Kyle Gibson Texas Rangers

Age: 32 (October 23, 1987) | 6' 6" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-32
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIN A+ 2016 0 0 0 0 2 2 9.1 9 0 1 8 0.96 1.07 1.02 1.0 7.7 .329 n/a
MIN AAA 2016 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 7 0 3 2 1.50 1.67 1.42 4.5 3.0 .319 n/a
MIN AL 2016 6 11 0 0 25 25 147.0 175 20 55 104 5.08 1.56 1.58 3.4 6.4 .333 49/23/29 -10 -3
MIN AAA 2017 1 2 0 0 3 3 17.1 13 1 5 23 2.08 1.04 0.98 2.6 11.9 .317 n/a
MIN AL 2017 12 10 0 0 29 29 158.0 182 24 60 121 5.07 1.53 1.57 3.4 6.9 .327 51/23/26 -3 2
MIN AL 2018 10 13 0 0 32 32 196.1 177 23 79 179 3.62 1.30 1.28 3.6 8.2 .291 50/22/28 10 14
MIN AL 2019 13 7 0 2 34 29 160.0 175 23 56 160 4.84 1.44 1.48 3.2 9.0 .343 51/25/24 4 8
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
Career 7yrs 67 68 0 2 193 188 1085.2 1142 127 392 845 4.53 1.41 1.41 3.2 7.0 .314 n/a
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If a six-year-old can call balls and strikes, how hard will it be for robots?

Kyle Gibson (P) TEX - Apr. 18

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=740753

Gibson is throwing at home in a 70-foot long shed with an artificial mound in his backyard in Missouri during the delay for major league baseball, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Gibson throws 40 to 50 pitches into a net, resting after about every set of 15 throws in order to simulate a three-inning outing. His six-year-old daughter holds an iPad hooked to a Rapsodo pitch monitor to determine balls and strikes. "I'm trying to mimic [spring training] as much as possible," Gibson said. "I figure we are going to have three or four starts to get ready. If you don't keep up your strength and endurance, you aren't going to be where you need to be when we get back." Last season, Gibson was stricken with ulcerative colitis, an auto-immune disease that puts him at an elevated risk for COVID-19 infection, although doctors told the right-hander there is no definitive evidence that he's at any higher risk for the disease's most serious manifestations.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 19

Gets more per annum, not just a longer contract, than Trade Rumors predicted. The season-long stomache issue is news to me.

19.  Kyle Gibson – Cubs.  Two years, $18MM.  Gibson was drafted 22nd overall by the Twins out of Mizzou in 2009, after he dropped down draft boards due to a stress fracture in his forearm.  At the time, Gibson was considered a possible future ace on the fast track to Minnesota. However, the righty went under the knife for Tommy John surgery in September 2011, delaying his big league debut until 2013. He was 25 years old by then, which is why he’s reaching free agency heading into his age-32 season. Gibson’s injury history also includes a shoulder strain in 2016.

Gibson made 188 starts in his Twins career spanning parts of seven seasons, displaying good durability and decent results. His strikeout and walk numbers have generally been sub-par or average. While Gibson’s strikeout rate has risen over the past two seasons, so too has the entire league’s. Where Gibson succeeds is in his ground-ball rate; in fact, his 50.6 percent mark over the past three seasons is the best among all big league pitchers who have thrown at least 500 innings. Unfortunately, an inordinate amount of Gibson’s fly-balls have left the yard, including more than 20 percent of them this year. Gibson was posting a decent 2019 season as of August 3rd, with his ERA down to 4.02, but he was rocked in his next five starts and hit the IL for ulcerative colitis.

Gibson feels his season-long gastrointestinal issues may stem from “E. coli that he contracted in the Caribbean during a volunteering trip,” according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. He lost upwards of 20 pounds last winter as a result and wasn’t fully able to put the weight back on for the ’19 season. Gibson has shown that at his best, he can make 30 starts and provide around 2.5 WAR, so he fits well in the Roark-Miley-Teheran-Porcello aisle of starting pitchers.

Signed with Rangers for three years, $30MM.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 4
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 2.8 FIP 4.13 SIERA 4.25 FB 58% FBv 93.0 HR/FB 15% Hard 39% LOB 76%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 2.6 FIP 4.26 SIERA 4.25 FB 50% FBv 93.3 HR/FB 20% Hard 37% LOB 68%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19