Kyle Gibson will be the fifth Tiger on a big league roster this season.
June 24, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A fifth former Tiger will join the major league ranks this week as former ace Kyle Gibson was called up to the Minnesota Twins major league roster on Sunday (June 24). Gibson is scheduled to start Saturday's game (June 29) against the Kansas City Royals on the mound. Gibson is the fifth former Tiger to be on a big league roster this season and the fourth pitcher.
Gibson has been rated as the Twins top pitching prospect for the last several seasons and sits at #68 on Baseball America's top prospect list, but his major league debut was sidelined after he had Tommy John surgery last season. This season, Gibson has made 15 starts for Triple-A Rochester, posting a 3.01 ERA in 92.2 innings. He continues to show the stuff that made him a strikeout machine at Mizzou as he has racked up 79 strikeouts against just 28 walks (nearly a 3-1 ratio) and he is limiting batters to just a .229 average.
Gibson joins Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers, Ian Kinsler and Nick Tepesch of the Texas Rangers, and Aaron Crow of the Kansas City Royals. Scherzer is one of the frontrunners for the American League Cy Young Award right now as he is a perfect 11-0 on the year and is the only big league pitcher with 11 wins. He also has a 3.05 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 103.1 innings against just 24 walks. His WHIP is second in the AL at 0.91.
Kinsler and Tepesch continue to be a big part of the Texas Ranger roster that is coming off of a big sweep of the major-league leading St. Louis Cardinals last night. In fact, Tepesch started that game and allowed just four hits and one earned run to the National League's best offense over 5.2 innings. Kinsler had the game-winning hit in the seventh inning, a single to center, as he went 2-for-4 in the game.
Crow continues to be one of the top bullpen arms for the surging Royals, who have won seven of the last 10 games that he has appeared in. He is 3-3 with a save and 12 holds this season while owning a 4.29 ERA in 21.0 innings.
For all the latest on Mizzou baseball, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on twitter @MUTigerBaseball.
Mizzou Notebook - Summer Ball Update
As we approach the final weeks of summer ball, Mizzou baseball players have made been making...
Mizzou in the Minors
While Mizzou baseball is busy with summer camps and workouts, they are also keeping an eye on...
Mizzou Baseball Announces 20th Bullpen Scramble
The Mizzou baseball program will host the 20th annual Tiger Bullpen Scramble on Friday, Sept. 12,...
Mizzou Baseball Announces Hitting Experience
Mizzou baseball has announced the Mizzou Hitting Experience, a brand new competitive learning...
Mizzou's Scherzer Earns MLB All-Star Game Win
A year after starting the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and winning the American League Cy ...
Former Mizzou Standout Kinsler Named AL All-Star
Former Mizzou baseball standout Ian Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star Game...
Tigers in the Pros: July 11
Mizzou alumni have performed very well in the last week of play around the MLB. Max Scherzer...
Mizzou Summerball Notebook
As the mid-season of the summer leagues has come and gone, Mizzou baseball players look to make...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP