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Kyle Gibson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #22, Minnesota Twins | U Missouri Columbia
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 9 3.71 31 30 0 182.0 155 1.22
9 Seasons 79 83 4.45 236 230 0 1336.1 1058 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 31 10-9 3.71 182.0 155 1.22
9 Seasons 236 79-83 4.45 1336.1 1058 1.39

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 28 3235 604 30 5 88.3 112.3 6.2 29 .249 .385 .304 .308 .340 34.7 17.7 7.9 3.84 4.10
2016 29 2468 490 30 6.1 88.4 113.8 7.6 32.7 .276 .440 .352 .338 .369 33.5 15.9 8.4 5.07 5.08
2017 30 2610 506 35 6.9 88.5 115.4 6.7 33.6 .288 .463 .355 .353 .393 37.9 17.5 8.7 5.07 5.63
2018 31 3243 564 32 5.7 88 110.9 7.9 30.9 .249 .388 .306 .316 .363 36.4 21.7 9.6 3.62 4.30
2019 32 2764 482 36 7.5 88.3 113 7.1 32.8 .269 .437 .333 .333 .397 37.8 22.7 7.9 4.84 5.06
2020 33 1139 207 15 7.2 88.2 112.9 6.2 33.3 .283 .451 .356 .360 .402 39.6 19.3 10 5.35 5.74
2021 34 2881 527 26 4.9 88.8 113.6 7.4 30.6 .239 .363 .293 .300 .337 39.1 20.6 8.5 3.71 3.84
18340 3380 204 6 88.4 115.4 7.1 31.6 .262 .413 .324 .326 .367 36.7 19.4 8.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gibson relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(34%) ,
Slider
(16%) ,
Cutter
(14.9%) ,
Changeup
(13.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(12.7%) ,
Curveball
(9.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 980 628 352 34.0 92.3 291 257 68 49 14 0 5 46 214 .265 .262 .377 .388 .316 .326 91.6 -1 2136 6.7 17.7 20.9
2021 Slider 462 342 120 16.0 83.5 143 133 24 12 7 2 3 60 73 .180 .162 .331 .241 .247 .210 85.6 8 2514 6.6 43.6 27.9
2021 Cutter 428 142 286 14.9 89.5 78 71 16 12 2 0 2 13 59 .225 .219 .338 .399 .275 .297 85.8 16 2366 6.6 25.1 21.3
2021 Changeup 384 100 284 13.3 84.8 100 94 19 11 4 0 4 17 77 .202 .255 .372 .378 .268 .300 86.5 9 1641 6.6 26.6 14.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball 366 57 309 12.7 92.8 89 72 21 17 3 0 1 9 64 .292 .284 .375 .431 .357 .378 87.1 16 2292 6.7 10.5 11.4
2021 Curveball 261 91 170 9.1 79.4 51 48 10 6 2 0 2 10 40 .208 .264 .375 .378 .249 .281 87.7 16 2435 6.5 27.3 14.5
2020 Sinker 405 297 108 35.6 92.2 127 105 38 30 2 1 5 17 88 .362 .327 .543 .524 .440 .423 90.4 4 2130 6.7 11.4 17.3
2020 Slider 280 192 88 24.6 82.9 50 44 9 5 1 1 2 17 27 .205 .176 .409 .258 .308 .247 84.0 6 2475 6.6 37.9 17.2
2020 Changeup 203 80 123 17.8 84.4 58 54 12 7 3 0 2 16 38 .222 .256 .389 .396 .287 .310 88.3 3 1652 6.7 31.3 23.9
2020 4-Seam Fastball 158 40 118 13.9 92.4 44 42 9 5 3 0 1 4 38 .214 .311 .357 .492 .262 .361 88.7 8 2261 6.7 6.3 13.3
2020 Curveball 88 51 37 7.7 78.7 21 20 5 3 0 0 2 4 16 .250 .306 .550 .556 .348 .379 78.4 20 2418 6.6 33.3 28.6
2020 Cutter 5 4 1 0.4 87.6 2688 6.5 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 55.5 15.6 24.3 4.6 40.6 36.8 22.5 4.3 43 17.4 23.5 4.6 5
2016 49.6 17.1 27.6 5.7 44.5 34.5 21 3.1 38.6 18.2 28 5.1 6.1
