Attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas...Originally selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft...Became the first Israeli drafted by a Major League team...Was the youngest player (20) on Team Israel's 2017 World Baseball Classic roster.
Made his Major league debut on 9/6 vs. NYY…Earned his first career win after tossing 6.0 innings, allowing just one run on one hit and three walks with seven strikeouts...Struck out the first batter he faced, DJ LeMahieu (looking), for his first career strikeout...Became the fourth pitcher in Orioles history to work at least 6.0 innings while allowing one-or-fewer hits in his Major League debut (Chris Waters in 2008, Anthony Telford in 1990, and Bib Milacki in 1988)...Became the sixth pitcher in Orioles history to strike out at least seven batters in his Major League debut...Over his first three Major League starts, he went 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA (3 ER/16.0 IP); in each of these starts, he tossed 5.0 innings-or-more, allowed one run-or-fewer, recorded at least six strikeouts, and did not allow more than four hits...Did not allow a home run in his 18.2 innings worked...Issued three walks in each of his four starts... Participated in his first big league Spring Training, making three relief outings while not allowing an earned run with two walks and five strikeouts over 5.1 innings.
Went a combined 9-6 with a 3.72 ERA (47 ER/113.2 IP) and 122 strikeouts in 21 starts across three different levels (Class A-Advanced Frederick, Double-A Bowie, and Triple-A Norfolk)...Pitched in the Arizona Fall League for the Surprise Saguaros following the season; went 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA (5 ER/19.0 IP) and 23 strikeouts in five starts (six appearances)...Named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star...Received an invite to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee; did not make an appearance after suffering an oblique strain prior to camp starting...Won eight-straight decisions from 6/22-8/10, over a 10 start span with Double-A Bowie; went 8-0 with a 1.93 ERA (12 ER/56.0 IP) and 57 strikeouts during this stretch...Went 4-1 with a 1.36 ERA (5 ER/33.0 IP) in six road starts for Double-A Bowie...Matched his career-high with 7.0-scoreless innings three different times during the season (6/11 vs. New Hampshire, 7/2 at Hartford, and 7/18 vs. Altoona)...Entered the season ranked as the No. 9 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 11/20, and was added to the 40-man roster
Led all of minor league baseball in strikeouts with 178 (114 - Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, 53 - Double-A Bowie, 11 - Double-A Tulsa)... Named a California League Mid-Season All-Star... Named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week on 7/8; 1-0, 0.00 ERA (7 IP), 11 K, 1 GS... Tossed his first career complete game and shutout in his only appearance for Double-A Tulsa on 7/5 vs. Midland... Recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts twice during the season (6/25 at Lake Elsinore and 7/5 vs. Midland); has four career double digit strikeout games... Made eight starts for Double-A Bowie after coming over from the Dodgers, and went 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA (13 ER/45.1 IP) and 53 strikeouts... Earned the win in his Baysox debut on 7/22 vs. Erie, working 6.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
Spent the entire season pitching for Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga...Made 33 appearances for the Quakes, six starts...Went 1-4 with a 5.18 ERA (46 ER/80.0 IP) and 96 strikeouts...Totaled three saves, including the first of his career on 7/8 at Inland Empire...All three of his saves were multi-inning...Worked 2.0-or-more innings in 25 of his 33 games.
Made his professional debut with Rookie-level Ogden...Made six starts for the Raptors before being promoted to Class-A Great Lakes...Went 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA (1 ER/15.1 IP) for the Loons...Recorded a strikeout in 11 of his 12 games and multiple strikeouts in nine of 12...Pitched in Team Israel's World Baseball Classic qualifier game against Great Britain, closing out a 9-1 Team Israel victory, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout.