How 5 former Texas Rangers are performing with their new clubs
3. Kyle Gibson
The Texas Rangers managed to turn Kyle Gibson into an ace during the first half of 2021, en route to his first career All-Star appearance last season. After being traded to the Phillies at last July’s deadline, he hasn’t been able to repeat his Arlington success, though he’s been solid.
In seven 2022 starts, “Gibby” has a 4.10 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP, figures which are slightly better than his career stats, but far below his first half last season, which saw Gibson with a 2.87 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 19 first-half starts.
Texas was right to trade the veteran right-hander while his value would be higher than it ever was before and ever will be going forward.