Kyle Andrew Kubitza (ka-BIT-sa)... On Twitter: @kubbyk3009. While at Texas State, was a two-time All-Southland Conference First Team selection and was named to the Austin Regional All-Tournament team... Hit .310 (70/226) with 12 doubles, seven triples, 10 homers and 66 RBIs during the 2011 season... College teammates with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt (2009). Prepped at Colleyville Heritage High School (Colleyville, TX). Brother Austin Kubitza is a pitcher in the Tigers system and was drafted by Detroit in the fourth round of the 2013 draft out of Rice University. Originally selected by Atlanta in third round of 2011 First-Year Player Draft... Signed by Braves scout John Barron.
Split time during the season with Triple-A Salt Lake and the Angels... Started the season with the Bees... In 117 games at the Triple-A level, hit .271 (124/457) with 43 doubles, five triples, seven home runs, 50 RBIs and 63 runs scored in 78 games… The 43 doubles paced the Pacific Coast League. Recalled by the Angels June 10 and made Major League debut that night... Started the game in Tampa Bay at third base, going 2-for-3... Was the fifth Angel to collect two hits in his debut starting at third base and just the first to do so since George Arias April 2, 1996... Went on to make three stints at the Major League level, going 7-for-36 (.194) with an RBI. Played in 17 games defensively for the Halos: 13 at third base, two at second base and two in left field.
Established career-highs in runs (76), hits (130), doubles (31), triples (11), total bases (207) and stolen bases (20) with Double-A Mississippi...He and Trayce Thompson (Birmingham) were only players in Southern League with 30+ doubles and 20+ stolen bases...Led Southern League in on-base percentage (.405) and ranked among SL leaders in triples (2nd), runs (3rd), total bases (6th), stolen bases (T6th), hits (7th), doubles (7th) and average (.295; 9th)...875 OPS ranked fourth in league...Played 120 games at third base.