9. Kyle Lobstein
Major League Career: 3 yrs (None with Rays)
Major League rWAR: 0.2
Kyle Lobstein was drafted by the Rays in the second round of the 2008 draft. He ascended as high as Double-A Montgomery, where he registered a 4.01 ERA in 23 starts, going 10-10 in 148.0 innings. The following offseason, he was left unprotected by the Rays prior to the Rule 5 draft.
He was taken by the Mets in the 2012 Rule 5 draft then purchased by the Tigers.
He made his debut with the Tigers in 2014, pitching in 39.1 innings with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He went 3-8 in 2015 with the Tigers and posted a 5.94 ERA in 13 appearances.
He spent 2016 with the Pirates posting a 3.96 ERA in 14 games and zero starts.
For his career, Lobstein posted a 6-10 record with a 5.06 ERA, 128.0 IP with 74 SOs and a 1.461 WHIP.
Lobstein is currently only 30-years-old and spent last season in Oakland’s Triple-A system. He has a non-roster invitation to the Dodgers camp this season.
For his career as a minor leaguer, he has a 3.82 ERA in 1070.2 innings pitched. He’s walked a respectable 3.2 batters per nine with just 0.7 homers per nine frames. He’s never been much of a strikeout pitcher, posting 7.8 Ks/9 in the minors and an even lower 5.2 in the majors.
We’ll see if this former top ten prospect can catch on with one more run int he majors before he hangs up the spikes.