Is married...wife’s name is Jonie...the couple has a daughter named Kyler...Graduated from Wheeler (MS) High School, where he played football and basketball in addition to baseball...attended Mississippi State University...He and his wife attended both high school and college together...Pitched for the 2012 Cape Cod League champion Harwich Mariners...During the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine, his then pregnant wife was a throwing partner as he prepared for the season...Enjoys hunting, golf and fishing...nickname is “Woody” and “Big Woo.”
Went 9-10 with a 2.56 ERA in 30 starts with Milwaukee...Finished fifth in National League Cy Young Award voting...Was an All-Star for the second time...Joined Ben Sheets (4x) as the only starting pitchers in franchise history to be selected to multiple All-Star Games...Ranked among the NL leaders in opponent batting average (3rd, .200), WHIP (3rd, 0.96), H/9IP (3rd, 6.52), ERA (4th, 2.56), quality starts (T4th, 20), K/9IP (6th, 10.59), K/BB (6th, 4.91), BB/9IP (6th, 2.16) and strikeouts (8th, 211)...Led the team in innings pitched (179.1)...His 211 strikeouts ranked fourth in franchise history for a single season...Recorded five double-digit strikeouts games, including a season-high 11 over 6.2 innings in a 2-0 loss on 5/6 at Philadelphia...The team went 16-14 in his starts...Made his second consecutive Opening Day start on 4/1 vs. Minnesota and received no decision in the 6-5, 10-inning win (4ip, 6h, 3r, 3er, 2bb, 5k, 1wp)...was the first Brewers pitcher to start consecutive Opening Days since Yovani Gallardo had a franchise-record five straight from 2010-14...Produced 10 consecutive quality starts from 4/7-5/30, going 4-2 with a 0.94 ERA (67ip, 27h, 8r, 7er, 14bb, 78k)...became the eighth pitcher in franchise history to have 10 straight quality starts and first since CC Sabathia (13 in 2008)...Was named NL Player of the Week for 5/24-5/30 after going 2-0 without allowing a run in 2 starts (14ip, 5h, 2bb, 18k)...Started Game 2 of the NLDS vs. Atlanta and took a 3-0 loss (6ip, 5h, 3r, 3er, 1bb, 7k, 1hr, 1wp)...Pitched in relief in Game 4 of the NLDS at Atlanta (1.1ip, 1h, 0r, 0bb, 1k)...Signed a one-year contract on 3/22/22, avoiding arbitration.
Went 3-5 with a 3.05 ERA in 13 starts with Milwaukee...His 13 starts tied three others for the Major League lead...Ranked among the NL leaders in innings pitched (4th, 73.2), opponent batting average (4th, .204), H/9IP (4th, 6.72), WHIP (5th, 0.99), K/BB (5th, 5.06), strikeouts (7th, 91), K/9IP (7th, 11.12) and ERA (9th, 3.05)...Led the team in strikeouts (91), innings pitched (73.2) and quality starts (6)...The team went 6-7 in his starts...Made his first career Opening Day start on 7/24 at Chicago-NL and took a 3-0 defeat (5ip, 4h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 5k, 1hr)...allowed a two-run homer to Ian Happ...Had three double-digit strikeout games...now has six career 10+ strikeout performances... Struck out 10 batters over 6.1 shutout innings in a 3-0 win on 7/29 at Pittsburgh...allowed just one hit (first inning) and then retired 17 in a row between baserunners (walk in seventh inning)...Tied his career high with 12 strikeouts over 7.0 shutout innings on 9/11 vs. Chicago-NL...allowed just one hit and no walks as he received no decision in the 1-0 victory...Recorded his first career complete game (7ip) in a 4-2 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader on 9/16 vs. St. Louis...Tied his career high with 8.0 innings pitched in a 3-0 win on 9/26 at St. Louis, allowing just two hits (1bb, 10k)...Started and lost Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series at Los Angeles (4.2ip, 5h, 3r, 3er, 0bb, 9k)...Signed a 1-year contract on 1/15/21, avoiding arbitration.
