Signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 12/24/13.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Sacramento, going 13-8 with a 4.31 ERA (148.1IP, 71ER, 135K, 51BB) in 28 games (26 starts)…set a new career high in wins…allowed 1ER or fewer in at least 6.0IP eight times…recorded a season-high 8K six times…was named Pacific Coast League "Pitcher of the Week" on 5/20 after going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (13.0IP, 1ER) and .152 opponents' batting average (7-for-46, 16K, 3BB) from 5/13-19…allowed 3ER or fewer in each of his 7GS from 5/13-6/13, going 6-1 with a 1.94 ERA (41.2IP, 9ER) in that span…produced five consecutive quality starts from 7/25-8/15, going 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA (35.0IP, 8ER) and .179 OBA (22-for-123, 30K, 3BB) in that stretch…logged a season-high 8.0IP in 7/30 loss vs. Albuquerque (4H, 2ER, 4K, 1BB)…led all A's minor league pitchers in wins and ranked fourth in strikeouts… led the PCL in wins and ranked second in strikeouts, fourth in innings and fifth in WHIP (1.29)…among starters in the PCL, had the fifth-lowest opponents' BA (.244) and the fourth-highest K/9.0IP ratio (8.09), also allowing the fifth-fewest baserunners per 9.0IP (11.55)…following the regular season, went 1-2 with a 2.29 ERA (19.2IP, 5ER) in 5 starts for Estrellas de Oriente of the Dominican Winter League, holding opponents to a .203 batting average (15-for-74).
Spent nearly the entire season with Triple-A Sacramento where he went 7-6 with a 3.98 ERA in 25
games, all starts...ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League in opponents batting average (.250) and
seventh in ERA...began the year at Double-A Midland, tallying a 3.18 ERA and two wins in two relief
appearances...was 9-6 with a 3.95 ERA in 27 games overall...tied for fifth in the A's farm system in
wins, ranked seventh in innings pitched (139.0) and strikeouts (120) and 10th in ERA...allowed a .248
opponents batting average, including .247 (68-for-275) against right-handed hitters compared to .248
(62-for-250) against left-handers...held the opposition to a .198 average when leading off an inning...
yielded a .219 average with the bases empty compared to .294 with runners on, including .287 with
runners in scoring position...opponents were 4-for-7 (.671) with three doubles with the bases loaded...
posted an ERA above 4.00 in each month of the season except May when he compiled a 1.83 ERA in
five starts...allowed 25 of his 65 runs in the second inning for a 9.64 ERA...had a 2.80 ERA in all other
innings...the River Cats were 15-10 (.600) in his starting assignments...tossed six or more innings in 14
of his 25 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 16 times and walked two batters or fewer 22 times...pitched
for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League following the season, going 2-2 with a 4.29 ERA in six
Had brief stints with both Oakland and Colorado, but split most of his season between the clubs'
Triple-A affiliates at Colorado Springs and Sacramento...was recalled by the Rockies May 25 and made
one relief appearance May 27 against St. Louis (2.0 ip, 5 h, 1 r, 1 er)...was optioned back to Colorado
Springs May 28...was traded to the A's with a player to be named later (Eliezer Mesa, Sept. 30) for Mark
Ellis and cash, June 30...was assigned to Sacramento following the trade but was recalled by Oakland
Aug. 13...posted a 12.60 ERA in three outings with the A's for a 10.29 ERA in four big league appearances overall...struck out seven batters in 7.0 innings but walked six...yielded a .406 batting average
and .500 on-base percentage...was optioned to Sacramento Aug. 26 and outrighted off the 40-man roster
Aug. 30...combined for a 7-2 record, one save and a 4.46 ERA in 44 appearances, including two starts,
with Colorado Springs and Sacramento...allowed a .268 opponents batting average, including .225 with
four of his five home runs against right-handed hitters compared to .321 against left-handers...yielded
a .214 average with runners in scoring position, including .147 with RISP and two outs...tossed one or
more innings in 41 of his 44 outings, including two or more 22 times...had four relief outings of 3.0
innings...went 6-2 with a 4.47 ERA in 29 relief appearances with the SkySox...posted a 6.12 ERA in
16 outings at home compared to 2.84 in 13 games on the road...compiled a 3.29 ERA over his first 15
contests, 5.87 over his final 14 appearances...had a 5.06 ERA in 18 games when he was promoted to
Colorado May 25...recorded his lone save in his first outing following his option May 29 against Fresno,
tossing 3.0 scoreless innings...had four wins over an eight-game stretch from June 1 to 21...including
June 21 at Tacoma when he struck out a season-high five batters in 2.0 innings...was 1-0 with a 4.44
ERA in 15 games with Sacramento...made two starts, including July 29 at Tacoma when he tossed a
season-high 4.0 innings...had a 5.14 ERA in 12 games when the A's called Aug. 13...logged a 1.69 ERA
in three regular season outings following his return...then compiled a 4.15 ERA in four postseason appearances for the River Cats (4.1 ip, 4 h, 3 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 4 so).
Spent the entire season at Double-A Tulsa where he began the season in the starting rotation for 14
starts before being moved to the bullpen for his final 20 appearances...As a starter went 6-4, 3.18 (79.1 ip, 28 er) while as a reliever posted a record of 5-1, 3.56 (30.1 ip, 12
er) and one save...held opponents to a .192 (20-for-104) batting average as a reliever...Set career highs in wins (11) and games (34)...also had his best numbers in ERA (3.28) and opponent
batting average (.217) since 2007 as a member of Short Season Tri-City...Prior to the 2010 season, Billings had made just one appearance out of the bullpen, his final outing in
2009 with High-A Modesto...Was named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star after posting a record of 6-4, 3.18 (79.1 ip, 28 er) in his
14 starts in the first half of the season...was also awarded TL Pitcher of the Week for the week of 6/14...Of his 20 appearances out of the bullpen, only one was less than 1.0 inning...nine of his 20 relief appearances
were at least 2.0 innings...Finished tied for third in the Texas League in wins...his 11 wins were also the third-most in the Rockies
organizations...Played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League where he went 2-1, 3.27 (11.0 ip, 4 er) in 8 relief appearances...
was named an AFL Rising Star at the end of the AFL season.