Originally posted on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 10/19/12
Kyle Lotzkar has dealt with a lot since being drafted by the Reds. He has had multiple injuries, including several arm injuries. In 2011 he threw a career higher 66.2 innings. Still just 22, he would go on to throw 112.2 innings in 2012 as he split his year between Bakersfield and Pensacola. The Reds started the Canadian right hander out in Bakersfield where he made four starts in the month of April. He threw 21.2 innings in that span with a 1.25 ERA and 1.02 WHIP to go along with 9 walks and 21 strikeouts. The results were very good, particularly given that the California League is so hitter friendly. His walk rate was a tad high at 10.7% but his strikeout rate of 24.1% was quite strong. After a strong April, Lotzkar took a step backwards in May. While he went 2-1 with a strong 3.86 ERA, his WHIP jumped up to 1.55 thanks to 19 walks in 30.1 innings pitched. He made six starts in the month, but only one of them came for Bakersfield as he was promoted to Pensacola on the 3rd. He stru...
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