2017 51.6 18.4 26.7 3.4 40.5 43.1 16.4 4.7 37.4 17.2 28.9 4.3 6.9
2018 51.4 17.9 25.5 5.1 42.4 37.9 19.7 3 39.9 19 23.9 6.7 5.7
2019 52.5 16.6 25.1 5.8 45 35.1 19.9 5 38 14.7 29.7 4.6 7.5
2020 51.7 15.5 29.5 3.4 43 38.6 18.4 5.8 37.7 14.5 29.5 4.8 7.2
2021 52.4 18.4 23.7 5.5 39.5 41.9 18.6 4 39.1 21.3 25.6 5.1 4.9
52.2 17.2 25.7 4.9 42 38.3 19.7 4.1 39.3 17.8 26.6 5.1 6
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 366 92.8 15.5 -1.1 -7 5.6 -0.5 -8
2021 Changeup PHI R 384 84.8 33.9 4.5 15 14.5 1.2 9
2021 Slider PHI R 462 83.5 40.2 1.8 5 5.6 0 -1
2021 Curveball PHI R 261 79.4 51.8 -2.3 -4 7.2 -0.5 -6
2021 Sinker PHI R 979 92.3 24.5 3.6 17 14.9 0.7 5
2021 Cutter PHI R 428 89.5 26 -0.5 -2 1.7 -1.1 -38
2020 Curveball TEX R 88 78.7 52.6 -3 -5 6.3 -1.8 -22
2020 4-Seamer TEX R 157 92.4 15.8 -1.1 -8 5.7 -0.6 -9
2020 Cutter TEX R 5 87.6 29.6 -1.5 -5 4.8 1.3 39
2020 Changeup TEX R 203 84.4 31.6 2.2 7 14.8 2.2 17
2020 Slider TEX R 280 82.9 40.5 1.1 3 5.4 -0.3 -5
2020 Sinker TEX R 405 92.2 19.6 -0.7 -3 13.9 0.1 1
2019 Curveball MIN R 353 80.1 51.5 -1.8 -3 6.6 -1.1 -15
2019 Changeup MIN R 447 85.3 30.8 2 7 13.2 0.1 1
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 504 93.4 15 -0.4 -3 5.6 -0.6 -10
2019 Slider MIN R 574 84.1 40 3.1 8 5.5 1.2 28
2019 Sinker MIN R 884 93.2 19.4 -1 -5 13.6 -0.2 -1
2018 Sinker MIN R 1112 92.9 19.9 -0.3 -1 14.1 0.3 3
2018 4-Seamer MIN R 753 93.1 15.1 -0.1 -1 5.7 -0.5 -8
2018 Curveball MIN R 339 80.7 50.1 -2.2 -4 6 -1.4 -19
2018 Changeup MIN R 356 85.6 31.2 1.7 6 13.7 0.4 3
2018 Slider MIN R 674 85.4 37.4 2.4 7 4.8 0.7 16
2017 Sinker MIN R 924 91.8 18.7 -0.7 -4 14.3 0.4 3
2017 Curveball MIN R 270 79.5 47.3 -4.7 -9 6.1 -1.4 -18
2017 4-Seamer MIN R 586 92.6 12.3 1.5 11 6.8 0.3 4
2017 Slider MIN R 449 84.2 33.8 -1.4 -4 4.9 1 26
2017 Changeup MIN R 379 84 29.8 1.9 7 13.5 0.8 6
2016 Changeup MIN R 420 83.1 30.2 1.4 5 13.6 1.2 10
2016 4-Seamer MIN R 638 91.8 14.7 -1.1 -8 8.6 1.3 18
2016 Curveball MIN R 230 80.9 41.3 -9 -18 3 -2.5 -45
2016 Sinker MIN R 708 91.3 18.7 0 0 14.2 0.4 3
2016 Slider MIN R 451 84.8 31.7 -1.8 -5 3.5 0.2 6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Curveball -1.1 -3 261 9.1 51 .208 .375 .252 27.3 19.6 14.5 .264 .378 .282 35
2021 Cutter -1.5 -6 428 14.9 78 .225 .338 .279 25.1 16.7 21.3 .219 .399 .298 25.4
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 1 366 12.7 89 .292 .375 .362 10.5 10.1 11.4 .284 .431 .379 26.6
2021 Changeup 0.3 1 384 13.3 100 .202 .372 .271 26.6 17 14.5 .255 .378 .3 40.3
2021 Slider -0.4 -2 462 16 143 .18 .331 .256 43.6 42 27.9 .162 .241 .21 31.5
2021 Sinker -0.2 -2 980 34 291 .265 .377 .327 17.7 15.8 20.9 .262 .388 .326 49.5
2020 Curveball 0.5 0 88 7.7 21 .25 .55 .352 33.3 19 28.6 .306 .556 .379 25
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 158 13.9 44 .214 .357 .265 6.3 9.1 13.3 .311 .492 .36 42.1
2020 Slider 1.2 3 280 24.6 50 .205 .409 .311 37.9 34 17.2 .176 .258 .246 25.9
2020 Changeup 0.3 1 203 17.8 58 .222 .389 .306 31.3 27.6 23.9 .256 .396 .31 34.2
