Graduated from East Lake (FL) HS...Attended the University of Florida...Signed by John Shelby, lll.
• Pitched in 48 minor league games in the New York Mets organization between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Syracuse, going a combined 5-4 with a 3.84 ERA (27 ER/63.1 IP) and 54 strikeouts...Went 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA (2 ER/14.2 IP) in nine games for Binghamton; went two-for-three in save opportunities...Left-handers batted .143 (4-for-28) against him while at Double-A...Recalled by the Mets on 5/11, but did not pitch in a game and was sent back down to Triple-A on 5/12...Designated for assignment by the Mets on 9/14.
Had his contract selected by the Mets on 9/1 and made his Major League debut on 9/4 at LAD (1.1 IP, H, HB, K)...Struck out INF/OF Chris Taylor for his first career strikeout...Made two more appearances for the Mets before being shutdown and placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique...Made 35 minor league appearances, across four different levels, going a combined 5-3 with a 4.20 ERA (23 ER/49.1 IP) and 57 strikeouts...Allowed just two home runs in his 49.1 innings of work.
Spent the entire season with Class A-Advanced Carolina, going 8-3 with a 3.94 ERA (28 ER/64.0 IP) and 60 strikeouts... His first season used primarily as a reliever...Recorded his first professional save on 7/2 vs. Winston-Salem (3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)...Traded to the New York Mets on 9/12 in exchange for INF Neil Walker.
Spent the entire season with Class A-Advanced Brevard County...Made 19 starts for the Manatees, going 2-12 with a 4.81 ERA (54 ER/101.0 IP) and 64 strikeouts...Tossed his first career complete game on 6/27 at Tampa (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, K)...His 12 losses were tied for the second-most in the Florida State League, trailing only his teammate RHP Bubba Derby's 13 losses.
Made his professional debut on 7/12 for the AZL Brewers (2.0 IP, 3 H, ER) and was dealt the loss...Promoted to Class-A Wisconsin on 7/17 and finished the season with the Timber Rattlers.