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.
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.