Kyle Eric Lobstein…is married, Samantha…graduated from Coconino High School in Flagstaff, Ariz. in 2008…had committed to the University of Arizona prior to signing with Tampa Bay…went 6-2 with a 1.32 ERA and 75 strikeouts as a senior and batted .398 with four home runs…was a member of USA Baseball's junior national team in 2007.
Began the season pitching in the Mexican League and went 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 11 starts with Tijuana…was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization to a minor league contract June 21 and combined for a 4-7 record and a 3.79 ERA in 14 starts with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City…was 8-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 25 starts overall…surrendered just six home runs in 131.2 innings, an average of 0.41 per nine innings…the 25 starts were his most as a professional since 2014 as were his 115 strikeouts…allowed a .246 opponents batting average, including .239 (94-for-393) against right-handed hitters compared to .275 (28-for-102) against left-handers… surrendered five of his six home runs to righties…five were solo shots…yielded a .215 batting average and .261 on-base percentage to batters leading off an inning…opponents hit .208 with runners in scoring position and two outs…made all 25 of his starts in night games…compiled a
1.80 ERA in the first inning…allowed two runs or fewer in 19 of his 25 starts but tossed five innings or fewer 11 times.
MINORS: Did not allow a run in his first two starts on March 24 against Monclova and March 31 against Durango (9.1 ip)…then went 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA and .173 opponents batting average in four starts in April…walked a season-high four batters in back-to-back starts on March 31 against Durango and April 6 at Mexico…struck out a season-high nine batters in 5.0 innings April 24 against Laguna…was 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and .200 opponents batting average in six starts through the end of April…then allowed a season-high seven runs in a season-low 3.1 innings May 1 against Monterrey…followed that outing with a season-high 7.0 scoreless innings May 6 against Saltillo and walked just three while striking out a season-high tying nine…however, had a no decision in the Toros 2-0 loss in 10 innings…was signed by the Dodgers organization June 21 and was assigned to Tulsa…went 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in two starts before he was transferred to Oklahoma City July 2…matched his season-low by pitching 3.1 innings July 4 against Round Rock …allowed five runs in 3.1 innings for the loss and was sent back to Tulsa July 9…went 2-2 with a 2.30 ERA in five starts and was 3-2 with a 2.56 ERA in seven starts overall with the Drillers when he was sent to Oklahoma City for good on July 31 … compiled a 1-4 record and a 4.26 ERA over his final six starts with the Dodgers and was 1-5 with a 5.14 ERA in seven starts overall at Triple-A…allowed a season-high nine hits on a season-high 103 pitches Aug. 4 at Reno…equaled his season-high by walking four batters in 56.0 innings Aug. 15 at Omaha…did not allow a run over his final two starts Aug. 26 vs. Colorado Springs and Aug. 31 at Colorado Springs for a seasonhigh 12.0 inning scoreless streak…made one postseason start against Memphis and had a no decision in the Dodgers 5-4 win in Game 2 on Sept. 6 at Oklahoma City (3.0 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 so).
Spent final season in Detroit organization...Was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on 4/8...Made season debut with Tigers on 4/12 at Cleveland and won an 8-5 decision (5.0ip/3er)...Gave up one run in 6.0ip, but suffered loss in second start on 4/21 vs. New York (AL)... Tossed 7.0 innings (3er) and won second game on 4/26 vs. Cleveland... Pitched a career-high 7.2 innings while winning his third and final game with Detroit on 5/7 at Chicago (AL)...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on 5/24 with a sore left shoulder...Was transferred to 60-day D.L. on 7/30...Began an injury rehab assignment with Class-A Lakeland on 8/5... Made a total of six injury rehab starts between Lakeland and Toledo from 8/5-30 and went 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA (25.1ip/16er)...Was recalled from rehab and reinstated from the D.L. on 9/3...Suffered loss on 9/4 vs. Cleveland (4.1ip/6er) - his first game with Detroit since 5/23...Pitched 1.0 inning of relief on 9/26 vs. Minnesota - his first relief appearance for the Tigers since his Major League debut on 8/23/14...Tossed 3.2 innings of scoreless relief in final outing on 9/30 at Texas...Compiled a 3-5 record and a 4.34 ERA (47.2ip/23er) in eight starts prior to the All-Star break and went 0-3 with a 10.69 ERA (16.0ip/19er) in five big league games (three starts), after returning from the D.L. in September...Lost each of his last six decisions.
