|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||85.00||5.00||4.00||0.00||3.71||1.20||79.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|06/18/2013||Kyle Gibson, SP MIN|
Jackie Bradley, LF BOS
|Brett Lawrie, 3B TOR|
Ian Kinsler, 2B TEX
|06/18/2013||Ervin Santana, SP KC|
Robbie Ross, RP TEX
Alex Meyer, SP MIN
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN
Oswaldo Arcia, LF MIN
|James Shields, SP KC|
Jose Veras, RP HOU
Austin Jackson, CF DET
Kyle Gibson, SP MIN
|06/18/2013||Kyle Gibson, SP MIN|
Gary Sanchez, C NYY
|Matt Wieters, C BAL|
|Kyle Gibson knocking on door to majors|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/26/13) Twins management isn't ready to promote starting pitcher prospect Kyle Gibson to the majors, citing a need for more consistency before the right-hander is added to the major-league roster. Well, the way he's pitching at Triple-A Rochester, Gibson might force his way into the Twins' rotation sooner than expected.
Gibson ran his scoreless innings streak to 18 Saturday, tossing eight scoreless innings in a victory over Charlotte. Gibson held an opponent scoreless for the third time in four starts, winning all three of those outings.
"I wouldn't say I'm surprising myself. I've just had a pretty good plan in three of the past four starts and I executed the plan," he told MLB.com. "I'm just figuring out how to focus on advanced scouting reports."
Gibson is 4-5 with a 2.82 ERA and .221 opponents' batting average in 10 starts. He's managed 53 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings.
"As well as the fans know the game and with what [journalists] write about me, I'm trying not to focus on that too much," Gibson said about a potential promotion. "Whether fans doubt me or write things about me, I don't let it affect me too much because I know what I'm capable off. If I work hard ... I'm not too worried about it."
|Inconsistency why Twins' decide to keep Kyle Gibson down|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/24/13) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said inconsistency is why the club decisided to call up Samuel Deduno and P.J. Walters ahead of top prospect Kyle Gibson, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Gibson has a 3.25 ERA and 3.3 K/BB over nine starts (52 2/3 innings) at Triple-A Rochester. But he has yet to have consecutive quality starts. His last three starts have seen a complete game shutout, a three-inning disaster (seven hits, four earned runs) and another complete game shutout.
"Every start for him is important, and so far he’s been good, bad, good, bad, good, bad. He’s close, but he’s not quite there yet. We’re looking for him to string together four or five of those good one. That would give us confidence that it’s time for him to come up here," Ryan said.
Gibson can pitch well enough to make his way to Minnesota this season, but if he needs to make three or four consecutive sharp starts, he's at least a few weeks away.
|Another chance for Kyle Gibson?|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/22/13) The Twins demoted Vance Worley to the minors after his miserable start against the Braves Wednesday. They haven't said Kyle Gibson will take his place, but considering the top prospect was a top candidate to fill the last opening in the Twins' rotation -- a spot that ultimately went to Samuel Deduno -- you have to be intrigued by the possibility.
Like Al Melchior said on Wednesday's Fantasy Baseball Today, Gibson doesn't have much left to prove in the minors. He's no Kevin Gausman or even Zack Wheeler, but in leagues where the next big thing is inevitably the next hot claim, perhaps now is the time to make a move for him.
|Kyle Gibson to remain in minors|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Twins starter Kyle Gibson was not selected to start Friday's game.
The Twins were considering three pitchers for Friday's start, and chose Samuel Deduno. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Gibson will eventually pitch in the rotation this year, but now wasn't the time. Gibson has a 3.25 ERA through nine Triple-A starts this season.
|Twins undecided on Friday starter|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that he is unsure who will start Friday against Detroit, MLB.com reports.
Gardenhire said it will either be Kyle Gibson, P.J. Walters or Samuel Deduno to make the start.
Gibson has been dominant in the minors lately but Walters and Deduno have more major league experience at this time.
|Considered their top prospect as recently as 2011, Kyle Gibson is back in the picture for the Twins after missing most of the last two seasons because of Tommy John surgery. He returned to make 13 appearances, including 11 starts, last season and was effective for the most part, averaging 10.5 strikeouts and 1.9 walks per nine innings, but he's still building up his endurance and regaining the feel for his secondary pitches. He never profiled as an ace exactly, but his stuff and command are good enough to make him an attractive Fantasy option if he meets his full potential. In his first full year back from Tommy John surgery, the Twins are expected to handle him with kid gloves, limiting him to 130-140 innings. Given the dearth of starting pitching in Minnesota, Gibson could still see some time in the majors in 2012 -- and probably should, considering he's already 25 -- but as a Tommy John survivor on a strict innings limit for a bad team, he probably isn't a rookie to target in single-season formats. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/18/13||CHW||8:10 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
|6/19/13||CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|6/20/13||CHW||1:10 pm||John Danks|
|6/21/13||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|6/22/13||@ CLE||7:15 pm||Corey Kluber|
|6/23/13||@ CLE||1:05 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|6/25/13||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Jose Fernandez|
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