Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the first round (31st overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Gerald Turner.
Spent the majority of the season in Triple-A Gwinnett's bullpen, while also pitching in relief with Atlanta and Double-A Mississippi…Made a career-best 47 combined appearances across the three levels, with nine of the games coming with the Braves... Began the season with the G-Braves before a one-day recall to Atlanta on 4/12…Did not pitch for the Braves that day and returned to Triple-A after the game... Transferred to Double-A Mississippi on 5/12 and stayed there until Atlanta recalled him for a second time on 6/6…Optioned on 6/9 before returning for his third MLB stint from 6/11-6/27…Recalled for a fourth time, 7/14-7/17…Was also up from 7/27-8/4 and was the club's 26th man on 8/30…Finished the season with the G-Braves...Was on the MLB roster for a total of 36 days over his six different stints…Made his Braves season debut on 6/6 vs. PHI with a scoreless inning...Earned his first MLB win on 6/22 vs. SF with 0.2 innings of scoreless relief in a 12-11 victory…The win marked his only career decision... Went a season-best 2.0 innings three separate times with Atlanta, 6/12 at WSH, 7/28 at PHI and 8/3 vs. LAD...MLB righties hit .391 (9-for-23) against him, while left-handers had four hits in 18 at-bats (.222)...Compiled a 2.87 ERA (12 ER/37.2 IP) in 26 combined games at the MLB and MiLB levels through the end of June…From July until the end of the season, compiled a 6.75 ERA (19 ER/25.1 IP) in 21 games...Went more than 1.0 innings 10 times with Triple-A Gwinnett and in six of his 10 appearances with the M-Braves
Appeared in two games with Atlanta while splitting the remainder of the season between Triple-A Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi... Entered the season as Atlanta's No. 23 prospect according to Baseball America... Transitioned the bullpen full-time in his fourth pro season…His 45 combined games between the majors and the minors set a career-high total... Made his MLB debut on 8/13 at WSH after the Braves selected his contract from the G-Braves the day before…Allowed three hits and a run over 1.0 inning... Allowed four runs, earned, one hit and three walks in his other MLB appearance, 8/17 vs. MIN... Began the season with Double-A Mississippi… Promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett on 7/29... Left the M-Braves with a 19.1-inning scoreless streak over 12 games from 6/23-7/27…Collected two wins and converted all three of his saves chances during his run…Tossed 7.0 more scoreless innings with the G-Braves, 7/30-8/7, prior to his selection to Atlanta's active roster... Compiled a 1.97 ERA (16 ER/73.0 IP) in 43 games between the G-Braves and the M-Braves…Went more than 1.0 inning in 30 of his appearances in the minors.
After being selected by the Braves in the first round (as the 31st selection overall) of the 2013 amateur draft, joined the Rome (A) Braves in early July and went 1-1 with a 0.67 ERA in nine appearances...Made nine starts with Rome, totaling 27.0 innings. His longest outing of the year came 8/2 vs. Lexington when he logged 5.0 scoreless frames...His first six outings, totaling 18.0 innings, of the season were scoreless. He allowed nine hits in that span, while registering 14 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .150 batting average...Six of his nine outings were scoreless and his two earned runs on the season came in his 8/7 start vs. Augusta...Posted 2.0 scoreless innings in his professional debut, 7/5 vs. Asheville...Enters the 2014 season rated by Baseball America as the Braves' No. 4 prospect.