7 %0.0 %   19.3 %5.3 %  15.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2013Twins92.392.091.3   84.379.4  84.1  
2014Twins91.491.2    84.279.3  83.4  
2015Twins92.091.6    84.980.8  83.7  
2016Twins91.290.7    84.380.7  82.6  
Total- - -91.691.391.3   84.580.5  83.4  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2013Twins-7.2-2.7 -1.2-2.7  -1.16-1.76 -9.67-2.38  
2014Twins-1.66.3 -2.20.0  -0.091.03 -2.510.01  
2015Twins-10.45.0 0.811.1  -0.560.83 0.681.75  
2016Twins-19.42.8 -0.11.3  -1.410.53 -0.080.30  
Total- - --38.611.4 -2.79.7  -0.690.60 -0.790.64  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2013Twins1.1-6.30.0   -2.8-0.9  -3.0  
2014Twins-6.15.9    5.8-0.8  0.9  
2015Twins-15.410.2    8.8-0.4  9.1  
2016Twins-8.4-9.3    0.80.0  4.5  
Total- - --28.70.50.0   12.6-2.2  11.5  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2013Twins0.47-1.65-3.56   -1.82-6.36  -2.72  
2014Twins-1.010.51    0.91-1.27  0.25  
2015Twins-2.420.82    1.48-0.34  1.48  
2016Twins-1.24-1.39    0.20-0.01  1.15  
Total- - --1.340.01-3.56   0.70-0.44  0.78  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013Twins32.0 %62.0 %43.8 %68.6 %91.3 %81.2 %39.2 %51.7 %8.2 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Twins33.1 %65.4 %45.8 %68.5 %90.3 %80.7 %39.3 %57.2 %8.8 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Twins35.2 %64.1 %46.3 %66.9 %89.1 %78.7 %38.6 %60.8 %9.8 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Twins35.3 %62.1 %45.1 %65.5 %90.9 %78.3 %36.5 %59.4 %9.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -34.3 %63.8 %45.6 %67.1 %90.1 %79.4 %38.3 %58.4 %9.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2013Twins29.7 %63.0 %43.7 %62.6 %93.3 %81.1 %41.9 %22.7
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Twins31.9 %63.7 %45.8 %65.3 %90.6 %80.6 %43.6 %22.4
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Twins36.5 %61.1 %46.3 %65.2 %90.7 %78.6 %39.8 %22.6
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Twins35.3 %59.9 %45.2 %62.7 %91.8 %78.1 %40.0 %22.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.2 %61.8 %45.6 %64.3 %91.2 %79.3 %41.2 %22.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2013TwinsP101051.0140001100 4   1.000 
2014TwinsP3131179.130270003102 7   1.000 
2015TwinsP3232194.216271103201 10   .977 
2016TwinsP2525147.112270001001 11   1.000 
Total- - -P9898572.159851108404 32   .993 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2013TwinsP51.00  0-2-2              
2014TwinsP179.11  124              
2015TwinsP194.20  001              
2016TwinsP147.11  0-11              
Total- - -P572.12  1-14              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2013TwinsP51.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
2014TwinsP179.10.0%      (3)33.3%      (3)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)71.4%      (7)100.0%    (18)
2015TwinsP194.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (3)100.0%      (7)94.7%    (19)
2016TwinsP147.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (21)
Total- - -P572.10.0%      (3)25.0%      (4)0.0%      (2)75.0%     (4)87.5%    (16)98.4%    (62)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2013Twins-0.6-0.70.1-0.6-0.8-0.1($0.6) 
2014Twins1.50.5-1.3-0.821.02.3$17.5 
2015Twins3.30.40.40.824.12.5$20.3 
2016Twins0.5-1.20.6-0.510.81.1$8.6 
Total- - -4.7-1.0-0.2-1.255.15.8$45.8 

  • $2.9m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 1/13/2017 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2017: $2.9M
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.6m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.6M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 3/3/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by Dustin Nosler
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 2/21/2013 (League Minimum)
    • 2013: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 22, Overall: 22
    • Team: Minnesota Twins
    • School: U Missouri Columbia
  • 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 36, Pick: 21, Overall: 1087
    • Team: Philadelphia Phillies
    • School: Greenfield Central HS