Doyle with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
November 2, 1985 |
|2012, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks|
|Earned run average||3.55|
Doyle attended Salem High School in Salem, New Hampshire, where he was twice named The Eagle-Tribune's Player of the Year. He then attended Boston College, where he played for the Boston College Eagles squad. Doyle was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2007 MLB Draft, but he returned to college for his senior year in order to improve his draft stock.
The Chicago White Sox selected Doyle in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, even though he sported a 5.87 ERA over 69 innings pitched for the Eagles in his senior season. The Sox then assigned Doyle to the Rookie Class Bristol White Sox in 2008, as he gained promotions to the Great Falls Voyagers (2009), Kannapolis Intimidators (2010) and Winston-Salem Dash (2010–2011), before joining the Double-A Class Birmingham Barons in the 2011 midseason, where he had a 7-5 win–loss record with a 3.07 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 15 starts, walking only 22 batters in 100 innings of work. He later pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League in the 2011 fall season. At the end of the year, he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the Rule 5 draft.
Nevertheless, Doyle struggled with the Twins during the 2012 spring training and was sent back to the White Sox. Through June 2012, Doyle posted a 6–3 record with a 2.83 ERA for the Charlotte Knights of the Class AAA International League, but the White Sox released Doyle to allow him to pitch in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
In November 2012, Doyle returned to the United States after signing a Minor League deal with the Boston Red Sox that included an invitation to the 2013 spring training. He then pitched for the Pawtucket Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs during the regular season.
In between, Doyle played winter ball in the Mexican Pacific League with the Aguilas de Mexicali in 2013, and for the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan League in 2014. He then opened 2015 with the Bowie Baysox, the Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. In 26 games (21 starts) between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, Doyle went 16-2 with a 2.16 ERA. Over 158 2/3 innings, he gave up 137 hits with just 22 walks and 110 strikeouts. He went 12-1 with a 1.97 ERA for Bowie. In seven Norfolk starts, Doyle was 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA. He elected free agency on November 6, 2015. He signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on December 12, 2015 and he was assigned to the Norfolk Tides for the 2016 season on December 29, 2015.
On May 10, 2016, Doyle signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. On August 26, 2016, Doyle signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He reported to the Mobile BayBears of the Class AA Southern League. He became a free agent after the season
Doyle's fastball does not have great velocity. As a result, he throws his two-seam fastball more often than his four-seam fastball. He also has a curveball, slider, and changeup. Doyle relies on control of his pitches.
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