He and his wife, Kathryn, have a daughter named Leighton...His name was inspired by a character named “Hobie” on the TV show Baywatch...Graduated from Paschal (TX) High School, where he also played football as a sophomore (punter/kicker)...Attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he pitched three seasons...His father, Brian, was selected by Toronto in the seventh round of the 1978 draft and became the first catcher to bypass the minors and play in the majors since the first amateur draft was held in 1965.....his father played two games in the majors (1978) and later served as a hitting coach in the Yankees organization (1991-95) and as a scout with the Cubs (1996-2007).
Went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 19 relief appearances with Milwaukee...Had six stints (5/15-5/17, 6/3-6/21, 7/2-7/7, 8/11, 8/18-9/3 and 9/28-9/29)...Recorded 30 strikeouts in 21.2 innings...Retired 13 of 19 first batters faced (68.4%)...Stranded four of seven inherited runners (57.1%)...Went 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA and five saves in 30 relief appearances at Triple-A Nashville...Held opponents to a .168 batting average with 48 strikeouts (two walks) in 32.0 innings at Nashville.
Pitched 19 games for the Los Angeles Angels...On the 10-day injured list from 8/29-9/7 with right back spasms...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/17.
Split 2018 season between Triple-A and Majors with the Phillies and Rays organizations…Totaled four stints in Majors: Opening Day- April 20 and July 9 with Phillies and July 15-20 and Sept. 20 through season's end with Rays…Was designated for assignment by Philadelphia July 10 and acquired by Rays for cash considerations on July 14...Made his Rays debut the next day…In 40 Triple-A games (1 start) between Durham and Lehigh Valley, went 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA (40.2 IP - 13 ER) and 49 strikeouts.
Split the season between Triple-A and the majors in the Phillies and Rays organizations… totaled four stints in the majors: Opening Day- April 20 and July 9 with the Phillies and July 15-20 and Sep 20 through season's end with the Rays… pitched to a 7.36 ERA (7.1-IP, 6-ER) over 14 apps between the two clubs, including 7 apps of 0.1 IP or fewer…designated for assignment by the Phillies on July 10 and acquired by the Rays for cash considerations on July 14; made his Rays debut the next day…on July 20 vs. MIA, yielded a go-ahead, 3-run homer to Derek Dietrich, the second home run allowed in his career to a lefty…in 40 apps (1 start) between Durham and Lehigh Valley at the Triple-A level, went 1-0 with a 2.88 ERA (40.2-IP, 13-ER) and 49 SO…was outrighted off the 40-man roster in November.
Returned to the Phillies on 3/24 after being selected by CLE in the 2016 Rule 5 draft... Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Had a 19.1-inning scoreless streak, 4/8-5/28 (15 G)... Had his contract selected on 6/20 and made his ML debut, 6/24 at ARI (1.0 IP, 2 H, R, ER, BB, HB, SO)... Made 21 straight scoreless appearances, 7/29-9/17 (16.2 IP); was the 4th-longest streak by a Phillies reliever since 1913... Posted a 0.83 ERA (2 ER, 21.2 IP) from 7/29 through the end of the season... Held LHH to a .159 AVG (10-63)... Did not allow a HR in 36 of his 37 ML appearances.
Split the season between AA Reading and AAA Lehigh Valley, going a combined 5-4 with 6 saves and a 2.49 ERA in 49 games (65.0IP, 57H, 18ER, 15BB, 76SO)...Minor League hitters hit just .233 (57-245) on the year, including a mark of .230 (23-100, 0 HR, .559 OPS) by left-handed hitters...Righties batted .234 (34-145) and on the year batters hit .218 (26-119) off him with runners on base...Combined on the year worked at least 1.0IP in 40 of 49 outings...Worked 2.0-or-more-IP in 13 of 49 games...Did not allow a run over his 2 Eastern League playoff outings (2.2IP)...Was an Eastern League All-Star selection after posting an ERA of 1.85 (8ER/39.0IP) in the first half for the R-Phils... Appeared in 5 games in October for Lara in the Liga Venezuela Beisbol.
Spent majority of season with Reading (AA)… Was on DL with left shoulder impingement syndrome, 4/9-5/2… Of his 27 relief appearances, 17 were 2.0 IP or more… Allowed 8 ER and walked just 5 batters in 27.1 IP after the All-Star break (2.63 ERA).
Spent season with Reading… T-3rd in Eastern League in SHO, T-5th in starts, T-7th in wins and ranked 8th in innings… Led Phillies minor league system in wins… Eastern League midseason All-Star.
Spent season with Clearwater… T-1st in Florida State League in wins, ranked 3rd in SO & starts and T-3rd in innings.
Went 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 67 relief appearances with Milwaukee... Was named Brewers Unsung Hero as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the BBWAA... His 67 appearances marked a career high, breaking his previous high of 37 as a rookie with Philadelphia in 2017... Retired 42 of 67 first batters faced (62.7%)... Stranded 32 of 37 inherited runners (86.5%), the fifth-best percentage in the majors (minimum 20 inherited runners)... Received his first career decision (a win on 4/12 at Baltimore) in his 96th game, all coming in relief.....it marked the most appearances without a decision in Major League history to start a career... Signed a one-year contract on 1/13/23, avoiding arbitration.