Kyle Lobstein

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Kyle Lobstein
Detroit Tigers – No. 53
Born: (1989-08-12) August 12, 1989 (age 25)
Flagstaff, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 23, 2014 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 4.35
Strikeouts 27

Kyle Eric Lobstein (born August 12, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Personal life[edit]

Lobstein is a native of Flagstaff, Arizona, and attended Coconino High School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Lobstein in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Lobstein was selected in the 2012 Rule 5 draft by the New York Mets, and traded that same day to the Tigers.[2][3]

The Tigers added Lobstein to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[4] On August 23, 2014, the Tigers promoted Lobstein to the major leagues before a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. Prior to being called up, Lobstein was 9–11 with a 4.07 ERA and a 1.479 WHIP in 26 games with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Lobstein made his debut in the first game of the doubleheader, pitching 5 23 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, while walking four, and striking out three.[5]

Lobstein made his first major league start on August 28, against the New York Yankees.[6] He pitched six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and one walk, while earning a no-decision. Following the game, Lobstein was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo.[7] On September 2, Lobstein was recalled from Triple-A, and made his second major league start of the season that night against the Cleveland Indians.[8] Lobstein pitched 5 13 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, while walking three and striking out a career-high ten batters.[9] On September 7, Lobstein pitched 5 23 innings, allowing one run on four hits, while walking two and striking out three, to earn his first major league win over the San Francisco Giants.[10]


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  2. ^ Lowe, John (December 6, 2012). "Rule 5 draft: Tigers trade for 2B Jeff Kobernus, LHP Kyle Lobstein | Detroit Free Press". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Berry, Adam (February 19, 2013). "Lobstein striving to make big league jump". MLB. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Slagter, Josh (November 20, 2013). "Detroit Tigers add 7 players to 40-man roster, including pitchers Kyle Lobstein, Jose Valdez". MLive. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Iott, Chris (August 23, 2013). "Detroit Tigers call up Kyle Lobstein, Patrick McCoy from Toledo; Robbie Ray, Ian Krol sent down". MLive. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Slovin, Matt (August 27, 2014). "Lobstein's first MLB start comes in key tilt vs. Yanks". MLB. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bauman, Mike (August 28, 2014). "Lobstein just what the doctor ordered". MLB. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ Dulik, Brian (September 2, 2014). "Hurlers Lobstein, Ray, Ryan, Farmer called up". MLB. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ Dulik, Brian (September 3, 2014). "J.D.'s late homer keeps Tigers half-game back of KC". MLB. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Beck, Jason (September 7, 2014). "Lobstein's first MLB win aids Tigers' playoff chase". MLB. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 

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