Single … attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he went 7-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 18 starts as a junior … helped lead the Bears to a berth in the 2011 College World Series … earned honorable mention All Pac-10 honors in 2010 … played in the Northwoods League in 2009 and was named the sixth-best prospect by Baseball America … is a 2008 graduate of Los Altos (Calif.) High School and was a three-time all-state selection.
Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte before making six starts with the White Sox in September. ... Allowed three runs or less in all six outings, including four quality starts … surrendered at least one homer in each start … six of his eight home runs allowed were solo shots. ... Opponents went 0-23 with RISP (0-9 with RISP/two outs). ... Was recalled from Charlotte on 9/1 and made his season debut on 9/6 at Kansas City, earning the win (3 ER/6.0 IP). ... Went 3-0 with a 3.52 ERA (9 ER/23.0 IP) and 21 strikeouts over his first four starts from 9/6-21. ... Allowed just two runs on five hits with a career-high matching nine strikeouts over 6.0 IP on 9/21 at Detroit … suffered his first loss on 9/27 at Yankee Stadium (2 ER/5.2 IP). ... Received a no decision in his final start of the season on 10/3 vs. Detroit despite allowing just two runs over 6.1 IP. ... Was named International League Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the IL mid and postseason All-Star teams with the Knights. ... Led the IL in ERA (2.37), strikeouts (136), WHIP (1.12), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (9.23) and fewest baserunners per 9.0 IP (10.34) … ranked second in opponents average (.224) and tied for third in wins (11). ... Was 8-4 with a 2.50 ERA (21 ER/75.2 IP) at home, compared to 3-4 with a 2.21 mark (14 ER/57.0 IP) on the road. ... Limited right-handers to a .215 average (54-251) with three home runs while lefties hit .234 (54-231) with two homers. ... Went 3-1 with a 1.03 ERA (4 ER/35.0 IP), 41 strikeouts, .185 opponents average (23-124) and five walks in June. ... Tossed a season-high 8.0 IP on 6/10 at Pawtucket, 6/21 vs. Indianapolis and 8/25 vs. Gwinnett. ... Did not allow an earned run in three consecutive starts from 6/10-21 (22.0 IP) and 7/10-28 (15.0 IP). ... Was named IL Pitcher of the Week for the period of 6/15-21 … went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/14.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts. ... Struck out a career-high 11 on 6/16 vs. Pawtucket. ... Went 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA (3 ER/21.0 IP) over his final three starts with the Knights from 8/13-25.
Made the White Sox Opening Day starting rotation … Allowed seven runs on 10 hits over 4.2 IP in his season debut on 4/4 at Kansas City...Posted a no decision on 4/15 vs. Boston despite allowing one run on three hits with a career-high nine strikeouts over 6.2 IP...Earned his first win on 4/20 at Texas (1 ER/5.0 IP)...Allowed four runs over 1.2 IP on 4/25 vs. Tampa Bay … was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte on 4/26...Registered a complete game in a losing effort on 7/9 at Scranton-Wilkes Barre (7 ER/6.0 IP)...Won three consecutive starts from 7/17-27 (4.96 ERA)...Allowed seven runs on eight hits over 2.2 IP in his final start of the season on 8/12 at Syracuse...Was placed on the disabled list on 8/16 with right shoulder inflammation and missed the remainder of the season...Entered 2014 ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the White Sox organization … Also tabbed by the same publication as possessing the Best Slider and Best Control in the Sox system.
Split the season between Class AA Birmingham, Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox … his contract was purchased by Chicago on 9/3 … three of his five starts with the Sox were quality … allowed three earned runs or less in all five outings … received a 7.16 run support average (22 RS/27.2 IP) … Chicago went 3-2 in his starts … owned a 3.00 ERA (5 ER/15.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts at U.S. Cellular Field … limited right-handers to a .178 average (8-45) … suffered the loss in his major-league debut on 9/4 at New York-AL (3 ER/6.0 IP) … recorded his first strikeout in the first inning (Ichiro Suzuki) … Marcus Semien also made his debut, marking the first White Sox teammates to make their debuts in the same starting lineup since 8/2/90 at Milwaukee (Frank Thomas and Alex Fernandez) … won his final three starts of the season, compiling a 2.50 ERA (5 ER/18.0 IP) with 13 strikeouts … recorded his first victory on 9/16 vs. Minnesota, working 6.0 scoreless IP with eight strikeouts … allowed two runs over 6.2 IP in a victory at Detroit … was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team and the Southern League midseason All-Star Team … combined to go 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA (31 ER/142.0 IP), 131 strikeouts, three complete games, one shutout and a .197 opponents average (100-507) over 24 starts between Birmingham and Charlotte … his 1.96 ERA ranked fifth among all full-season minor leaguers … ranked among the White Sox organizational leaders in ERA (1st), strikeouts (3rd) and wins (T3rd) … went 7-1 with a 1.03 ERA (8 ER/69.2 IP) at home between the two stops … began the season with Birmingham, going 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA (5 ER/31.1 IP) over five starts in April … limited righties to a .164 average (26-159) and lefties to a .218 mark (31-142) with the Barons … worked at least 7.0 scoreless IP three times … struck out a season-high 10 over 7.0 scoreless IP on 4/22 vs. Huntsville … threw a 5.0 IP rain-shortened, no-hitter on 6/11 vs. Jacksonville … tossed a shutout on 6/17 vs. Jackson (5.0 IP) … was promoted to Charlotte on 6/23 … was on the Knights disabled list from 7/4-28 with a strained right groin … went 3-1 with a 1.31 ERA (6 ER/41.1 IP) and 39 strikeouts over his last seven starts with Charlotte before his promotion to the White Sox … earned the win on 8/19 vs. Durham, tossing 8.0 scoreless IP … entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect and Possessing the Best Slider in the White Sox organization.
Combined to go 6-5 with a 2.53 ERA (26 ER/92.1 IP), 87 strikeouts and a .232 (82-353) opponents average over 17 starts between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem … began the season with Kannapolis, allowing two runs or less in seven of his nine starts … surrendered just one earned run over 17.2 IP at home … limited right-handers to a .218 (24-110) average … opposition hit just .170 (8-47) with RISP and .136 (3-22) with RISP/two outs … worked 18.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 6/12-29 … was promoted to Winston-Salem on 7/21 and made six quality starts with the Dash … right-handers hit just .203 (26-128) … was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for 8/6-12 after working 14.0 scoreless IP with 13 strikeouts in two starts … surrendered just one run with 10 strikeouts in a win on 8/17 at Frederick.
Made his professional debut with Advanced Rookie Great Falls, appearing in two games … was recommended/ signed by Adam Virchis.