Graduated from Hazelwood West (MO) High School, where he played soccer and basketball in addition to baseball...Committed to the University of Missouri before signing with the Brewers...Enjoys video games, soccer and traveling...This past offseason visited Jamaica...has traveled to London, Paris, Zürich and Munich in previous offseasons.
Was named National League Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year after going 4-1 with a 0.33 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Milwaukee...Became the third Rookie of the Year in franchise history - and first pitcher - joining Pat Listach (1992) and Ryan Braun (2007)...Is the only pitcher ever to win Rookie of the Year without making either at least one start or recording at least one save...Was named to the All-MLB Second Team...Was also named Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the BBWAA...Finished eighth in National League Cy Young Award voting...Made his first career Opening Day roster...Ranked first or tied for first among Major League relievers (minimum 20ip) in ERA (1st, 0.33), opponent batting average (1st, .090), WHIP (1st, 0.63), strikeouts (T1st, 53) and K/9 IP (T1st, 17.67)...Surrendered just a single earned run the entire season, coming on 7/27 at Pittsburgh in his second appearance of the year...Retired 20 of 22 first batters faced (90.9%)...Stranded all four inherited runners...Was among the National League leaders in holds (T4th, 9)...Earned his first Major League win on 8/11 vs. Minnesota...Held opponents hitless in 31 consecutive at-bats from 8/14-9/11 prior to a triple to Kris Bryant on 9/11 vs. Chicago-NL...Was not on the NL Wild Card Series roster due to right shoulder soreness.
Went 0-0 with a 3.95 ERA in 13 relief appearances with Milwaukee... Had two stints with the team (8/5-8/30 and 9/10-end)... Retired 6 of 13 first batters faced (46.2%)... Did not inherit any runners or have any save opportunities...Made his MLB debut on 8/7 at Pittsburgh (1.2ip, 3h, 2r, 0er, 1bb, 3k).....his first career strikeout was Bryan Reynolds, the first batter he faced... Went 7-2 with a 2.36 ERA and 4 saves in 31 relief appearances at Double-A Biloxi.....was promoted to Triple-A San Antonio on 7/26 and made 3 scoreless appearances (3.2ip)... Held minor-league opponents to a .180 batting average with 82 strikeouts in 57.0 innings... Participated in the All-Star Futures Game.