Sep 11, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) delivers in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
3. Kyle Gibson
2014 saw some of the most drastic splits a Twins pitcher has posted in a very long time from Gibson. With an ERA south of 1.00 in wins, and north of 12.00 in losses, the overall numbers were very mediocre for the Twins former first rounder. Gibson was Terry Ryan’s pick to have a standout 2015, and it appears to be with good reason.
Another season away from Tommy John surgery, Gibson should be able to get more movement on his pitches, and hold a stronger command of the zone. While he wasn’t terrible in 2014, a 4.47 ERA and 13-12 record is nothing to write home about.
Expect the steps forward to take a big leap for Gibson in 2015. The ERA should rest somewhere in the high 3’s or low 4’s, with the wins being of a higher weight. Gibson should be able to record somewhere around 15 wins this season with the Twins.