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Ian Gibaut

Ian Gibaut

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 250 | Age: 26
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 11, #328, Tampa Bay Rays) - Tulane
Houston, TX USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 1 5.65 10 0 0 14.1 16 1.53
1 Season 1 1 5.65 10 0 0 14.1 16 1.53
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 10 1-1 5.65 14.1 16 1.53
1 Season 10 1-1 5.65 14.1 16 1.53

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 2 Teams 64 1 1 5.65 10 0 0 14.1 12 9 9 1 10 16 1.53
2019 TB AL 9 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 2 2 1.50
2019 TEX AL 55 1 1 5.11 9 0 0 12.1 11 7 7 1 8 14 1.54
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

An 11th-round pick out of Tulane in 2015 by the Rays, Gibaut has seen his stuff get better in pro ball, enabling him to make a quick rise through the Minors. He has improved at every stop in his career and was at his best in 2018, when he led all Triple-A International League relievers in opponent average (.181) and finished third in strikeout rate (12.1 per nine innings). He missed the first two months of 2019 with a lat strain, made his big league debut in mid-July, then was designated for assignment and traded to the Rangers for a player to be named two weeks later.

Gibaut attacks hitters with a mid-90s fastball that has tickled triple digits in the past. He throws a pair of quality secondary pitches in a power slider that can reach 90 mph with late diving action and a changeup that grades as well above-average at its best. His three-pitch mix makes him effective against lefties and righties alike, though his control and command leave something to be desired.

Though the Rangers assigned Gibaut to Triple-A immediately after acquiring him, he quickly factored into their big league bullpen and could become a seventh-inning reliever if he can do a better job of locating his pitches.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 269 37 2 5.4 92.5 14.3 .264 .411 .315 .352 .413 48.6 25.0 15.6
ALL 269 37 2 5.4 92.5 14.3 .264 .411 .315 .352 .413 48.6 25.0 15.6
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
12/19/2019 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Ian Gibaut to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
12/02/2019 RHP Ian Gibaut elected free agency.
09/01/2019 Texas Rangers recalled RHP Ian Gibaut from Nashville Sounds.
08/21/2019 Texas Rangers optioned RHP Ian Gibaut to Nashville Sounds.
08/16/2019 Texas Rangers recalled Ian Gibaut from Nashville Sounds.
07/28/2019 Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Ian Gibaut to Texas Rangers for Player To Be Named Later.
07/28/2019 Texas Rangers optioned RHP Ian Gibaut to Nashville Sounds.
07/23/2019 Tampa Bay Rays designated RHP Ian Gibaut for assignment.
07/13/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Ian Gibaut to Durham Bulls.
07/06/2019 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Ian Gibaut from Durham Bulls.
06/12/2019 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Durham Bulls from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
06/04/2019 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Durham Bulls.
04/01/2019 Durham Bulls placed RHP Ian Gibaut on the 7-day injured list.
03/09/2019 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Ian Gibaut to Durham Bulls.
11/20/2018 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Ian Gibaut from Durham Bulls.
04/02/2018 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
12/14/2017 Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster RHP Ian Gibaut to spring training.
04/23/2017 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
03/14/2017 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Tampa Bay Rays.
04/30/2016 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
04/05/2016 RHP Ian Gibaut assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Princeton Rays.
06/20/2015 Tampa Bay Rays signed RHP Ian Gibaut.
06/20/2015 Princeton Rays signed RHP Ian Gibaut.