Was named Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America... Went 11-3 with a 3.62 ERA in 22 starts with Milwaukee... Led the team in wins, strikeouts (143) and quality starts (10)... The team went 18-4 in his starts... Was a first time All-Star (replaced injured teammate Josh Hader)... Notched 10 strikeouts in wins on 5/26 vs. Philadelphia and 6/7 vs. Pittsburgh... Had a career-high 12 strikeouts in 7.0 innings in a 7-5 win on 6/23 vs. Cincinnati... Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for May (5gs, 4-0, 1.36era, 33ip, 37k)... Was on the 10-day injured list from 7/22-9/16 with a left oblique strain...at the time of his injury ranked among the National League leaders in wins (T2nd, 11), strikeouts (8th, 136), K/9 IP (9th, 10.40) and K/BB (9th, 4.69)... Started the NL Wild Card Game on 10/1 at Washington and received no decision in the 4-3 loss (4ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 3k, 1hr).
Entered 2018 as the top prospect in the organization according to Baseball America ... Went 3-0 with a 3.61 ERA and 1 save in 19 games (4 starts) with Milwaukee ... Made his first career Opening Day roster...had six stints with the team (Opening Day-4/6, 4/25-4/30, 5/11-5/23, 6/10, 7/13-7/23 and 9/1-end) ... Went 1-0 with a 6.32 ERA in 4 starts (15.2ip, 11er) and 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 1 save in 15 relief appearances (26.2ip, 6er) ... Held opponents to a .226 batting average with 47 strikeouts in 42.1 innings ... Hit his first Major League homer on 7/13 at Pittsburgh with a solo shot off Nick Kingham ... Notched the first save of his professional career on 9/17 vs. Cincinnati ... Made 17 starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 3-2 with a 4.04 ERA ... Appeared in 4 postseason games (1 start), going 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA ... Started Game 1 of the NLDS vs. Colorado and tossed 3.0 scoreless/hitless innings (1bb, 3k) ... Won Game 1 of the NLCS vs. Los Angeles (2ip, 4k)...belted a game-tying solo homer off Clayton Kershaw to become the first pitcher in franchise history to hit a postseason home run ... Lost Game 5 of the NLCS at Los Angeles (5.1ip, 5h, 3r, 3er, 1bb, 8k, 2hbp).
Entered 2017 as the seventh-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Went 2-3 with a 4.81 ERA in 8 starts with Milwaukee...Had three stints with the team (6/13, 8/4-8/19 and 9/1-end)... The Brewers went 3-5 in his starts... Produced 3 quality starts... Went 1-1 with a 1.52 ERA in his first 4 starts (23.2ip, 4er) and 1-2 with an 8.84 ERA in his last 4 starts (19.1ip, 19er)...Originally joined the Brewers to start the first game of a doubleheader on 6/13 at St. Louis, but did not pitch due to a pre-game injury... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 6/13 with right hamstring tightness... Was reinstated from the disabled list on 7/25 and optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs... Was recalled on 8/4 and made his Major League debut that night at Tampa Bay, earning a 2-0 win (6.1ip, 7h, 2bb, 6k)...his first career strikeout was Corey Dickerson (his first batter faced).. Was 6-5 with a 4.30 ERA in 16 starts a Colorado Springs, his first experience at the AAA level... Enters 2018 as the top prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.
Named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 14-9 with a 2.68 ERA in 28 starts between Class-A Brevard County and Double-A Biloxi ... His 173 strikeouts led all of Minor League Baseball ... Was a Florida State League All-Star at Brevard County as he went 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in eight starts...held opponents to a .205 batting average 49 strikeouts in 44.1 innings ... Was transferred to Biloxi on 5/16 and went 10-8 with a 3.01 ERA in 20 starts...held opponents to a .211 batting average with 124 strikeouts in 113.2 innings ... Led the Southern League in WHIP (1.04) and opponent batting average (.211) and was among the leaders in ERA (3rd, 3.01), strikeouts (4th, 124) and wins (T4th, 10) ... Was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week twice, coming from 7/11-7/17 and 7/18-7/24 ... Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for July after going 3-1 with a 0.29 ERA in 5 starts...had 42 strikeouts in 30.2 innings.
Went 4-7 with a 3.45 ERA in 21 games (19 starts) at Class-A Brevard County ... Posted a 4.62 ERA over his first 15 games, all starts (76ip, 39er), and a 0.80 ERA over his last 6 games, making 4 starts (33.2ip, 3er).
Went 1-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 14 games (8 starts) at Rookie Helena during his first professional season.