Married Kaitlin … has two children: Elizabeth and William … attended the University of Oklahoma … was
named to Baseball America's preseason All-American Second Team in 2003 … was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2002 … is a 2001 graduate of Trinity Christian (Texas) Academy.
Spilt the season between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte … recorded a career-low 2.13 ERA
(6 ER/25.1 IP) in 24 appearances with the Sox, including a 1.61 (4 ER/22.1 IP) mark in 20 games after the All- Star Break … 19 of his 24 appearances were scoreless … left-handers hit just .205 (9-44), while righties batted .213 (10-47) … surrendered just three hits in 31 at-bats (.097) with RISP … allowed just one earned run over 11.1 IP (11 appearances) at U.S. Cellular Field … his contract was purchased from Charlotte on 7/3 … made his season debut on 7/5 at Tampa Bay (1 ER/1.0 IP) … made eight consecutive scoreless appearances (7.1 IP) from 7/19-8/7 … his victory on 8/10 vs. Minnesota was his first since 6/13/11 vs. Tampa Bay (with Detroit) … worked 8.1 scoreless IP with 10 strikeouts over eight appearances from 8/10-9/7 … retired all eight batters faced on 9/13 vs. Cleveland … was shut down for the remainder of the season on 9/23 due to a strained left ulnar collateral ligament … was selected to the International League midseason All-Star Team but did not play due to his promotion to the White Sox … converted all three of his save situations with Charlotte … limited lefties to a .146 average (6-41) … was outrighted to Charlotte on 10/18.
Split the season between 3 organizations: TOR, OAK
and DET...Made his 2nd career Opening Day roster with TOR...Was designated for assignment by TOR on 4/12 and
traded to OAK on 4/18...Pitched a career-high 3.2 relief innings, 5/19 vs MIN...Traded to DET on 5/27...Pitched a career-high 13.0 scoreless innings over 10
appearances between OAK and DET, 5/19-6/21...Held RHH to a .215 AVG (17-79) and LHH to a .327 AVG
(16-49) at the major league level...Had a 3.55 ERA (5 ER, 12.2 IP) in 14 road appearances
and a 6.86 ERA (16 ER, 21.0 IP) in 19 home games...Was designated for assignment on 8/2 and outrighted to
Toledo (AAA) on 8/10...5 of his 8 minor league appearances were scoreless.
Appeared in 33 games this season with the Blue Jays... WHAT A RELIEF: Made his first career relief
appearance May 25 at LAA pitching a perfect eighth inning... Tossed a career high 2.1 innings in relief July 9 vs. BOS
allowing two hits, walking two and struck out three... July 26 vs. BAL recorded his first career save pitching a perfect
1.1 innings with a strikeout... HITS HARD TO COME BY: In his 33 games this season held opponents to a .210 batting
average (26-for-124) as right-handers hit .235 (19-81) and lefties hit .163 (7-43)... A LARGE INHERITANCE: Stranded
16 of 19 inherited runners (84.2%)... STREAKING: Had a career high 10.0 inning scoreless streak over 10 games from
July 8-Aug. 2 allowing five hits, walking three and struck out 11 over the stretch... DISABLED: Was placed on the DL on
Aug.13 with a right foot injury (strained ligaments) and was not activated until Sept.1... Was sent on a rehab assignment
in New Hampshire (AA) where he pitched in three games (2.2IP/4ER)... IN THE MINORS: In 17 games with the Las Vegas 51s (AAA) was 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA (7ER/18.2IP) allowing only 14 hits, while striking out 23... Allowed a run in only three
of his 17 appearances with the 51s.
Broke camp with the Blue Jays for the first time in his career... In total made nine starts with the Blue
Jays over two separate stints with the club... TOUGH BEGINNING: Made five starts in April before being optioned to Las
Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)... In those five starts, posted a 0-2 record with a 7.01 ERA... Fanned 26 in his
25.2 innings, although did add 18 walks... MINORS: Spent the majority of the season with the 51s, making 24 starts... Led
the club in wins (9), ERA (4.46) and strikeouts (109)... Won his final three decisions, going 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA... BACK
FOR SEPTEMBER: Returned to the big leagues, making four starts in the seasons final month... Posted a 1-1 record with
a 5.24 ERA over that span... BACK IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE: Picked up his first win of the season and first since Sept.
7, 2008, in a 9-2 win on Sept. 21... STRUGGLED AWAY FROM HOME: Made four of his nine starts on the road, suffering
all three losses to go with a 9.00 ERA in 19.0 innings... Was 1-0 with a 4.34 ERA at home... DOMINATED LEFTIES:
Held left-handed batters to a .156 average (7-45), although right-handed batters hit .329 (47-123)... All six home runs he
allowed were to right-handed hitters.
Made his ML Debut on Apr. 18 vs. DET...
Tossed 4.1 innings, holding the Tigers to two hits, although
walked seven in an 8-4 loss... Did not receive a decision...
