Graduated from Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2011...was named the 2011 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year and was an ABCA Third Team All-American....Was drafted by the Rangers in the 35th round of the 2011 draft but opted to attend Dallas Baptist University... Went 20-12 during his career at Dallas Baptist...posted an 8-3 record with a 3.55 ERA (41ER/104IP) in 16 starts during his junior season in 2014...was an MVC All-Tournament Team selection in 2014 after pitching 9.0 scoreless innings in Dallas Baptist's tournament opener vs. Missouri State....Was drafted by the Brewers in the third round of the June 2014 draft...signed by Milwaukee scout KJ Hendricks... His brother, Zeb, was drafted by the Royals in the 11th round of the 2012 draft and spent three seasons in the club's minor league system...his father, Robert, was drafted in the 42nd round of the 1986 draft by the Mets....Is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, and lives in Alaska with his wife, Hannah, during the offseason....Is signed to a one-year contract through the 2020 season...was added to the 40-man roster on June 27, 2019.
26-year-old made his Major League debut ultimately making six stints with the Astros...posted a 2.35 ERA (2ER/7.2IP) with 10 strikeouts in four appearances on the road...started the season with Triple A Round Rock...recalled to Houston on June 27...optioned to Round Rock on July 12...recalled to Houston on July 23...optioned to Round Rock on Aug. 2...recalled to Houston on Aug. 14...optioned to Round Rock on Aug. 17...recalled to Houston on Aug. 18...optioned to Round Rock on Aug. 19...recalled to Houston on Aug. 21...optioned to Round Rock on Aug. 25...recalled to Houston on Aug. 28..made his Major League debut on June 27 vs. PIT, throwing 6.0 innings in relief, the longest relief outing by an Astros pitcher in 2019...was the longest since Framber Valdez (6.0 IP on Sept. 23, 2018 vs. LAA)...tied the most relief innings in a Major League debut in franchise history with RHP Don Wilson, who went 6.0 innings in his MLB debut on Sept. 29, 1966 at CIN...became the first MLB player with 6.0+ relief innings in an MLB debut since Kris Johnson of the Pirates on Aug. 18, 2013 vs. ARI (6IP)...threw 5.0 innings in relief in his next outing on July 11 at TEX, allowing one earned run, while striking out a career-high seven batters...became the first pitcher in franchise history to toss at least 5.0 relief innings in each of his first two MLB appearances...became the 18th pitcher in MLB history to accomplish this, and the first since RHP Xavier Hernandez in 1989...went 7-6 in 19 games (nine starts) with Triple A Round Rock, posting a 4.19 ERA (38ER/81.2IP) with 71 strikeouts...was a PCL Midseason All-Star...threw 8.0 scoreless innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts on April 18 at Nashville...took home PCL Pitcher of the Week honors on May 26, after tossing 8.0 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit
vs. San Antonio on May 22.
Had a solid season at Triple A Fresno, posting a 10-6 record and a 3.83 ERA (54ER/127IP) in 26 games (20 starts) for the Grizzlies... led the club in wins and innings pitched, while allowing only six home runs on the season...named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 24 after tossing a complete game, shutout, two-hitter on June 21 vs. Albuquerque...fanned 11, allowing two walks in the outing...worked out of the bullpen in four of his final five outings in the regular season...made two postseason starts for the Grizzlies.
Spent the entire season at Double A Corpus Christi, going 6-5 with a 4.04 ERA (53ER/118IP) and 112 strikeouts in 25 games (21 starts)...posted a career-high 8.54 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings ratio...notched a 0.64 ERA (1ER/14IP) in four relief outings, striking out 21 and walking five...struck out 10 batters over 4.0 scoreless innings of relief on June 23 at Frisco...tied his single-game career high for strikeouts...2015: Split the year between Class A Advanced Brevard County (11g) and Class A Wisconsin (15g) ...combined to go 6-11 with a 2.58 ERA (40ER/139.1IP) and 122 strikeouts with just 28 walks...was a Midwest League Midseason All-Star...went a career-high 8.0 innings on May 22 at Kane County, allowing no runs in the game...struck out a career-high 10 batters in 7.0 innings on Sept. 4 at Daytona...2014: Began his pro career at Rookie Level Helena...struck out 31 in 38.0 innings and 11 games.