During the offseason, he goes back to his alma mater, Crowley High School, to help coach the Varsity Baseball team...Also enjoys cooking and golfing in the offseason...His favorite player growing up was Michael Young...Was a position player until he started pitching when he was 14...His father owns a landscaping business, while his mother is the children’s director for his church...When he was younger he had issues walking straight, his father made him wear his size 12 cowboy boots so he was forced to walk with his toes facing forward.
Missed the first three weeks and the final six weeks of the year with right shoulder injuries...Set career-highs in games (31), innings (41.1), strikeouts (41), ERA (2.40), wins (three), and WHIP (1.05)...Led Mets relievers with 10 relief appearances of at least 2.0 innings...Had a career-best 9.2-inning scoreless streak from June 20-July 7...Tossed a career-high 2.2 innings on July 18 at Pittsburgh.
Was part of the Mets' 60-man player pool and had four stints with the team...Made his first Opening Day roster when his contract was selected on July 23...Was optioned to the Alternate Site on Aug. 14...Also with the Mets from Aug. 18-27, Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 9-13...Made his first appearance since Sept. 29, 2018, on July 25 vs. Atlanta...Hurled 0.2 scoreless innings...Collected his first hold on July 28 at Boston stranding one inherited runner...His last hold came on Aug. 22, 2018...Notched his second hold on Aug. 8 vs. MIA...Retired 16 of the first 19 batters he faced to begin the year...Held lefties to a .182 (2-11) batting average...Surrendered a grand slam to Gary Sanchez in the eighth inning on Aug. 30 at NYY (G2), suffering the loss.
Underwent Tommy John surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery on March 12...Missed the entire season.
Had his contract selected from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 22...Optioned to Las Vegas on July 8... Recalled for a final time on July 20...Made his major league debut on June 23 vs. Los Angeles-NL with 1.0 scoreless inning...Earned his first major league win on September 3 at Los Angeles-NL...Fired 1.0 scoreless frame...Was unscored upon in 21 of 27 outings...Allowed six of his 11 earned runs in back-to-back outings (September 18 and September 23)...Posted a 1.33 ERA (three earned runs/20.1 innings) from July 31-September 17, including a career-best 8.0 scoreless innings from July 31-August 19...Had a 0.68 ERA (one earned run/13.1 innings) at home...Permitted 12 of 17 inherited runners to score...Lefties were 11-41 (.268) and right-handers went 23-69 (.333).
Pitched for five different teams and three different organizations...Began the season in the Tigers organization with Lakeland (A) of the Florida State League...Acquired by Tampa Bay on April 28 as the player-to-be-named-later to complete a trade that sent OF Mikie Mahtook to Detroit on January 18, 2017...Assigned to Charlotte (A) of the Florida State League following the trade...Was promoted to Durham (AAA) of the International League on July 2 for one appearance...Assigned to Montgomery (AA) of the Southern League on July 18...Acquired by the Mets on July 27 in exchange for INF Lucas Duda... Assigned to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Went 4-4 with a 1.65 ERA (11 earned runs/60.0 innings) in 42 combined games with 57 strikeouts.