Graduated from Edison (Huntington Beach, CA) High School in 2003…was drafted by the Angels in the 31st round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, but chose to attend college. Was selected by the Phillies out of Cypress College (Cypress, Calif.) in the 19th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign. During his junior year at UCLA in 2006, went 7-4 with a 2.98 ERA (129.2IP, 43ER, 100K) in 16 starts for the Bruins… was named to the PA C-10 All-Conference First Team… led the PA C-10 Conference in innings pitched, ranked fourth in strikeouts, fifth in ERA and tied for fifth in wins that season.
Split the season between Cleveland (three games) and New York-AL (11) appearing in 14 games (two starts) at the Major League level, going 3-1 with a 5.50 ERA (23er, 37.2ip). Began the season with triple-A Columbus, going 3-1 with a 4.07 ERA (11er, 24.1ip) and 28 strikeouts in nine games (two starts). Had his contract purchased by the Indians on May 13 and allowed five earned runs in 3.0 innings pitched in three relief appearances before being designated for assignment on May 23. Was claimed off waivers by the Yankees from the Indians on May 25. In 13 appearances (12 starts) with triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, went 1-6 with one save and a 3.84 ERA (29er, 68.0ip). As a reliever with the Yankees, went 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA (8er, 261.ip) in nine appearances.
Spent entire Minor League season in the rotation at Triple-A Columbus before spending the last month of the season
with the Indians...Went 7-6 with a 4.97 ERA in 24 games/22 starts (2CG, 134.0IP, 155H, 74ER, 34BB, 79K, .288AVG).
with Columbus and over his last three starts he was 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA (21.2IP, 19H, 7ER, 14K)...His season did not
begin until April 25 after straining his right hamstring in spring training start at Arizona on March 29...Also did not start
from May 9-19 after a recurrence of right hamstring soreness....Was on the Major League DL from March 30-April 22
and made one rehab start in AA Akron on April 20 (4.0IP, 1H, 0R) before being activated and optioned on April 23. Was tied for 3rd in the Int'l League with 2 complete games and tossed a 7.0-inning, 4-hit shutout on May 8 at Scranton...
Won 3 straight starts, May 8-25...Led the IL with 27 HR allowed and was tied for 4th in ER allowed and tied for 8th in
runs allowed...Allowed 46 runs in a combined 60.0 innings in June and July...Over the final month of the season with
Cleveland he was 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 6 games/4 starts (26.2IP, 30H, 10ER, 5BB, 19K)...Picked up his first career
win in relief on Sept 7 at Minnesota (3.1IP, 0H, 0R, 4K), retiring all 10 Twins he faced in just his second career relief
appearance...The 4SO equaled a club season-high for 2012 (relief)...Worked another 2.2 scoreless IP in relief on Sept.
12 at Texas to give him 6.0 scoreless relief innings in 2012 with 3 hits allowed and 8 strikeouts. Inserted into the rotation for the final 4 turns of the season in place of Jeanmar Gomez after twice relieving Gomez...
Was 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA in those 4 starts (20.2IP, 27H, 10ER), numbers skewed by his final start on the last day of the
season on Oct 3 vs. CWS (4.2IP, 9H, 7R/3ER)...Was 2-0 w/a 3.94 ERA in his first 3 starts, Sept 18-28 (16.0IP, 18H,
7ER)...With Cleveland he walked just 1.7 per 9.0IP...Lefties hit .333 with a .942 OPS off him.
Split the season between AAA Columbus and Cleveland after battling for the 5th spot in spring training and showed
flashes of being a successful big league starter in the second half...Optioned out of spring training on March 25 and
opened the season in Columbus where he went 9-3 w/a 3.87 ERA in 18 starts (107.0IP, 111H, 46ER, .264AVG)...Won
5 straight starts from June 8 to June 29 as he was 5-0 with a 2.14 ERA (33.2IP, 26H, 8R/ER, 6BB, 28K)...Struck out a
season-high 10 batters on June 13 at Buffalo... Finished the month of June going 5-0 with a 2.56 ERA (38.2IP, 33H,
11R/ER, 9BB, 32K)...Ranked T3rd in the International League in wins, 10th in innings and 19th in ERA at the time of
his July 18th promotion.
