Attended the University of Southern California from 2014-16...majored in history with a minor in sports media studies...Is a 2013 graduate of Baldwin Park (Calif.) High School, and lettered in baseball... named to the 2012 and 2013 First Team All-Valley Vista League...was named a 2013 Under Armour Preseason All-American...threw a no-hitter in 2012, the school's first in 23 years...earned All-Academic honors in 2012-13...Works at Geddes Elementary in Baldwin Park in the offseason.
Made two appearances in his first major-league season...Was recalled from the Schaumburg training facility as the 29th man for a doubleheader on 8/15 vs. St. Louis...did not pitch in either game and was returned following Game 2...Was recalled a second time on 9/3...made his major-league debut that night in relief at Kansas City...allowed two runs with one strikeout (Meibrys Viloria) over 1.0 IP...Threw 1.0 scoreless IP in his second appearance on 9/12 vs. Detroit...was optioned on 9/15 and did not return to the roster...Preseason Baseball America Rankings: Best Changeup in the White Sox system...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: White Sox No. 20 prospect.
Spent most of the season with Class AA Birmingham ... Despite a 3-8 record, posted a 3.33 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and 4.6 strikeout-to-walk ratio (69 SO/15 BB) … limited left-handers to a .198 (19-96) average ... Threw 8.0 scoreless IP for the victory in his third start on 4/17 at Jacksonville, allowing just three hits with no walks … went 6.0 scoreless IP on 5/9 at Jacksonville and gave up one earned run over 5.1 IP in his next outing on 5/15 at Tennessee to lower his season ERA to 2.70 ... Left his start on 5/28 vs. Montgomery after 2.0 IP and was placed on the injured list the following day with a strained oblique … made four starts with the AZL White Sox and one with Class A Kannapolis before being reinstated on 8/8 ... Allowed two runs or less in four of his final five starts ... Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.
Went a combined 8-9 with a 2.65 ERA (46 ER/156.0 IP) and 105 strikeouts over 25 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham ... Was named a MiLB and Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winner after recording a 1.000 (43 TC) fielding percentage ... Allowed three runs or less in 22 of his 25 starts, including five outings with no runs allowed, four with one run, 10 with two runs and three with three runs ... Was named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star team after going 5-4 with 2.55 ERA (22 ER/77.2 IP) and 58 strikeouts with Winston-Salem ... Was promoted to Birmingham on 6/21 for the remainder of the season … recorded a 1.61 ERA (5 ER/28.0 IP) in four starts in June between the Dash (two starts) and Barons (two) ... Allowed three runs or less in 11 of 13 starts with the Barons … recorded his only career complete game on 8/1 vs. Mississippi.
Made 23 starts between Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, going 10-7 with a 3.42 ERA (45 ER/118.1 IP) and 103 strikeouts ... Opened the season with Kannapolis and allowed three earned runs or less in 11 of his 14 starts ... Won four consecutive starts from 4/14-5/2 (8 ER/25.2 IP) … recorded a three-game winning streak to finish his time with the Intimidators before being promoted to the Dash on 6/26 ... Limited lefties to a .211 (8-38) mark ... Earned his only wins with Kannapolis in back-to-back starts on 8/4 vs. Potomac (5.0 scoreless IP) and 8/10 at Frederick (1 ER/6.0 IP).