Drafted fourth overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, the first pitcher selected in the draft…Named the No. 3 prospect (and top pitcher) in the 2015 draft by Baseball America…Graduated from Claremont (CA) HS and the University of California Santa Barbara....He is an alum of MLB’s RBI program in Compton, Calif. (Urban Youth Academy).
His 62 appearances were tied for the most on the team (Scott), while his 19 games finished and 62.7 innings led the O’s ...His six losses led O’s relievers and were tied for the fifth-most among AL relievers ...His 53 inherited runners were the second-most in MLB behind LAA’s Steve Cishek (61); are tied for the most by an O’s reliever since Jamie Walker in 2007... Pitched the 100th inning of his career on 9/21 at PHI ...Earned his first career save on 6/29 at HOU; became the first Oriole to earn the save in a game in which the O’s won by at least 10 runs since Chris Ray in 2006; was the 19th such instance in club history (since 1954) ...Recorded a career-high three saves and seven holds...Pitched on back-to-back days nine times (last: 9/24/25) ...Did not record a strikeout in eight of his 12 games in August, including four-straight from 8/14-22 (career-high: 5, 9/9-17/20); did not strike out a batter in six of his 11 appearances in September...Made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Appeared in six Spring Training games, posting a 9.00 ERA (6.0 IP/6 ER).
Held right-handed hitters to a .105 (4-for-38) batting average...Did not allow a hit in five-straight appearances (6.0 IP) from 8/31-9/12...Did not allow an earned run while working on 2-5 days rest (9.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K)...Struck out multiple batters in six of his 12 appearances, including in each of his first four outings...Went six-straight appearances (5.2 IP) from 9/9-20 without issuing a walk...First batters hit .182 (2-for-11) with a HBP and reached on an error against him...Recorded his first career win on 9/5 vs. NYY (1.1 IP, BB, HBP, 2 K)...Placed on the IL on 9/22 with a sprained right finger, ending his season...Worked 2.1 innings in three of his 12 appearances; seven of his 28 career outings have been 2.0-or-more innings...Made his 2020 season debut on 8/17 vs. TOR (2.1 IP, H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K, HR)...Activated from the 10-day Injured list on 8/17; began the season on the IL with a right elbow contusion.
Made his Major League debut on 7/29 at SD (2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 K, HR); recalled from Double-A Bowie on 7/26 ... Struck out Hunter Renfroe for his first career strikeout on 7/29 at SD... Recalled again on 8/23 from Triple-A Norfolk; his second stint with the big league club ... Remained with the Orioles for the remainder of the season ... Held lefties to a .192 average (5-for-26) in the majors, though 17 of his 20 strikeouts on the year were against right-handers ... Matched a career-high with 3.0 IP on 8/23 vs. TB; his first career scoreless appearance ... Made his Oriole Park debut on 8/1 vs. TOR, working a career-high 3.0 innings (2 H, 3 ER, 2 HR, 2 K, HB) ... Suffered his first career loss on 9/2 at TB in the 10th inning (0.2 IP, H, ER, BB)... Made four appearances for Triple-A Norfolk, going 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9.0 IP) one walk and seven strikeouts ... Made 17 appearances (two starts) for Double-A Bowie this season, going 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA (13 ER/33.2 IP), nine walks, and 30 strikeouts.
A non-roster invitee to Yankees Spring Training...Went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA (31 ER/82.2 IP) and 75 strikeouts in 15 starts for Double-A Trenton...Struck out a season-high 10 batters on 6/15 vs. Erie, working 6.1 scoreless innings...Named a Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star (Trenton)...Acquired by the Orioles from the New York Yankees along with LHP Josh Rogers and RHP Cody Carroll in exchange for LHP Zach Britton on 7/24...Made his Orioles organization debut on 7/29 with Double-A Bowie...Worked at least 5.0 innings in 20 of his 22 starts...Placed on the disabled list on 7/12 (quad strain); activated from the DL on 7/24.
Made 13 starts between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton and was 7-2 with a 2.81 ERA (83.1IP, 71H, 28R/26ER, 24BB, 63K, 7HR)…opened the season at Tampa, going 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA (58.1IP, 48H, 19R/17ER, 15BB,46K, 4HR) in nine starts…on 7/2 at Clearwater, recorded a career-high 11K over 7.0 shutout innings (6H, 0BB)…was promoted on 8/8to Trenton, where he had a 1-2 record and 3.24 ERA (25.0IP, 23H, 9ER, 9BB, 17K, 3HR) in four starts.
Combined with Single-A Hickory and Single-A Charleston to go 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA (82.1IP, 99H, 49R/43ER, 33BB, 70K) in 24 games (16 starts)…began the season with Hickory, going 3-3 with a 5.12 ERA (65.0IP, 78H, 39R/37ER, 27BB, 55K) in 17 games (16 starts)…was acquired by the Yankees from Texas on 8/1…made seven relief appearances for Charleston, going 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA (17.1IP, 21H, 10R/6ER, 6BB, 15K)…following the season, did not record a decision and posted a 3.86 ERA (9.1IP, 9H, 4ER, 1BB, 11K) in six games for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League…was an AFL Fall Stars Game selection.
In his professional debut, did not record a decision andposted a 1.00 ERA (9.0IP, 3H, 1ER, 3BB, 8K) in six combined starts with short-season Single-A Spokane and Single-A Hickory…started the season with Spokane, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings over two starts (0H, 3BB, 3K)…was promoted to Hickory on 8/14 and posted a 1.29 ERA in four starts (7.0IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 5K)…following the season, was named the No. 5 prospect in the Rangers organization by Baseball America.