The Book on Kyle Gibson
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Kyle Gibson / RHP, MIN
Greenfield, IN, USA
134 | 2/1/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/21/2013): #86
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #49
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #62
Baseball America 2013: #68
Baseball Prospectus: #64
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
It might seem like we've been talking about him forever, but Twins prospect Kyle Gibson still hasn't broken out, though his surgically reconstructed right elbow has kept him from zooming up the charts to date. When he recovers, he'll probably return to show the stuff that once made him talented enough to be the ace of any college staff, though Kyle Gibson was hidden behind Aaron Crow in Missouri for awhile. Since then he's been toiling and recuperating quietly in the oh-so-patient pitching factory in Minnesota.
The big righthander is a workhorse with a high-command fastball and the determination to grind through opposing batters inning after inning. His fastball can reach 94-95mph, but he works mainly in the 91-92 range, relying on his plus slider and above-average change to beguile batters. He started to look like his old self toward the end of 2012, and considering that his strength was never something that came from wicked motion to begin with, he should be a good candidate to recover to 110% sometime in mid-2013.
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