Father, David, played football at Western Michigan University, while his brother, Matt, was on the crew team at the University of Wisconsin ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft…Signed by Billy Best.
Made his major league debut and went 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA (3 ER/14.1 IP) in 14 games of relief for Atlanta ... Had his contract selected on 8/10 and made his debut that night vs. MIL…Tossed 1.0 perfect inning, fanning Jesus Aguilar for his first career strikeout ... Made two total stints with Atlanta…Was optioned back to Gwinnett on 8/29 before being recalled for good on 9/8 ... From the time of his initial selection through the end of the season, his 1.88 ERA was third lowest on the Atlanta staff (min. 10 IP)…His .104 opponents' average was lowest ... Earned his first career win on 9/8 at ARI, after inheriting two runners and stranding the bases loaded in 0.1 inning ... Split the minor league season between High-A Florida, Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, combining to go 4-3 with a 2.03 ERA (13 ER/57.2 IP), 11 saves and 77 strikeouts ... Fanned 77 batters in 57.2 minor league innings...His 12.0 SO/9.0 IP was highest among all Braves farmhands with at least 50.0 innings pitched ... Made his first postseason roster after just 14 career major league games…Appeared in three games of the NLDS vs. LAD and allowed four runs (three earned) in 2.1 innings ... All three earned runs scored on a Manny Machado home run in the seventh inning of Game 4.
Appeared in a career-most 34 games between Mississippi (AA) and Florida (A+), combining to go 4-5 with a 6.09 ERA (39 ER/57.2 IP) between the two clubs ... Set career highs in games, innings (57.2) and strikeouts (52) ... Did not make a trip to the disabled list for the first time in his career.
Split his third professional campaign between three levels of the Atlanta system, combining to go 2-3 with a 3.03 ERA (13 ER/38.2 IP) and three saves between Rome (A), Carolina (A) and Mississippi (AA) ... Slowed by two stints on the 7-day disabled list, first from 4/10-5/10 (right shoulder impingement syndrome) before a second spell from 8/9-18.
Logged his first professional action after missing the 2014 campaign, and combined to go 1-6 with a 6.32 ERA (26 ER/37.0 IP) in 15 games (nine starts) between Rome (A), the GCL Braves and Danville (R) ... Made two trips to the disabled list due to right forearm strains, first from 4/22-5/17 and again from 6/16-8/24.
Selected by Atlanta with the 133rd pick in the 2014 draft and assigned to the GCL Braves, where he did not appear due to a stress fracture in his back.