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.
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.