Resides in Bradenton, FL...While attending Florida Southern College, was a second team All-Sunshine State Conference selection and was named to the the 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove South Region team...Signed by Carl Hernandez.
Claimed Mississippi's Pitcher of the Year honors one year after earning the same distinction with High-A Lynchburg in 2012...Earned the M-Braves Pitcher of the Month award for May after going 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA (8 ER/38.1 IP) in six starts, surrendering 33 hits and striking out 30...Earned Pitcher of the Month honors for June after turning in a 1.26 ERA (4 ER/28.2 IP) over five starts, posting a 1-0 record with 23 hits and 27 strikeouts...Led Mississippi qualifying starting pitchers in both ERA (2.39) and WHIP (1.197)...Won five consecutive starts from 4/23-5/15, posting a 1.14 ERA (4 ER/31.2 IP) with 26 strikeouts and a .174 opponents' batting average...Tabbed as the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for 4/29-5/5 after going 2-0 in two starts, logging a 0.69 ERA in 13.0 innings of work...Ranked third in the Braves system with a 2.39 ERA among starters and also placed in the top 10 in WHIP (4th, 1.20), opponents' batting average (6th, .234) and innings pitched (8th, 135.1).
Named the organizational Pitcher of the Year for Lynchburg after leading the club in wins (13), ERA (3.38), starts (T-1st, 27), innings (165.1) and WHIP (1.14)...Earned the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Year award...Led the CL in wins (13), innings (165.1), starts (T-1st, 27) and shutouts (T-1st, 1), also ranked among league leaders in strikeouts (2nd, 139), ERA (3rd, 3.38), WHIP (3rd, 1.14) and opponent average (5th, .252)...Ranked among CL's top starting pitchers in opponents' batting average (4th, .252), strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio (4th, 7.57), walks per 9.0 innings ratio (3rd, 1.69) and baserunners per 9.0 innings ratio (3rd, 10.61)...Led all Braves farmhands in wins (13), ranked second in strikeouts (139) and fourth in ERA (3.38)...Named the organizational Pitcher of the Month for Lynchburg for July. He went 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 34.0 innings spanning five starts (including one complete game shutout) on the month...Tabbed as the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week for 7/23-30. He went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 14.0 innings in two starts that week...Posted a 28-inning scoreless streak spanning four starts from 7/12-28, lowered his ERA from 3.64 to 2.88 in that span.
In his first professional season, spent time at two levels...Started the season and appeared in two games at Danville (R) before being promoted to Rome (A) on 6/28...Led the team in saves (8)...Recorded his first professional save on 7/6 at SAV...Recorded his first professional win on 7/29 at LEX.