Kyle Lohse

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/215
  • Age: 37


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Kyle Lohse Stats

5-13 5.85 152.1 108 1.46

Kyle Lohse MLB Career Stats

147-141 4.37 2522.1 1612 1.34

Kyle Lohse Bio

  • Full Name: Kyle Matthew Lohse
  • Pronunciation: lohsh
  • Born: 10/4/1978 in Chico, CA
  • Draft: 1996, Chicago Cubs, 29th rd. (862nd overall)
  • College: Butte CC, CA
  • Debut: June 22, 2001
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2015 Stats 5 13 5.85 37 22 2 152.1 108 1.46
MLB Career Stats 147 141 4.37 455 416 2 2522.1 1612 1.34
  • Status: Active

Kyle Lohse Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Brewers NL 824 Sinker 89.92 88.54 2145.00 5.54 91.59
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 90.86 2085.00 6.10 90.11


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August 9, 2015 at 3:15 PM ET

Lohse to remain in bullpen role with Brewers

Unable thus far to find a taker for Kyle Lohse, the Brewers say they plan to continue using the veteran right-hander as a multi-inning reliever.

August 6, 2015 at 4:17 PM ET

Cravy to start Friday; Lohse to 'pen

With the organization in rebuilding mode, the Brewers decided it was time to remove slumping veteran Kyle Lohse from the starting rotation.


Kyle Lohse Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2011 St. Louis NL

Kyle Lohse Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2002 4.23 25th in AL
2005 4.18 25th in AL
2008 3.78 21st in NL
2011 3.39 15th in NL
2012 2.86 5th in NL
2013 3.35 19th in NL
2014 3.54 23rd in NL


Season W Rank
2002 13 19th in AL
2003 14 15th in AL
2008 15 12th in NL
2011 14 9th in NL
2012 16 6th in NL
2013 11 24th in NL
2014 13 18th in NL


Season SO Rank
2003 130 20th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2003 1.27 17th in AL
2007 1.37 23rd in NL
2008 1.30 20th in NL
2011 1.17 10th in NL
2012 1.09 4th in NL
2013 1.17 18th in NL
2014 1.15 13th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2002 .259 24th in AL
2003 .268 22nd in AL
2011 .249 18th in NL
2012 .239 11th in NL
2014 .246 21st in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2002 31 20th in AL
2003 33 8th in AL
2004 34 3rd in AL
2007 32 20th in NL
2008 33 9th in NL
2012 33 1st in NL
2013 32 9th in NL
2014 31 25th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2003 2 13th in AL
2004 1 20th in AL
2007 2 4th in NL
2009 1 19th in NL
2011 1 20th in NL
2013 2 5th in NL
2014 2 8th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2002 1 9th in AL
2003 1 6th in AL
2004 1 4th in AL
2007 1 2nd in NL
2009 1 6th in NL
2011 1 6th in NL
2013 1 4th in NL
2014 2 3rd in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2003 201.0 22nd in AL
2008 200.0 17th in NL
2012 211.0 7th in NL
2013 198.2 19th in NL
2014 198.1 20th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2002 6.18 22nd in AL
2003 5.82 21st in AL
2004 5.15 13th in AL
2005 4.33 5th in AL
2007 5.70 14th in NL
2008 5.36 10th in NL
2011 5.30 8th in NL
2012 6.10 12th in NL
2013 5.66 3rd in NL
2014 6.40 11th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2002 1.77 9th in AL
2004 1.46 3rd in AL
2005 1.95 15th in AL
2007 2.14 22nd in NL
2011 2.64 24th in NL
2014 3.13 25th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2002 70 8th in AL
2004 76 10th in AL


Season H Rank
2003 211 16th in AL
2004 240 6th in AL
2005 211 23rd in AL
2007 207 22nd in NL
2008 211 5th in NL
2012 192 14th in NL
2013 196 11th in NL
2014 183 24th in NL
2015 180 18th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2002 26 12th in AL
2003 28 11th in AL
2004 28 14th in AL
2013 26 4th in NL
2014 22 10th in NL
2015 29 6th in NL

