|Ht./Wt.:||6-3, 190 lbs.|
|Hometown:||Newport Beach, CA|
Kyle in 2016 finished third in the N.L. Cy Young vote after leading the majors with a 2.13 ERA and setting career marks in victories (16), innings pitched (190.0) and strikeouts (170) ... all told, is 31-17 with a 2.92 ERA (146 ER/450.1 IP) in 76 games (75 starts) for the Cubs since making his big league debut in 2014 ... His career ERA of 2.92 ranks third among all active pitchers with at least 75 starts, trailing only Clayton Kershaw (2.37) and Jacob deGrom (2.74) ... Walked three or fewer in each of his first 56 career starts, the longest stretch by a Cubs starter to begin his career since at least 1914 ... Is tied for the franchise lead with seven postseason starts ... His 32 starts in 2015 made him the first Cub, 25 or younger, to reach that mark since Carlos Zambrano started 33 games in 2006 during his age 25 campaign ... Was acquired from Texas, July 31, 2012, with infielder Christian Villanueva, for pitcher Ryan Dempster ... The Cubs 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, he was selected by the Rangers in the eighth round of the 2011 June Draft ... Named a 2014 Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star and was the National League Rookie of the Month in August (4-0, 1.69 ERA) ... Earned the Cubs organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year award in 2013, splitting the campaign with Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa ... Named Cubs Organizational Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May of 2013 with Tennessee ... Earned Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star honors with Tennessee in 2013 … named a starter for the North Division in the Southern League All-Star Game ... Claimed the Southern League ERA title in 2013 with Tennessee, boasting a 1.85 ERA (26 ER/126.1 IP) while leading the league with a .769 winning percentage (10-3) and a 1.05 WHIP ... Tabbed by Baseball America as having the "best changeup and best control" among Cubs minor league pitchers heading into the 2014 season ... also named the Cubs pitcher with "best control" heading into the 2013 season ... Ranked by Baseball America as the 15th-best player 25-years-old and under in the Cubs organization heading into the 2014 season ... Earned Carolina League mid-season All-Star honors with Single-A Myrtle Beach in 2012 ... Originally selected in the 39th round of the 2008 draft by the Angels, but elected to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. ... earned his degree in economics in the fall of 2013 ... Earned first team All-Ivy League honors, tying for the Ivy League lead in victories (5), ranking second in strikeouts (70) and posting the third-lowest ERA (2.47) as a junior in 2011 ... Garnered All-Ivy Honorable Mention during his sophomore campaign in 2010, finishing second in the conference with 54 strikeouts ... Participated in the second-annual Cubs Rookie Development Program in January of 2014 ... Graduated from Capistrano Valley (Calif.) High School in 2008.
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