Selected by the Yankees in the 19th round of the 2012 Amateur Draft out of Central Michigan University…went 17-3 with a 2.39 ERA (158.1-IP, 42-ER) in three seasons there.
Released by the Mariners on May 27…went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA (18-IP, 2-ER) and 33 SO in four apps (three starts) for the Tully Monsters in independent ball…signed by the Rays on Aug 18 and added to the 60-man player pool…was on the taxi squad for the Aug 28–Sep 2 and Sep 17-23 road trips.
Ranked 2nd among Padres minor leaguers with 11 wins and 137 IP…tied for 2nd in the Pacific Coast League in both wins and losses (11)…yielded 37 HR, most in the Pacific Coast League.
Split the season between Triple-A Rochester and Double-A Chattanooga, going 9-12 with a 4.60 ERA (129-IP, 66-ER) in 25 apps (22 starts)…signed by the Padres on Nov 28…made 7 starts for the Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Attended first career spring training with New York-AL; optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre March 15...Began season making two starts with S/W-B allowing two runs in 11.0 IP...Missed two months with a right shoulder strain; made one rehab start with GCL Yankees; reinstated July 1 and made five starts with S/W-B posting a 2.54 ERA (28.1 IP, 8 ER)...Acquired by Twins from New York-AL on July 30, along with Zack Littell, in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jaime García...Made one start for Triple-A Rochester after being acquired, allowing two runs in 6.0 innings; recalled August 10... Made major league debut August 10 at Milwaukee, allowing two runs (1 earned) on five hits in 2.1 innings pitched and did not factor into the decision; recorded first career hit, an infield single off Zach Davies in the third inning...Placed on 10-day disabled list August 17 with a left shoulder strain, ending his season.
Went 14-4 with one save and a 1.73 ERA (135.0IP, 102H, 28R/26ER, 56BB, 124K, 6HR) in 26 games (22 starts) between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…tied for the organizational lead and tied for fourth among all minor league pitchers in wins…ranked second among minor league pitchers in ERA (min. 125.0IP) and fifth among Yankees farmhands in strikeouts…held opponents to a .215 BA (102-for-475); LH .205 (26-for-127), RH .218 (76-for-348)…in his 22 starts, his team went 18-4…logged 10 scoreless starts…went 7-0 with a 0.94 ERA (67.1IP, 7ER) in 13 home games (11 starts). Began the season with Trenton and went 7-2 with a 1.93 ERA (70.0IP, 55H, 15ER, 30BB, 74K, 3HR) en route to being selected to the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star Team…was named EL "Player of the Month" for April after going 3-0 and tossing 23.2 scoreless innings (9H, 13BB, 25K) over four starts to set a Thunder record for a season-opening scoreless streak (23.2IP). On 4/22 vs. Akron, recorded a career-high 11K over 6.0 scoreless innings (1H, 3BB), as his no-hit bid was broken up in the sixth inning by a Clint Frazier double. Tossed his first career complete game on 6/11 at Erie (7.0IP, 4H, 2ER, 0BB, 10K, 1HR). In 14 games (10 starts) with Scranton/WB, went 7-2 with one save and a 1.52 ERA (65.0IP, 47H, 13R/11ER, 26BB, 50K, 3HR)…started for the RailRiders on 5/15 and 5/20, and was promoted to Scranton/WB for good on 7/1. Was moved to the bullpen following his 8/15 start and logged a 1-0 record, one save and a 3.86 ERA (7.0IP, 3ER, 4BB, 10K, 1HR) in four relief appearances…also recorded a save and tossed 3.1 scoreless innings (3H, 1BB, 6K) in two postseason relief appearances. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/18/16.