Kyle Gibson, the starter from Mizzou that has been projected as high as the second pick by some and is a consensus top ten in most mocks, may see his status fall. Gibson has a stress fracture in his pitching forearm. During his last outing, his velocity was down and many worried there was an elbow problem. A source tells me that Gibson had an MRI that found the stress fracture, but no damage to tendons or ligaments in or near the elbow. Gibson will be shut down for five weeks, but was said to be planning to shut down for a month even prior to the injury.
Kevin Goldstein will continue to follow the action leading into this week’s draft. Baseball America first broke the news of Gibson’s injury just before this report.