Selected by the Orioles in the fifth round of the 2014 Amateur Draft out of Tennessee Tech…pitched out of the bullpen in his first two seasons but worked as a starter as a junior.
Made the Orioles Opening Day roster for a second consecutive year and totaled three apps over three stints in the majors…spent the rest of the season at the alternate training site in Bowie.
Made five stints with the big league club (Opening Day Roster-6/17, 7/6-8, 7/13-14, 7/29- 8/8, 9/3-end of season)...Worked 6.1-hitless innings in his season debut on 4/1 at TOR, issuing one walk and striking out a career-high eight batters...
Made his Major League debut on 5/12 vs. TB (G2), tossing 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, one home run, with three strikeouts while earning the win... His debut marked the first time an Orioles pitcher made their Major League debut with a rookie catcher behind the plate (Chance Sisco) since 8/4/09 when LHP Brian Matusz made his debut on the mound and the starting catcher was rookie Matt Wieters... Became the first Orioles pitcher to start and win his Major League debut since Mike Wright, Jr. did so on 5/17/15 vs. LAA... Had four stints with the Major League club; recalled on 7/25 and stayed with the club for the remainder of the season... Made two relief appearances, posting a 6.00 ERA (2 ER/3.0 IP) in these games...Made his first Major League relief appearance on 7/4 at PHI...His eight Quality Starts ranked tied for seventh among all Major League rookies, and tied for third in the AL...His 74 strikeouts also ranked 13th among AL rookies...Surrendered a home run in 15 of his 21 Major League appearances, allowing a total of 22 home runs; 31 of the 64 runs that he allowed came via the home run (48 percent)... Made nine starts for Triple-A Norfolk, going 3-2 with a 3.15 ERA (16 ER/45.2 IP), 19 walks and 44 strikeouts... Held opponents to a .207 (18-for-87) batting average with runners in scoring position; with runners in scoring position and two outs, opponents hit .167 (6-for-36).
Spent the entire season with the Bowie Baysox…Went 11-9 with a 3.85 ERA (66 ER/154.1 IP) in 27 games (26 starts)...His career-high 11 wins were second-most among Baysox hurlers and ranked fourth in the Eastern League…Led the team and set a career-high in innings pitched...Worked a career-best 8.0 innings on 8/25 at Altoona, allowing just one hit with one walk and five strikeouts...Tied a career-high with eight strikeouts on two occasions (5/1 at Erie and 8/9 at Harrisburg)...Posted a 2.25 ERA (10 ER/40.0 IP) in six August starts, the lowest ERA of any month in his career (min. 10.0 IP)...Made his lone relief appearance of the season on 8/26 at Richmond (4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K).