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Kyle Lobstein
Birthdate: 8/12/1989 (27 y, 7 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-3/200     Position: P
Drafted: 2012 Rule 5 Draft - Round: , Pick: 8, Overall: 8, Team: New York Mets
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Lobstein was reassigned to minor league camp, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. (3/17/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Lobstein is that prototypical soft-tossing lefty who is just good enough to get major league hitters out but not good enough to provide consistent value beyond eating some innings here and there. The former Rays and Tigers farmhand added two new organizations to his list in 2016, tossing a Triple-A inning with the Orioles after spending the majority of 2016 bouncing between the Pirates minor league affiliate and the big league club. When he was calling PNC Park home, Lobstein posted a 3.96 ERA, but the peripherals were far less sexy, with a 14% strikeout rate and 11% walk rate leading to a 4.67 FIP in 25 innings. The lefty's 85-88 mph fastball isn't enough to wow major league hitters (8% career SwStr%) and the lack of pinpoint command means he's not following a Jamie Moyer career arc, either. Lobstein signed a minor league contract with the Marlins heading into 2017; it wouldn't be shocking for him to eat some innings in Miami next year but he's about as low-upside as fantasy options come.(Colin Zarzycki)

The Quick Opinion: When Kyle Lobstein first arrived on the big league scene a few years ago, some thought he could get by in the mold of other soft-tossing lefties like Jamie Moyer or even as a poor man's Tommy Milone. Those projections haven't come to fruition, with Lobstein lacking the stuff and command to be anything more than a low-leverage innings eater.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2009Rays (A-)350141473.19.082.820.49.26076.9 %  2.583.10  
2010Rays (A)9802727148.07.783.280.85.30068.4 %  4.204.30  
2011Rays (A+)9902221121.16.302.230.82.28672.0 %  3.783.98  
2011Rays (AA)1102211.09.004.913.27.34579.3 %  7.368.22  
2012Rays (AA)8702727144.08.064.310.75.31171.1 %  4.063.91  
2013Tigers (AA)740151595.17.842.550.57.32276.0 %  3.123.25  
2013Tigers (AAA)630131372.18.093.110.25.33070.6 %  3.482.97  
2014Tigers (AAA)91102625146.07.832.590.62.36072.3 %  4.073.45  
2014Tigers1207639.16.183.200.69.26764.7 %45.1 %6.5 %4.353.824.270.4
2015Tigers (A+)010227.24.702.351.17.25065.8 %  3.524.60  
2015Tigers (AAA)0204417.26.624.581.02.38160.2 %  6.624.86  
2015Tigers380131163.24.523.250.99.32663.6 %52.3 %11.3 %5.944.644.650.4
2016Pirates (AAA)13119650.17.513.040.54.34468.3 %  4.113.35  
2016Orioles (AAA)000101.00.009.000.00.000100.0 %  0.006.17  
2016Pirates20014025.05.404.320.72.29177.4 %50.0 %9.5 %3.964.675.03-0.1
2017Steamer000101.06.832.970.85.30672.7 %49.7 % 3.863.944.260.0
2017ZiPS5702814101.76.293.361.06.29967.9 %  4.694.52 0.7
Total- - -61003417128.05.203.450.84.30266.8 %49.8 %9.3 %5.064.394.610.8

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2009Rays (A-)352.581414000  73.1300552321423034074
2010Rays (A)984.202727100  148.0622141766914540360128
2011Rays (A+)993.782221100  121.151012054511130134085
2011Rays (AA)117.3622000  11.052149946021011
2012Rays (AA)874.062727000  144.0624140736512690240129
2013Tigers (AA)743.121515200  95.1383923533627001183
2013Tigers (AAA)633.481313000  72.1311733228225041065
2014Tigers (AAA)9114.072625100  146.0639174716610421430127
2014Tigers124.35760000039.1164352019314200027
2015Tigers (A+)013.5222000  7.2317431200004
2015Tigers (AAA)026.6244000  17.28826161329010013
2015Tigers385.9413110000063.2280784342723102132
2016Pirates (AAA)134.11196001  50.1214552623317211042
2016Orioles (AAA)000.0010000  1.040000100000
2016Pirates203.961400000025.0110251111212122015
2017Steamer003.86100000 1.0410000 0  1
2017ZiPS574.692814  0  101.7 10457531238243071
Total- - -6105.06341700000128.055413874721249424174

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2009Rays (A-)9.082.823.220.4924.7 %7.7 %17.0 %.2011.06.26076.9 %  3.10
2010Rays (A)7.783.282.370.8520.6 %8.7 %11.9 %.2501.32.30068.4 %  4.30
2011Rays (A+)6.302.232.830.8216.7 %5.9 %10.8 %.2521.24.28672.0 %  3.98
2011Rays (AA)9.004.911.833.2721.2 %11.5 %9.6 %.3181.82.34579.3 %  8.22
2012Rays (AA)8.064.311.870.7520.7 %11.1 %9.6 %.2531.45.31171.1 %  3.91
2013Tigers (AA)7.842.553.070.5721.7 %7.1 %14.6 %.2581.25.32276.0 %  3.25
2013Tigers (AAA)8.093.112.600.2520.9 %8.0 %12.9 %.2591.35.33070.6 %  2.97
2014Tigers (AAA)7.832.593.020.6219.9 %6.6 %13.3 %.2931.48.36072.3 %  3.45
2014Tigers6.183.201.930.6916.5 %8.5 %7.9 %.2331.25.26764.7 %1131003.82
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Tigers (A+)4.702.352.001.1712.9 %6.5 %6.4 %.2411.17.25065.8 %  4.60
2015Tigers (AAA)6.624.581.441.0214.8 %10.2 %4.5 %.3331.98.38160.2 %  4.86
2015Tigers4.523.251.390.9911.4 %8.2 %3.2 %.3041.59.32663.6 %1471144.64
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Pirates (AAA)7.513.042.470.5419.6 %7.9 %11.7 %.2811.43.34468.3 %  3.35
2016Orioles (AAA)0.009.000.000.000.0 %25.0 %-25.0 %.0001.00.000100.0 %  6.17
2016Pirates5.404.321.250.7213.6 %10.9 %2.7 %.2601.48.29177.4 %981164.67
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Steamer6.832.972.300.8517.6 %7.6 %9.9 %.2641.37.30672.7 %  3.94
2017ZiPS6.293.361.871.06   .2661.40.29967.9 %  4.52
Total- - -5.203.451.510.8413.4 %8.8 %4.5 %.2741.46.30266.8 %1271104.39

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Tigers1.2017.2 %45.1 %37.7 %8.7 %6.5 %9.1 %0.0 %43.1 %27.6 %29.3 %18.7 %53.7 %27.6 %4.351134.27
2015Tigers1.8719.8 %52.3 %27.9 %12.9 %11.3 %5.2 %33.3 %43.6 %36.0 %20.4 %17.3 %56.4 %26.2 %4.881154.65
2016Pirates1.9023.8 %50.0 %26.3 %19.0 %9.5 %0.0 %0.0 %50.6 %25.9 %23.5 %17.3 %54.3 %28.4 %4.931215.03
Total- - -1.6419.8 %49.8 %30.4 %12.4 %9.3 %5.2 %20.0 %44.8 %31.7 %23.5 %17.7 %55.2 %27.0 %4.751164.61

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Tigers554621451013241389630
2015Tigers11662448631233896201009
2016Pirates402119401012178234412
Total- - -211129841611514880812432051

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Tigers-0.21-2.432.210.050.010.840.840.760.9860.31-0.5600
2015Tigers-0.71-5.074.36-10.05-1.060.890.880.780.8311-0.70-0.1000
2016Pirates0.60-1.402.002.310.160.940.940.921.57110.160.4735
Total- - --0.32-8.898.57-7.69-0.890.890.880.831.1528-0.23-0.1435

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Tigers58.2% (88.4) 21.2% (83.6)5.3% (76.4)15.4% (80.9)  1.0%
2015Tigers59.1% (86.4) 18.5% (81.4)7.5% (75.2)14.9% (79.2)  0.4%
2016Pirates66.3% (87.5) 18.7% (82.9)6.9% (76.7)8.1% (79.8)  1.2%
Total- - -60.3% (87.2) 19.4% (82.4)6.7% (75.8)13.7% (79.8)  0.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Tigers57.0 %3.4 %18.5 %   2.6 %5.8 %  12.8 %   
2015Tigers23.0 % 19.4 %  33.0 %0.6 %7.1 %  16.9 %   
2016Pirates28.5 % 18.4 %  38.8 % 6.9 %  7.4 %   
Total- - -34.5 %1.0 %18.9 %  24.1 %1.1 %6.6 %  13.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Tigers88.482.683.6   84.276.6  80.9  
2015Tigers86.7 81.4  86.178.775.1  80.1  
2016Pirates87.5 82.9  87.3 76.6  79.5  
Total- - -87.782.682.4  86.582.775.8  80.2  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Tigers-0.2 3.8-0.2-0.7  -0.06 2.91-0.64-0.73  
2015Tigers-4.1 -3.50.9-1.2  -0.69 -1.901.14-0.81  
2016Pirates-0.8 2.2-0.2-0.2  -0.29 2.88-0.55-0.66  
Total- - --5.1 2.50.5-2.1  -0.41 0.640.36-0.76  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Tigers0.60.22.8   0.70.2  -1.2  
2015Tigers-1.8 -4.1  -2.60.21.3  -0.6  
2016Pirates0.6 2.1  -2.7 -0.2  1.3  
Total- - --0.60.20.8  -5.40.91.3  -0.6  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Tigers0.181.122.41   4.470.50  -1.49  
2015Tigers-0.77 -2.09  -0.793.501.87  -0.37  
2016Pirates0.50 2.85  -1.73 -0.68  4.20  
Total- - --0.081.120.22  -1.104.200.98  -0.20  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Tigers32.7 %63.1 %44.2 %71.7 %88.6 %80.8 %37.8 %53.1 %8.4 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Tigers32.2 %62.9 %44.4 %75.4 %89.2 %83.2 %39.7 %56.8 %7.4 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Pirates25.6 %66.9 %42.8 %70.5 %90.3 %83.3 %41.5 %46.4 %7.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.1 %63.8 %44.0 %73.4 %89.3 %82.5 %39.5 %53.6 %7.7 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Tigers30.4 %62.0 %44.1 %65.4 %90.5 %80.7 %43.5 %21.2
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Tigers31.2 %59.5 %44.4 %67.1 %92.5 %83.0 %46.7 %19.8
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Pirates27.3 %67.1 %42.8 %69.1 %92.5 %83.3 %38.8 %19.5
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.1 %61.6 %44.0 %67.0 %91.9 %82.4 %44.1 %20.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014TigersP7639.1230000000 2   1.000 
2015TigersP131163.23100000000 3   1.000 
2016PiratesP14025.0140000000 0   1.000 
Total- - -P3417128.06170000000 5   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014TigersP39.10  0-2-2              
2015TigersP63.21  -1-1-1              
2016PiratesP25.00  011              
Total- - -P128.01  -1-2-2              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014TigersP39.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)
2015TigersP63.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)66.7%      (3)100.0%      (7)
2016PiratesP25.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -P128.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)66.7%      (3)100.0%    (14)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Tigers0.30.3-0.5-0.24.00.4$3.3 
2015Tigers-0.4-0.5-0.3-0.83.80.4$3.2 
2016Pirates0.10.00.20.2-0.8-0.1($0.6) 
Total- - -0.0-0.2-0.5-0.77.00.8$5.8 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2012 Rule 5 Draft - Round: , Pick: 8, Overall: 8
    • Team: New York Mets
  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 1, Overall: 47
    • Team: Tampa Bay Rays
    • School: Coconino HS