2020 Sinker 2.9 12 405 35.6 127 .362 .543 .459 11.4 13.4 17.3 .327 .524 .422 47.7
2020 Cutter 0.1 0 5 0.4 100 0
2019 Curveball 1.1 4 353 12.8 56 .269 .538 .398 38.4 26.8 16.7 .282 .486 .35 45.9
2019 Changeup -0.2 -1 447 16.2 99 .269 .409 .344 38.6 28.3 22.2 .223 .398 .286 30.8
2019 4-Seamer 2.9 14 504 18.2 118 .343 .598 .445 11.6 10.2 10.2 .336 .549 .411 28.3
2019 Slider -1.1 -7 574 20.8 151 .175 .277 .232 52.5 48.3 27.8 .162 .271 .225 31.8
2019 Sinker 0.4 4 886 32.1 282 .304 .462 .38 12.3 11.3 15 .313 .487 .375 44.1
2018 Curveball 0.7 3 339 10.5 45 .318 .477 .351 45.5 31.1 18.7 .248 .356 .27 36.7
2018 Changeup -1.5 -5 356 11 97 .155 .321 .256 35.1 18.6 26.5 .212 .347 .296 37.1
2018 Slider -1 -7 674 20.8 179 .165 .306 .224 51.3 47.5 28 .16 .255 .205 31.8
2018 4-Seamer 0.8 6 753 23.2 186 .338 .5 .414 9.4 10.2 11.9 .308 .494 .388 26.6
2018 Sinker -1.3 -15 1112 34.3 316 .248 .372 .322 11.5 13.6 15.8 .281 .428 .354 43.8
2017 Curveball -0.7 -2 270 10.3 66 .262 .338 .258 35.4 28.8 21.6 .251 .323 .244 36.2
2017 Changeup 0.3 1 380 14.6 100 .271 .448 .341 29.4 17 18.7 .287 .463 .332 34.2
2017 Slider 1.3 6 449 17.2 116 .241 .463 .319 45.4 40.5 29.2 .206 .402 .279 30.6
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 10 586 22.5 143 .366 .61 .456 13.1 5.6 5.6 .374 .65 .466 34.5
2017 Sinker 0.1 1 924 35.4 267 .294 .442 .376 9.8 10.9 13.6 .293 .433 .362 44.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 193 84.4 86 16.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2020 Curveball 86 78.7 58 12.7 7:45 7:00 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 146 92.4 88 16.6 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 362 92.2 87 18.8 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 271 82.9 36 6.7 8:45 8:15 30
2021 Changeup 358 84.8 85 15.5 1:30 2:45 -75
2021 Curveball 261 79.4 57 13.2 7:45 7:15 30
2021 Cutter 425 89.5 52 7.5 12:30 11:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 364 92.8 86 16.7 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Sinker 969 92.3 83 17 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Slider 457 83.5 33 6.9 9:00 8:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 236 898 8 -9 7 5 12
2014 757 2799 -3 -21 18 6 0
2015 810 3201 8 -35 11 11 -5
2016 649 2458 7 -14 15 10 18
2017 692 2609 7 -23 23 9 16
2018 823 3234 -6 -40 16 12 -18
2019 713 2798 7 -18 13 16 17
2020 300 1139 6 -8 9 7 14
2021 752 2881 -10 -36 20 16 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3235 40 63 86.4 35.5 64.4 43.2 60.8 46.5 22.7 5.2 64.5
2016 2468 40.9 60.1 87.6 35.1 63.7 43.6 59.4 45.3 22.6 4.1 62.7
2017 2610 45.5 66.9 83.9 28.4 60.4 44.6 59.5 46 23.2 4.9 72.9
2018 3243 41 67.1 84 30 54.4 44.4 57.6 45.2 26.7 5.1 72.7
2019 2764 39.9 66.5 84.7 33.4 50.1 42.3 63.7 46.6 29.2 4.6 70.1
2020 1139 42.1 61.8 88.5 26.8 55.9 42.8 65.1 41.5 23.3 4 67.4
2021 2881 41.1 68.3 85.7 28.5 55.9 44.2 59.3 44.8 24.9 5 77.1
