Attended the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in management … was honorable mention All-Big 12 and First-Team Academic All-Big 12 as a sophomore in 2015 after going 5-6 with a 3.95 ERA (36 ER/82.0 IP) and 94 strikeouts over 15 starts ... Returned to Oklahoma in the offseason following the 2017 season to continue working toward his degree ... Is a 2013 graduate of Loveland (Col.) High School ... Father, Nick, swam at Iowa State and was the head coach at Wisconsin … mother, Debbie, swam at Wisconsin … uncle, Eric, swam at Iowa State and was head coach at Arizona State.
Combined to go 11-8 with a 2.80 ERA (44 ER/141.1 IP) and 191 strikeouts over 26 starts between Class A Kannapolis, Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... His 191 strikeouts led the minor leaguers and were the highest total in MiLB since 2011 … became the first White Sox pitcher to lead the minors in strikeouts since Gio González in 2007 (185) ... Limited opponents to a .216 (114-528) average, including a .193 (43-223) mark by left-handers … averaged 12.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP with a 3.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio (51 BB) ... Began the season with the Inimidators, where he was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star Team ... Went 6-0 with a 1.70 ERA (8 ER/42.1 IP) and 61 strikeouts over seven starts from 5/11-6/15 … recorded a career-high 15 strikeouts on 5/28 at Greensboro ... Was promoted to Winston-Salem on 6/21 … threw 5.0 scoreless IP in his first outing with Dash on 6/26 at Down East ... Earned CL Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 7/31- 8/6 after posting a 1.75 ERA (1 ER/12.0 IP) with 24 strikeouts in two starts … struck out 12 batters each over 6.0 IP on 7/30 at Lynchburg and 8/5 vs. Potomac ... Was promoted to Birmingham on 8/27, where he struck out 17 batters over 10.1 IP ... Ranked in MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects in Baseball list following the season (No. 91) ... Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect in the South Atlantic League, and the No. 9 Prospect and possessing the Best Fastball in the Carolina League.
Went a combined 2-1 with a 1.32 ERA (8 ER/54.2 IP), 81 strikeouts and a 0.80 WHIP over 12 starts between the Arizona Rookie League White Sox, Advanced Rookie Great Falls and Kannapolis ... Limited opponents to a .133 (24-181) average, including a .106 (11-104) mark by right-handers … averaged 13.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP with a 4.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (20 BB) ... Made three starts with the AZL White Sox before being promoted to Great Falls on 7/12 … spent the majority of the season with the Voyagers before being promoted to Kannapolis on 8/23, where he finished the season ... Was a two-time Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week (8/1-7 and 8/15-21) ... Earned PL Player of the Month honors for August, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/23.0 IP) and 38 strikeouts over four starts ... Was named top the PL postseason PL All-Star team ... Was recommended/signed by Clay Overcash.