Full name is Kristofer Sime Bubic (pronounced: Boobich)…resides in Cupertino, Calif., during the offseason...Graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School (Calif.) in 2015...Attended Stanford University…went 8-1 with a 2.62 ERA (25 ER in 86.0 IP) with 101 strikeouts in 15 starts as a junior (2018) for the Pac-12 champions…named All-Pac-12 with the third-most strikeouts and fifth-lowest ERA in the league in 2018…one of 40 players to be selected to the Golden Spikes Award midseason Watch List...Majored in communications at Stanford and aspires to be a color commentator.
Named the Wilmington (A+) Pitcher of the Year, after splitting the season between Wilmington and Lexington (A)…posted a combined record of 11-5 with a 2.23 ERA (37 ER in 149.1 IP) in 26 starts...Led the minors with 185 strikeouts (11.15 K/9), while his two complete games were tied for the most in the minor leagues…also ranked sixth in WHIP (0.97), tied for ninth in wins and 10th in ERA...Selected to pitch in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, recording the final two outs in the fourth inning…named MiLB.com Fans' Choice for Best Starting Pitcher, an MiLB. com Organization All-Star, a Carolina League postseason AllStar and a Baseball America High Class A All-Star...Registered his first professional shutout on Aug. 15 vs. Lynchburg, allowing one hit and one walk over 9.0 scoreless innings…lone hit was a single to lead off the ninth inning...His two complete games came in consecutive starts: Aug. 8 at Fayetteville (9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R) and Aug. 15 vs. Lynchburg...Recorded seven games with double-digit strikeouts, including a career-high 12 vs. Columbia (with Lexington) on April 12… also collected 11 K's on three occasions with Wilmington: July 17 at Winston-Salem, Aug. 8 at Fayetteville and Aug. 15 vs. Lynchburg...Held right-handed batters to a .168 average (63-for-374) combined between his two stops...Allowed no more than two earned runs in any of his final 10 starts (July 12-end of season), posting a 1.39 ERA (10 ER in 64.2 IP) in that span...Entered the 2020 season as the No. 8 prospect in the Royals' organization according to Baseball America.
Made 10 starts with Idaho Falls (Rookie) in his first professional season…named a Pioneer League midseason All-Star...Fanned 53 batters in 38.0 innings (12.6 K/9), including a pair of 10-K performances: Aug. 1 at Orem and Aug. 15 at Billings...Earned his first professional victory on Aug. 1 at Orem, allowing two unearned runs on three hits over 5.0 innings in a 20-5 triumph.