Is married.....wife’s name is Brooke... Graduated from Centennial (CA) High School, where he played two years of football (quarterback) in addition to baseball...Attended St. Mary’s (CA) College... Is a supporter of Ronald McDonald House... Enjoys golf and fishing.
Was named Brewers Most Valuable Player as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the BBWAA.....became the seventh pitcher in franchise history to win the award and first since CC Sabathia in 2008...Finished sixth in National League Cy Young Award voting...Went 4-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) with Milwaukee...Produced four quality starts...The team went 5-4 in his starts...Held opponents to a .174 batting average...Went 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA as a starter (47ip, 9er) and 0-0 with a 3.55 ERA in relief (12.2ip, 5er).....began the season in the starting rotation (one start) before making his next three appearances in relief... returned to the rotation for his last eight outings...Recorded 88 strikeouts in just 59.2 innings.....ranked ninth in the National League in strikeouts...Fell just a third of an inning short of qualifying among the NL ERA leaders.....would have ranked fourth...On 8/8 vs. Cincinnati became the seventh reliever in franchise history to produce eight or more strikeouts in a game (5.1ip, 8k)...Had double-digit strikeout performances on 8/28 vs. Pittsburgh (10k), 9/9 at Detroit (11k) and 9/14 vs. St. Louis (10k)... Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 9/25 with a left oblique strain and did not pitch in the postseason.
Entered 2019 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Went 1-5 with an 8.82 ERA and 1 save in 32 games (4 starts) with Milwaukee... Made his first career Opening Day roster... Had four stints with the team (Opening Day-4/18, 5/1-6/21, 6/28-7/14 and 9/3-end)... Recorded 70 strikeouts in just 49.0 innings... Went 0-2 with a 10.70 ERA as a starter (17.2ip, 21er) and 1-3 with a 7.76 ERA in relief (31.1ip, 27er).....his first 4 appearances of the season came as a starter... Struck out a career-high 12 batters in his first Major League start on 3/31 vs. St. Louis as he received no decision in a 5-4 win (5ip, 6h, 4r, 4er, 1bb, 12k, 3hr)...Notched his only save of the season (second of his career) on 6/2 at Pittsburgh... Was on the 10-day injured list from 7/15-7/26 with right shoulder irritation.. Went 0-1 with an 8.46 ERA in 8 games (7 starts) at Triple-A San Antonio.
Entered 2018 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America... Began the year at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 3-4 with a 5.15 ERA in 19 games (13 starts) before his contract was selected by Milwaukee on 7/8... Went 7-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 1 save in 30 relief appearances with the Brewers... Held opponents to a .199 batting average with 35 strikeouts in 38.0 innings... Made his Major League debut on 7/10 at Miami and earned a save with 2.0 perfect innings (1k)... Became the second pitcher in franchise history to notch a save in a Major League debut, joining Dave LaPoint, who did it on 9/10/80 at Minnesota... Recorded his first Major League win on 7/21 vs. Los Angeles... Posted a 1.25 ERA over his last 16 appearances of the regular season (21.2ip, 3er) while holding opponents to a .171 batting average... Appeared in 6 postseason games, going 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA... Earned the win in Game 3 of the NLDS at Colorado as he tossed 2.0 perfect innings (2k)... Enters 2019 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.