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Kyle missed a majority of the 2016 season after suffering torn ligaments (ACL and LCL) in his left knee and a severely sprained left ankle in an outfield collision with Dexter Fowler, April 7 in Arizona ... returned for the World Series vs. Cleveland ... the fourth overall selection in the 2014 draft, Kyle made his major league debut in 2015 ... His five career postseason homers are tied for the most by any Cubs player ... has batted .364 (16-for-44) with a double, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in his playoff career ... among players with at least 50 postseason plate appearances, his 1.178 OPS is third-highest of all time (trailing only Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth) ... Named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 MLB Futures Game in Cincinnati, as he delivered a two-run triple and threw out a potential base stealer at second base ... Rated by Baseball America as the organization's fourth-best prospect heading into the 2015 campaign ... Rated as the third-best catcher prospect entering the 2015 season by MLBPipeline.com ... Spent time in 2014 with Single-A Boise, Single-A Kane County and Single-A Daytona ... earned Player of the Week honors at each stop ... Attended Indiana University where he established himself as one of the premier college hitters, batting .341 (238-for-697) with 40 home runs and 149 RBI in 180 career games ... was a two-time First-Team All-American and was the highest draft pick in Indiana baseball history ... In IU history, ranks fifth in slugging percentage (.607), sixth in home runs (40), eighth in hits (238) and tied for eighth in triples (12) and runs (182) ... played three seasons with the Hoosiers ... Registered a .992 fielding percentage (3 E/383 TC) in 2014, and threw out 16 of 43 (37 percent) of attempted base stealers, en route to being named one of three finalists for the 2014 Johnny Bench Award, given to the top Division I catcher in the nation ... Selected as the top catcher in the country and First-Team All-American in 2013 by Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2012. w Competed with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team in 2013 ... Graduated from Middletown (Ohio) High School in 2011 ... was a four-time team MVP in baseball and also was a second-team All-Ohio linebacker selection.

*Courtesy Cubs.com

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