Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:43:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team won't settle on their fifth starter until much later this spring. SPs Scott Diamond, Vance Worley, Samuel Deduno and Kyle Gibson are competing for the job.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:06:48 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond heads into spring training competing for a starting rotation spot this year. He'll be competing with SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley and Kyle Gibson. Diamond is out of minor league options, like Deduno and Worley.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:40:02 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson will be one of half a dozen pitchers competing for a rotation spot this spring. "I feel like I've got a good idea what it takes to get guys out. ... I've got a sinker that can tie guys up. And amazingly, for seven of the 10 outings, my slider was terrible," Gibson said. "That was more me getting in my own way, and being too tense. Normally, I can throw a slider for a first-pitch strike, and I just couldn't do that. My slider will be better this year."
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:22:43 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned SP Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester Monday, Aug. 19.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:52:09 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled SP Kyle Gibson Monday, June 24.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson will make his major league debut against the Kansas City Royals Saturday. There should be limited interest in Gibson in mixed formats. He'll have to prove his control issues are a thing of the past, and he'll be limited at some point in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:08:51 -0700
The Minnesota Twins announced Sunday, June 23, that SP Kyle Gibson will make his long-awaited Major League debut Saturday, June 29, against the Kansas City Royals. Gibson posted a 3.01 ERA with 79 strikeouts and just 28 walks over 92 2/3 innings for Triple-A Rochester while allowing just four hits and a groundball rate of 55 percent.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson is certainly worth adding in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats if you're looking for pitching help, but his real value is in long-term keeper formats. The Twins are pretty bad, so the wins might be hard to come by even if Gibson fares rather well.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:00:46 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP P.J. Walters will enter the rotation and start Saturday, May 25.
Fantasy Tip: The Twinkies obviously felt Kyle Gibson needs more development in the minors in his first full season coming off Tommy John surgery. That makes sense, and we probably won't see him until later this year, if at all. Walters has some experience starting, but should only be looked at in deep AL systems.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:44:56 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned SP Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester Wednesday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: This could open the door once again for a call-up of prospect Kyle Gibson. However, Gibson might need more developmental time in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, so P.J. Walters is likely a more realistic candidate for promotion. Walters would be an option only for AL-only managers.
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:01:07 -0700
The Minnesota Twins will recall SP Samuel Deduno and place him in the rotation Friday, May 24, passing up top prospect Kyle Gibson. Deduno will replace Pedro Hernandez.
Fantasy Tip: Deduno is best known for his success in this March's World Baseball Classic for the champion Dominican Republic squad. His control issues have held him back from taking a step forward in the bigs, though AL-only scroungers could find useful, roster-capping innings here, especially during home starts. Gibson, however, should be a factor for the Twins sometime this summer after his Super 2 status clears.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:03:29 -0700
Minnesota Twins SPs Kyle Gibson, P.J. Walters and Samuel Deduno are all candidates to start Friday, May 24.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson easily has the most upside of this group, but the Twins may decide to be cautious with him since it's his first full season since returning from Tommy John surgery. Gibson is the only one of these three that warrants consideration in mixed leagues.