Married Elizabeth … attended Xavier University … was nominated for the 2008 Golden Spikes Award … was the third-highest draft pick in Xavier's program history … is a 2005 graduate of Elder (Ohio) High School … led the Panthers to a 28-1 record and the 2005 Division I state title … was named the Ohio Division-I Player of the Year in 2005 … originally was drafted by Minnesota in the 40th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but made eight appearances (one start) with the White Sox … his contract was purchased between games of a doubleheader vs. Minnesota on 8/9 … made his major-league debut in the nightcap, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts over 5.0 IP of a no decision … his eight strikeouts were the most by a White Sox pitcher in his debut since Ravelo Manzanillo also fanned eight on 9/25/88 vs. Seattle … was optioned back to Charlotte following the start … was recalled by the White Sox on 9/1 for the remainder of the season … posted a 9.58 ERA (11 ER/10.1 IP) in seven relief appearances … first batters faced went 1-6 (.167) … stranded all four of his inherited runners … opponents went just 1-9 (.111) with RISP/two outs … allowed two runs (one earned) over 4.1 IP on 9/1 at Boston … worked 2.0 scoreless IP on 9/10 vs. Detroit … surrendered seven runs without recording an out on 9/12 vs. Cleveland … became the first pitcher in franchise history to allow seven-plus runs over 0.0 IP (STATS LLC) … earned his first hold in his final appearance on 9/28 vs. Kansas City (0.1 IP) … began the season on Charlotte's disabled list following left knee surgery in 2012 … eight of his 16 starts with Charlotte were quality (worked at least 6.0 IP 10 times) … held lefties to a .192 average (15-78), compared to a .284 mark (75-264) vs. right-handers … tossed 10.0 consecutive scoreless IP over his first two starts of the season on 5/26 and 5/31… worked 4.0 scoreless IP in his season debut on 5/26 at Rochester … surrendered one run over 7.0 IP in a win on 8/2 at Gwinnett … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as possessing the Best Changeup in the White Sox organization.
Ranked second in the International League with a career-best 2.47 ERA (37 ER/135.0 IP) and tied for fourth in wins (12) ... led all White Sox Minor Leaguers in ERA and victories and ranked sixth in strikeouts (103) ... was named to the International League midseason All-Star team ... posted a 2.10 ERA (17 ER/73.0 IP) on the road and a 2.90 ERA (20 ER/62.0 IP) at home ... went 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA (5 ER/30.2 IP) in May and 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA (6 ER/31.1 IP) in August ... won five straight games from 5/16-6/11 ... tossed 13.2 consecutive scoreless IP from 5/10-21 ... was 5-3 with a 2.18 ERA (11 ER/45.1 IP) after the All-Star Break ... was on the disabled list from 7/31-8/12 with a strained back ... struck out 11 on 8/30 vs. Syracuse (7.0 IP) ... made two starts in the IL playoffs, going 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA (2 ER/8.1 IP) before being placed on the disabled list a second time on 9/12 with a sprained left knee ... missed the rest of the playoffs ... entered the season ranked by Baseball America as possessing the best changeup in the White Sox organization.
Was 10-7 with a 4.03 ERA (68 ER/152.0 IP) in 27 starts in his first full season at Class AA Birmingham ... was named to the Southern League Midseason All-Star team ... ranked among SL leaders in starts (T3rd), wins (T4th) and ERA (10th) ... also tied for eighth among all Minor-League pitchers with 83 walks ... went 7-1 with a 3.16 ERA (29 ER/82.2 IP) in his fi rst 15 starts and 3-6 with a 5.06 ERA (39 ER/69.1 IP) in his final 12 ...
struck out a season-high 10 on 9/3 vs. tennessee (7.0 IP) ... played for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League ... was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training for the second consecutive season.
2010: Combined to go 14-6 with a 4.07 ERA (67 ER/148.1 IP) in 28 starts with Class A Winston-Salem and
Class AA Birmingham ... led all White Sox minor leaguers in victories ... began the season with the Dash, going
9-4 with a 5.10 ERA (48 ER/84.2 IP) in 17 starts ... was promoted to the Barons on 7/14, where he went 5-2
with a 2.69 ERA (19 ER/63.2 IP) and one home run allowed in 11 starts ... ERA would have been 2.12 minus
his first start (5 ER/4.1 IP) ... limited opponents to a .210 (47-224) average at Birmingham ... made 11 relief
appearances with Peoria of the Arizona Fall League, yielding 14 earned runs in 10.2 IP (11.81 ERA) ... was a
non-roster invitee to spring training.
Spent his fi-st full season with Class A Kannapolis, going 13-5 with a 3.08 ERA (54 ER/157.2 IP) and 117 strikeouts in 27 starts...led the South Atlantic league in wins and IP...also was the team leader in numerous
categories, including era, wins, starts, IP and complete games...was 9-1 with a 2.91 ERA (28 ER/86.2 IP) in his final 15 starts...went 9-0 with a 3.07 ERA (29 ER/85.0 IP) over 15 starts from 6/6-8/26...compiled a 7-2 record with a 3.02 era (31 ER/92.1 IP) in 16 home starts...struck out a season-high nine batters on 5/15 vs.
Lakewood (ND, 0 ER/7.2 IP)...the 7.2 IP were a season high...tossed his first career complete game (0 ER/7.0 IP) on 7/2 at Hagerstown, allowing just five hits ... matched a season low with one hit allowed on 7/7 vs. Delmarva (also 5/15 vs. Lakewood) ... worked 7.0 IP in back-to-back starts on 8/9 vs. Greensboro (w, 0 er) and 8/15 at Asheville (W, 1 Er).
Made his professional debut at advanced rookie Bristol, appearing in two games (0 ER/5.1 IP) ... also
made one start for Kannapolis on 8/29 at West Virginia (0 ER/4.2 IP).