Last name is pronounced gee-OWN...5 times in the last 8 seasons, most recently in 2016, his changeup was rated by Baseball America the best in the organization...is Class A Dayton's all-time leader in strikeouts (230 in 211.1 innings)...was Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for 8/8-8/14, 2016...in 2014 was a Midwest League All-Star and Pitcher of the Week for 4/21-4/27, 2014...in 2013 was an MiLB.com Organization All-Star...in 2012 was a Pioneer League All-Star and the organization's Pitcher of the Month for July.
Spent the season at Class AA Pensacola and Class AAA Louisville...combined to finish 2-6, 4.52 in 3 starts and 37 relief apps for the Blue Wahoos and Bats...converted 1 save in 4 chances...while with Louisville, recorded at least 1 strikeout in 23 of his 27 apps...entered the season rated by Baseball America the 29th-best prospect in the organization...became a minor league free agent following the season.
Spent the season at Class A Daytona, where he ranked fifth in the Florida State League in strikeouts...was Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for 8/8-8/14 (2g, 1gs, 0-0, 0.00, 7ip, 2h, 0r, 2bb, 11k)...was on the disabled list twice, from 6/6-6/21 with a strained left groin and from 8/29 through the remainder of the season with a strained back...on 9/19 was re-signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2017 Major League training camp.
Did not pitch because of a torn left latissimus muscle suffered in spring training...Rehabilitated the injury without surgery.
Spent the season at Single-A at Dayton and Single-A Bakersfield...Became Dayton's all-time leader in strikeouts with 230 in 211.1 career innings.
Spent the season at Class A Dayton, where he went 7-8, 4.75 in 26 starts and 1 relief appearance...led the Midwest League in strikeouts, strikeouts-per-9-innings ratio (9.59), walks and wild pitches while ranking T2nd in starts...opponents hit just .220, third-best mark in the MWL...led the Dragons' staff in starts...with 134 strikeouts in 121.1 innings led the staff and ranked fourth among all Reds minor league pitchers...his changeup was rated the best in the organization and best in the Midwest League.
In 14 starts and 1 relief appearance at Rookie Billings and Class A Dayton combined to finish 6-1, 2.38 (75.2ip, 61h, 31bb, 100k) ... was promoted in August ... at Billings was a Pioneer League All-Star ... led the Mustangs in ERA (2.29) and strikeouts (63) ... was the organization's Pitcher of the Month for July (5gs, 3-0, 1.16, 23.1ip, 17h, 8bb, 28k) ... on 11/19 was added to the 40-man roster.
Ranked among Arizona League leaders in strikeouts (73, 1st), opponents' batting average (.193, 1st), ERA (1.09, 5th), strikeouts-per-9 innings ratio (12.10, 1st) and fewest baserunners- per-9 innings ratio (10.6, 2nd)...following the season was named by Baseball America the ninth-best prospect in the Arizona League...his changeup was rated the best in the organization.
Missed the season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.