First name is spelled Tejay...last name is pronounced An-TONE ... Entered the 2020 season rated by MLB.com the 30th-best prospect in the organization ... In 2019 was a Southern League All-Star and International League Pitcher of the Week for 8/26-9/1 ... In 2015 was a Midwest League All-Star and the Reds' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May ... Following the 2018 season attended a leadership training program at West Point.
Graduated from Mansfield (TX) Legacy High School...as a freshman attended Texas Christian University, then pitched at Weatherford (TX) College, located near Fort Worth...in his only season at Weatherford, in 2014, went 7-6, 2.88 and led the team with 84.1 innings pitched...his father, Tony, played football and baseball at the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Sooners' 1975 national championship football team.
In 26 starts and 1 relief appearance at Class AA Chattanooga and Class AAA Louisville combined to finish 11-12, 4.00 ... Led all Reds minor leaguers in strikeouts (133) and tied for the organization lead in wins ... Also among Reds farmhands ranked second in innings pitched (146.1) and T4th in starts ... Was a Southern League All-Star and International League Pitcher of the Week for 8/26-9/1 (2gs, 2-0, 1.29, 14ip, 1bb, 19k) ... On 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.
In spring training suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and missed the season following "Tommy John" surgery in April.
Ranked among Florida State League leaders in wins (1st), starts (T1st), innings pitched (2nd) and ERA (10th)...ranked among Reds minor league leaders in wins (T1st) and ERA (3.45, 4th)...was promoted to Louisville on 9/2...the next day at Indianapolis made his Class AAA debut and suffered the loss despite allowing just 1 run over 5.0 innings (3h, 3bb, 5k).
Was a Midwest League All-Star and the Reds' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May (6gs, 2-2, 1.80)...led all minor league pitchers by inducing 26 GIDPs...his 2.91 ERA ranked seventh among all Reds farmhands and 10th in the MWL...his 158.0 innings pitched were second-most in the Midwest League.