Sep 28, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
In the fourth spot, the Twins send out a guy that should take some big steps forward this season. Now fully acclimated to the major league level, look for Kyle Gibson to settle into the role. He’ll be 27 in 2015, and have plenty of experience on his side. His FIP of 3.80 was considerably better than his 4.47 ERA a season ago, and lowering his BB/9 total to 2.9 was a step forward as well. Gibson is never going to strike a ton of batters out, but expecting a breakout season from the former first round pick is entirely logical.