Played collegiately at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C...In three years with the Runnin' Bulldogs, started 30 games and had a 4.23 ERA with 155 strikeouts in 181.0 innings... In his final collegiate season, posted a career-low 3.77 ERA in 15 starts, striking out 99 batters in 100.1 innings...Tossed three complete games...Is the second Gardner-Webb product to play in the major leagues, joining catcher Blake Lalli...Played high school baseball at Calvary Baptist (NC) School.
Made his major league debut and pitched in six total games for Atlanta, compiling a 1.93 ERA (2 ER/9.1 IP) with six strikeouts... Had his contract selected from Triple-A Gwinnett on 7/24 and made his debut two nights later, 7/26 at PHI…Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning in relief... Pitched again the next night, 7/27 at PHI, and tossed another scoreless inning… Struck out Rhys Hoskins leading off the inning for his first major league strikeout... Had three total stints with Atlanta, first from 7/24- 8/1, again on 8/8, and finally from 9/1 through the end of the season... Was recalled on 8/8 and pitched a season-most 3.1 innings of relief, allowing just one run…Threw 65 pitches and was optioned to Gwinnett following the game... Opened the season with Double-A Mississippi before transferring to Gwinnett on 7/5… Combined to go 3-7 with a 2.88 ERA (26 ER/81.1 IP) in 32 games between the two stops, including one start…Logged seven saves... Walked just 11 batters in 81.1 minor-league innings, issuing just 1.22 walks per 9.0 innings... His rate of 1.22 walks per 9.0 innings was ninth lowest in all of minor league baseball (minimum 80.0 IP)... Was a 2019 Southern League Mid-Season All-Star after pitching to a 2.45 ERA (16 ER/58.2 IP) and a 1-6 record in 21 games with Mississippi.