Resides in Wilmington, NC during the offseason. ... Posted a 3-3 record with four saves, a 4.97 ERA (29.0IP/16ER) and 41 strikeouts in 14 outings as a fresman at Pitt Community College in 2010. ... Recommended/signed by Grant Brittain for the Tigers.
Had his contract purchased from Triple-A Toledo on 8/13 and made his first Major League appearance since 2015 on the same day, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in relief ... Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star ... Appeared in 41 games for Triple-A Toledo...38 of his 41 appearances were 1.0 inning-or-more ... Started the season with Double-A Erie, allowing one run in 8.2 innings...First professional season without making a start.
Made only nine appearances during the season due to injuries (sidelined from 3/25-4/25 with right rotator cuff impingement, placed on the disabled list on 5/12 with a right elbow strain, and sidelined from 8/30-9/6 with a right elbow strain)...Made three appearances for Class-A Lakeland during a rehab assignment...Appeared in six games for Triple-A Toledo, not allowing a run in his first three games (4.2 IP)...Was designated for assignment on 8/9 and was released on 8/15...Re-signed by the Tigers as a minor league free agent on 8/17.
Spent most of the 2015 season in the minors, splitting the year between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo...had 12 saves and a 1.67 ERA (27.0IP/5ER) with 35 strikeouts in 17 games, including one start, with the SeaWolves, while he was 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA (11.1IP/6ER) and 10 strikeouts in 11 outings with Toledo. ... Appeared in nine games with the Tigers and posted a 6.35 ERA (11.1IP/8ER) and six strikeouts. ... Assigned to Double A Erie to begin the season. ... Sidelined from April 22-May 6 with right shoulder inflammation. • Finished the month of May with five saves, a 1.74 ERA (10.1IP/2ER) and 12 strikeouts in seven appearances. ... Selected as the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June...pitched in 10 games, all out of the bullpen, between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo during the month and had a 0-0 record with nine saves, a 1.54 ERA (11.2IP/2ER), five hits allowed and 18 strikeouts. ... Promoted to Triple A Toledo on June 29 -- made his debut with the Mud Hens that night vs. Durham and picked up the save after throwing a hitless inning with one strikeout. ... Had his contract purchased from Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on July 3. ... Made his major league debut on July 4 vs. Toronto, pitching the ninth inning and allowing two runs on two hits. ... Recorded the first strikeout of his major league career on July 5 vs. Toronto, striking out Russell Martin in the ninth inning. ... Optioned to Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on July 11. ... Sidelined from July 20-August 15 with a left thumb fracture. ... Recalled from Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on September 4 -- made seven appearances in September/October and had a 4.82 ERA (9.1IP/5ER) with five strikeouts. ... Pitched in four games with the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League and had a 0-0 record with a 0.00 ERA (5.0IP/0ER) and eight strikeouts.
Tossed a career-high 138.0 innings with Double A Erie in 2014. ... Started 25 games with the SeaWolves and compiled a 10-9 record with a 5.54 ERA (138.0IP/85ER) and 92 strikeouts. ... Selected as the Tigers Minor League Gold Glove Winner as pitcher. ... Earned his first win of the season on April 14 vs. Bowie, allowing three runs on four hits with one walk and one strikeout in 5.0 innings. ... Threw a season-best 8.0 innings on June 28 vs. Trenton and picked up the win after giving up one run on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts. ... Recorded a season-high eight strikeouts on July 4 at Binghamton. ... Turned in three straight quality starts from July 26-August 6 -- during the stretch, he posted a 1-1 record with a 2.61 ERA (20.2IP/6ER) and 18 strikeouts.
Appeared in 25 games, including 19 starts, as he spent the entire 2013 season with Single A Lakeland. ... Finished the season with a 6-6 record, a 4.00 ERA (119.1IP/53ER) and 77 strikeouts. ... Earned his first win of the season on May 22 vs. Fort Myers after throwing 6.0 innings and allowing one unearned run on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts. ... Selected the Tigers Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Month for June, compiling a 2-1 record with a 2.37 ERA (30.1IP/8ER) and 15 strikeouts in five starts. ... Threw a season-high 7.1 innings on June 29 vs. Brevard County and allowed three runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts. ... Struck out a season-best nine batters on July 24 at Bradenton and picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits with one walk in 7.0 innings. ... Held righthanded hitters to a .230 (68x296) batting average, while hitters batted .220 (24x109) against him with runners in scoring position.
Spent the entire 2012 season with Single A West Michigan, pitching in 23 games, including 16 starts. ... Finished the season with a 7-5 record and one save, a 3.91 ERA (92.0IP/40ER) and 81 strikeouts. ... Sidelined from April 5-May 12 with a right elbow strain. ... Made his season debut on May 13 at Fort Wayne and earned the win after tossing 4.0 scoreless innings with two hits allowed and three strikeouts. ... Picked up the first save of his professional career on May 17 at Great Lakes, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings. ... Tied a season high with six strikeouts in 2.2 innings on June 2 at Great Lakes -- also struck out six batters on June 17 at South Bend, July 12 at Clinton, July 23 vs. Burlington and August 2 vs. Lake County. ... Tabbed the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for July 30-August 5 after he earned the win on August 2 vs. Lake County, fanning six batters and not allowing a hit in a season-high 7.0 shutout innings. ... Started six games in the month of August and finished the month with a 3-1 record, a 2.06 ERA (35.0IP/8ER) and 24 strikeouts. ... Held lefthanded hitters to a .209 (40x191) batting average, while righthanders hit .243 (36x148) against him.
Limited to six starts with Single A West Michigan in 2011 due to two separate stints on the disabled list. ... Posted a 2-1 record with a 3.49 ERA (28.1IP/11ER) and 24 strikeouts in six starts with the Whitecaps. ... Notched his first win of the season on April 18 vs. Fort Wayne, allowing three runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 5.0 innings. ... Turned in a season-best 7.0 inning performance on April 23 vs. Lansing. ... Sidelined from April 24-May 10 with right elbow inflammation. ... Made his return from the disabled list on May 10 vs. South Bend and earned the win after pitching 5.0 shutout innings with three hits allowed, one walk and five strikeouts. ... Sidelined from May 23-September 7 with right elbow inflammation.
Completed his first season of professional baseball in 2010, pitching for the GCL Tigers and Connecticut. ... Made 13 appearances, including 11 starts, between the GCL Tigers and Connecticut and had a 5-5 record with a 3.25 ERA (63.2IP/23ER) and 64 strikeouts. ... Tied for the lead in the Gulf Coast League with two complete games and two shutouts, while he finished fourth with 57 strikeouts and tied for fifth with 11 games started...ranked second among all GCL starters with 8.95 strikeouts per nine innings, while he was fourth with a .242 batting average against and 1.88 walks per nine innings and fifth with 10.36 baserunners per nine innings. ... Earned the win in his professional debut on June 23 at the GCL Yankees after allowing two runs on four hits with a season-high 10 strikeouts in 7.0 innings. ... Recorded a quality start in four of his first five starts. ... Turned in his first shutout on July 12 vs. the GCL Phillies, throwing 7.0 innings and allowing four hits with three strikeouts -- also had a 5.0 inning shutout on August 24 vs. the GCL Blue Jays. ... Made two relief appearances with Connecticut at the end of the season, throwing 3.0 innings on August 30 vs. Brooklyn and 3.1 innings on September 4 at Aberdeen.