Graduated from Lakeland Senior high School (FL) in 2010 and attended Polk State (FL)…Named Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2012…Underwent "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow at the age of 14 (Dr. James Andrews)…His father, Bob, is the public address announcer at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL, the Spring Training home of the Detroit Tigers and the regular season home of the Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.
Acquired by the Orioles on 3/28 in exchange for a PTBNL or cash considerations...Split time between Triple-A Norfolk and the Major League club…Went 3-3 with a 4.65 ERA (26 ER/50.1 IP) in 10 starts with the Tides around four stints in the majors...Made 18 relief appearances and six starts for the Orioles, going 2-5 with a 5.25 ERA (35 ER/60.0 IP)…Posted a 3.56 ERA as a reliever as opposed to a 6.98 ERA as a starter... Worked 2.0-or-more innings in nine of his 18 relief appearances...Started for the Orioles in his season debut on 4/15 at Toronto and worked a season-high 6.1 innings (3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K)… Also worked 6.1 innings on 6/2 vs. BOS (3 H, 2 R, 5 K)...Struck out a career-high six batters on 6/8 at WSH...Named International League Player of the Week for the week of 8/14-20…Worked 7.0 shutout innings on 8/15 vs.Lehigh Valley, allowing just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Began the season with Reading (AA) and made 5 starts before being promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA), 4/29...Placed on the DL on 5/18 with a right calf contusion...Received an 80-game suspension on 6/15 in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...Made 3 starts for Gulf Coast League Phillies (R) and 1 for Reading before being reinstated from the restricted list on 9/8...Was recalled by the Phillies on 9/8...Held opponents to a .551 OPS in 5 starts (9/8-remainder of season) which ranked 3rd-best among all NL starters in that span...His 2.28 ERA and 0.94 WHIP ranked 4th-best among all NL starters in the same span...Made 8 starts for Cibao of the Dominican Winter League (2-1, 2.14 ERA, 42.0 IP, 27 H, 5 BB, 21 SO)
Was a non-roster invitee to spring training with TEX...Began the season with Frisco (AA)...Averaged 9.00 SO/9.0 IP (43 SO, 43.0 IP) over eight starts...Promoted to Round Rock (AAA) on 5/23...Traded to the Phillies on 7/31 and assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Had a 10.0-inning scoreless streak for Lehigh Valley, 8/3-14...Had his contract selected on 8/30 and made his ML debut that night vs SD (L, 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 SO)
Was selected as a Texas League mid-season All-Star...ranked among the TL leaders in WHIP (2nd, 1.11), wins (T3rd, 11), innings (4th, 154.0), strikeouts (5th, 122), and ERA (11th, 3.80)...tallied the 5th-most strikeouts among all Texas farmhands...rated as the 12th-best prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America...posted the lowest BB/9 rate (1.9) of his career...credited with the best control in the TL in Baseball America 's annual Best Tools Survey and among Texas farmhands by the same publication...completed at least 6.0 innings on 16 occasions, including 7.0+ innings 7 times...logged 14 quality starts...chosen as the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, going 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA (6 ER/28.0 IP) and 26 strikeouts against just 2 walks over 5 starts...his 0.93 WHIP in ranked 6th among all Double-A pitchers.
Led all Texas farmhands with 139 strikeouts in his first full professional season...also led the Carolina League in strikeouts and ranked among the leaders in ERA (4th, 2.90), WHIP (4th, 1.20), wins (T7th, 9), and innings (8th, 133.1)...named to the Carolina League mid-season All-Star team...completed at least 5.0 innings in 19 of 25 starts and 6.0 innings 12 times...named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, ranking among the CL leaders in strikeouts (2nd, 39) and ERA (6th, 2.31) during the month...the strikeout total was also tied for 16th among all minor league players in May...went 5-2 with a 2.12 ERA (14 ER/59.1 IP) over final 11 starts, including a season-ending 25.0-inning scoreless streak from August 4-26...tossed 7.0 shutout innings in his lone postseason start of September 4 vs. Salem.
Spent first professional season with Spokane (S-A)...averaged 12.9 SO per 9.0 IP...converted all 5 save chances...tallied at least one strikeout in all 20 outings, including multiple strikeouts on 18 occasions.