Married, wife's name is Amber...Graduated from Mt. Juliet (TN) HS…In three seasons at Southern Miss (2013-15), he went 8-7 with a 3.50 ERA (58 ER/149.0 IP) in 28 games (26 starts)...Originally selected by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft.
Made his Major League debut on 8/1 at NYY; tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief, allowing one hit... Worked a career-high 2.1 innings while striking out a career-best four batters on 9/17 vs. TOR... Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star... Made five appearances for Triple-A Norfolk, going 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA (3 ER/4.2 IP)... Made 37 combined appearances at the Triple-A level, going 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA (14 ER/46.1 IP), 58 strikeouts, and 22 walks... Did not allow a home run in his 37 minor league appearances (178 batters faced)... At Triple-A, left-handers hit .257 (19-for-74) against him, while righties hit .132 (12-for-91)...Acquired by the Orioles from the New York Yankees along with RHP Dillon Tate and LHP Josh Rogers in exchange for LHP Zach Britton on 7/24.
Split the season between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, going 3-5 with seven saves and a 2.54 ERA (67.1IP, 46H, 22R/19ER, 30BB, 89K, 5HR) in 39 relief appearances…his 11.90 K/9.0IP ratio ranked third among Yankees farmhands (min. 50.0IP)…combined for a .191 opponents' BA (46-for-241); LH .160 (16-for-100); RH .213 (30-for-141)…made his ﬁrst 13 appearances with Tampa and went 1-0 with two saves and a 2.25 ERA (20.0IP, 10H, 7R/5ER, 8BB, 30K, 1HR)…was named a Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star…was promoted to Trenton on 5/27 and went 2-5 with ﬁve saves and a 2.66 ERA (47.1IP, 36H, 15R/14ER, 22BB, 59K, 4HR) in 26 relief appearances…following the season, made nine scoreless relief appearances for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League (11.2IP, 2H, 5BB, 18K).
Spent the entire season with Single-A Charleston, going 4-4 with three saves and a 3.15 ERA (91.1IP, 89H, 45R/32ER, 41BB, 90K, 3HR) in 26 games (six starts)…was named to the South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star Team…limited right-handed hitters to a .214 (41-for-192) BA…allowed just 1ER in 21.0IP (0.43 ERA) over his ﬁnal seven appearances.
Went 1-1 with three saves and a 1.75 ERA (25.2IP, 16H, 5ER, 14BB, 26K) in 14 relief appearances in his professional debut with Rookie-level Pulaski…opponents batted .186 (16-for-86) with lefties batting only .103 (4-for-39)…did not allow a run in his ﬁnal seven appearances of the season (14.2IP)…appeared in one postseason game for the club, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings of relief (1H, 1BB).