Kyle Lohse Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 25, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RHP Kyle Lohse.
November 3, 2012 RHP Kyle Lohse elected free agency.
August 15, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Kyle Lohse from the 60-day disabled list.
August 10, 2010 sent RHP Kyle Lohse on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
August 5, 2010 Memphis Redbirds sent RHP Kyle Lohse on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
July 26, 2010 Kyle Lohse assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
June 5, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals transferred RHP Kyle Lohse from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 27, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Kyle Lohse on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 23, 2010. Right forearm strain.
September 7, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Kyle Lohse from the 15-day disabled list.
August 22, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Kyle Lohse on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left groin.
July 12, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Kyle Lohse from the 15-day disabled list.
July 7, 2009 Springfield Cardinals sent RHP Kyle Lohse on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
July 2, 2009 Kyle Lohse assigned to Springfield Cardinals from St. Louis Cardinals.
June 5, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Kyle Lohse on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 4, 2009. Strained right forearm.

Kyle Matthew Lohse Bio Info

Has a son, Kameron, and a daughter, Alexis...Graduated from Hamilton City (CA) High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball.....was named All-Conference from 1993-96 and sectional MVP in 1996...Attended Butte (CA) Community College, where he was All-Conference in 1997...Is active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granting wishes and visiting hospitals...Enjoys golf, fantasy football and time with kids.....follow him on Twitter (@KyleLohse26)


Went 13-9 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts...Made 30+ starts for the 10th time in his career and fourth straight season...Recorded a double-digit win total for the seventh time in his career and fourth straight season...The Brewers went 19-12 in his starts...Produced 21 quality starts, going 11-2 with a 1.84 ERA in those starts (147ip, 30er)...Was the victim of a team-leading 7 blown saves...From 4/8-6/1 posted a 7-game winning streak over 11 starts with a 2.49 ERA (76ip, 21er)..... was the longest winning streak by a Brewer in 2014...Threw a pair of complete games, both shutouts, on 6/1 vs. Chicago-NL (9ip, 3h, 0b, 6k) and 9/24 at Cincinnati (9ip, 2h, 0bb, 6k) has 9 career shutouts


Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 3/25.....signed a 3-year contract...Made his only Spring Training start on 3/28 vs. Colorado at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and earned a 6-2 win (3.2ip, 4h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 2k, 54 pitches)...Went 11-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts during his first season with the Brewers...Made 30+ starts for the ninth time in his career...The Brewers went 17-15 in his starts...Had a team-leading 20 quality starts, going 10-3 with a 2.03 ERA in those starts (137.2ip, 31er)...Led the team in ERA (3.35) and innings (198.2) and tied Wily Peralta for the team lead in starts (32) and complete games (2)...Ranked fifth in the National League in fewest walks per 9 innings (1.6)...Went 10-4 with a 2.91 ERA over his last 22 starts, posting 16 quality starts (139ip, 45er)...Voted Brewers Pitcher of the Month for June (6gs, 2-0, 2.34era) and July (6gs, 4-1, 2.25era)...Tossed his first complete game of the season in a 5-1 win on 9/13 vs. Cincinnati.....he retired 23 batters in a row at one point in the game (9ip, 4h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 5k)...Threw a 2-hit shutout in his final start of the season in a 4-0 win on 9/25 at Atlanta.....he retired 20 batters in a row at one point in the game (9ip, 0bb, 5k).....was his seventh career shutout.


