Resides in Dos Palos, CA...Graduated from Dos Palos (CA) High School...Attended Gonzaga University (WA)...Was named first team All-WCC at Gonzaga while going 2-1 with 12 saves and a 0.86 ERA, best in the nation among qualifying pitchers...Signed by Brett Evert.
The Totals - Was a combined 2-5 with a 7.92 ERA in 25 games, including two starts, with Atlanta and Oakland. ... The Debut - Made Major League debut with Atlanta April 7 at Miami with 2.0 scoreless frames with 4 strikeouts. ... Opener - On Braves Opening Day roster and went 2-3 with 5.40 ERA in 21 games over two stints with Atlanta. ... The Trade - Was traded to Oakland July 2 for international bonus slot 53 and went 0-2 with a 14.00 ERA in four games, including two starts, over two stints with Oakland, both in September. ... Minor Recap - Went 1-3 with a 2.10 ERA in seven games, six starts, with AAA Gwinnett and 4-4 with a 5.10 ERA in 11 starts with AAA Nashville
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Gwinnett, going 7-8 with a 3.52 ERA (61 ER/156.0 IP), 13 quality starts and one save (1-for-1) in 27 games (26 starts)...Ranked among International League leaders in strikeouts (3rd, 142), SO/9.0 IP ratio for starters (5th, 8.12 SO/9.0 IP), starts (T5th, 26), innings (6th, 156.0) and ERA (6th, 3.52)...Led Gwinnett in wins (T1st), ERA, starts, quality starts, complete games (1), innings and strikeouts...Made a team-high 13 quality starts, including a pair of season-high 7.2-inning outings on 7/21 vs. Scranton/WB (ND, 7.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO) and 8/17 at Norfolk (ND, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO)...Named the Gwinnett Braves Most Outstanding Pitcher during the 2014 Team Awards...Went 6-3 at home with a 2.42 ERA (25 ER/93.0 IP) and a .232 BAA (81-for-349, 9 HR) over 15 starts...Struck out a season-high 10 batters over 5.0 scoreless no-hit innings on 4/26 at Toledo...Had his best month in April, going 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA (7 ER/23.2 IP), one save (1-for-1) and a .186 opponents' average (16-for-86, 0 HR)...Enters 2015 tabbed by Baseball America as the organization's 29th-best prospect, while his slider is labeled by the publication as the best among Atlanta farmhands.
Enters 2014 as the 10th-best prospect in the Braves organization, according to Baseball America...His slider was tabbed by Baseball America as the best in the Atlanta system...Combined to go 6-7 with a 3.16 ERA (48 ER/136.2 IP) in 29 games between Mississippi and Gwinnett...Led all Braves farmhands and set a new career high with 137 strikeouts, surpassing his 123 strikeouts he logged in 2012...Garnered Gwinnett's Pitcher of the Month honors after going 3-0 in six June starts, posting a 1.69 ERA (7 ER/37.1 IP) with 45 strikeouts...Compiled a 2.95 ERA (40 ER/122.0 IP) in 22 starts, compared to a 4.41 ERA (8 ER/16.1 IP) in seven relief appearances...Tossed a season-high 8.2 innings on 7/31 vs. Charlotte, allowing a run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven...Entered 2013 rated as the Braves' 13th-best prospect according to Baseball America.
Entered 2012 rated as the 19th-best prospect in the Braves organization according to Baseball America...Slider was rated by Baseball America as best in the organization...His 12 wins were good enough to tie him for second in the system...Tossed one of three complete-game shutouts for Lynchburg (High-A)...His 10.3 SO/9 was best among Hillcats' starters.
Began his first professional season at Danville (R) and appeared in eight games without allowing a run before being promoted to Rome (A) on 7/14...Pitched a combined 22 games and went 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA with nine saves and 49 strikeouts for the season...Earned his first professional save in his second appearance on 6/25 at BLU...Earned his first professional win on 8/18 at ASH.