Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:06:01 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have outrighted P Kyle Lobstein to Class AAA Norfolk.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:31:36 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Kyle Lobstein was designated for assignment Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:40:31 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles acquired RP Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RP Zach Phillips Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:48:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Steven Brault was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday, July 6. The team also recalled RP Kyle Lobstein from Class AAA Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Brault was called up for a spot start but could return to the Pirates at some point during the second half of the season. Owners in NL-only leagues can stash Brault on the bench if they have the room, but he can be dropped in all other leagues.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:32:51 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis Thursday, June 9. RP Kyle Lobstein was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Taillon wasn't terrible but wasn't dominant in his big league debut against the Mets, allowing six hits and three earned runs while walking two and striking out three in six innings. We'll see more of him this year in Pittsburgh's rotation as one of their top pitching prospects, and he should remain stashed in deep mixed, NL-only and dynasty leagues.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:43:24 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kyle Lobstein spun two scoreless innings against the Detroit Tigers, his former team, in a Grapefruit League game Tuesday, March 1. He allowed two walks with one hit.
Fantasy Tip: Lobstein is a long shot for a rotation job, but he certainly didn't hurt himself in this outing. He could win a job out of the bullpen and work in long relief and as an emergency starter if he remains stretched out. However, for now, he has very little fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of NL-only formats.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:09:00 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Kyle Lobstein (3-6) allowed six runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cleveland Indians Friday, Sept. 4, with two walks and two strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Lobstein ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) was making his first start since May after being sidelined with a shoulder injury. He is expected to make his next start against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Sept. 9, but he should be avoided in FantasyScore until he strings together a few solid starts.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:23:38 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Sept. 3, and he will make the start against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Sept. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Lobstein ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) had a 4.34 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in eight starts (47 2/3 innings) for the Tigers earlier this year. He should definitely be avoided in daily games in his first start since May 23, and he could have his innings monitored down the stretch.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:16:13 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) allowed two runs in three innings in a rehab appearance for Class A Lakeland Wednesday, Aug. 5. It was his first outing since landing on the disabled list in May.
Fantasy Tip: It would be surprising to see Lobstein ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) return to the majors before rosters expand in September. Owners in AL-only leagues may want to keep tabs on his progress but he can probably be ignored in other fantasy formats.
Sun, 24 May 2015 11:17:46 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have placed SP Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of left shoulder soreness. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Sunday, May 24. In a corresponding move, INF Dixon Machado was promoted from Class AAA Toledo. SP Buck Farmer will be recalled from Toledo to start in Lobstein's place against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, April 28.
Fantasy Tip: Farmer struggled during a brief stint in the majors last season but he has gotten off to a strong start at Toledo this year, posting a 5-1 record with a 2.98 ERA. His high strikeout totals could make him intriguing to owners in AL-only leagues.