Kyle Gibson Scouting Report
Gibson has been one of the more dependable pitchers in the Twins rotation thus far in 2018 and can be pointed to as another reason why pitchers wins and losses don’t matter as he has a 3-6 record this year, despite a 3.59 ERA and 3.99 FIP.
His last start came on the 7th against the Baltimore Orioles where he allowed three runs on four hits — one home run. Walks have been problematic for him, as he allowed four free passes during the start against the Orioles, while he did rack up nine strikeouts over seven innings pitched.
His pitcher repertoire, per Brooks Baseball
In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (93mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Change(86mph) and Curve (81mph).
His sinker has slightly above average velo. His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ sliders, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders and has some two-plane movement. His changeis slightly firmer than usual, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ curves, is slightly harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement.