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Tigers Prospect Profile: LHP Kyle Lobstein

Lobstein was kept and sent to Erie

The Tigers snagged left-hander Kyle Lobstein in the Rule 5 Draft, but his late acquisition meant he was left out of the TigsTown Top 50. The Tigers didn't think he was ready for prime time, but liked his potential, and made a trade to keep his rights. What does the lanky left-hander bring to the organization?

Kyle Lobstein Position: Left-handed Pitcher Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Born: 8/12/1989 Bats: Left Throws: Left Acquired: Rule 5 Draft, 2012 (subsequently traded for in exchange for Curt Casali) Ranking History: N/A Background A second round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008, Lobstein received an over-slot bonus of $1.5 million and debuted with a 2.58 ERA across 14 New York-Penn League starts the...

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