Married Rachel....Played college baseball at the University of Tennessee, where he went 10-9 with a 4.64 ERA (68 ER/132.0 IP), 13 saves and 149 strikeouts (10.2 per 9.0 IP) in 36 appearances (13 starts) over three seasons....Made just one start as a junior in 2020, tossing 3.2 scoreless IP with six strikeouts, before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic … was named a 2020 preseason First-Team All-American by Baseball America....Is a 2017 graduate of Ocean Springs (Miss.) High School, where he went 6-4 with a 1.48 ERA and 76 strikeouts as a senior....Originally was selected by Milwaukee in the 34th round of the 2017 draft, but did not sign.
Spent his first full season in the White Sox bullpen, appearing in 54 games … averaged 12.0 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (65 SO/54.1 IP), recording multiple strikeouts in 21 of the appearances. ...His 2.82 ERA ranked second among Sox relievers with a minimum of 50.0 IP behind Liam Hendriks (2.54). ...No-Fly Zone: Allowed an average of 0.33 homers per 9.0 IP (2 HR), the third-lowest mark among American League relievers. ...Posted a 1.98 ERA (6 ER/27.1 IP) with 31 strikeouts over 27 home games, compared to a 3.67 mark (11 ER/27.0 IP) with 34 strikeouts in 27 road contests. ...Held left-handers to a .171/.301/.200 (12-70) average, allowing just two extra-base hits (both doubles). ...Limited opponents to a .204 (19-93) average with runners on base, .226 (12-53) with RISP, .095 (2-21) with RISP/two outs and .200 (1-5) with the bases loaded. ...Made his first Opening Day roster … retired al...seven batters faced (three strikeouts) in his season debut on 4/3 at the Angels. ...Recorded his first career hold on 4/6 at Seattle (1.0 scoreless IP with two strikeouts) … suffered the loss in back-to-back appearances on 4/11 vs. Kansas City (one unearned run in 1.0 IP) and 4/13 vs. Cleveland (two unearned runs in 0.1 IP). ...Recorded a streak of 16.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 4/18- 6/14, tied with Carlos Rodón (4/5-20) for the longest streak by a Sox pitcher during the season … allowed just nine hits (eight singles) with 20 strikeouts and three holds during the streak. ...Threw a career-high 3.0 scoreless IP on 4/25 vs. Texas … was placed on the 10-day injured list on 4/29 (retro to 4/26) with an upper back strain. ...Was reinstated on 5/6 and worked 0.2 scoreless IP in his next outing on 5/11 vs. Minnesota for his first major-league win. ...Retired al...six batters faced on 6/1 at Cleveland, earned his second win on 6/8 vs. Toronto with 1.0 scoreless IP and threw 2.0 scoreless IP on 6/11 at Detroit ...Suffered the loss in back-to-back appearances on 6/18 at Houston and 6/22 at Pittsburgh … surrendered a walk-off single to the Astros' Yordan Álvarez in the ninth, and allowed a career-high four runs in the seventh against the Pirates. ...Made five consecutive scoreless outings from 6/30-7/11, allowing just one hit with eight strikeouts. ...Tossed 2.0 scoreless IP with a season-high four strikeouts on 8/11 at Minnesota … struck out four batters again in his next appearance on 8/14 vs. New York-A...(1.2 scoreless IP). ...Made nine straight scoreless outings (7.1 IP) from 9/5-26 … recorded holds in back-to-back outings on 9/7 at Oakland and 9/10 vs. Boston. ...Appeared in three games in the ALDS vs. Houston, allowing five hits with four strikeouts in 2.1 scoreless IP … allowed all four of his inherited runners to score. ...Preseason Baseball America Rankings: No. 4 prospect and possessing the Best Fastball and Best Slider in the Sox system. ...Preseason MLB.com Rankings: No. 4 prospect in the Sox system; No. 56 overall and No. 6 LHP prospect in baseball.
Made five scoreless appearances with the White Sox after being selected in the first round (11th overall) of the June 2020 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Tennessee...Threw 45 of his 85 pitches (52.9 percent) at 100-plus MPH... Struck out eight of the 22 batters he faced, issued zero walks, and recorded multiple strikeouts in three of his five outings...Right-handers went 2-14 (.143) with five strikeouts, and lefties were 1-7 with three strikeouts (.143) … did not allow an extra base hit...: His contract was purchased from the Schaumburg training facility on 9/18 … made his major-league debut that night in relief at Cincinnati in a game televised nationally on FOX … entered in the sixth inning and struck out two batters over 1.0 hitless IP, including Brian Goodwin for the first of his career … six of his nine fastballs registered at 100.0-plus mph (100.4 mph average; 101.5 mph max)...Became the first player from the 2020 draft class to make his debut, the first MLB pitcher to debut in his draft year since Kansas City's Brandon Finnegan in 2014 and the first Sox player since Chris Sale in 2010...Threw 1.0 scoreless IP on 9/20 at Cincinnati and 9/22-23 at Cleveland … made his final appearance of the regular season on 9/26 vs. the Cubs, striking out three in 2.0 scoreless IP...Made his postseason debut in Game 3 of the American League Wild Card Series at Oakland, striking out both batters faced … entered the game with two outs in the first inning in relief of starter Dane Dunning and struck out Matt Olson with two runners on base … exited the game in the second with left forearm tightness.