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Offline tomterp

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BP on Vermont's Glenn Gibson
« Topic Start: August 06, 2007, 02:57:13 PM »
A fourth-round pick last year, Gibson tossed six shutout innings on Friday night, which is really nothing new. He’s failed to give up an earned run in five of his eight starts this year, and in the other three he's given up just one. Overall his ERA sits at 0.62 in 43 2/3 innings, giving up 27 hits and compiling an impressive 47 strikeouts against just eight walks. Gibson’s stuff doesn’t wow scouts—his curveball is good, his fastball no more than average, and he has no real big-league 'out' pitch—but what they all talk about with a guy like Gibson is pitchability. Despite being just 19, Gibson hits his spots and sets up hitters with the craftiness of a veteran, which isn’t a huge surprise—his father bounced around the big leagues for eight years without great stuff himself. Gibson projects as a number four starter right now, almost a left-handed version of new Padre prospect Will Inman. However, he does have size and does have some projection, so there is a potential for an upgrade.

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Re: BP on Vermont's Glenn Gibson
« Reply #1: August 06, 2007, 03:57:29 PM »
I'm excited to see his progression.  The entire Vermont rotation is unbelievable.  I realize that short A-ball is quite low, but still it is encouraging.