18340 41.4 65.2 85.5 31.6 58.1 43.6 60.3 45.5 24.8 4.8 70.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 39 33 44 53 32 9 49 44 39 32 42 50 39 45 37 17
2016 17 7 21 38 14 20 46 55 62 14 42 45 17 32 21 31
2017 12 5 16 32 9 7 31 17 11 21 43 42 12 41 18 46
2018 36 32 50 59 31 14 66 61 39 47 27 62 36 55 27 53
2019 25 17 32 50 25 10 39 58 38 50 54 74 25 55 22 48
2020 14 12 25 43 11 6 48 52 33 24 34 27 14 40 29 36
2021 63 45 65 78 48 29 90 51 46 28 47 40 63 27 45 46
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 23 21.9 1 13 14 11 47.8
2020 24 12 12.6 -1 4 6 7 58.3
2021 23.8 17 17.4 0 11 13 8 47.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 25 24 24 27 21 23 23 22 23 27 24 15 18 17 26 15 23 19 23 12 22 20 24 23 24 23 21 22 20 26
2020 12 14 14 12 13 13 13 13 14 9 14 14 9 10 13 13 10 12 12 13 9 13 13 12 13 15 14 13 12 13 15
2021 17 18 20 18 20 18 16 21 18 23 19 19 9 17 16 19 14 18 20 20 10 13 15 21 15 20 19 14 22 10 20
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 91.6 -0.7 92.1 0.5 93 0.9 93.3 0.3 92.2 -1.1 91.7 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 84.3 83.1 -1.2 84 0.9 85.6 1.6 85.3 -0.3 84.4 -0.9 84.8 0.4
Breaking Velocity 84.8 83.5 -1.3 82.4 -1.1 83.9 1.5 82.6 -1.3 81.9 -0.7 82 0.1
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.4 0.1 88.5 0.1 88 -0.5 88.3 0.3 88.2 -0.1 88.8 0.6
Launch Angle 6.2 7.6 1.4 6.7 -0.9 7.9 1.2 7.1 -0.8 6.2 -0.9 7.4 1.2
Barrel % 5 6.1 1.1 6.9 0.8 5.7 -1.2 7.5 1.8 7.2 -0.3 4.9 -2.3
Hard Hit % 34.7 33.5 -1.2 37.9 4.4 36.4 -1.5 37.8 1.4 39.6 1.8 39.1 -0.5
Sweet Spot % 29 32.7 3.7 33.6 0.9 30.9 -2.7 32.8 1.9 33.3 0.5 30.6 -2.7
xBA .249 .276 0.027 .288 0.012 .249 -0.039 .269 0.02 .283 0.014 .239 -0.044
BA .252 .298 0.046 .292 -0.006 .241 -0.051 .275 0.034 .275 0 .234 -0.041
xwOBA .308 .338 0.03 .353 0.015 .316 -0.037 .333 0.017 .36 0.027 .3 -0.06
wOBA .304 .352 0.048 .355 0.003 .306 -0.049 .333 0.027 .356 0.023 .293 -0.063
xSLG .385 .44 0.055 .463 0.023 .388 -0.075 .437 0.049 .451 0.014 .363 -0.088
SLG .381 .46 0.079 .468 0.008 .385 -0.083 .443 0.058 .46 0.017 .363 -0.097
K% 17.7 15.9 -1.8 17.5 1.6 21.7 4.2 22.7 1 19.3 -3.4 20.6 1.3
BB% 7.9 8.4 0.5 8.7 0.3 9.6 0.9 7.9 -1.7 10 2.1 8.5 -1.5
Swing % 46.5 45.3 -1.2 46 0.7 45.2 -0.8 46.6 1.4 41.5 -5.1 44.8 3.3
Whiff% 22.7 22.6 -0.1 23.2 0.6 26.7 3.5 29.2 2.5 23.3 -5.9 24.9 1.6
In Zone % 40 40.9 0.9 45.5 4.6 41 -4.5 39.9 -1.1 42.1 2.2 41.1 -1
Out of Zone % 60 59.1 -0.9 54.5 -4.6 59 4.5 60.1 1.1 57.9 -2.2 58.9 1
Out of Zone Swing % 35.5 35.1 -0.4 28.4 -6.7 30 1.6 33.4 3.4 26.8 -6.6 28.5 1.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 27.9 -0.8 27.8 -0.1 27.4 -0.4 32 4.6 27.2 -4.8 30.1 2.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 59.4 -1.4 59.5 0.1 57.6 -1.9 63.7 6.1 65.1 1.4 59.3 -5.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 645 .349 339 29 8.6 306 60 19.6
2017 691 .356 345 77 22.3 346 98 28.3
2018 824 .306 421 127 30.2 403 178 44.2
2019 706 .333 351 122 34.8 355 141 39.7
2020 298 .358 171 27 15.8 127 82 64.6
2021 751 .293 360 40 11.1 391 201 51.4

Pitch Distribution