Had his best Major League season as he went 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 33 starts with St. Louis...Finished seventh in National League Cy Young Award voting...Led the National League in winning percentage (.842) and ranked among the league leaders in starts (T1st, 33), walks per 9 innings (4th, 1.62), quality starts (T4th, 24), ERA (5th, 2.86), wins (T5th, 16) and innings pitched (T7th, 211.0)...Held opponents to a career-best .239 batting average...The Cardinals went 21-12 in his starts...Reached 200+ innings for the third time in his career (also 2003 and 2008)...Made his second career Opening Day start in the inaugural game at Marlins Park on 4/4 and earned a 4-1 victory (7.1ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 3k, 1hbp).....carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a leadoff single to Jose Reyes...Produced 10 consecutive quality starts from 6/4-7/25, going 5-1 with a 2.08 ERA (69.1ip, 16er)...Had a season-high 8-game winning streak over 12 starts from 6/26-8/27, posting a 2.38 ERA (79.1ip, 21er)...Went 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 4 postseason starts (20.1ip, 9er)...Started and won the Cardinals' Wild Card playoff game on 10/5 at Atlanta, earning a 6-3 victory (5.2ip, 6h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 6k, 1hr)...Started Game 4 of the NLDS on 10/11 at Washington (7ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 5k, 1hr).....received no decision in the Cardinals' 2-1 lossMade 2 starts in the NLCS vs. San Francisco, going 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA (7.2ip, 6er)...Started and won Game 3 of the NLCS on 10/17 at Busch Stadium, earning a 3-1 victory (5.2ip, 7h, 1r, 1er, 5bb-1ibb, 2k)...Started and lost Game 7 of the NLCS on 10/22 at AT&T Park, taking a 9-0 defeat (2ip, 6h, 5r, 5er, 1bb, 1k).


