In three seasons at South Carolina (2015-17), produced a 15-9 record and 3.21 ERA (229.2IP, 218H, 102R/82ER, 65BB, 254K, 17HR) in 45 games (36 starts)…as a junior in 2017, went 4-2 and ranked second in the nation with a 1.34 ERA (60.1IP, 41H, 15R/9ER, 18BB, 70K, 3HR) in nine starts, posting a 10.44 K/9.0IP ratio and .194 (41-for-211) opponents’ BA...Was named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List in both 2016 and 2017…was named to the 2017 NCBWA Pre-Season All-America First Team...Was Baseball America’s No. 31 overall prospect (and No. 17 pitcher) in the 2017 draft…was tabbed by Baseball America as having the Best Control in the SEC...Graduated from Allatoona H.S. (Ga.), where he was the Region 5AAAAA 2014 Pitcher of the Year as a senior... His older brother, Clate, pitched in both the Tigers and Reds organizations.
In 29 games (three starts) with the Yankees, went 5-5 with two saves and a 3.12 ERA (57.2IP, 46H, 23R/20ER, 23BB, 56K, 5HR) over four stints with the Club (4/8-5/1, 5/13-6/22, 7/23-8/1, 8/22-10/5)...In three starts, went 0-2 with a 4.63 ERA (11.2IP, 13H, 6ER, 2BB, 14K, 0HR)…as a reliever, went 5-3 with two saves and a 2.74 ERA (46.0IP, 33H, 17R/14ER, 21BB, 42K, 5HR) in 26 games…tossed at least two innings in 13 of his relief appearances and at least three innings in five of those relief appearances...Recorded five relief appearances of at least three scoreless innings, tied for the most in the Majors (also Los Angeles-AL’s Jaime Barria, Texas’ Taylor Hearn and Chicago-NL’s Keegan Thompson)…was just the second Yankees pitcher since 2003 to record as many such relief appearances in a season (also Alfredo Aceves’ seven relief appearances in 2009)...His 10 relief appearances of at least two scoreless innings were tied for 10th in the Majors...Tossed three innings in both of his saves…joined Luis Cessa (two in 2018) as the only Yankees relievers to record multiple saves of at least 3.0IP in a season since 2003...Recorded a decision in each of his first four relief outings to begin the season (2-2)…was the first relief pitcher in the last 12 seasons to record a decision in each of his first four games to begin a season (last: Texas’ Frank Francisco - 4G from 4/5-12/10)...Made his season debut on 4/10 vs. Boston, taking the loss after allowing 1ER in 2.2 innings of relief (1H, 1K, 1HR)...Recorded an eight scoreless inning streak from 4/19-5/24...Earned his first career win on 4/19 at Detroit after striking out six batters over 3.1 scoreless innings in relief (2H, 1BB, 1HP)…entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning and stranded all three inherited runners…marked the longest relief outing of his career...Earned his second career win—and second in as many games—on 5/1 at Kansas City after tossing a scoreless sixth inning in relief (1H, 1K)...His 4ER allowed on 6/8 at Minnesota set a career high (1.2IP, 3H, 2BB, 2K)...Went 2-0 with two saves, a 0.57 ERA (15.2IP, 1ER) and 14K over seven appearances (one start) from 6/10-8/23… four of his six relief outings were at least two scoreless innings and three outings were three scoreless innings...Made his first start of the season on 6/16 vs. Tampa Bay, allowing just 1H over three scoreless innings (1BB, 5K)...Owned a 19.0 scoreless inning streak as a reliever over an eight-game stretch from 6/22-9/18...Tossed at least three scoreless innings in four consecutive relief appearances from 7/24-9/8, tied with Mariano Rivera (4G from 4/19-28/96) and Joe Page (4G from 5/28-6/3/49) for the second-longest such streak in franchise history, trailing only Wilcy Moore (5G from 8/7-24/27)...Tossed at least two scoreless innings in six straight relief appearances from 7/24-9/14, tied for the second longest streak by a Yankees reliever in franchise history, trailing only Mariano Rivera (8G from 4/19-5/12/96)… Bud Daley (6G from 7/25-8/11/62) and Wilcy Moore (6G from 8/6-24/27) also recorded six-game streaks...Recorded his first career save on 7/24 at Baltimore after tossing three scoreless innings (2H, 2BB, 3K)…was one of a franchise-record 12 pitchers to record a save for the Yankees in 2022....Earned his second career save on 7/30 vs. Kansas City after tossing three scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 5K)…was the first Yankee to record a save and toss at least 3.0IP in consecutive outings since Lance McCullers (2G from 8/30-9/3/89)...Made his second start of the season on 8/28 at Oakland and took the loss (4.1IP, 8H, 4ER, 1BB, 7K, 0HR)…his 7K marked a career high…tied his career high with 4ER allowed...In his final start of the season on 9/3 at Tampa Bay, recorded the loss after allowing 2ER over 4.1IP (4H, 1HP, 2K)...Allowed a career-high 2HR and a career-high-tying 4ER on 9/22 vs. Boston (1.0IP, 3H, 1BB)...Combined to make three postseason appearances, going 0-2 with a 11.57 ERA (2.1IP, 3ER)…made his first career postseason appearance in ALDS Game 2 vs. Cleveland…entered the game in the 10th inning and stranded his inherited runner after retiring all 3BF…took the loss in ALDS Game 3 at Cleveland after allowing a “walk-off” single to Oscar González in the ninth (0.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 1K)…also took the loss in ALCS Game 1 at Houston (1.0IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 2HR).
