Started growing his beard on Halloween 2016 as part of NoShave November after a suggestion from teammate Robbie Ray...Co-founded an outdoor excursions company called "Crash Landing Outdoors," named after his dog Crash, leading groups on duck hunts in his home state of Oklahoma during the off season...Committed to play quarterback at the University of Oklahoma…was also recruited by current Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech...Was the No. 15 ranked pro-style quarterback by 247Sports.com in 2010 and 48th-best QB overall, ahead of Dak Prescott (No. 58-Mississippi State)...Routinely attends Sooner football games in the off season.
Went 4-5 with 18 saves, 7 holds, a 3.52 ERA (28 ER in 71.2 IP) and 87 strikeouts in 66 appearances (1 start) in his third full season as a reliever with Arizona... Set career high for strikeouts as a reliever (85) (previous: 79 in 2017) …also averaged a career-best 10.93 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP (previous: 9.42 in 2018)... Posted a career-high 23.8 swing-and-miss pct... Converted 14 straight save opportunities from Aug. 19-end of the season, tied for the second-longest streak by a Major League reliever in 2019 to end the season behind only Ken Giles/TOR (20) (also: Taylor Rogers/MIN and Jordan Hicks/STL)... His 1.71 ERA (6 ER in 31.2 IP) after the All-Star break was the second-best ERA by a NL reliever behind Daniel Hudson/WSH (1.44)... Opponents hit .172 (11-for-64) with 22 strikeouts vs. his curveball... Recorded his fi rst save of 5+ outs on Aug. 4 vs. Nationals (2.0 IP).
Went 4-5 with 3 saves, a 3.64 ERA, 75 strikeouts and a .229 opponent average in a career-high 76 appearances...Ranked among NL relievers in holds (T-1st) and appearances (4th)...His career-high 34 holds were 1 shy of Brandon Lyon's club record (35 in 2007)... Posted a 0.93 ERA (2 ER in 19.1 IP) in 23 games when pitching on no rest...Left-handers hit .165 (18-for-109), including a .121 clip over his last 33 appearances ...His 26 holds before the All-Star break were the most in the Majors since it became an official statistic in 1969, surpassing Mark Melancon/PIT (25) in 2013
Went 3-3 with 1 save, a 1.73 ERA, 79 strikeouts and a .207 opponents average in 63 games in his first season as a reliever ... Ranked among NL relievers in several categories, including holds (T-2nd, 25), ERA (5th), WHIP (11th, 1.04) and strikeouts (T-11th) ... Set the single-season, club reliever record in ERA and ranked among the team's all-time single-season reliever leaders in holds (T-4th), baserunners per 9.0 innings (5th, 9.49), opponents on-base pct. (6th, .266), strikeouts (7th) and WHIP (8th) ... Limited opponents to a .161 average with 1 extra-base hit (HR) with runners in scoring position…opponents were 4-for-33 (.121) with RISP and 2 outs ... Did not allow a home run in a careerlong 49.2 consecutive innings (46 games) from May 31-Sept. 26…the streak was snapped in his final outing of the season on Sept. 30 @ Royals (Lorenzo Cain) ... Set the club record with a 1.10 ERA before the All-Star break ... When pitching on 0-2 days of rest, posted a 0.63 ERA, including a 0.00 ERA (13.2 IP) on back-to-back days ... POSTSEASON: Appeared in 3 games and posted a 3.00 ERA (2 ER in 6.0 IP)… in the Wild Card Game vs. Rockies, recorded the fifth triple by a pitcher (first by a reliever) in postseason history (last: Dontrelle Willis in 2003 NLDS Game 4 vs. Giants)…other pitchers: Tom Glavine (1996), Dutch Ruether (1919) and Cy Young (1903).
Went 8-9 with a 5.02 ERA (79 ER in 141.2 IP) with 143 strikeouts in 26 starts over 3 stints with the D-backs...Ranked among D-backs single-season rookie leaders in strike-outs (3rd, 143), starts (T-4th, 26), innings (6th, 141.2), wins (T-6th, 8) and quality starts (T-6th, 11)...His 9.08 strikeouts per 9.0 IP were most by a rookie in team his-tory (min. 20 starts)...Was Arizona's second rookie with multiple 10+ strikeout games (also: 4x by Brandon Webb in 2003)...After joining the D-backs on May 29, ranked among the NL rookie leaders in innings (1st, 131.1), starts (1st, 24), strikeouts (2nd, 137) and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (3rd, 9.39)…ranked eighth overall in the NL strikeouts after his recall...Limited right-handed hitters to a .235 average (66-for-281), the third-best mark by a Major League rookie, trailing Kenta Maeda (.213) and Junior Guerra (.231)...Led all rookies and ranked seventh in the NL with a .225 op-ponents average (36-for-160) with runners in scoring position...Was 8-3 with a 3.21 ERA (29 ER in 81.1 IP) in 13 starts when go-ing 6.0+ innings and 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA (6 ER in 21.1 IP) in 3 starts when going 7.0+...Recorded 38 strikeouts in June were the fourth most by a rookie in a single month, trailing Brandon Webb in August (50) and July (44) 2003 and Daniel Hudson in August 2010 (42)...Recorded 10 strikeouts on June 3 @ Cubs, becoming the first rookie since the Reds' Raisel Iglesias (2011) to strikeout 10+ batters at Wrigley Field.... Set a career high and tied the D-backs rookie record with 11 strikeouts on Oct. 1 vs. Padres (also: Webb on Aug. 19, 2003 vs. Reds and Scherzer on Sept. 7, 2008 @ Dodgers) ...Did not allow a home run from Sept. 4-end of the season (34.2 IP), the fifth-longest streak in team history by a rookie starter (source:STATS LLC.)Was 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA (9 ER in 40.2 IP) and 47 strikeouts in 7 starts for Triple-A Reno…at the time of his final promotion, ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in ERA (3rd), wins (T-3rd), WHIP (4th, 1.08) and strikeouts (9th, 47)...Named PCL Pitcher of the Week for May 16-23.
