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.
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).