2011 Led the team with 14 wins and a career low 3.39 ERA. His 14 wins were one shy of his career high (15) in 2008. ... Posted his second 30-start season since 2008, his first year in STL, and 7th overall. ... His 14 wins were T9th in the N.L., he ranked 18th in opp. BA (.249) and T1st in SB pct allowed (33.3). ... Was one of 26 MLB pitchers with a perfect qualifying 1.000 fielding percentage. ... Allowed runs in only 40 of his 188.1 innings pitched. ... Struck out over 100 batters (111) for the first time since 2008 (119), T4th highest total in his career. ... His 14.9 pitches per inning were 6th lowest in the N.L. and ranked as the 10th fewest in the Majors. ... Ranked sixth in the N.L. in run support average (5.30), 8th in fewest baserunners/9 IP (10.66) and 7th fewest in walks/9 IP (2.01). ... Threw 6.0 or more innings in 20 of 30 starts with 16 quality starts. ... Was named Comeback Player of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the BBWAA, along with teammate David Freese. ... Earned his 100th career win 8/28 vs. PIT becoming 36th active pitcher to reach the milestone. ... Was 8-3 with a 3.13 ERA in 16 road starts. The eight road wins ranking T6th in the N.L. and 3.13 ERA ranked 12th. ... His four wins in April were T1st in the N.L. and he ranked second with a 1.64 ERA (7 ER/38.1 IP). ... Ranked third in the N.L. with a 1.37 ERA in September (4 ER/26.1 IP). ... Registered a decision in each of his first five starts for first time since 2003 (2-3). Threw 7.0+ innings in five consecutive starts (4/4-27) for the first time since 6/30-7/22/08 (5 consecutive starts). ... Earned his first win of the season 4/10 at SF, throwing 8.0 IP - his longest outing since 5/23/09 vs. KC, and longest road outing since 8/29/08 at HOU. ... Fanned Aaron Miles as his 1,000th strikeout victim 4/15 at LA. ... Threw his sixth career complete game shutout on 4/21 vs. WSH, allowing career low two-hits, while fanning six in a 5-0 win. ... Broke a 21.1 consecutive scorless innings streak 5/2 vs. FLA, the longest in MLB at the time (4/15-5/2). ... Marked the fastest start of his career to seven wins (11 starts) 5/29 at COL. ... Registered his longest career outing without a walk or strikeout (8.0 IP) on 6/22 vs. PHI taking the loss in a 4-0 shutout. ... Picked up win with 5.0 scoreless IP at BAL on 6/28 in a rain-shortened outing, his first victory since 5/29. ... Tied his high for most unearned runs allowed in a start on 7/30 vs. CHI, throwing 5.0 IP allowing five unearned runs (all in 1st inn.) in a 13-5 win, his first win since 6/28 at BAL, and first at home since 5/18 vs. HOU. ... Earned his 10th win on 8/12 vs. COL, posting his first 10-win season since a 15-6 mark in 2008. 2011 POSTSEASON - Made three starts in the postseason, one each in the Division Series vs. Philadelphia, League Championship Series vs. Milwaukee and World Series vs. Texas ... was 0-2 in those starts, with the team going 1-2 ... started Game 1 of the Division Series at PHI and was charged with the loss ... held a 3-1 lead into the sixth inning before the Phillies scored five runs on two home runs in the eventual 11-6 defeat ... made the start vs. MIL in Game 4 of the NLCS, a 4-2 team loss ... did not get a decision in Game 3 of the World Series at TEX when the team won 16-7, allowing three runs over the first 3.0 innings of the game ... laid down a sac bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning of WS Game 6 that helped set up a two-run inning to tie the game a second time (9-9), leading to an eventual 10-9, 11 inning win. 2010 Battled through a second season of injury, including surgery on his right forearm for nerve compression. It was the first surgery of this kind performed on a professional baseball player...Made just 18 starts split evenly before and after his D.L. stint. Was on the disabled list from 5/23 - 8/15...Was the final member of the Cardinals starting rotation to record a win, picking up the 'W' vs. WSH on 5/17...St. Louis went 5-2 in games in which he threw 6.0 innings or more...Did not allow a homer until his 6th start of the season (5/6 at PIT) after beginning the season with 29 consecutive homerless innings. Surrendered the first home run by a Cardinals starter at Busch Stadium in 2010 on 5/12 to Lance Berkman, ending a 100.2 inning homerless streak...Played three innings in LF during 20-inning game against the NY Mets on 4/17 and made two putouts...His start vs. LAA on 5/22 was his last before being placed on the D.L. , leaving the game after 3.1 innings...Had fascial release surgery of his right forearm on 5/28 by Dr. Steven Shin in Los Angeles. Spent 84 days on the D.L. and made four minor league rehab starts, three with Memphis (AAA) and one in Springfield (AA) before his return on 8/15. 2009 Endured an up and down season, landing on the disabled list (twice) for the first time in his Major League career...Went 3-0 with a 1.97 ERA in five April starts, including a complete-game 3-hit shutout of the Astros on 4/12 at Busch Stadium...Pitched 8.0 scoreless innings 5/23 vs. KC in 5-0 win, but was HBP on his right forearm in 8th inning at-bat. He tried to fight through soreness and started on nine days rest 6/3 vs. CIN, but was removed after 2.0 innings...Missed 36 games while on the DL 6/4-7/11 with strained right forearm flexor, his first trip to the DL in eight-year MLB career...In his first start after returning from the DL on 7/12 (Gm 1), suffered the loss at CHI, 7-3, allowing four runs in 5.0 IP...Took the loss at SD on 8/21 when he left after 4.0 IP with a left groin strain and returned to the DL 8/22-9/5...Was 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA in his 12 starts at Busch Stadium. 2008 Spring free agent acquisition posted career highs in wins (15) and a career-low ERA (3.78) and was signed to a four-year contract extension the day after the season concluded...his .714 winning percentage ranked 5th in the N.L. and his 2.97 ERA during night games ranked 7th-lowest in the league....his ninegame winning streak from 5/24-7/17 matched the league's season high and was the best by a Cardinals pitcher since Chris Carpenter won 13-straight decisions in 2005...posted a 2.35 ERA during the 9-game win streak (9-0, 12 games)...was 5-0 in June, tying his career-high for wins in a calendar month..became first STL pitcher since Matt Morris in 2004 to start both Opening Day and first game following the All-Star break...his 2.36 ERA in April was the lowest for a STL starting pitcher since Woody Williams posted a 1.09 ERA in April of 2003 (min. 25 IP)...his April ERA was the 3rd lowest by a Cards starter since 1992 (Williams - 1.09 & Bob Tewksbury - 1.61 in April 1992)...had a 42.2-inning homerless streak from 9/26/07 to 5/3/08 -- his career-long homerless streak is 43.0 innings (8/22-9/24/03 with MIN)...served a five-game suspension 9/10-14 handed down by MLB on 8/20 for "throwing a pitch in the head area of the Reds' Edinson Volquez" on 8/17...signed a one-year contract as a free agent on 3/14 and made two Grapefruit League starts, going 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (10.0 IP/ 2 ER)...made his first career Opening Day start on 4/1 after the scheduled Opening Day was rained out while underway (3/31)...became the first Opening Day starter since Darryl Kile in 2000 to make his Cardinals debut in a season opener...was the first pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to begin his Cardinals tenure without allowing a run in back-toback starts of at least five innings. 2007 Began the season with CIN... In his 21 starts, CIN went 8-13 and scored 75 runs (3.6 runs/game), their lowest run support for any starter on the staff... Allowed three runs or fewer in 11 of his 21 starts... Pitched two complete games, 5/28 vs PIT (W, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 SO) and 7/6 vs ARI (W, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO)... Pitched 6.0 or more innings in 15 of his 21 starts... Walked 3 batters or fewer in 20 of his 21 starts and 2 or fewer in 15 of his 21 starts... Was traded to the Phillies on 7/31... Left his 1st start with the Phillies after 1.0 inning after being hit on the right arm by a line drive... Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 7 of his 11 starts as a Phillie... 2 of his last 3 appearances were in relief... Got the win in his final start, 9/26 vs ATL (7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 SO)... Phillies went 9-2 (.818) in his 11 starts. 2006 Combined to finish 5-10, 5.83 in 19 starts and 15 relief apps with Min and Cin...began the season with the Twins and went 2-4, 8.92 in 8 starts before he was optioned to Class AAA Rochester on 5/17... went 2-1, 1.50 with 2 complete games in 4 starts for Rochester and was recalled on 6/9...when he returned to the Twins made all 14 of his apps in relief and posted a 4.26era in 25.1 innings, including a 3.18era in his final 9g before he was traded to the Reds on 7/31...on 8/1 vs LA made his Reds debut in relief (1ip, 4h, 1er, 0bb, 1k)...made his last 11 apps of the season as a starter (3-5, 4.50)...made 5 quality his 11 starts the Reds went 3-8 and scored 46 runs (4.10 r/g) each of his first 2 starts for Cin was the victim of blown saves...made his best start of the season in a 14-0 win vs Hou on 8/22, when he threw 8.0 shutout innings (4h, 4bb , 4k) that start had a career-high 3 hits...earned his other victory for the Reds in his final start of the season, a 5-1 win on 9/28 at Fla...on 1/16/07 avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year contract. 