Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy Baseball Birthday...Kyle Skipworth

Today we say Happy Baseball Birthday to former Jacksonville Suns catcher Kyle Skipworth.

Kyle Trent Skipworth was born on March 1st, 1990, in Riverside,  California.

Kyle was the Florida Marlins 1st round pick, the 6th overall choice, in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft.

After playing in a brief two games for the Suns in 2010, Skipworth was a mainstay behind the plate for the Suns in 2011 and 2012.

In 2011 Kyle appeared in 106 games for Jacksonville,  collecting 82 base hits, smacking 11 home runs with 49 RBI in 396 at bats.

In 2012, Kyle appeared in 116 games for the Suns, smashing 91 base hits, with 21 home runs and 63 RBI, in 420 at bats.

Kyle moved up in the Marilns chain in 2013, making his big league debut at age 23, on April 10, 2013.

After appearing in 4 games for the Marlins,  Kyle played for New Orleans in the Pacific Coast League.

In 73 games played in 2013, Skipworth collected 45 hits, 11 home runs, and 30 RBI I. 239 at bats.

Happy Baseball Birthday Kyle!

Play Ball!

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