Recalled on July 18 to make his 2011 MLB debut in the day game of a DH at Minnesota and spent virtually the rest
of the season with the Major League club...Won his 2011 debut at Minnesota (7.0IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 5K), his first win
since May 23, 2010 (broke 7GS MLB streak w/o a win)...Went 1-1 with a 0.51 ERA (17.2IP, 13H, 3R/1ER, 4BB, 15K)
in 3 Major League starts with the Indians from July 18-August 2 before being optioned to AAA Columbus on Aug. 3
to make room for Ubaldo Jimenez...Recalled from AAA Columbus on Aug. 14 after one additional Triple A start... His
scheduled starts of July 23 and Aug.14 were postponed due to rain. Entered the Aug. 16 game in Chicago as a relief pitcher in the 14th inning and gave up the walk-off hit to Juan Pierre,
the only batter he faced in his first and only career relief appearance... Suffered the loss on Aug. 20 in Detroit in a
season-low 2.1IP (4H, 5R/ER)... Earned his 1st home win and final victory of 2011 on Aug. 29, a 2-1 victory over Oakland
... 6.0IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 4K...Lost 4 straight starts from Sept 3-19 (7.11ERA, 19.0IP, 26H, 25R/15ER), over which the
offense scored 1 run in three of those starts (averaged 2.8 runs per start for David in 10GS)...Finished the season on
a bright note on Sept 24 vs. Minnesota (D) with a career-high 7 strikeouts (5.2IP, 8H, 2R/ER, 0BB, 7K)...Went 0-5 w/a
6.20 ERA in 5 September starts (24.2IP, 34H, 27R/17ER).
Had an up and down season between Cleveland and AAA Columbus as the 2009 Tribe win leader lost 11 of his 15 starts
at the Major League level and was tied for 13th in the AL in losses despite making only 15 big league starts...Was 5th
in the league in losses on August 9 despite not pitching in the big leagues from June 20-August 2.
...ERA over his first 3 starts his ERA was 3.00 (21.0IP, 13H, 7ER) after tossing his first career complete game in his 2nd
start of the season (25th career start) on April 15th vs. the Texas Rangers, a 3-2 Indians win...Allowed 2 runs on 4 hits
in 9.0 innings as he walked 1, struck out 4...Marked the 1st complete game in the American League in 2010 (100th CG
in Progressive Field history)...Was the earliest Cleveland CG by a lefthander (in terms of team games played) since
Greg Swindell on 4/11/88 vs. BAL (7th game)...Jeremy Sowers was the last Indians pitcher with 25 or fewer career
games to throw a CG (7/28/06 vSEA)...Finished April by going 1-3 w/a 4.60 ERA (26.1IP, 25H, 12ER) in 4 starts (26.1IP, 25H, 12ER)...Lost 5 straight starts
from April 21-May 18 (27.0IP, 41H, 22ER, 13BB, 10K) before winning 2nd game of the season on May 23 vs. CIN (6.0IP,
6H,3R/ER)...Went a career-low 2.1IP in his 9th start of May 29 at NYY (2.1IP, 5H, 3R/ER) after being hit in the side of
the head by a line drive off the bat of Alex Rodriguez in the 3rd inning on his 50th pitch of the game...Taken from the
field on a stretcher and made his next scheduled start at Detroit on June 3 (ND, 3.0IP, 6H, 5R/ER)....Went 1-3 w/a
7.13ERA in 5 May starts (24.0IP, 37H, 19ER).
...Went 2-9 w/a 6.04 ERA over his first 13 starts thru loss on June 19 at Pittsburgh (70.0IP, 88H, 47ER, 30BB, 34K) and
was optioned to AAA Columbus on June 21...Made first AAA start of season on the road vs. Rochester on June 24
(W, 7.2IP, 11H, 2R/ER, 0BB, 5K)...Won first three Triple-A starts with a 1.45ERA (18.2IP, 19H, 4R/3ER, 5BB, 14K)...
Went 6-0 w/a 3.80ERA in seven starts for the Clippers (42.2IP, 51H, 19R/18ER, 10BB, 32K).
...Recalled again on August 2nd after Westbrook was traded and Talbot went on the DL and made starts on August 3
at Boston (L#10, 5.1IP, 7H, 3R) and again on August 8 vs. Minnesota (4.1IP, 6H, 5R/ER, HR)...Overall lost his last 5
consecutive big league starts (26.1IP, 33H, 19ER, 6.49ERA).
...Returned to Columbus where he finished 6-2 w/a 4.36 ERA in 12 starts (74.1IP, 84H, 36ER, 21BB, 52K, .288AVG)...Batters
at Triple hit just .221 (29-131) with runners on and .242 (16-66) with RISP...LHH hit .324 (33-102)...Over his last 4 Triple-A
starts that included 3 post-season starts and last regular season outing he was 3-0 w/a 3.00 ERA (27.0IP, 22H, 9ER).
...Major League hitters hit .310 (101-326) off him with 14HR allowed...RHH batted .300 (76-253, 10HR) and LHH batted
.342 (25-73, 4HR, 1.080OPS)...Batters hit .311 (47-151) with runners on and .297 (22-74) with RISP...Runners attempted
only 2 steals against him (1SB/1CS) all year...Indians were 3-12 in his starts.
