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    Article: Twins' Kyle Gibson heating up in Arizona


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    "a slider that was christened by Baseball America in January as the “best” slider in the Twins’ system"

    Isn't that a bit like winning silver in the Special Olympics?

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    I'm assuming Liriano being at the Major League level meant Gibson's wasn't being compared against it?

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    What kind of rise is he getting on the 4 seam heater?

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    Very positive. a 2 mph increase in his FB makes a huge difference, and could vault his ceiling to a number 1 IMO. Especially if his slider and change are plus pitches. He would then have a plus plus FB and 2 plus secondary pitches. I can't wait to see him in the MLB.
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Regardless of how we all feel he should be used next year, this is encouraging news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Very positive. a 2 mph increase in his FB makes a huge difference, and could vault his ceiling to a number 1 IMO. Especially if his slider and change are plus pitches. He would then have a plus plus FB and 2 plus secondary pitches. I can't wait to see him in the MLB.
    Depends on your definition of a #1. He certainly could be a Twins #1. Which is good enough news for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtSchmidt11 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Very positive. a 2 mph increase in his FB makes a huge difference, and could vault his ceiling to a number 1 IMO. Especially if his slider and change are plus pitches. He would then have a plus plus FB and 2 plus secondary pitches. I can't wait to see him in the MLB.
    Depends on your definition of a #1. He certainly could be a Twins #1. Which is good enough news for me.
    Most people consider the bolded portion above the definition of a #1 pitcher. The additional part of the definition that we don't know yet is health.

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