Played collegiately at LSU, where he was named a second team All-American in 2017...Selected the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year in 2015, and was also named a first team All-American... Named the 2014 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Lee’s Summit West High School.
Led the Tigers with 71 appearances in 2022...ranked tied for third among American League relievers and tied for fifth in the Majors with seven victories... Led the American League and ranked second among Major League relievers (min. 40 games) with a 44.1% miss rate on swings against his pitches, while he ranked tied for fourth in the American League and tied for sixth in the Majors with 71 appearances... Made an Opening Day roster at the Major League level for the first time in his career... Allowed a two-run home run on June 15 vs. Chicago (AL), his first home run allowed since May 15, 2021, snapping a streak of 48 consecutive appearances without giving up a longball... Selected Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September, making 11 scoreless appearances in the month spanning 9.1 innings, allowing just two hits and five walks, while striking out 11 en route to a 2-0 record... Earned the win on his birthday on Oct. 2 vs. Minnesota...was the first Tigers pitcher to pick up a victory on his birthday since Justin Wilson on Aug. 18, 2016 vs. Boston... Did not allow a run over a career-best 13 consecutive outings from Sept. 4-Oct. 2.
Completed his first Major League season in 2021, pitching in 36 games...also appeared in 19 games with Triple-A Toledo....Made his Major League debut on April 10 at Cleveland, working a scoreless fifth inning and finishing the frame with a strikeout of Franmil Reyes, his first big league punchout. ...Picked up the first hold of his career April 14 at Houston, striking out two in a scoreless inning... became the 12th player in franchise history to earn a hold in at least one of his first two big-league appearances (last, Bryan Garcia on Sept. 5, 2019, at Kansas City). ...On the injured list from June 15-July 7 with a right shoulder strain. ...Recorded six straight scoreless appearances from Aug. 22-Sept. 4, allowing three hits with five walks and eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings... Earned the first save of his big league career Sept. 20 vs. Chicago (AL), working a perfect ninth inning. ...Picked up the first win of his Major League career Sept. 30 at Minnesota, working a scoreless 1.1 innings with two strikeouts. ...Allowed just three runs over 18 appearances from July 18-Oct. 2, posting a 1-2 record with one save, a 1.37 ERA (19.2IP/3ER) and 19 strikeouts.
Spent the 2020 season at the Tigers Alternate Training Site in Toledo... Ranked as the 29th-best prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America entering the season.
Began the 2019 season in the Chicago Cubs organization, before being acquired by the Tigers on July 31...Threw 5.0 no-hit innings on May 4 vs. Salem, striking out seven and walking four...Started four games in June between Single A Myrtle Beach and Double A Tennessee, posting a 1-1 record with a 2.52 ERA (25.0IP/7ER) and 22 strikeouts...Pitched exclusively out of the bullpen for Double A Erie in August/September...closed the season by not allowing an earned run in six of his final seven outings...Rated as the No. 14 prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America entering the season...also rated as possessing the best curveball in the Cubs system.