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Kyle Gibson

#44 | RHP
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
Kyle Gibson
Name: Kyle Benjamin Gibson
Born: Oct 23, 1987 in Greenfield, Ind. USA
High School: Greenfield (Ind.) Central HS
College: Missouri
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
20191394.401.312.918.61
Career1,0664.461.393.226.91
Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2009 (signed for $1,850,000)
For the third time in four years, Missouri will have a pitcher taken early in the first round. Gibson doesn't have the arm strength of Max Scherzer (2006, Diamondbacks) or Aaron Crow (2008, Nationals), but he may wind up being the best pitcher of the three. He relies on two-seam fastballs more than four-seamers, usually pitching at 88-91 mph with good sink and tailing action, though he can reach back for 94 mph when needed. He has two of the better secondary pitches in the draft, a crisp 82-85 mph slider and a deceptive changeup with fade that can generate swings and misses. All of his offerings play up because he has excellent command and pitchability. He repeats his smooth delivery easily, and his 6-foot-6, 208-pound frame allows him to throw on a steep downhill plane. If there's a knock on Gibson, it's that he hasn't added much velocity during his three years with the Tigers, but that hasn't stopped him from succeeding as soon as he stepped on campus. He led Team USA's college team with five wins last summer, including a victory in the gold-medal game at the the FISU World Championships. He was a lock to go in the top 10 picks before a stress fracture sidelined him just a week before the draft.
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