Andrew and his wife, Tobey, welcomed their first child, Brooks, on June 13 last season… Andrew received the call that Brooks was coming while on his way to the airport to be recalled to the big leagues…from there he altered plans and traveled eight hours on two flights from Durham to Seattle to arrive in time for his birth...He became a hockey fan growing up attending junior league games…he enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Lightning and Minnesota Wild, but plans to become a fan of the NHL's new expansion franchise in Seattle when they begin operation in 2021...Andrew implemented a weighted-ball program with Driveline Baseball near Seattle ahead of the 2019 season in order to build arm muscle… he believes it led to increased velocity and arm strength…now living across the state, he maintains the program himself with his own garage wall he built to use for weighted ball drills...His family was unusual in being University of Washington fans living on the eastern side of the state-typically Washington State territory…he had offers from Gonzaga and Washington State but wanted to wait for Washington…a summer ball coach convinced former Washington coach Ken Knutson to fly out and watch him pitch, which resulted in receiving an offer...Andrew is the youngest of seven children…he has five sisters and one brother...While playing in the Australian Baseball League during the 2012-13 offseason, Andrew and a few teammates were leaving the stadium at night and discovered a huntsman spider on the trunk of his car…the species possesses an average leg span of five inches.
Selected from Triple-A Durham on June 18 and remained in the Rays bullpen through the end of the season…made 30 apps out of the bullpen and was used seven times as an opener...Pitched to a 3.65 ERA (12.1-IP, 5-ER) in 11 apps (2 starts) in September, after a 5.88 ERA (26-IP, 17-ER) in his first 18 apps (4 starts) out of the AllStar break…his last 6 apps were scoreless...Went 1-0 with a 3.32 ERA (38-IP, 14-ER) in 30 apps in relief, compared to 0-0 with a 6.94 ERA (11.2-IP, 9-ER) as an opener...With 58 SO in 49.2 IP, increased his strikeout rate from 7.04 SO/9 IP in 2018 to 10.51 in 2019...On July 27 at TOR, started and recorded a career-high 7 SO in 3 IP…was the second pitcher in franchise history with 7 SO (or more) in an outing of 3 IP (or fewer), following Shawn Camp on June 25, 2007 vs. CWS…Tyler Glasnow joined this group on Sep 21 vs. BOS...On Sep 11 at TEX, allowed three straight singles to start the game and was replaced…marked the fifth time a Rays starter failed to record an out, first since Chris Archer on Sep 2, 2017 at CWS...Went 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA (37.1-IP, 8-ER) and 55 SO in 27 apps (1 start) for the Bulls, including a 0.34 ERA (26.1-IP, 1-ER) and 42 SO in 20 apps beginning April 26 until his selection.
Made 33 apps (3 starts) over five stints with the Rays, including his first career Opening Day roster…was on the roster from Opening Day-May 13, July 4-8, July 11-15, July 27-31 and Aug 25 through season's end)…held left-handed hitters to a .232/.348/.393 (13-for-56) line with 1 HR, but righties hit .394/.430/.644 (41-for-104) with 6 HR… on March 31 vs. BOS, made his first career start in the team's debut of a bullpen day, and his 3.1 IP and 57 pitches remain career highs…on April 25 at BAL, his first career win came out of the bullpen after retiring both batters faced in the 5th inning… from Sep 5-19, made nine straight scoreless outings spanning 7.2 IP…after that, yielded multiple runs in his last 3 apps, totaling 8 R/ER in 2.2 IP to increase his season ERA from 6.31 to 7.75…was unbeaten (6-0) in 21 apps (1 start) with Triple-A Durham…was outrighted off the 40-man roster in November.
Was with the Rays for four stints, his first career major league action: July 17-23, July 26-27, Aug 23 and Sep 3 through season's end... Recorded a 1.76 ERA (15.1-IP, 3-ER) in 15 apps… posted a 0.87 ERA (10.1-IP, 1-ER) in 10 apps during his final stint, and ended the season on a streak of 8 consecutive scoreless apps... Made his major league debut on July 18 at OAK (0.2-IP, 1-H, 0-R/ER)…struck out Jaycob Brugman, his first batter faced... Allowed a total of 4 runs (1 unearned), including 3 runs scoring on a pair of homers…on July 27 at NYY, yielded a walk-off, 11th-inning solo homer to Brett Gardner…on Sep 4 vs. MIN, allowed a 2-run homer Brian Dozier... Became the second rookie in franchise history to allow a walk-off homer against the Yankees, following Steve Geltz on July 3, 2015... Went 6-1 with a 1.45 ERA (68.1-IP, 11-ER) in 41 apps (2 starts) with Durham…did not allow a run in his last 13 apps…named to the IL midseason All-Star Team... Was a non-roster invite to Rays spring training.