Graduated from Broomfield (CO) HS...Attended Gonzaga University (WA)...Signed by Jim Coffman.
Spent the entire season at Double-A Corpus Christi in the Houston Astros system, making 17 starts (22 appearances) for the Hooks and going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA (34 ER/92.2 IP) and 103 strikeouts...Led Corpus Christi in innings pitched, and finished second in starts and strikeouts...Struck out multiple batters in all 22 games, including a season-high nine on 8/14 vs. Frisco...Posted a 2.52 ERA (11 ER/39.1 IP) in eight second-half starts (nine games)...Held left-handed batters to a .191 (31-for-162) opponents batting average...Held opponents to a .172 (10-for-58) batting average with runners in scoring position...Selected No. 2 overall by the Orioles in the Rule 5 Draft from the Houston Astros on 12/12.
Began the season with Class-A Advanced Buies Creek, making 16 starts (20 appearances) and going 5-8 with a 2.49 ERA (27 ER/97.2 IP) and 113 strikeouts...Twice named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week; for the week of 7/22 (5.0 IP, 2 BB, 5 K, GS) and for the week of 8/5 (8.0 IP, H, BB, 8 K, GS)...Did not allow a run in his final five starts for Buies Creek (30.0 IP, 33 K)...Promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on 8/7 and finished the season with the Hooks, making five appearances (one start) with a 4.01 ERA (11 ER/24.2 IP) and 23 strikeouts.
Started the season with Class-A Beloit, making 11 starts (15 appearances) for the Snappers and posting a 1-1 record with a 2.68 ERA (17 ER/57.0 IP) and 73 strikeouts...Struck out a career-high 10 batters in his final start for Beloit on 6/26 at Peoria... Promoted to Class A-Advanced Stockton on 7/1...Won his Stockton debut on 7/2 vs. Visalia, pitching in relief (4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K)...Traded to the Houston Astros from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for OF Ramón Laureano on 11/20/17.
Made his professional debut with the AZL Athletics, making his first career start on 6/27 vs. AZL (2.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 2 K)...Promoted to Short-Season A Vermont on 6/27 and finished the season with the Lake Monsters, making five starts (10 appearances)...Struck out a season-high nine batters on 8/24 vs. Lowell.