Married to Alyssa, who competed in the high jump at Texas A&M... Has two children: Braxton and Sage...Grew up in Hempstead, Texas, approx. 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston...The town is famous for its watermelon crop, and until the 1940s, the town was the top shipper of watermelons in the United States...Hempstead still holds an annual Watermelon Festival in July that draws over 5,000 people...Played three seasons at Texas A&M University (2015-17), going 11-5 with a 4.01 ERA and 149 strikeouts in 54 games (16 starts)...Led the Aggies to their sixth College World Series berth in 2017, earning the win in their Super-Regional-clinching tilt vs. Davidson.
Made five appearances (3 starts) in his first season with the D-backs, going 0-3 with a 10.69 ERA (19 ER in 16.0 IP)... Start on May 18 @ Dodgers was his first appearance in the Majors since June 3, 2019, @ Mariners (w/Astros)... Was 2-0 with a 5.93 ERA (18 ER in 27.1 IP) in 6 starts with Triple-A Reno... Did not pitch after June 29 due to a right elbow impingement... Entered the season ranked as the D-backs' No. 7 prospect by MLB.com and No. 10 prospect by Baseball America.
Spent the entire season at the D-backs' Alternate Training Site...Placed on the 10-day injured list on July 22 (retro to July 20) while recovering from Tommy John surgery and transferred to the 60-day list on Sept. 25 due to strained left oblique.
Was limited to 14 games (13 starts) between the Astros and Triple-A Round Rock due to Tommy John surgery on July 3...Went 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA (12 ER in 19.1 IP) in 5 starts in his first Major League season with Houston...Earned the win in his Major League debut on May 12 vs. Rangers (2 ER in 5.1 IP)…was the fi fth Astro to record 9+ strikeouts in his debut...Entered the season ranked as the Astros' No. 4 prospect by Baseball America and No. 5 by MLB.com.
Had an All-Star campaign in what was his second professional season...combined to go 9-2 with a 2.51 ERA (34ER/122IP) in 25 games (21 starts) between Corpus Christi (21g) and Class A Buies Creek (4g)...began his season at Buies Creek, making four appearances before being promoted to Double A...shined with the Hooks, earning Midseason and Postseason Texas League All-Star honors...pitched 1.0 scoreless inning in the Texas League All-Star Game... made one postseason start, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings en route to earning the win.