Kyle Thomas

#39 KYLE THOMAS – RHP
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Mississauga, Ontario
Resides: Alliston, Ontario
High School: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Mississauga, Ontario)
College: University of Northwestern Ohio (Lima, Ohio – “Racers)
Draft: 30th – DET – 2017
DOB: 3/5/95 Opening Night Age: 26
Classification: ROOKIE

Career Highlights: Third season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 4/20/21…career 0-1 record with two saves and a 1.89 ERA in 19 games, 16 of them in relief…six career games finished…38.0 career innings pitched, allowing 26 hits, eight walks, and two home runs…24 career strikeouts…has pitched more than 1.0 inning in nine of 16 career relief appearances…drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 30th round in 2017…played college baseball at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio from 2016-17…combined 12-3 with a 3.26 ERA for the Racers in 24 games, 20 of them as a starting pitcher…struck out 125 in 127.1 innings for Northwestern Ohio…10-1 as a senior in 2017…104 strikeouts during senior season rank second in a single season in program history…also played two seasons at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa from 2014-15…is the first Lakers alumni to be selected in the MLB amateur draft…played at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Mississauga, Ontario

2019
Connecticut (New York-Penn/A-/Detroit): 0-1 with one save and a 1.54 ERA for the Tigers in 17 games, 14 of them in relief…finished four games…35.0 innings pitched, allowing 22 hits, eight walks, and two home runs…struck out 20…pitched more than 1.0 inning in eight of 14 relief appearances…struck out four in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 6/20 at Staten Island…earned the save on 6/25 at Vermont, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/8 at Staten Island…made first career start and took no-decision on 7/18 at Aberdeen, allowing two earned runs over 4.0 innings while striking out three…pitched 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/24 vs. Staten Island…worked 3.0 shutout relief innings with one strikeout on 8/10 at Brooklyn…started and took no-decision in second game of a double header on 8/15 vs. Hudson Valley, pitching 3.0 scoreless innings with one strikeout…struck out three in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/30 at Vermont

2017
Tigers West (Gulf Coast/R/Detroit): Made two relief appearances for the Tigers’ West Gulf Coast League affiliate, earning one save and finishing both games…3.0 innings pitched, allowing two earned runs, four hits, zero walks, and zero home runs…struck out four…made professional debut on 6/27 at the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing two earned runs and striking out three in 2.0 relief innings…earned first career save on 6/30 at the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless relief inning

Rick Forney on Kyle Thomas: The velo is good, and he can give us multiple innings out of the bullpen. He’s an intriguing guy for me. He’s young, has worked very hard, and you can tell that he misses the game after sitting out last year. He’s anxious to get out there and compete, and I think he can be a really nice rookie for us.