2005 Ranked among the Twins' pitching leaders in starts (30, 3rd), innings pitched (178.2, 3rd), victories (9, T3rd) and strikeouts (86, 4th)...his 4.18era was the best of his 9 of his 30 starts threw at least 7.0 innings and in 19 starts threw at least 6.0 innings...produced 15 quality 6 straight starts from 4/28- 6/3 allowed 3 earned runs or 6 apps and 5 starts from 5/7-6/3 went 4-1, his last 4 starts of the season went 1-1, 3.00. 2004 Tied for the club lead in starts (34) and ranked among the Twins' pitching leaders in strikeouts (111, 3rd) and innings pitched (194.0, 4th)...had 10 quality starts...threw at least 6.0 innings in 18 of his 34 starts and threw at least 7.0 innings in 5 a 12-0 victory on 7/7 vs KC recorded a season-high 7 strikeouts on his way to his fourth career complete game and third career shutout. 2003 Established career highs with 14 victories, 201.0 innings pitched and 130 strikeouts...had 21 quality starts...from 5/2-6/11 produced 8 consecutive quality starts (4-1, 1.96)...pitched at least 6.0 innings in 23 of his 33 starts and threw at least 7.0 innings in 11 starts...threw at least 6.0 innings in 11 consecutive starts from 8/1-9/24...averaged just 2.0 walks per 9 innings, tied for the sixth-best mark in the American League...threw complete games on 5/8 at TB and 5/24 at Sea...his 4-game winning streak from 8/1-8/16 tied his career high... on 9/13 at Cle tied his career high with 9 strikeouts. 2002 In his first full season in the Major Leagues went 13-8, 4.28 in 31 starts and 1 relief appearance for the Twins...ranked second on the pitching staff in victories, innings pitched (180.2) and strikeouts (124)...righthanded batters hit just .213...produced 15 quality starts...threw at least 6.0 innings in 18 starts... in 6 starts from 6/26-7/24 had a career-high 4-game winning streak (4-0, 2.68)...on 7/6 at Sea recorded a career-high 9 a 5-0 victory on 8/20 at Chi threw his first career complete game (4h, 2bb, 8k)...made his only relief appearance on 9/24 vs Cle (0.1ip, 2er)...on 12/16 had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose particles in his right knee. 2001 In his Major League debut went 4-7, 5.68 in 16 starts and 19 relief apps for the Twins...began the season at Class AA New Britain and went 3-1, 2.37 in 6 starts before he was promoted to Class AAA Edmonton on 5/7...was promoted to Min on 6/20 and 2 days later at Det started in his Major League debut...threw at least 6.0 innings in 7 of his 16 starts...righthanded batters hit just .219...went 4-7, 5.87 in his 16 starts and 0-0, 3.00 in 3 relief apps...on 6/27 vs the WSox recorded 6 strikeouts and his first career 4 starts from 6/27-7/12 produced a 3-game winning streak...on 7/12 at Mil recorded his first career hit and RBI (off Jimmy Haynes)...was named Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the Week for 6/11-6/17 after going 2-0, 0.64 (14ip, 1er) in 2 starts, including a 4-hit shutout on 6/17 vs New Orleans. 2000 At Class AA New Britain led the Eastern League in losses (18), hits allowed (196), runs allowed (123) and earned runs allowed (112)...ranked second in the EL in starts (28)...led the pitching staff in starts (28), innings pitched (167.0) and strikeouts (124)...made 13 quality starts and threw at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his 28 starts...following the season pitched for Grand Canyon in Arizona Fall League. 1999 Combined to go 10-10, 4.75 in 27 starts at Class A Daytona and Fort Myers and Class AA New Britain...began the season at Daytona and made 9 starts there before he was traded to the Cubs on 5/21...pitched in the Florida State League All-Star Game on 6/19...was promoted to New Britain on 7/6...on 7/18 at Norwich had a season-high 8 strikeouts...from 7/18-7/29 produced a season-high 3-game winning streak (3-0, 3.38)...threw a complete game on 7/29 vs New Haven...pitched for Lancaster in California Fall League. 1998 In just his second professional season went 13-8, 3.22 with 3 complete games and 1 shutout in 26 starts and 2 relief apps for Class A Rockford...led the club in starts (26), victories (13), ERA (3.22), complete games (3), innings pitched (170.2) and strikeouts (121)...ranked among the Midwest League pitching leaders in innings pitched (4th), victories (T4th) and complete games (T5th) 5 consecutive starts from 7/11-7/31 allowed 2 earned runs or fewer...from 7/21-7/31 had a season-high 3-game winning streak (3-0, 0.40, 22.2ip, 1er). 1997 In his first pro season went 2-2, 3.02 in 11 starts and 1 relief appearance for the Cubs' rookie league team in Mesa... ranked third in the Arizona League in ERA (3.22)...tied for the club lead in starts (11) and ranked second in strikeouts (49).