Kyle Gibson
Minnesota Twins

Fastball

55.0% Thrown  91.0 MPH

Gibson lays a questionable foundation of Two-Seamers and Four-Seamers, with neither pitch working well and registering poor pVals deep in the negatives. His Two-Seamer induced contact at a whopping 93.3% rate while finding the zone just 41.9% of the time, making it tough to rely on. Meanwhile, he couldn't spot his Four-Seamer inside the zone either (46.3% rate) and allowed a monstrous .989 OPS to opposing hitters. Ouch.

Curveball

11.6% Thrown  80.7 MPH

Gibson bumped up his Curveball usage from 4.1% to 11.6% last season and despite less movement on the pitch he had improved success, boosting his groundball rate on the pitch nearly 20% as he focused the pitch at the bottom of the zone.

Slider

17.2% Thrown  84.3 MPH

The deadliest pitch in Gibson's repertoire is easily his Slider, which held a career high 24.9% whiff rate in 2016. Match that with a 48.1% O-Swing rate and 45.7% induced groundballs and it's easy to question why he throws it under 20% of the time. The answer might be in its poor 25.0% HR/FB rate last season, though you have to expect that number to normalize in future seasons.

Changeup

16.2% Thrown  82.6 MPH

While his Slider has the most upside, Gibson's Changeup is the sturdiest pitch for getting through lineups as he relies on the pitch earlier in counts than the slide piece. It gets chases off the plate at a near 50% rate and limited batters to just a .098 ISO across the 397 thrown last season.