Made 8 starts with the D-backs in his fi rst Major League season, going 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA (23 ER in 35.2 IP)…Was the first starter in club history to allow 2 runs or fewer in his first 4 career starts…Won his Major League debut on April 11 vs. Dodgers (opposite Clayton Kershaw), tossing 6.0 scoreless innings with 1 hit…was the first pitcher to throw 6.0+ innings and allow 1 hit or less in his debut since the Marlins' Brad Hand on June 7, 2011 vs. Braves (1 H, 1 ER in 6.0 IP)…his 3.1 hitless innings to start were the most by a D-backs starter in his debut and second most by a D-backs pitcher in his debut (Max Scherzer - 4.1 IP)…Collected his first hit in his debut, a single off Kershaw, becoming the first starting pitcher to collect his fi rst hit before allowing a hit in his MLB debut since the Cardinals' Marco Gonzales on June 25, 2014 @ Rockies (source: STATS LLC)…Was the first pitcher in baseball history to make his Major League debut and second career start opposite the reigning Cy Young Award winner (Clayton Kershaw) and World Series MVP (Madison Bumgarner)…Became the fifth pitcher since 1914 to allow 2 hits or less in 6.0+ innings in 2 of his first 3 Major League games…also: Travis Wood (2010), Ken Cloude (1997), Marvin Freeman (1986) and Wayne Simpson (1970)…Went 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA (3 ER in 18.2 IP) in his first 3 starts…Was struck in the face by a Carlos Gonzalez line drive on April 28 vs. Rockies and suffered a right sinus fracture…was on the disabled list from April 29-May 16…Returned to the rotation on May 16 and made 4 starts before returning to the disabled list from June 4-Aug. 24…was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Aug. 24…Was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA (4 ER in 17.1 IP) in 3 starts with the Aces to end the season… Participated in the D-backs' Instructional League.
Named the D-backs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year after combining to go 14-5 with a 1.84 ERA (31 ER in 152.0 IP), 162 strikeouts and 2 complete games in 26 starts between Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile...Selected as the Topps' Southern League Player of the Year, SL Most Outstanding Pitcher and named to Baseball America's All-Minor League First Team and the Topps' Double-A All-Star Team…also participated in the MLB All-Star Futures Game and earned SL midseason All-Star accolades...Finished third among all Minor League pitchers in ERA and sixth in strikeouts...Earned Pitcher of the Week honors 3 times: April 4-14, 13-19 and July 29-Aug. 5...Was 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA (4 ER in 28.2 IP) and 43 strikeouts in 5 starts with the Rawhide...Transferred to the BayBears on May 2 and went 12-5 with a 1.97 ERA (27 ER in 123.1 IP) in 21 starts...Compiled an 18.0-inning scoreless streak from May 2-24...Named Topps' Pitcher of the Month for August, going 6-0 with a 1.24 ERA (5 ER in 36.1 IP)…6 wins tied for the Minor League lead in August...Was 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA (8 ER in 12.0 IP) in 2 postseason starts with Mobile...Rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the SL following the season…also cited by the publication as the league's Best Pitching Prospect and having the Best Fastball...entered his second straight season ranked as the D-backs' No. 2 Prospect by MLB.com (24th overall) and Baseball America (25th)…also tabbed by Baseball
America as possessing the Best Fastball among D-back farmhands.
Spent the entire season with Single-A South Bend, going 12-6 with a 3.84 ERA (58 ER in 136.0 IP) and 152 strikeouts in 27 starts.....Named to the Midwest League midseason All-Star Team.....Ranked among MWL leaders in lowest batting average (1st, .181), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (1st, 10.06), walks (1st, 84), wins (T-2nd), strikeouts (2nd, 152), starts (T-6th) and innings pitched (9th).....Entered the season ranked as the D-backs' No. 2 Prospect by MLB.com (20th overall) and Baseball America (25th)…also tabbed by Baseball America as possessing the Best Fastball among D-backs farmhands.
Made his professional debut with Rookie Missoula, going 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (2.0 IP) in 2 games (1 start).