Saw his first action at the major league level with the Tigers in 2014 after spending the majority of the season with Triple-A Toledo...Assigned to Triple-A Toledo to begin the season...Posted five consecutive quality starts for the Mud Hens May 7-30...Fanned a season-high nine batters on May 7 at Pawtucket...Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings, allowing just two runs while fanning six on May 18 at Rochester...Compiled a 4-2 record, a 1.16 ERA (38.2IP/5er), 40 strikeouts and one complete game in six starts during May...Posted a 2-2 record, a 3.53 ERA (35.2IP/14er) and 20 strikeouts in six games (five starts) during June...Had his contract recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on August 23 and made his major league debut that same day at Minnesota,allowing three runs on four hits over 5.2 innings of work, but did not factor in the decision...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on August 28 -- had his contract recalled on September 2...Fanned a career-high 10 batters on September 2 at Cleveland -- became one of just three Tigers pitchers since at least 1914 to fan 10-or-more batters in their first three games, joining Denny McLain and Jack Morris in accomplishing the feat...Earned the first win of his major league career on September 7 versus San Francisco, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three over 5.2 innings of work...Tossed a career-high 7.0 innings on September 22 versus Chicago White Sox...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .217 (10x46) batting average at the major league level...righties hit .245 (25x102) with Lobstein on the mound.
Assigned to Double A Erie to begin the 2013 season before having his contract transferred to Triple A Toledo for the remainder of the season on June 23...Compiled a 2-2 record and a 3.56 ERA (30.1IP/12ER) and 30 strikeouts in five starts during April...Named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May after he posted a 3-1 record, a 2.68 ERA (37.0IP/11ER) and 29 strikeouts in six starts during May -- tossed two complete games that same month...Started 13 games for Toledo, compiling a 6-3 record and a 3.48 ERA (72.1IP/28ER).
Second in the Southern League with 129 strikeouts as he spent the entire 2012 season with Double A Montgomery in theTampa Bay Rays organization. ... Tied for the lead in the Southern League with 27 games started, while he finished third with 69 walks. ... Tabbed the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for May 14-20 after posting a 1-0 record, 0.64 ERA (14.0IP/1ER) and10 strikeouts in two starts during the week. ... Compiled a 2-0 record, 2.89 ERA (28.0IP/9ER) and 24 strikeouts in five starts during May. ... Posted a 3-3 record, 2.68 ERA (37.0IP/11ER) and 35 strikeouts in six starts during July. ... Did not figure in the decision in his lone start during the Southern League playoffs, fanning seven batters as he allowedone run in six innings of work.
Spent the majority of the 2011 season with Single A Charlotte, before making two starts late in the season withMontgomery. ... Fourth among all Florida State League starters with 11.32 baserunners per nine innings, while he was fifth with 2.07walks per nine innings. ... Sidelined April 7-28 with left elbow inflammation. ... Compiled a six-game winning streak May 14-June 15, posting a 2.28 ERA (43.1IP/11ER) over the seven-start stretch. ... Garnered Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors for May 30-June 5 after he earned the win in his only startduring the week, allowing one hit in seven shutout innings on June 4 at Brevard County ... Posted a 3-2 record, 2.13 ERA (38.0IP/9ER) and 31 strikeouts in six starts during May. ... Went the distance in a loss on July 11 in the second game of a doubleheader at Daytona -- tied for fourth in the FloridaState League with one complete game. ... Tabbed the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for August 8-14 after fanning 11 batters in 12.0 scoreless inningsas he earned the win in both of his starts during the week. ... Compiled a 2-1 record, 2.86 ERA (22.0IP/7ER) and 20 strikeouts in four starts during August. ... Had his contract transferred from Charlotte to Montgomery for the remainder of the season on August 26.
Fourth in the Midwest League with 27 games started with Single A Bowling Green during the 2010 season. ... Tied for fourth in the Midwest League with 148.0 innings pitched and 14 home runs allowed. ... Went the distance to earn the win on June 15 at Lansing -- tied for fourth in the Midwest League with one completegame. ... Compiled a 4-0 record, 1.19 ERA (30.1IP/4ER) and 27 strikeouts in five starts during June. ... Named the 29th-best prospect in the Rays organization following the season by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with Single A Hudson Valley during the 2009 season. ... Fifth in the New York-Penn League with 74 strikeouts, while he finished eighth with a 2.58 ERA. ... Second among all New York-Penn League starters with a .204 batting average against, while he finished fifth with 9.08strikeouts per nine innings and 9.94 baserunners per nine innings. ... Fanned a season-high 10 batters on August 20 versus Mahoning Valley. ... Tabbed the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for August 24-30 after he tossed seven shutout innings to earnthe win in his only start during the week on August 25 versus Tri-City. ... Compiled a 2-2 record, 2.25 ERA (36.0IP/9ER) and 40 strikeouts in six starts during August. ... Named the 10th-best prospect in the New York-Penn League and 11th-best prospect in the Rays organizationfollowing the season by Baseball America.