Was drafted out of Cal State University, Long Beach, where he pitched for two seasons (2010-11)...also attended Santa Ana College (2008-09) and went 8-2 with a 4.23 ERA (93.2IP, 48K) as a freshman...earned All-Orange Empire honors in 2008 after tying for the team lead with 17 starts...helped guide Santa Ana to league championships in 2008 and '09...Graduated from Centennial High School (Corona, Calif.) in 2007...was named to the First-Team All-League squad in both his junior and senior years, leading the team to the playoffs in both years...helped guide the Huskies to a league championship in 2007...was named league "Pitcher of the Year" as a junior in 2006... was a four-year letterwinner.
Made 2017 season debut June 20 for Staten Island in first appearance following Tommy John surgery ... Signed with Angels as minor league free agent Aug. 1, 2017 after being released by Yankees July 26.
In 2016, made only Major League appearance on Apr. 20 vs. Oakland (1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO)...Placed on disabled list Apr. 22 with right elbow strain and missed remainder of season ... Underwent Tommy John surgery Apr. 26, 2016...Performed by Dr. James Andrews at Andrews Institute Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, FL.
Was 0-2 with a 2.93 ERA (27.2IP, 9ER) in 25 relief appearances over six stints with the Yankees (4/15-21, 5/9-23, 6/19-24, 7/18-25, 8/2-12 and 8/22-10/4)...opponents batted .262 (28-for-107, 4HR); LH .341 (15-for-44, 1HR); RH .206 (13-for-63, 3HR)...retired 19-of-25 first batters faced (76.0%) in relief...allowed 5-of-10 inherited runners to score (50.0%)...Made his Major League debut in 4/15 loss at Baltimore, tossing a scoreless seventh inning (1.0IP, 1H)...was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/WB prior to the game... Recorded his first career strikeout on 4/18 at Tampa Bay (Rene Rivera, looking)... Collected his first Major League hit with an RBI double in the eighth inning off Jake Brigham in 8/30 win at Atlanta, snapping an 0-for-29 stretch by Yankees pitchers at the plate (first hit since Chase Whitley singled on 5/15/14 at the Mets)...became the second Yankees relief pitcher in the DH era (since 1973) to record a hit (also Mike Stanton on 6/6/00 at Montreal)...marked the first extra-base hit by a Yankees pitcher since Andy Pettitte's double on 6/19/09 at Florida...became the first Yankees relief pitcher with an extra-base hit since Lindy McDaniel, who homered on 9/28/72 at Detroit and the first with an RBI since Mariano Rivera on 6/28/09 at Citi Field (bases-loaded walk)...tossed 2.0 innings in the game, allowing 2H and 1ER (3BB, 3K, 1HR)...Began the season with the RailRiders, going 1-3 with one save, a 2.80 ERA (35.1IP, 11ER) and 36K in 23 relief appearances.
Began the season with Double-A Trenton, going 2-0 with four saves, a 0.56 ERA (16.0IP, 1ER) and 18K in 12 relief appearances... Was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/9, going 1-0 with one save and a 3.78 ERA (16.2IP, 7ER)in 13 relief outings with the RailRiders…was placed on the minor league disabled list from 5/26-8/3 (groin)... Made four rehab starts with the GCL Yankees 2, posting a 1.29 ERA (7.0IP, 1ER) without recording a decision... Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20/14.
Combined at Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to go 2-3 with a 4.42 ERA (73.1IP, 36ER, 72K) and six saves in 40 appearances (five starts)...Began the season with Trenton, recording five saves and posting a 6.29 ERA (24.1IP, 17ER)...produced a 1.15 ERA (15.2IP, 2ER) during an 11-game stretch from 4/15-5/19, including a seven-game stretch (8.2IP) from 4/30-5/19 in which he did not allow an earned run (allowed two unearned runs)...Was transferred to Tampa on 6/5, going 1-2 with a 3.49 ERA (49.0IP, 19ER) in 21 games (five starts)...posted a 1.86 ERA (29.0IP, 6ER) in 16 games in relief...recorded 40K with just 3BB in his first 18 games with Tampa.
Spent most of the season with Tampa, going 2-6 with a 2.79 ERA (67.2IP, 21ER, 67K) in 41 relief appearances...Was promoted to Double-A Trenton on 9/2 and made one regular season relief appearance (1.1IP, 1H)...also appeared in five postseason games with Trenton, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings (4K).
Made his professional debut with short-season Single-A Staten Island and went 2-2 with 14 saves, a 1.16 ERA (31.0IP, 4ER) and 38K in 24 relief appearances...ranked second in the NYPL in saves...among NYPL relievers, had the lowest opponents' batting average (.152, 16-for-105) and allowed the fewest baserunners per 9.0IP (6.97)...Was named a NYPL Mid-Season All-Star and tabbed by Topps as a short-season rookie All-Star.