Graduated from Chaparral H.S. (Ariz.) in 2012 after winning back-to-back state titles in 2011 and 2012...Attended Yavapai College (Ariz.) for two years (2013-14) before transferring to Dallas Baptist…went 7-1 with a 1.98 ERA (59.0IP, 41H, 15R/13ER, 13BB, 83K) in 23 relief appearances in his only season (2015) with Dallas Baptist...Participated in the Yankees' Winter Warmup in 2017.
Went 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA (7.2IP, 6ER) in three games (one start) over three stints with the Yankees (8/4-8, 8/22 and 9/12-30)…opponents hit .267 (8-for-30, 3HR); LH .235 (4-for-17, 2HR), RH .308 (4-for-13, 1HR)...All three of his appearances came on the road, with two of them at Fenway Park...Made his Major League debut on 8/4 at Boston, recording the loss after allowing 3ER in 5.0IP (3H, 2HR, 1BB, 2K)…was signed to a Major League contract prior to the game…was the fourth Yankees pitcher since 1965 to make his Major League debut in a start against Boston, joining RHP Luis Severino (8/5/15 at Yankee Stadium: L, 5.0IP, 2R/1ER), LHP Randy Keisler (9/10/00 at Fenway Park: W, 5.0IP, 1ER) and RHP Sam Militello (8/9/92 at the original Yankee Stadium: W, 7.0IP, 1H, 0R)…all four completed at least 5.0IP…was the fifth Yankee since 1945 to start at Fenway Park in his Major League debut, following Keisler, LHP Bob Meyer (4/20/64), RHP Bill Stafford (8/17/60) and RHP Ralph Terry (8/6/56)…became the fourth Yankee since 1994 to debut as a starting pitcher and allow fewer than one base runner per inning, joining RHPs Luis Severino (8/5/15 vs. Boston), Chase Whitley (5/15/14 at the Mets) and Matt DeSalvo (5/7/07 vs. Seattle)…struck out Mookie Betts in the third inning for his first career strikeout...Was the second player from the Yankees' 2015 draft class to reach the Majors, and the first to make it as a Yankee…was beaten to the Majors by just three days by RHP Cody Carroll, who was traded to Baltimore in the Zach Britton deal on 7/24 and made his MLB debut on 8/1, with the Orioles at Yankee Stadium (1.0IP, 1H, 0R)...At age 23 years, 359 days, at the time of his debut, was the third-youngest pitcher to appear in a game for the Yankees in 2018 (Jonathan Loaisiga, a "younger" 23 years old; Justus Sheffield, 22 years old)...Made his first career relief appearance in 8/22 loss at Miami, allowing 4R/3ER in 1.2IP (4H, 3BB, 1HR, 0K)...Tossed a scoreless inning of relief in 9/30 loss at Boston (1H, 2K)...Went 4-5 with two complete games and a 4.78 ERA (113.0IP, 60ER) in 27 games (23 starts) with the RailRiders…went 3-5 with a 4.98 ERA (106.2IP, 59ER) as a starter and 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA (6.1IP, 1ER) in four relief appearances…ranked sixth in the International League (min. 100.0IP) with a 9.00 K/9.0IP ratio (113K)…his two complete games we tied for most in the league...Went 3-3 with a 4.04 ERA (69.0IP, 31ER) in 17G/13GS with Scranton/WB beginning in June after going 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA (44.0IP, 29ER) in 10G/10GS in April/May…allowed 2ER-or-fewer in six of his final nine starts (from 6/24)...Made one relief appearance in the International League postseason, tossing a perfect ninth to record the save in Game 1 of the semifinals vs. Lehigh Valley (2K)
Combined at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 15-5 with a 2.45 ERA (150.1IP, 104H, 45R/41ER, 58BB, 135K, 11HR) in 27 starts…opponents batted .193 (104-for-538); LH .199 (48-for-241); RH .189 (56-for-297)…led all Yankees minor leaguers in wins and ranked third in ERA and strikeouts…allowed 2ER-or-fewer in 22 of his 27 starts…made his ﬁrst six starts of the season with Trenton, going 4-0 with 1.03 ERA (35.0IP, 23H, 6R/4ER, 15BB, 32K, 2HR)…was named the Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" from 4/6-16 after going 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA (11.1IP, 1ER) with 13K in two starts…was promoted to Scranton/WB on 5/13 and went 11-5 with a 2.89 ERA (115.1IP, 81H, 39R/37ER, 43BB, 103K, 9HR) in 21 starts…recorded the lowest opponents' BA in the International League (.197) and ranked fourth in WHIP (1.08) and ﬁfth in ERA…recorded a career-high 12K on 5/31 vs. Columbus (6.0IP, 1H, 2BB)…following the season, was named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com; was also labeled as the No. 4 prospect in the Yankees organization and No. 81 in all of baseball by Baseball America.
Combined with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to go 13-1 with a 2.33 ERA (127.1IP, 76H, 38R/33ER, 39BB, 144K, 9HR) in 25 games (24 starts)…led the minor leagues with a .169 opponents' BA (76-for-450); LH .195 (38-for-195), RH .149 (38-for-255)…according to Baseball America, recorded the second-lowest opponents' BA by a qualiﬁed minor league starter since the statistic was ﬁrst kept in 1993 (Chicago-AL RHP Fautino de los Santos-.163 in 2007)…also led the minors with a .929 winning percentage (min. 10 decisions)…led all minor league pitchers (min. 125.0IP) with a 0.90 WHIP and 5.37 H/9.0IP ratio…ranked fourth among minor league pitchers (min. 125.0IP) in strikeout rate (29.1%, 144K/495BF), eighth in K/9.0IP ratio (10.18) and ninth in ERA…allowed one-or-zero runs in 17-of-24 starts…his teams were 20-4 in his 24 starts…began the season at Tampa, going 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA (57.2IP, 41H, 18R/17ER, 15BB, 73K, 4HR) in 12 starts…was a FSL Mid-Season All-Star…permitted just 4ER in 38.0IP (0.95 ERA) over his ﬁnal seven starts at Tampa…in his ﬁnal start for Tampa on 6/10 at Bradenton, recorded 10K and allowed just one base runner (1HP) over 5.0 scoreless, hitless innings…was named FSL "Pitcher of the Week" for 6/6-12…was promoted to Trenton on 6/14 and went 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA (69.2IP, 35H, 20R/16ER, 24BB, 71K, 5HR) in 13 games (12 starts)…won eight of his ﬁrst 10 Double-A starts before suﬀering his ﬁrst loss of the season on 8/11 at Richmond…was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team…was named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com…following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the Yankees' No. 8 prospect.
Made 14 relief appearances in his professional debut, combining to go 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA (35.1IP, 24H, 11R/7ER, 9BB, 45K, 0HR) with short-season Single-A Staten Island, Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa…held opponents to a .185 (24-for-130) BA; LH .255 (12-for-47), RH .145 (12-for-83)…started the season with Staten Island, going 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA (9.2IP, 5H, 2R/1ER, 3BB, 13K) in four relief appearances…on 7/11, was promoted to Charleston, where he went 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA (11.2IP, 7H, 6R/4ER, 4BB, 16K) in ﬁve relief appearances…made ﬁve relief appearances for Tampa after an 8/9 promotion, and was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA (14.0IP, 12H, 3R/2ER, 2BB, 16K).