Another day, another addition to the growing depth in the farm system.
This time, the White Sox added left-handed pitcher Kyle Kubat on a minor league contract. The familiar face announced the news himself via the tweet, linked below.
Kubat, 29, has been in the White Sox organization since 2017. He has ascended all the way to AAA in recent seasons but struggled with a 5.33 ERA in 24 games (5 Starts) in 2021 at Charlotte. He struck out 61 batters in 60.1 IP this season, and currently holds a career 3.31 ERA in the minors despite his recent struggles.
Kubat was signed as a non-drafted free agent on June 23, 2015, by the Kansas City Royals after attending the University of Nebraska. In his freshman season, he was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after going 5-1 with a 2.63 ERA. He features a Fastball/Curveball/Changeup repertoire with a heavy emphasis on what he considers a “power changeup.” Kubat has been a popular name among Sox fans in recent seasons with the hope that he can make an impact at the highest level.
Kubat will continue to serve as depth for the White Sox’ pitching staff in a “Break Glass in Case of Emergency” – type role. Hopefully, Kubat can take the next step in his career in 2022 as he works to ascend to the major leagues as a crafty lefty.
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Featured Image: Kyle Kubat (@K_Train31) / Twitter