In his career has averaged 9.02 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (263k, 262.1ip) while holding left-handed batters to a .195 average and just 7 HR in 426 at-bats (.250, 26hr in 543ab vs RHP) ... In his first two Major League seasons made 10 of his 26 apps as a starter, including his last 4 apps of 2013 ... Beginning with his first appearance of the 2014 season, has made his last 159 career apps in relief (3.89era, 173.2ip, 75er) ... Produced all 13 of his Major League saves during the 2016 season, his most recent in a 5-4 Brewers win on 9/23/16 vs the Reds at Great American Ball Park ... While pitching for the Brewers during the 2016 season, from 5/19-6/7 retired 26 consecutive batters to establish a new franchise record for relievers and from 7/28-9/22 held righthanded batters hitless over 38 consecutive at-bats, the third-longest streak in Brewers history ... Missed the entire 2017 season with thoracic outlet syndrome, which required corrective surgery on 6/67/17 ... Was the Brewers' Pitcher of the Month for August 2016, when he became the team's closer following the 8/1 trade of Jeremy Jeffress to the Rangers...in 23 apps over the last 2 months of that 2016 season posted a sterling 1.85 ERA and 11 saves ... Made his Major League debut on 6/19/12 vs Tor, started for the Brewers and received no decision in the 10-9 loss (5.1ip, 7h, 5er, 0bb, 2k, 4hr) ... In 2012 was a Southern League All-Star ... In 2011 was a mid-season Midwest League All-Star and Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for 6/28- 7/4 and was selected to participate in the prestigious SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Ari's Chase Field.
Graduated from Riverwood High School in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs...pitched and played outfield at Charleston Southern University, where in 2010 he earned a spot on the All-Big South second team...in the summer of 2008 played for the Winchester Royals of the Valley League and in 2009 played for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League...his mother, Dottye, was a Junior Olympic swimmer.
Spent most of the season at Class AAA and combined to make 1 start and 22 relief apps for Pawtucket and Oklahoma City...made 16 relief apps for the Red Sox... Was on the Red Sox' Opening Day roster and made all 16 of his Major League apps before he went on the injured list on 5/23 with a right hip impingement... From 6/9-7/6 made 11 apps for Pawtucket on a rehabilitation assignment... On 7/8 was returned from rehab...on 7/10 came off the injured list...2 days later was released... On 7/30 was signed by the Dodgers to a minor league contract and was assigned to Oklahoma City, where he spent the rest of the season... Following the season became a free agent...on 12/31 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2020 Major League spring training camp.
Made his Red Sox debut in July after missing the entire 2017 season due to injury ... Had undergone surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome on 6/16/17 ... Appeared in 18 games over 2 rehab assignments between Triple-A Pawtucket and Double-A Portland ... Was activated from the disabled list on 7/4, marking his 1st time on Boston's active ML roster since being acquired in December 2016 ... Made his Red Sox debut on 7/6 at KC, throwing the 7th inning (1.0 IP, H, ER) ... Was his 1st appearance in a ML game since 10/2/16 for MIL at COL ... Allowed a total of 5 runs over his first 5 games (10.38 ERA, 4.1 IP), but then posted a 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP) over his next 12 appearances from 7/22-8/20 ... Threw a scoreless inning with 2 SO in his Fenway Park debut as a Red Sox on 7/13 vs. TOR ... Earned his 1st win as a Red Sox on 7/27 vs. MIN, throwing a perfect 10th inning in a walk-off victory ... Got his 2nd win on 8/29 vs. MIA ... Threw a perfect top of the 7th inning as the Sox posted an 11-run frame in the home half to erase a 5-3 deficit ... His victories extended his active win streak to a career-high-tying 5 games (9/11/16-present) ... Held opponents to a .182 AVG (4-for-22) with RISP ... Posted a 2.45 ERA (4 ER/14.2 IP) in 14 home games and a 10.61 ERA (11 ER/9.1 IP) in 11 road games.
Was on the disabled list for the entire season, his 1st in the Red Sox organization... Began the season on the 10-day DL with a right shoulder impingement... Transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/4. Underwent surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder on 6/16...The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, home of the Washington University School of Medicine Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in St. Louis, MO.
Set career highs for games (67), innings (67.0), wins (8), strikeouts (90), and saves (13) for MIL. Ranked 8th among NL pitchers (min. 50.0 IP) in ERA (2.15), 7th in WHIP (0.94), and 3rd in opponent AVG (.162). Struck out 90 batters in 67.0 IP...His 12.1 SO/9.0 IP ranked 5th among NL pitchers (min. 50.0 IP). Limited left-handed hitters to a .413 OPS, the 2nd-lowest mark in the majors (min. 100 BF) behind only Clayton Kershaw (.309)... His .130 opponent AVG (13-for-100) vs. LHP ranked 3rd in MLB. Held right-handed batters to a career-best .185 AVG (25-for- 135) and a career-low .635 OPS...From 7/28-9/22, held RHH hitless over 38 straight at-bats, the 3rd-longest streak in MIL history. Notched his 1st ML save on 5/19 vs. CHC. During a stretch of 49 appearances from 5/13-9/22, posted a 0.54 ERA (3 ER/49.2 IP) and a .116 opponent AVG, allowing 0 ER in 46 of those outings. Retired 26 consecutive batters from 5/19-6/7, a franchise record for relievers and tied with Teddy Higuera (1988) for the 3rd-longest streak by any MIL pitcher in franchise history. Allowed 0 ER in 22.0 IP from 7/30-9/22 (20 G), going 10-for-11 in save opportunities and holding opponents to a .045 AVG (3-for-67) in that time. Was voted Brewers Pitcher of the Month for August (12 games, 13.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 15 SO, 5 BB). Became MIL's full-time closer following the trade of Jeremy Jeffress to TEX on 8/1 and went 4-1 with 11 saves and a 1.85 ERA (5 ER/24.1 IP) from that date on.
Went 0-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 24 relief appearances…Had two stints with the Brewers (Opening Day-4/21 and 7/31-end)…Wore #30 during his first stint and #37 after being recalled (manager Craig Counsell wore #30)…Had a 5.59 ERA in his first stint (6g, 9.2ip, 6er) and a 2.92 ERA in his second (18g, 24.2ip, 8er)…Held opponents to a .231 batting average with 34 strikeouts in 34.1 innings…Retired 16 of 24 first batters faced (66.7%)…Stranded 11 of 12 inherited runners (91.7%)…Went 2-7 with a 5.28 ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Went 3-1 with a 4.25 ERA in 27 relief appearances...Was named to his first career Opening Day roster...Retired 19 of 27 first batters faced (70.3%)...Stranded 3 of 6 inherited runners (50%)...From 4/5-4/29 produced a streak of 13 consecutive scoreless appearances (13.2ip)...Retired 21 consecutive batters over 7 appearances from 4/6-4/18, the longest streak by a Brewers reliever since Derrick Turnbow (22 in 2005)...Made his last appearance of the season on 6/6 at Pittsburgh and allowed 5 runs in 1.0 inning.....his ERA without that outing was 2.83 (28.2ip, 9er)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/7 with right elbow soreness...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/31
Entered 2013 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Had two stints with the Brewers (6/5-6/8 and 6/29-end)...Went 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 18 games (7 starts) with Milwaukee...Went 2-1 with a 1.47 ERA as a starter (43ip, 7er) and 1-0 with a 3.04 ERA in relief (23.2ip, 8er)...All of his starts with the Brewers were quality starts.....the team went 3-4 in his starts...Held opponents to a .225 batting average (53-for-236, 1hr)...Went 1-0 with a 1.16 ERA in 9 games (5 starts) on the road (38.2ip, 5er)...Notched his first Major League win in relief on 6/8 vs. Philadelphia (2ip, 2h, 2k)...His first win as a starter was a 5-3 victory on 9/12 at St. Louis (6ip, 3h, 2r, 2er, 2bb, 6k, 1hbp)...Went 0-9 with a 5.79 ERA in 15 starts at Triple-A Nashville...Had 10-strikeout games on 5/11 vs. Sacramento (L) and 6/25 at New Orleans (ND).....pitched 5.2 innings in both contests.
Entered 2012 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
. Began the season at Double-A Huntsville, where he went 8-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 13 start. Held Southern League opponents to a .212 batting average. Posted a career-high 11 strikeouts over 7.1 innings in a 5-2 win on 4/16 vs. Tennessee. Was selected to pitch in the Southern League All-Star Game but did not attend due to his
scheduled promotion to Triple-A Nashville (instead was promoted to the majors). Had three stints with the Brewers (6/19-6/20, 7/13-7/29 and 9/4-end). Went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 8 appearances (3 starts) with Milwaukee. Made his Major League debut in a start on 6/19 vs. Toronto (5.1ip, 7h, 5r, 5er, 0bb, 2k, 4hr) ... received a no-decision in the 10-9 loss ... his ﬁrst Major League strikeout was Rajai Davis. Went 2-3 with a 3.58 ERA in 8 starts at Triple-A Nashville. Enters 2013 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
Split the season between Single-A clubs Wisconsin and Brevard County...Went 7-0 with a 1.57 with Wisconsin and 3-6 with a 3.57 with Brevard County.
Selected by Milwaukee in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft.....signed by Ryan Robinson.