Kyle Gibson

Age 33
  • Born 10/23/1987
  • Bats R
  • Team: Texas Rangers
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2019
Changeup
16.1% Thrown 85.3 MPH 27.4 CSW%
Curveball
12.7% Thrown 80.1 MPH 33.1 CSW%
Four-Seamer
21.6% Thrown 93.4 MPH 19.7 CSW%
Sinker
28.7% Thrown 93.2 MPH 28.9 CSW%
Slider
20.9% Thrown 84.1 MPH 35.4 CSW%

Gibson’s changeup worked off his sinker and came in eight ticks slower, which is decent seperation. The pitch got a solid 20.2% SwStr%, but it only converted to a 28.3% K%, which leaves some room for improvement.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Gibson’s curveball struggled to a careerlow -5.2 pVAL, as he allowed a 36.4% HR/FB%.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Gibson’s fastball, like his sinker hit a career-high average velocity. Unfortunately it was plagued by the long ball as the pitch allowed a .263 ISO.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Gibson’s sinker hit 93.6 mph and found the zone 52.7% of the time, both career-highs. The pitch earned a career-high 62.6% GB%, but the BABIP on the pitch regressed from its 2018 rate of .266 up to .324.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Gibson’s slider was his chase pitch as it hit the zone just 22.2% of the time, but got a 26.7% SwStr% and 48.1% O-Swing%. The slider hit 47.9% K% and 37.5% IFFB%, both career highs.

GIF made by Donny Moskovits. Blurb written by Rich Holman
2018
2019
Two-Seamer
35.1% Thrown 92.8 MPH
Four-Seamer
23.2% Thrown 93.1 MPH
Slider
20.8% Thrown 85.4 MPH
Curveball
10.4% Thrown 80.7 MPH
Changeup
10.4% Thrown 85.5 MPH

Gibson threw the sinker at exactly the same rate as in 2017 (35.4%). It averaged 92.8 mph and topped out at 96.5 mph. Like most sinkers, it had an uninspiring whiff rate at just 10.6%. It was also good at coaxing ground balls as it limited hitters to an average launch angle of 1.

Gibson’s four-seamer averaged 93.1 mph and topped out at 96.1 mph. It had a very low 9.8% whiff rate and was hit very hard to the tune of a .390 wOBA and .327 batting average. Overall the four-seamer was just a flat out bad pitch for Gibson in 2018 with a -8.9 pVal.

The slider was third in the pecking order for Gibson at 20.6% thrown (17.2% in 2017). It had an outstanding 51.1% whiff rate (45.6% in 2017), stellar 26.6% swinging-strike rate and a great 45.2% chase rate. It limited hitters to a fantastic .229 wOBA and .163 batting average. Overall it was good for a 7.6 pVal.

Gibson’s secondary breaking pitch, the curve was thrown 10.6% of the time. It showed below average horizontal movement at 6 inches away from righties (league average horizontal movement was 10 inches) and below average vertical drop at 50 inches (league average was 54 inches). It showed a very good 46.7% whiff rate (36% in 2017) but the batted-ball results weren’t too great as it allowed a .328 wOBA and .295 batting average. Overall it was a negative pitch with a -3.7 pVal.

The changeup was Gibson’s least used pitch in 2018 at 10.4% (14.6% in 2017). It had a 36.8% whiff rate (up from 30% in 2017), 41.8% chase rate and excellent batted-ball results limiting hitters to a .201 wOBA and .125 batting average. Overall the change was good for a 2.4 pVal.

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