Made 12 starts 6th most on the club... Team record was 5-8
in his starts... Six of his 12 outings were quality starts...Recorded 11 strikeouts, Aug. 27 at TB...
Only Ted Lilly had more strikeouts as a left-handed starter
for the Blue Jays (1-12K, 1-13K, game)... The 11 strikeouts
tied a Blue Jays mark for K's by a rookie with Jose Nunez
(1987) and David Bush (2004)... It also marked a season
high by a rookie in the major leagues, tied with John Lannan
(Was) and Hiroki Kuroda (LAD)...Picked up his
first ML win, July 26 vs. SEA, allowing three ER in six innings
in an 8-3 win... Threw a complete game, his first, on Aug 27
at TB, despite taking the loss 1-0...When working on a regular turn with 4 days rest between
starts, posted 2-2 record with a 3.41 ERA... Was 1-4 with a
7.56 ERA in all other starts... Made two starts in day games,
going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA...Made 19 starts for
Syracuse (AAA) of the International League posting an 8-6
record with a 2.69 ERA... Was selected as the R. Howard
Webster Award winner as the club's top player... His 2.69
ERA led the International League... Was selected for and
pitched in the International League All-Star game... Named
Pitcher of the Month at Syracuse for April and July.
Spent the entire season at New Hampshire
(AA)...Began the season 3-0 with a 0.89 ERA earning Organizational
Pitcher-of-the-Month honours...Finished 0-5, with
a 7.56 ERA before landing on the Disabled List June 15 for
the remainder of the season (Cyst in his throwing
arm)...Pitched in the Arizona Fall League, posting a 1-2 record
with a 1.23 ERA in six starts...Allowed only 13 hits in
22.0 IP, while walking just nine and adding 25 strikeouts...
Was honoured as the AFL Pitcher-of-the-Week ending
November 12...Was regarded as one of the best
pitchers in the AFL...Did not allow an earned run in any of
his last four starts.
Began the season with Syracuse (AAA) of the International
League, posting a 2-7 record with a 5.40 ERA...Held
opponents to a .249 avg, although walked 38 batters in only
51.2 IP...In six road starts, was 0-5 with a 7.40 ERA...Was
optioned to New Hampshire (AA) of the Eastern League in
June...Made 16 starts for the FisherCats, allowing three or
less earned runs in eight of his starts...Finished with a 3.57
ERA in his final three starts.
Combined to pitch to a 9-7 record with a 3.47 ERA in
29 starts between Dunedin of the Florida State League (A)
and New Hampshire of the Eastern League (AA)... At
Dunedin, posted a 5-4 record with a 3.63 ERA in 21 starts
and was tabbed to participate in its All-Star Game... Recorded
116 strikeouts in 94.1 innings which ranked 2nd on
the team and ranked third in the league at the time of his promotion
to New Hampshire... Held opponents to a .229 batting
average... Surrendered eight home runs... Had four
quality starts... Had six or more strikeouts in 12 of his 21
starts... Led the team with 56 walks... In April was 2-1 with a
3.38 ERA... April 7 vs. Clearwater he registered his first win
of the season... 5.0IP, 3H, 4BB, 4K... May 30 vs. Vero Beach
matched his season high with 7.0IP... Had a stellar June,
going 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA in five starts... June 9-July 23
made nine starts and had at least five strikeouts in all of
them... Over that span struck out 63 batters in 42.1IP... Was
promoted to New Hampshire on July 26... At New Hampshire
went 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA in eight starts... Held opponents
to a .205 batting average... Surrendered just two
home runs... Added another 45 strikeouts in the Eastern
League, giving him 161 on the season in 137.1 IP... Went at
least 5.0IP in all eight of his starts... Tossed a complete
game on August 8 against Harrisburg, in the first game of a
double-header... CG, 7.0IP, 3H, ER, HR, BB, 3K... Recorded
a season high 10 strikeouts in an August 18th win at
Newark, giving up just two hits on the night... Collected wins
in three of his last four starts of the season, going 3-1 while
giving up three earned runs over that span of games (19.2
IP)... September 3 at Norwich, in his last start matched a
season high by going 7.0IP... Was selected by Baseball
America as the 3rd top prospect in the organization.
Drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round (16th selection
overall) of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft... Agreed to
terms with the Club on July 23 after posting a 9-5 record and
a 3.11 ERA in 18 starts in his junior season at the University
of Oklahoma... Made just three regular season starts for Auburn
pitching to a 1-0 record with a 1.50 ERA in those
games (2 ER, 12.0 IP)... Pitched six perfect innings on the
road in Oneonta on September 1, for his first win as a professional...
Got the start in Game One of Auburn's New
York-Penn League semifinal series with Mahoning Valley,
but did not figure in the decision after giving up two earned
runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work... Struck out six batters without a walk in that game, after collecting 13 strikeouts
and one walk during the regular season... Was
selected by Baseball America as the 5th top prospect in the