Signed by the Minnesota Twins as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2014… Signed by Fred Guerrero ... Acquired by the Braves from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for LHP Jaime García, C Anthony Recker and cash considerations on July 24, 2017.
Made five starts and appeared in nine total games in his second major-league season with Atlanta, pitching to a 5.82 ERA (14 ER/21.2 IP) without a decision...His five starts tied for fourth most in the Braves rotation...Pitched to a 8.53 ERA (12 ER/12.2 IP) in five starts and a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9.0 IP in four relief appearances...Set new single-game career highs in strikeouts (5) and innings pitched (4.0) during his start against Baltimore on September 15... Three out of his four relief appearances were of at least 2.0 innings.
Appeared in Game 3 of the NLCS and threw 4.0 shutout innings with four strikeouts while holding Los Angeles to just one hit in his postseason debut...His relief appearance came after Game 3 starter Kyle Wright and reliever Grant Dayton surrendered a combined 11 runs in the first inning.
Made his major league debut and appeared in two games with Atlanta, pitching to an 18.00 ERA (6 ER/3.0 IP) and striking out three... Was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on 6/15 and made his debut the next day vs. Philadelphia, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings…Struck out Rhys Hoskins for his first major league strikeout... Pitched in 26 games, including 17 starts, across three levels of the minors, appearing with High-A Florida, Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett... Combined to go 4-8 with a 5.09 ERA (55 ER/97.1 IP) between the three levels, striking out 110 over 97.1 innings... Opened the season with the Fire Frogs before transferring to Mississippi on 4/19…Was promoted to Gwinnett on 5/13.
Combined to go 8-12 with a 4.56 ERA (59 ER/116.1 IP) in 24 starts between Single-A Rome and High-A Florida ... Ranked in the Top 10 among Atlanta farmhands in wins (T5th, 8) and strikeouts (6th, 131) ... Entered the year tabbed by Baseball America as Atlanta's No. 25 prospect ... Had his contract selected by Atlanta on 11/20.
Made 13 starts in the Appalachian League across two different organizations, combining to go 0-4 with a 5.26 ERA (30 ER/51.1 IP) and 50 strikeouts between Elizabethton of the Twins system and Danville of the Braves ... Acquired by Atlanta from the Twins on 7/24 in exchange for LHP Jaime García, C Anthony Recker and cash considerations ... Was rated as Minnesota's No. 22 prospect at the time he was acquired ... Completed exactly 25.2 innings and allowed 15 earned runs with each organization.