Played at both Western Nevada Community College and Everett (WA) CC after graduating from Kentridge High School in Kent, Wash...Was drafted by Atlanta twice previously: 15th round in 2005 and in the 45th round in 2006…was a draft-and-follow selection both times for the Braves, but was never signed.
Appeared in 31 games for triple-A Fresno, going 3-0 with a 5.24 ERA (20 ER, 34.1 IP)...Was placed on the disabled list from April 4- May 17 with a knee bruise and from July 18-25 with a concussion...Posted a 1.56 ERA (3 ER, 17.1 IP) over his last 16 games.
Missed the entire campaign after undergoing a
second "Tommy John" surgery.
Did not pitch all season as he continued to recover from
right elbow surgery...acquired by Texas from Chicago-NL on Dec.
9, 2010 in exchange for cash considerations ... Cubs had selected
Tobin from the Triple-A Salt Lake roster of the Los Angeles Angels
of Anaheim with the 8th selection in the first round of that day's
Major League Rule 5 Draft ...
Made 3 relief appearances
for Rancho Cucamonga in his High-A debut, posting no record
(2.2 IP, 4 R-0 ER)...last outing was April 15 vs. Visalia (0.2 IP, 1
H, 4 R-0 ER) ... was on disabled list from April 16-end of season...
had "Tommy John" ligament transplant surgery on his right elbow
in June and missed the rest of the season ...
Went 2-3 with
a 3.13 ERA (13 ER/37.1 IP) in 8 games/starts for Cedar Rapids
(Low-A) in the Midwest League...missed most of the year with 2
DL stints ... was on the DL May 11-28 with a right triceps strain and
June 11-end of season with a right shoulder strain...opponents
batted just .225 (29-129)...tossed 15.0 shutout innings over his
first 3 starts...in his first outing of the year, tossed a 7.0-inning
complete-game shutout April 9 vs. Quad Cities (3 H, 1 BB, 4 SO) ...
made just 2 starts after his initial DL stint ...
go 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA (13 ER/56.1 IP) for the Arizona Angels
(Rookie) and Orem (Short-A)...had 14 walks against 55 strikeouts
in his first professional action...posted a 0.959 WHIP and allowed
just one home run all year...began the season in the Arizona
League ... tossed 1.0 inning in pro debut June 23 vs. AZL
Mariners...did not allow an earned run in his final 4 games/starts
in the Arizona League (18.1 IP)...earned win in next-to-last game
with AZL Angels on July 28 vs. Brewers (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R-0 ER, 1
BB, 11 SO) ... promoted to Orem in Pioneer League on Aug 6...
tossed 5.0 no-hit innings in winning first start there on Aug. 7 at
Casper (0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO) ... tossed 3.1 shutout innings over 3 appearances
for Orem in the playoffs, recording 2 saves ... Orem
went 4-0 in the postseason en route to the league crown.