3 under-the-radar starting pitchers the Red Sox could sign this offseason

Landing an ace would be nice, but the Red Sox need to fill out their entire rotation

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Kyle Gibson

Gibson had a strong 2023 campaign in the Orioles’ rotation, starting 30-plus games for the third consecutive season. Averaging 5.8 innings per start, the right-hander reminded prospective teams that the best ability is “availability.”

En route to going 15-9 for the AL East champion Orioles, Gibson posted a 4.13 xFIP, 7.39 K/9, and 2.58 BB/9. In addition to highlighting his impressive extension and ground ball rate, the veteran’s Baseball Savant page celebrates his Breaking Run Value of 12, which ranks in the 96th percentile. Indeed, his sweeper was quite special last season, inducing an impressive .171 wOBA, 46.7 percent whiff rate, and 24.5 percent put-away rate.

The 36-year-old is going to have plenty of suitors this offseason, but it would make sense to see a strong push from the Red Sox, who had front-row seats to the Kyle Gibson show last season. (The veteran tossed five shutout innings against Boston in his 2023 finale.)