Last name is pronounced COON-uhl...Entered the 2020 season rated by MLB.com the 23rd-best prospect in the organization...In 2019, per Baseball America was voted by managers, scouts and executives the best reliever in the Southern League...In 2018 was a Florida State League All-Star...Following the 2019 season was invited to Major League Baseball's Rookie Career Development Program.
Graduated from Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, AZ...pitched at the University of Texas-Arlington and Central Arizona College.
Spent most of the season in the minor leagues, where in 41 apps for Chattanooga and Louisville he combined to finish 5-3, 2.18 with 14 saves in 18 chances...Among Southern League pitching leaders ranked seventh in saves (10)...Per Baseball America, was voted by managers, scouts and executives the best reliever in the Southern League...In just his fourth professional season, in his Major League debut posted a 4.66 ERA in 11 apps for the Reds...Allowed a season-high 4 runs in the 14-0 loss on 8/24 at Pit (0.1ip)...season ERA in his other 10 apps was 0.96 (9.1ip, 1er)...Didn't allow a run in any of his last 8 apps of the season (6.1ip, 3h, 3bb, 6k, .136baa)...On 8/15 was promoted from Louisville as 1 of 4 roster moves (recalled RHP Matt Bowman, optioned to Louisville RHP Sal Romano, RHP Jared Hughes was claimed off waivers by the Phillies)...spent the rest of the season with the Reds...Made his Major League debut in the 13-4 loss on 8/16 vs StL...struck out his first batter, Yadier Molina... allowed a solo HR to Kolten Wong, his second batter...Became the fifth and last Reds player this season to make his Major League debut (CF Nick Senzel, IF/ OF Josh VanMeter, RHP Jimmy Herget, OF Brian O'Grady)...In the 3-2 win on 9/21 vs NYM retired his only batter (Pete Alonso, 6-3) to end the eighth inning and preserve the 2-2 tie...earned his first Major League victory after the Reds took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth and Raisel Iglesias saved the win...In the ninth inning of the 7-1 loss on 9/2 vs Phi, struck out the side (Scott Kingery, Andrew Knapp, pinch hitter Nick Williams)...Retired the first batter in 10 of his 11 apps and stranded 4 of 5 inherited base runners...Began the season at Chattanooga...on 6/20 was promoted to Louisville...on 8/15 was promoted to the Reds.
Was an All-Star after leading the Florida State League in saves.
Led the Midwest League in apps and ranked second among relievers by averaging just 1.41 walks per 9 innings.