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Tigers Scouting Report #19: Kyle Lobstein

Lobstein is still competing in big league camp

After being snagged in the Rule 5 Draft at the end of 2012, when the Tigers realized they didn't have a spot for Kyle Lobstein on last year's big league roster, they decided they liked him enough to give up a catching prospect to keep him. After a year of impressing in Erie and Toledo, could Lobstein be the next man up if a rotation spot opens up?

Kyle Lobstein Vitals Position: Left-handed Pitcher Date of Birth: 8/12/1989 (2014 Opening Day Age: 24) Height/Weight: 6-3/200 Bats/Throws: Left/Left Acquired: Rule 5 Draft, 2012; Rights Traded to Detroit for Curt Casali (C) Ranking History: #19 (2014) Background: Popped from the Rays in the Rule 5 draft before the 2013 season, Lobstein showed well in spring training, but wasn't really ready for...

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