Led the team in victories in his first season in the Major Leagues, finished tied for 4th among AL rookie pitchers with 11 wins...Became the first Indians rookie to lead the team in wins since CC Sabathia in 2001 (17) and first rookie double-digit winner since Ryan Drese (10W) in 2002...Also was T8th in innings pitched (128.1), 6th in winning % (.579) and T8th in starts (23) among AL rookie pitchers...Finished the season strong, going 4-1 w/a 2.18 ERA (33.0IP, 28H, 8ER) over his last 5 starts to lower his season
ERA from 6.57 to 5.61 from August 26th through the end of the season...Made his Major League debut on May 17 as his contract was purchased
that day after beginning the season in AAA Columbus...Fell to 0-1 in the 7-5 Tampa win...3.2IP, 7H, 7R/ER, 4BB, 2K... Did not get a decision in his start of May 23 in Cincinnati, a 7-6 comeback win over the Reds and David
Weathers...Season-low 3.0IP, 7H, 6R/ER, 1BB, 3K, 3HR to Hernandez & Votto (2HR)...Picked up his first Major League win in start of June 7 in
Chicago, an 8-4 win over the Sox and Colon...5.0IP, 4H, 3R/ER, 3BB, 3K, HR to A Ramirez...Worked a career-high 8.0IP shutout innings in start of June 23 at PIT (9.0IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 2K)...Had 3 straight wins from June 7-23...Worked into the 8th inning and won his 5th game at Toronto on July 23 (7.2IP, 8H, 4R/ER) and worked into the 8th inning in loss at LA Angels (7.0+IP, 8H, 5R/ER) on July 28...Worked a career/season-high tying 8.0IP in his start of Sept. 27 vs. Baltimore (W#11, final start 8.0IP, 5H, 0R)...Over his last 8GS after August 8 he was
6-2 w/a 3.59 ERA (47.2IP, 51H, 19ER)...Batters hit .265 (67-253) with runners on base and .312 (43-138) with RISP...7SB/1CS...Nine of his 11 wins
came in games following an Indians loss...Huff was 9-4 in his 16 starts following a Cleveland loss (Indians were 11-5 overall in those games)...Won 3 straight starts, August 26-Sept 12...Overall Indians were 14-9 in his starts...This year at AAA Columbus David was 5-1 w/a 4.35 ERA in 7 starts (39.IP, 35H, 19ER, 5HR, 16BB, 32K, .241AVG)...At the time of his May 17 promotion he was T1st in the International League in wins (5)...This spring limited to 2 outings (4.0IP, 8H, 4R/ER) due to left shoulder tendinitis and was re-assigned to minor league camp on March 19...Went at least 5.0IP in all 7 of his Triple A starts and fanned a season-high 7 on April 25 vs. Indy...IL hitters batted .241 (35-145) w/5HR allowed.
Huff enjoyed a breakout year between Akron and Buffalo, putting together a combined 11-5 record with a
2.52ERA (146.1IP, 112H, 41ER, 13HR, 29BB, 143K, .210 AVG) in 27G/26GS... For the year he led all Indians
minor league pitchers in ERA, was T4th in wins and was 2nd in strikeouts and innings pitched...His combined
.210 average against between Akron and Buffalo was the 11th lowest mark among ALL full season minor league
pitchers...Following the season he was named the 6th best prospect in the International League by Baseball
America...Began the season at AA Akron and won his last 5 decisions from April 20-May 31...Promoted to Buffalo on
June 1...Over his last 9 outings at Akron his ERA was 1.11 (57.0IP, 33H, 7ER) and worked at least 5.0IP in all
9 games...Promoted to Buffalo where he dominated hitters as he went 6-4 w/a 3.01 ERA (80.2IP, 68H, 27ER,
8HR, 15BB, 81K) in 16 starts... Held batters to a .224 (68-303) average at Buffalo...Over his last 9 starts at
Buffalo he was 4-2 w/a 2.32 ERA (42.2IP, 34H, 11ER).....Combined on the year he went at least 5.0IP in 23 of his 27 starts...Highest pitch count total at Buffalo was
97...On the year he had two 9-strikeout games and four 8-strikeout games...Limited batters to a .210 (112-536,
13HR in 146.1IP) average against with 13HR allowed...LHH batted .197 (31-157, 1HR) and RHH batted .214
(81-379, 12HR)...Batters hit a combined .213 (42-197) with runners on and .218 (19-87) with RISP...Entered
2008 as the 8th best prospect in the system by Baseball America...Also enters 2009 as the 9th best prospect
in the Indians organization according to Baseball America.
Named to the Carolina League all-star team, going 4-2 w/a 2.72 ERA in 11 starts (59.2IP, 57H, 18ER, 15BB, 46K, 4HR)...Last start came on 5/31...Missed the last 3 months of the season w/a left elbow strain...Pitched for the Surprise
Rafters in the Arizona Fall League in October...At Kinston batters were 1 for 21 off him with RISP-2outs...Was 3-0 w/a
1.73 ERA in 5 starts in April for Kinston (25.0IP, 20H, 5ER).
He was 7-4 with a 2.98 ERA (129.2IP, 121H, 50R/43ER, 27BB, 100K) in 16 starts for the Bruins during his junior year of
2006, tossing 3 complete games...Named to the PAC-10 All Conference First Team...Huff led the PAC-10 Conference
in inning pitched (129.2), was 4th in strikeouts (100), 5th in ERA (2.98), T-5th in wins (7) and 7th in average against
(.249)...Played two years at Cypress College (CA) in 2004-05.