Last name is pronounced DEE-scla-fah-nee...in 2015 led National League rookies in starts (tied) and innings pitched...was Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week for 11/4-11/10, 2014...in 2013 was the Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April, a Marlins Organization and Florida State League All-Star and FSL Pitcher of the Week for 6/3-6/9...in 2008 graduated from Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck, NJ...attended the University of Florida.
Spent the season on the disabled list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...didn't pitch for the Reds in spring training...was disabled on 4/2...was transferred to the 60-day DL on 4/5, when the Reds claimed off waivers from the Phillies IF/OF Tyler Goeddel...on 7/23 for the AZL Reds made his first rehabilitation appearance...following that start was transferred to Dayton...on 7/29 at Fort Wayne, threw 4.0 innings for the Dragons...on 8/3 at Great Lakes for Dayton, left his third rehab start after 9 batters with right elbow tendinitis...didn't pitch again until the instructional league.
Began the season on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, suffered in his final spring training start...made consecutive rehab apps on 4/23 for Pensacola and 4/29 for Dayton before he felt soreness in the oblique...didn't make another rehab start until 5/25...on 6/10 was reinstated from the 15-day DL and that night vs the A's made his season debut in the Reds' 61st game...began the season 6-0, 2.94 through 11 starts...became the first Reds pitcher to produce at least 6 wins without a loss over his first 9 starts since Paul Wilson went 6-0 in his first 9 starts in 2004...through 17 starts went 8-3, 2.93...in his last 3 starts went 1-2, 5.63 to raise his overall ERA to 3.28...in 14 of his 20 apps produced quality starts, including a season-high 6 straight QS from 6/21-7/20 (5-0, 2.59)...coming out of the All-Star break made 11 starts (5-3, 3.30) before he skipped a turn on 9/12...returned to the rotation on 9/17 and didn't miss any of his last 3 starts (1-2, 5.63)...in the 13-0 win on 8/27 at Ari threw his first career complete game.
In his first full Major League season led National League rookies in starts (tied) and innings pitched and ranked among the NL rookie leaders in ERA (5th), wins (T2nd), strikeouts (2nd) and opponents' BA (.273, 7th)...became the first rookie pitcher to lead the Reds in wins (tied with Mike Leake), starts, innings pitched and strikeouts since Art Fowler in 1954...also led the staff with 17 quality starts...became the first Reds pitcher to lead NL rookies in starts since Johnny Cueto in 2008 and in innings pitched since Chris Reitsma in 2001...was 1 of 9 rookie pitchers who combined for 110 starts for the Reds, both single-season modern club records... the Reds' season-ending streak of 64 consecutive starts by rookies, beginning 7/29, is a modern Major League record...missed his only scheduled start on 7/11, when 2 days before the All-Star break he was scratched with a tight left hamstring...returned as scheduled on 7/18 in the Reds' second game after the break...in a 1-0 win on 7/29 at StL and a 3-2 win on 8/4 vs StL became the first Reds rookie since Ewell Blackwell in 1946 to face the Cardinals in consecutive starts and win them both...was the first rookie for any team to do so since SF's Jerome Williams beat StL twice consecutively in July 2003...entered this season rated the sixth-best prospect in the organization.
In his first Major League season made 5 starts and 8 relief apps during 5 stints with Mia...went 6-7, 3.78 in 19 starts and 1 relief appearance for the Marlins' Class AA Jacksonville and Class AAA New Orleans affiliates...began the season at Jacksonville...on 5/14 was promoted to Mia...made his Major League debut that night at LAD, started and earned the 13-3 win (6ip, 7h, 2er, 1bb, 7k, 1hr)...became the ninth Marlins pitcher to start and win his big league debut (most recent, Adalberto Mendez on 9/6/10 at Phi)...his 7 strikeouts tied for second-most in Marlins history in a debut (Jose Fernandez, 8k on 4/7/13 at NYM)...also singled off Brian Wilson and had 2rbi to become only the sixth starting pitcher since 1914 to produce a win and 2rbi in his big league debut (most recent, Pit's Gerrit Cole on 6/11/13 vs SF)...following the season pitched for Salt River in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (6gs, 1-0, 2.67, 27ip, 24h, 4bb, 24k)...ranked among the AFL leaders in strikeouts (T2nd) and innings pitched (4th)...was AFL Pitcher of the Week for 11/4-11/10...entered the season rated by Baseball America the Marlin's fifth-best prospect.
Combined to post 9-6 record and 2.65 ERA (129.0 IP/38 ER) between Single-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville to earn Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors...Opened season in Jupiter rotation, going 4-2 with 1.67 ERA (54.0/10) in 12 starts...Did not allow a single earned run over first four starts of season (15.2 IP) before yielding first earned run on April 29 vs. Dunedin. Allowed one run on nine hits over 5.0 frames in outing...Surrendered five runs in second start of season, an April 13 loss to Palm Beach (0.2 IP), though none were earned...Following loss, earned wins in each of next four starts in season-long win streak...Earned Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for April after posting 3-1 record and 0.44 ERA (20.2/1) in five starts. Walked three while striking out 16 in holding opponents to .241 average...Named to Florida State League Midseason All-Star team but did not participate due to promotion to Double-A Jacksonville on June 19...Made first career start at Double-A level on June 20 vs. Huntsville, earning win after holding Stars scoreless on two hits while walking none and striking out five over 6.0 innings...In second start with Suns, tossed season-high 7.0 innings at Mobile on June 26. Allowed three runs on nine hits with no walks and two strikeouts in earning second win...Equaled 7.0-inning plateau four more times over remainder of season: July 19 at Tennessee, August 2 vs. Tennessee, Aug. 13 vs. Birmingham and Aug. 30 vs. Mississippi...Struck out nine Smokies on July 19 to mark season high. Also, recorded nine strikeouts on Aug. 18 at Chattanooga...Struggled in July, going 0-2 with 6.94 ERA (23.1/18) in five starts, but bounced back to go 3-2 with 1.63 ERA (38.2/7) in six August assignments...Ranked by Baseball America as Marlins' fifth-best prospect going into 2014.