Daily Futures: Meet the new B-Webb
Kyle Gibson's one-hit complete game was aided by 16 ground-ball outs
Flirting with historyKyle Gibson, RHP, Minnesota Twins (High-A Fort Myers)
Thursday's stats: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
The Twins' first-round pick in 2009, Gibson struggled in his pro debut, giving up five runs without getting out of the fourth inning; since then, he's arguably been the Florida State League's top pitcher. On Thursday afternoon, the only hit he gave up was a cheap grounder that deflected off his glove and left the second baseman without enough time to make a play. His sinker -- one of the best in the minor leagues -- generated 16 ground-ball outs, giving him a 39-to-4 ratio in his past three outings. He's seemingly too good for this league, and while plenty of teams passed on him in June because of a forearm injury, he could turn out to be quite a steal for Minnesota.
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KEITH LAW'S TOP 25 PROSPECTS
The rankings are limited to players who still have rookie eligibility; that means they have yet to exceed 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the majors and have not yet spent 45 days on the active roster of a major league club, excluding call-ups during the roster expansion period after Sept. 1.
Click on a player's name to go to his individual scouting report (from January, click above for updates):
|1||Stephen Strasburg, RHP, WAS|
|2||Carlos Santana, C, CLE|
|3||Buster Posey, C, SFO|
|4||Mike Stanton, OF, FLA|
|5||Desmond Jennings, OF, TAM|
|6||Martin Perez, LHP, TEX|
|7||Domonic Brown, RF, PHI|
|8||Dustin Ackley, CF, SEA|
|9||Jesus Montero, C, NYY|
|10||Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN|
|11||Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, TAM|
|12||Casey Kelly, RHP, BOS|
|13||Aaron Hicks, RHP, MIN|
|14||Mike Trout, OF, LAA|
|15||Brett Wallace, 1B, TOR|
|16||Logan Morrison, 1B, FLA|
|17||Zach Britton, LHP, BAL|
|18||Tyler Matzek, LHP, COL|
|19||Michael Taylor, OF, OAK|
|20||Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIN|
|21||Shelly Miller, RHP, STL|
|22||Josh Vitters, 3B, CHC|
|23||Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC|
|24||Lars Anderson,1B, BOS|
|25||Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC|