Pitched 1 season (2012) at the University of Oklahoma, going 3-1 with 2 saves, a 3.68 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 21 games (7 starts)… spent the prior 2 seasons at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas... Threw 22 pitches of 100+ mph and 8.2 shutout innings vs. No. 9 Arkansas on April 10, 2012. Is good friends with the Brewers' Lorenzo Cain…the pair work out and fish together during the off season.
Went 3-1 with 4 saves, a 3.74 ERA (22 ER in 53.0 IP) and 68 strikeouts in 50 games between Double-A Jackson (41) and Triple-A Reno (9)... Was 1-0 with 4 saves, a 2.81 ERA (13 ER in 41.2 IP) and 56 strikeouts with the Generals…averaged 12.10 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.
Played for five different teams with three different organizations (Milwaukee, Baltimore and the Los Angeles Angels)...Attended spring training with Milwaukee before being optioned to minor league camp on 3/13...Made two appearances with Colorado Springs (Brewers' AAA) before being designated for assignment on 4/9...Was traded to Baltimore on 4/13 for future considerations and optioned tp Triple-A Norfolk... Was scored upon in four of his five outings with the Tides before being desigated for assignment on 5/2...Was acquired by the Angels organization on 5/6 and was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake...Was recalled by Los Angeles on 6/3...Walked two batters and whiffed one in his lone big league game on 6/3 vs. Minnesota before being optioned back to Salt Lake the next day...Was assigned to Mobile (Angels' AA) for the remainder of the season on 8/12...Was selected by the Pirates in the Triple-A phase of the Rule Five Draft during the final day of the Winter Meetings on 12/14.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 6-7 with a 4.06 ERA and 18 saves in 52 relief appearances...Was a Pacific Coast League All-Star...His 18 saves ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League (18-for-21)...Had two stints with Milwaukee (8/16-8/19 and 9/6-end)...Made 3 relief appearances with the Brewers, posting a 6.00 ERA (3ip, 2h, 2r, 2er, 3bb, 0k)...Made his Major League debut in the first game of a doubleheader on 8/16 at Chicago-NL, allowing 1 run in 1.0 inning (1bb, 1hbp, 1wp).
Became a reliever and went 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 20 saves in 42 outings at Double-A Biloxi…Was a Southern League All-Star…His 20 saves ranked third in the Southern League and led Brewers minor leaguers (20-for-22)…Held opponents to a .210 batting average…Following the season pitched for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League…Added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.