Graduated from Ross S. Sterling (TX) HS...Signed by John Booher.
Split the season between Triple-A Memphis in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and Triple-A Norfolk in the Baltimore Orioles organization...Made 36 appearances with Memphis, posting a 1-2 record with a 2.95 ERA (14 ER/42.2 IP) and 50 strikeouts, before opting out of his contract...Signed with the Orioles as a minor league free agent on 8/7 and appeared in nine games for Triple-A Norfolk, going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (3 ER/12.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts...Held opponents scoreless in 34-of-45 appearances.
Appeared in 29 games between three affiliates in the Tigers organization. Made his most appearances in Toledo (AAA) with 24 and had three in Erie (AA) and two in Lakeland (A)...Did not allow an earned run in his first 17 appearances of the season covering 20.2 innings...Posted an 0.95 WHIP issuing 24 hits and 10 walks in 35.2 innings...Held left-handed batters to a .176 batting average (7-44) allowing only two extra base hits, both doubles...Permitted runs in only five of 29 appearances and struck out at least one batter in 25-of-29 with a season-high of three twice...Stranded 27.8% of inherited runners (18 IR/5 S)...Opposing batters hit .134 (9-67) with runners on base...Made 17 appearances for the Caribes of the Venezuelan Winter League posting a 1-0 record with a 1.76 ERA in 15.1 innings...Appeared in 19 games for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic League recording a 3-1 record with a 1.53 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 17.2 innings.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A New Orleans, making 44 appearances for the Baby Cakes and posting a 4.58 ERA (20 ER/39.1 IP) with 39 strikeouts...His 44 games led the Baby Cakes...Held left-handed hitters to a .192 batting average (10-for-52)...Made five appearances for Miami after being recalled on 7/24...Posted a 15.43 ERA (8 ER/4.2 IP) with six strikeouts for the Marlins...Struck out a career-high five batters on 7/28 vs. CIN.
Split campaign between Braves and Marlins organizations, beginning season at Double-A Mississippi. Combined to go 1-0 with one save and 3.28 ERA (49.1 ip/18 er) over 73 appearances between Major League and Minor League levels... Appeared in total of five Minor League games between Mississippi, Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans, with no record, one save and 1.50 ERA (6.0/1)...Made 68 appearances Major League appearances following debut on April 12 at Washington, going 1-0 with 3.53 ERA (43.1/17) over 68 outings... Prior to being acquired by Miami on August 6 from Atlanta, made 50 appearances with Braves, going 1-0 with 3.18 ERA (34.0/12)... Allowed infield single to David Murphy in debut on April 12, his only batter faced... Following that outing, didn't allow another run or hit over next 14 appearances (10.1 ip), issuing six walks while striking out 13 in that span... Struck out season-high three on May 4 at Mets in 1.0 inning. Tied high in back-to-back appearances on June 11 and 12 vs. Cubs... Had season-best scoreless and hitless streaks snapped on May 13 at Kansas City after allowing leadoff single to Lorenzo Cain in eighth inning... With Miami, tied season high by allowing three earned runs in second appearance, Aug. 8 vs. San Francisco (0.0 ip)...Over final 16 appearances of season, allowed just two earned runs over 8.1 innings (2.16 ERA)... Limited left-handed batters to .200 average (17x85), while right- handed hitters posted a .209 mark (14x67).