The Minnesota Twins named former Mizzou pitcher Kyle Gibson as the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Gibson went a combined 11-6 with a 2.96 ERA in 152 innings in 26 starts between three teams this season starting with Single A Ft. Myers, AA New Britain and AAA Rochester.
The right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA with 35 strikeouts in May and was named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Month. Gibson was also named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Week for April 24-May 1, after going 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA (14.0, 1 ip), including a complete-game one-hitter on April 29 at Jupiter.
Gibson was rated as the top pitching prospect (third best prospect overall) in the Twins organization by Baseball America. He was drafted by the Twins in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player draft out of the University of Missouri.