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… older brother, Clate, pitched in both the Tigers and Reds organizations.
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.