Gibson Signs


Obviously I’m way late on this because I was out of town without internet access, but the Twins signed their 1st round pick Kyle Gibson, whom they took 22nd overall this year. I loved the selection of Gibson because he was a top 10 talent before his forearm injury, and worst case scenario was they would not sign him and have two first round picks next year.

Gibson got 1.85 million, a very fair deal, which was about 600,000 over slot. Baseball America ranked Gibson the 4th best pitcher heading into the draft. Gibson was the latest of dominant Missouri righthanders, and I like him at this point in his career better than Max Scherzer and Aaron Crow, who still hasn’t signed with the Royals.

Gibson was 11-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 109 IP this year for Missouri. He throws (when healthy) 89-93 and has a very good mix of secondary pitches.