Made two appearances (one start) with the Yankees, posting a 5.68 ERA (6.1IP, 4ER) and 6K over two stints (9/12-13, 9/17-19)....Missed the first 114 games of the season on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow strain (3/27-8/11)… made four rehab starts with the FCL Yankees, Low-A Tampa and Double-A Somerset from 7/26-8/11, going 0-1 with a 2.92 ERA (12.1IP, 4ER) and 14K…was returned from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game on 8/11...Made his season debut and second career start (fourth appearance) on 9/12 at New York-NL, allowing 5R/2ER over 4.1IP in a no-decision (7H, 3BB, 2K, 1HR, 1HP)…was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the game…drew a walk in his first career plate appearance…was the 15th different pitcher to start a game for the Yankees this season…marked just the seventh time in franchise history the Yankees have used at least 15 different starting pitchers in a season: also 18 in 1946, 16 in 1989, 16 in 1915, 15 in 1987, 15 in 1959 and 15 in 1907....Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the game on 9/13...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the game on 9/17…allowed 3R/2ER over 2.0 innings of relief on 9/19 vs. Cleveland (4H, 2BB, 4K)…was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the game...Combined with the FCL Yankees, Low-A Tampa, Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 0-2 with a 2.37 ERA (38.0IP, 32H, 18R/10ER, 12BB, 46K, 6HR) in 10 games (nine starts)…Did not appear in a spring training game for the Yankees due to his injury...Following the season, was labeled by Baseball America as having the “Best Curveball” in the Yankees system.
Saw his first Major League action, going 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA (6.1IP, 5ER) in three games (one start) over two stints with the Yankees (9/4-13, 9/27)...Was the Yankees’ first-round pick (16th overall) in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft…is the first Yankees’ first-round pick to make his Major League debut with the club since Aaron Judge on 8/13/16 (2013 draft, 32nd overall) and the first pitcher to do so since Andrew Brackman on 9/22/11 (2007 draft, 30th overall)...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the active roster between games of a doubleheader on 9/4 at Baltimore...Made his Major League debut in Game 2 on 9/4 at Baltimore after never having pitched professionally above Double-A in his career…was the seventh Yankee to make his Major League debut in 2020...Made his first career start on 9/27 vs. Miami, recording his first career loss after allowing 3ER in 4.0IP (4H, 2BB, 4K, 1HP, 1WP)...Was part of the Yankees’ 40-man postseason player pool, but did not appear on a playoff roster...Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee for the first time in 2020, posting a 2.57 ERA (7.0IP, 9H, 4R/2ER, 3BB, 8K, 1HR) in four games (one start)…was named the 2020 James P. Dawson Award winner, presented annually to the most outstanding rookie in spring training as voted on by Yankees beat writers… was reassigned to the Alternate Site on 7/21...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect and as having the “Best Curveball” among Yankees farmhands…was also named on the publication’s Top 100 Prospects list as the No. 64 prospect in Baseball.
Combined with Single-A Tampa, GCL Yankees East and Double-A Trenton to go 6-5 with a 3.47 ERA (90.2 IP, 79H, 43R/35ER, 28BB, 102K, 4HR) in 19 games (18 starts)… began the season with Tampa and posted a 4-5 record with a 3.84 ERA (63.1IP, 59H, 35R/27ER, 24BB, 69K, 2HR) in 13 games (12 starts) across two stints… in his first start of the season on 4/4 at Lakeland (ND, 5.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 9K), opposed Casey Mize (5.0IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 8K), the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft… was placed on Tampa's injured list on two separate occasions (5/6-5/14, 5/29-7/11)… on a rehab assignment with the GCL Yankees East, posted a 3.24 ERA (8.1IP, 6H, 3ER, 3BB, 14K, 1HR) without recording a decision in three starts… tied career highs in innings and strikeouts in 8/5 start at Lakeland (7.0IP, 9K)… was promoted to Trenton on 8/15 and posted a 2-0 record with a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP, 14H, 5ER, 1BB, 19K, 1HR) in three starts… helped Trenton capture their first Eastern League Championship since 2013… went 1-0 with a 0.88 ERA (10.2IP, 4H, 2R/1ER, 3BB, 13K) in two games (one start) in the Eastern League playoffs… following the season, was named by Baseball America as the Yankees' No. 2 prospect, No. 12 prospect in the Florida State League and No. 62 overall prospect… also labeled by Baseball America as having the "Best Curveball" in the system… was named by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 Yankees prospect.
Returned from "Tommy John" surgery and made his professional debut on 6/22 with the GCL Yankees East (1.0IP, 3H, 2ER, 2K)… combined with the GCL Yankees East, Rookie-level GCL Yankees West and short-season Single-A Staten Island to go 0-3 with a 3.09 ERA (23.1IP, 16H, 9R/8ER, 6BB, 30K, 1HR) in eight games (seven starts)… appeared in six games (five starts) for both the GCL Yankees East and GCL Yankees West and posted an 0-2 record with a 4.20 ERA (15.0IP, 12H, 8R/7ER, 4BB, 20K, 1HR) before being promoted to Staten Island on 7/30… went 0-1 with a 1.08 ERA (8.1IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 10K) in two starts with Staten Island.
Did not pitch while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow.