Resides in Bay Harbor Islands, FL in the offseason with his wife, Ashley.
Spent most of the 2019 season with Triple A Toledo, making 18 appearances, including 17 starts, with the Mud Hens... Threw 6.0 shutout innings in his season debut on May 17 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre allowing just one hit and striking out four... Recorded a 7.0-inning complete game on June 2 vs. Charlotte, giving up a run on two hits with six strikeouts...added a second complete game on July 5 at Indianapolis, throwing 6.0 innings and allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts... Made six starts in June, and went 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA (35.0IP/8ER) and 40 strikeouts... Posted a season-high 11 strikeouts on July 28 at Syracuse...also had a double-digit strikeout performance on August 9 vs. Pawtucket, striking out 10... Finished the season with seven consecutive quality starts from July 28-August 29, compiling a 6-0 record with a 2.60 ERA (45.0IP/13ER) and 49 strikeouts.
Was 1 of 12 Reds players and 10 pitchers to make his Major League debut and 1 of a club-record 32 pitchers overall...beginning 8/16 made 9 consecutive starts while finishing the season in the Reds' starting rotation (3-3, 4.11)...from 5/20-8/1 was disabled with a strained left oblique...began the season at Louisville, where in 3 starts he went 2-0, 4.24 before he was promoted on 5/1, when RHP Raisel Iglesias was disabled...from 5/1-5/19 went 1-1, 3.72 in his first 4 Major League starts...in the fourth inning of that final start, on 5/19 vs Cle, left the game with the left oblique injury suffered on a pitch to Chris Gimenez...was disabled the next day...from 7/4-8/1 made 6 rehabilitation starts, 1 for the AZL Reds and then 5 straight for Louisville (1-1, 2.45)...on 8/2 was returned from the rehab assignment, reinstated from the DL and optioned to Louisville, where he made 2 more starts before he was promoted again on 8/16 to take Cody Reed's spot in the rotation...in his Major League debut, on 5/1 at PNC Park started the 11-inning, 6-5 win vs the Pirates in place of injured RHP Raisel Iglesias...left with a 3-1 lead but was charged with another run scored off Tony Cingrani...became the victim of a blown save when pinch hitter Matt Joyce's RBI-single off Caleb Cotham tied it at 3-3...the Reds won it in the 11th when Scott Schebler's RBI-double snapped the 5-5 tie...in the 5-1 win on 5/6 vs Mil combined with Tony Cingrani to become the first set of Reds pitchers to record a first career win and first career save in the same game since Joe Valentine saved Luke Hudson's 2-0 win on 8/20/04 at Ari...in the fourth inning of the 9-2 win on 8/19 vs LAD produced his first career hit and RBI, a 2-run double off Bud Norris that extended the Reds' lead to 5-0...was a non-roster invitee to Major League spring training camp, his first, and in 1 start and 3 relief apps in Goodyear went 0-1, 22.85 (4.1ip, 17h, 14r, 11er, 1bb, 4k, 1hr)...was reassigned to minor league camp on 3/18.
Spent the season at Class AA Pensacola, where he was a mid-season Southern League All-Star...ranked among the SL leaders in ERA (3rd), wins (8th), starts (T4th), innings pitched (6th), WHIP (1.22, 3rd) and fewest baserunners per 9 innings for starters (11.11, 4th)...led the Blue Wahoos staff in wins, ERA, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts...among all Reds farmhands ranked fourth in ERA and T5th in wins...was named SL Pitcher of the Week after throwing 8.0 shutout innings (4h, 1bb, 5k, 101 pitches) in a 1-0 win at Mississippi on 6/27...the first week of August spent time on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right elbow...for the Reds in March made 1 relief appearance (1ip) in an exhibition game...on 12/18 was invited to 2016 Major League spring training camp, his first.