Engaged to Rachel... Played college baseball at the University of Tennessee … went 10-9 with a 4.64 ERA (68 ER/132.0 IP), 13 saves and 149 strikeouts (10.2 per 9.0 IP) over 36 appearances (13 starts)...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 to lead the team to the Mississippi Class 6A State Semifinals...Originally was selected by Milwaukee in the 34th round of the 2017 draft, but did not sign.
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.