From 2016-18, lived in a 42-foot recreational vehicle (RV) while in Arizona, stationed on a Scottsdale horse farm...Is an avid outdoorsman (primarily hunting and fishing)…favorite thing to hunt is white-tail deer and rabbits...Caught a 32-lb. catfish sh while bow fishing with former teammate Zack Godley after the 2016 season in South Carolina.,,Won back-to-back cow milking contests (2018-19) against former teammate Zack Godley…the 2018 event, in partnership with Shamrock Farms, resulted in 4,500 servings of milk being donated to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. MARRIED LIFE Got married following the 2017 season in an Ohio barn…former teammate Zack Godley was a member of the wedding party...Is a 2008 graduate from Collins Western Reserve (Ohio) High School… his No. 17 jersey was retired in Jan. 2016…threw a no-hitter in his final game.
Set career highs in strikeouts (68), holds (23) and inherited runners (53) and matched his career best in games (77, also 2018), going 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA (22 ER in 52.2 IP) and a .257 opponent average... Limited the opposition to a .153 average (13-for-85) vs. his slider... Had a streak of 15 consecutive games without issuing a walk from June 12- July 16, the fourth-longest stretch by a D-backs pitcher since 2014, behind Joe Thatcher (23 in 2014), Yoshihisa Hirano (16 in 2019) and Addison Reed (16 in 2014).
Established a career high in appearances (77) in his fifth season with Arizona…also tied his career high with 17 holds (also: 2017) ...Set a single-season club record by a lefty reliever in appearances, 3 more than Randy Choate (74 in 2004)…was the first pitcher since Javier López/ SF (39.1 IP) in 2015 with 77+ appearances and fewer than 50.0 innings...Opponents batted .227 (41-for-181), including a career-low .193 mark by righties (17-for-88)...Led all NL pitchers in outings lasting less than an inning (49)...On Paternity Leave List from July 31-Aug. 2 for birth of first child, Addilyn, on Aug. 1.
Posted career highs in both appearances (71) and strikeouts (61), going 1-0 with a 3.51 ERA and .246 opponents average...Ranked among NL relievers in inherited runners (4th, 49) and groundball/ flyball ratio (T-6th, 3.08)...His 71 appearances were the second most all-time by a D-backs lefty reliever (Randy Choate, 74 in 2004)...Lefties batted .222 AVG/.281 OBP/.284 SLG with 3 extra-base hits...held lefties hitless in his last 8 games (0-for-9) and in 10 of his last 11 (0-for-10)...Finished the season with 7 straight perfect outings (4.1 IP) after Sept. 11. POSTSEASON: Pitched in 3 postseason games (1 ER in 0.2 IP).
Went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (17 ER in 22.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts in 32 appearances over 2 stints with the D-backs…also appeared in 7 games with Triple-A Reno...Made his second career Opening Day roster...On the disabled list on July 6 (retro July 4)-Sept. 6 with left shoulder tendinitis, but did not pitch after his return...Posted a 1.32 ERA (2 ER in 13.2 IP) and .156 opponents aver-age @ Chase Field…went 15 consecutive scoreless outings at home from April 7-July 3, tied for the fifth-longest scoreless games streak in Chase Field history in a single season (also: Brad Ziegler in 2013 and David Hernandez in 2012)...His .178 opponents slugging pct. @ Chase Field was the lowest by a D-back and the fifth-lowest overall, trailing Padres' Brian Lawrence (.167 in 2003), Dodgers' Hideo Nomo (.170 in 2003), Padres' Jake Peavy (.173 in 2005) and Giants' Jerome Williams (.176 in 2003)...Ended his season with 9 straight hitless outings after his recall from Reno on June 15 (5.2 IP), tying a club record (also: Joe Pa-terson, April 16-May 11, 2011; Mike Myers, May 10-25, 2003).
Went 5-1 with 2 saves and a 2.76 ERA (23 ER in 75.0 IP) in 66 appearances in his first full Major League season with Arizona…Ranked among NL rookies in games (2nd) and saves (T-2nd)…Among Major League left-handed relievers, finished second in innings, sixth in ERA and eighth in strikeouts…Ranked among all D-back rookies in opponent average (2nd, .207), ERA (3rd), appearances (3rd) and innings (3rd)…Was fourth among NL relievers with 23 games of over 1.0 IP…Limited left-handers to a .182 average (20-for-110)…Pitched in 27 games that were decided by 1 run with a 0.84 ERA (3 ER in 32.0 IP)…Earned his first win on April 28 vs. Rockies…Recorded his first career save on June 21 vs. Padres (3.0 IP), the ninth save of 3.0+ innings in club history…Tied a club rookie record with 19 straight scoreless appearances from July 10-Aug. 22 (20.1 IP)…Joe Paterson also had 19 in 2011…Optioned to Triple-A Reno on Aug. 30 and made 1 appearance before his recall on Sept. 8.
Made three starts during his first Major League season with Arizona, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (6 ER in 14.0 IP)...Contract was purchased from Triple-A Reno on Aug. 8...Made his Major League debut in Game 2 on Aug. 13 @ Indians… was the second D-backs rookie to throw 5.0 scoreless innings with three hits or less in his Major League debut (also Micah Owings on April 6, 2007 @ Nationals)...Combined to go 9-7 with a 4.08 ERA (67 ER in 147.2 IP) in 26 games (25 starts) with Reno and Double-A Mobile...Was 4-1 with a 1.96 ERA (12 ER in 55.0 IP) in 9 starts with the BayBears, and 5-6 with a 5.34 ERA (55 ER in 92.2 IP) with the Aces...Combined to throw 15.0 scoreless innings in the Pacific Coast League playoffs, including a 4-hit shutout on Sept. 4 @ Las Vegas...Entered the season ranked as the D-backs No. 6 Prospect by MLB.com.
Combined to go 13-8 with a 3.20 ERA (56 ER in 157.1 IP) in 27 starts with Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile…also notched 2 complete games...Was 3-1 with a 4.65 ERA (16 ER in 31.0 IP) in 6 starts with the Rawhide and 10-7 with a 2.85 ERA (40 ER in 126.1 IP) in 21 starts with the BayBears...Southern League midseason All-Star selection...Earned SL Pitcher of the Week honors for June 17-24, tossing a complete on June 21 @ Jackson (1 ER)...Made 2 appearances with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League (2 ER in 2.1 IP)...Entered the season rated as the D-backs' No. 9 Prospect by Baseball America and possessing the Best Slider.
Spent the entire season with Visalia, going 6-6 with a 4.93 ERA (67 ER in 122.1 IP) in 30 games (22 starts).....California League midseason All-Star selection....Was 6-5 with a 4.94 ERA (62 ER in 113.0 IP) as a starter and 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (5 ER in 10.0 IP) in relief.....Led all CL starters in batting average against (.239), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (11.30) and ranked third in strikeouts (150).....Won CL Pitcher of the Week honors for April 5-16, going 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER in 11.0 IP)...Finished the season as Baseball America's No. 10 CL Prospect.
Made his professional debut with Rookie AZL D-backs and made 1 relief appearance.