Resides in Sugar Grove, IL during the offseason...Compiled a 6-2 record, 0.88 ERA and 92 strikeouts as a senior at Kaneland High School in Illinois in 2007...Recommended/signed by Marty Miller for the Tigers.
Opened the 2013 season with Triple A Toledo and started 13 games for the Mud Hens before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a left shoulder strain...Compiled a three-game losing streak to begin the season - - posted a 7.38 ERA (12.2IP/10ER), 12 walks and 12 strikeouts during that stretch...Tossed a 7.0 inning shutout on April 21 at Columbus, allowing just four hits in the outing...Sidelined May 15-27 with left shoulder bursitis...Limited lefthanded batters to a .154 average (8x52)...righties batted .292 (47x161) with him on the mound...Posted a 1-2 record and a 3.45 ERA (31.1IP/12ER) at home, while he posted a 6.49 ERA (26.1IP/19ER) on the road...Sidelined June 18-September 3 with a left shoulder strain -- had surgery on August 27 to remove loose bodies in the left elbow.
Spent the majority of the 2012 season with Triple A Toledo -- tied for the lead on the Mud Hens staff with seven wins, while
he tied for second with 112 strikeouts. ... Compiled a six-game winning streak with the Mud Hens April 20-July 6 -- posted a 2.54 ERA (63.2IP/18ER) and 63
strikeouts during the 10-start stretch. ... Fanned a season-high 10 batters on May 26 at Pawtucket. ... Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on June 1 -- made his major league debut that night versus the New York Yankees,
suffering the loss after allowing six runs in 3.1 innings of work. ... Earned his first major league win on June 7 versus Cleveland. ... Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers for the remainder of the season on June 15. ... Went the distance in back-to-back starts August 15 at Syracuse and August 21 at Lehigh Valley -- tied for third in the
International League with two complete games ... Named the eighth-best prospect and rated as possessing the best curveball in the Tigers organization and named the
18th-best prospect in the International League following the season by Baseball America.
Selected to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad as he spent the entire 2011 season with Double A Erie...Compiled a four-game winning streak May 23-June 27, posting a 2.31 ERA (35.0IP/9ER) and 29 strikeouts during the
six-start stretch...Posted a 2.48 ERA (29.0IP/8ER) in five starts during May...Sidelined June 16-27 with a left rotator cuff strain...Tied for third in the Eastern League with three wins during June...Fanned a season-high eight batters on August 9 at New Hampshire -- equaled the high with eight strikeouts on
September 3 at Bowie...Named the fourth-best prospect and rated as possessing the best curveball in the Tigers organization following the
season by Baseball America...Saw action in 11 games with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League following the season, posting a 2-0 record, 1.32 ERA
(13.2IP/2ER), one save and 13 strikeouts.
Spent the entire 2010 season on the disabled list due to left elbow inflammation...Made three starts with the Gulf Coast League Tigers during an injury rehabilitation assignment June 22-July 12...Named the sixth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Single A West Michigan's Pitcher of the Year in 2009...Selected to both the Midwest League's mid- and post-season all-star squads...Earned Baseball America Low Single A all-star honors...Named the best pitching prospect and rated as possessing the best fastball in the Midwest League by Baseball
America...Fanned a season-high nine batters on April 9 versus South Bend...Tabbed the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for June 22-28 -- fanned six batters as he earned the win with five
hitless innings on June 28 versus Great Lakes to earn the honor...selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week
for a second time, earning the honor July 20-26 -- won both of his starts during the week, compiling a 0.90 ERA
(10.0IP/1ER) and 15 strikeouts...Tied for third in the Midwest League with three wins during June...Finished 2-2 with 1.33 ERA (27.0IP/4ER) and 33 strikeouts in six starts during July -- fourth in the Midwest League with
a 1.33 ERA during the month, while he finished fifth with 33 strikeouts...Named the second-best prospect and rated as possessing the best fastball in the Tigers organization following the
season by Baseball America...named the sixth-best prospect in the Midwest League following the season by Baseball