Married Mimi … Twitter: @WatchurBeck...Attended Georgia Southern University from 2010-12 … went 9-5 with a 3.23 ERA as a sophomore and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Southern Conference Tournament...Was named a Baseball America preseason All-American entering his junior season...Was selected by Cleveland in the 35th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign...Is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson (Ga.) High School.
Spent most of the season in the White Sox bullpen, appearing in a career-high 57 games...Allowed 39.5 percent (15-38) of inherited runners to score … first batters faced hit .378 (17-45) with nine walks...Recorded a 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP) in 33 games before the All-Star Break, compared to a 9.62 mark (31 ER/29.0 IP) in 24 games after the break...Posted a season-low 1.69 ERA (3 ER/16.0 IP) and .185 opponents average in 12 April appearances...Was recalled from Charlotte on 4/25 and made his season debut that night vs. Kansas City … surrendered three runs on three hits, including two home runs, over 1.0 IP … worked 2.0 scoreless IP on 4/30 at Detroit...Threw 3.0 scoreless IP on 5/6 at Baltimore … marked a career high in relief IP...Worked 0.2 scoreless IP for his first win on 6/6 at Tampa Bay… induced a double play to work out of an inherited, bases-loaded jam in the sixth to preserve a 1-1 tie...Surrendered a game-winning, solo home run to Nelson Cruz in the 10th inning on 7/16 vs. Seattle...Worked a perfect ninth inning for the win on 7/31 vs. Toronto … Chicago recorded a walkoff win on Matt Davidson's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth...Allowed a run in 13 of his final 18 appearances in August and September, including multiple runs six times...Struck out three in 1.2 scoreless IP on 9/23 vs. Kansas City...Opened 2017 with Charlotte and made five relief appearances … earned his only win on 4/6 vs. Norfolk after working 2.0 perfect IP … recorded a save on 4/20 vs. Pawtucket (1 ER/1.0 IP).
Split the season between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte … made 25 relief appearances with the Sox, including 13 from 9/1 through the end of the season. Limited first batters faced to a .182 average (4-22) … did not allow any of his nine inherited runners to score … 17 of his outings were 1.0-plus IP. Was recalled from Charlotte on 6/21, replacing RHP Zach Putnam (disabled list) in the White Sox bullpen … made his season debut on 6/23 at Boston, allowing one run on one hit and two walks over 1.0 IP. Made his first career appearance at U.S. Cellular Field on 6/25 vs. Toronto, working 1.2 scoreless IP with two strikeouts. Was optioned back to Charlotte on 7/10 and recalled on 8/12, replacing Miguel Gonzalez on the roster … earned his first major-league win on 8/13 at Miami (1.1 perfect IP). Surrendered a game-winning, three-run home run to Justin Upton in the 11th inning on 9/5 vs. Detroit … worked 1.1 scoreless IP for his second win on 9/7 vs. Detroit. Suffered the loss and a blown save on 9/10 vs. Kansas City, allowing three runs over 0.1 IP … worked 1.0 scoreless IP in each of his final three appearances from 9/27-10/2. Appeared in 22 games (seven starts) with Charlotte … was 3-2 with a 4.54 ERA (19 ER/37.2 IP) as a starter and 2-2 with a 3.77 mark (12 ER/28.2 IP) and 28 strikeouts in relief. All seven of his starts were within his first eight outings. Limited left-handers to a .208 average (20-96) and one homer, compared to a .343 mark (57-166) with four homers vs. righties. Posted a 2.50 ERA (10 ER/36.0 IP) in 12 road appearances (four starts), compared to a 6.23 mark (21 ER/30.1 IP) and five home runs allowed in 10 games (three starts) at BB&T Ballpark. Earned his first win on 4/20 vs. Norfolk (2 ER/6.0 IP) … won back-to-back starts from 5/7-12 (1 ER/13.0 IP). Made his final start with the Knights on 5/17 vs. Rochester (L; 5 ER/3.0 IP) before pitching in relief for the rest of 2016. Made six straight scoreless appearances (10.2 IP) from 6/12- 7/22, allowing seven hits with four walks and eight strikeouts. Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 10 Prospect in the White Sox organization. Attended a rookie symposium in January hosted by Major League Baseball and the MLBPA in Washington D.C.
- Was limited to 10 starts with Class AAA Charlotte due to right elbow injury.
- His contract was purchased from Charlotte on 5/9 and served as the 26th man for Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Cincinnati … did not pitch and was returned to the Knights after the game.
- Was recalled from Charlotte on 5/28 and made his majorleague debut as the starter in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Baltimore … suffered the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on 10 hits with four walks and three strikeouts over 6.0 IP … was optioned to Charlotte after the game.
- Went 3-0 with a 3.49 ERA (11 ER/28.1 IP) in five home starts and 0-2 with a 2.77 mark (8 ER/26.0 IP) in five road outings with the Knights … limited left-handers to a .202 (18-89) average.
- Won three straight starts from 5/2-17 (3 ER/19.0 IP) and worked 7.0 IP in consecutive outings from 5/17-22.
- Was limited to just 4.0 IP in each of his last two starts on 6/3 at Durham and 6/13 at Buffalo.
- Was placed on the disabled list on 6/18 with right elbow inflammation and missed the remainder of the season … underwent a right elbow ulnar nerve transposition on 11/3 in Chicago in a procedure performed by team physicians Dr. Mark Cohen and Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph.
- Entered the season cited by Baseball America as Possessing the Best Changeup in the White Sox organization.
Enters the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 9 Prospect and Possessing the Best Changeup
in the White Sox organization.
Combined to go 13-10 with a 3.07 ERA (50 ER/146.2 IP) and 79 strikeouts over 26 starts between Class
A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham … tied for the Carolina League lead in wins (11) and ranked fifth in ERA (3.11) … ranked among White Sox system leaders in wins (T1st), ERA (3rd) and IP (8th) … led the Dash in ERA and tied for the team lead in wins … was named to the CL Midseason All-Star Team … won CL Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 5/3-9 … began the season with Winston-Salem, posting a 1.45 ERA (5 ER/31.0IP) over five starts in April … limited righties to a .242 average (68-281), while lefties batted .279 (75-269) … went 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA (8 ER/26.0 IP) over four starts from 5/23-6/7, including a complete-game shutout on 6/7 vs. Wilmington … was promoted to Birmingham on 8/6 … struck out a season-high eight batters on 8/25 at Pensacola (8.0 IP) … went 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) in the Southern League playoffs, helping to guide the Barons to the championship … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 Prospect in the White Sox organization.
Made his professional debut with Advanced Rookie Great Falls … went 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20.0
IP) over seven home games (two starts), compared to 1-2 with a 6.64 ERA (15 ER/20.1 IP) in eight appearances (four starts) on the road … posted a 4.18 ERA (11 ER/23.2 IP) as a starter (5.40 in relief) … ranked by Baseball America as Possessing the Best Fastball (along with Kyle Hansen) in the 2012 White Sox draft class.