His wife is Ashley Monroe, a country music singer and member of the "Pistol Annies."...His father, John, was a four-year basketball letterman at the University of Texas (1977-80)…His brother, Jordan, played with John in the White Sox organization from 2008-14...Participates in True Heroes, a group of pro players that spend time visiting military hospitals...Shaves his head during Spring Training to support St. Baldrick's fundraising efforts...Has partnered with Oral Health America in promoting NSTEP, a program to educate the baseball community and American public about the dangers of smokeless tobacco.
Made four starts with CWS before the team granted him his unconditional release on 5/15...Lost all four of his starts to run his losing streak to seven games…The skid is one shy of his career-worst streak, done twice and last from 4/3-5/29/11.
- Completed his ninth season with the White Sox.
- Made 30 starts for the fifth time in his career and second season in a row … tied for sixth in the American League with one shutout and tied for sixth with two complete games.
- Registered a 3.86 ERA (39 ER/91.0 IP) in 15 home starts and a 5.61 ERA (54 ER/86.2 IP) in 15 starts on the road.
- Posted a 1.74 ERA (4 ER/20.2 IP) in three starts during interleague play and a 3.54 ERA (19 ER/48.1 IP) in seven starts against the AL West.
- Left-handers batted .240 (40-167), including a .190 (22-116) average through his first 22 starts, down from his .269 career mark entering the season.
- Suffered his first career loss to Kansas City in his season debut on 4/9 at Kauffman Stadium (4 ER/5.2 IP) … was 7-0 over his first 16 career starts against the Royals.
- Struck out eight batters in his first win of the season on 4/26 vs. the Royals (3 ER/6.0 IP).
- Allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits over just 2.1 IP on 5/3 at Minnesota, matching the shortest non-injury related start of his career … also committed two errors in the outing.
- Received a no decision on 5/10 vs. Cincinnati despite allowing just one run over 7.0 IP … David Robertson blew his first save in the ninth inning … Gordon Beckham connected on a gameending single in the bottom of the ninth.
- Earned the win on 5/16 at Oakland, allowing two runs over 7.0 IP … surrendered one hit from the second-seventh innings.
- Threw his fifth career complete game, and third shutout, on 5/31 at Houston … surrendered 10 hits, including four doubles and one triple … recorded his 1,000th career strikeout (George Springer) in the first inning, becoming the 10th pitcher in White Sox history to reach the milestone.
- Became the first Sox pitcher to throw a shutout with 10-plus hits allowed since Stan Bahnsen on 6/21/73 vs. Oakland (12 hits) and first in the majors since Minnesota's Carlos Silva on 8/3/04 vs. Anaheim (11 hits) … source: Elias.
- Posted a 6.85 ERA (17 ER/22.1 IP) and .344 opponents average (33-96) during a four-game losing streak from 6/2-22.
- Snapped the losing streak on 7/3 vs. Baltimore, allowing just five hits over 7.0 scoreless IP … worked 6.0 scoreless IP and allowed just four singles in a win on 7/17 vs. Kansas City.
- Received a no decision on 7/22 vs. St. Louis despite working 6.2 scoreless IP … extended his scoreless streak to 12.2 … the streak was snapped on 7/27 at Boston (ND; 6 ER/4.1 IP).
- Recorded a four-game losing streak from 8/7-28 (five GS).
- Threw his sixth career complete game and second of the season on 9/5 at Kansas City, allowing one run on seven hits … retired 17 of 18 from the third-eighth but lost his shutout bid in the ninth on a sacrifice fly
11 wins, 193.2 IP, 32 starts and 20 quality starts were his highest marks since 2010...Ranked among the American League LHP leaders in starts (T2nd), IP (6th), QS (T6th) and wins (T9th)...Finished the season in 10th place on the White Sox all-time strikeout list with 962 … passed Eddie Cicotte (961), Alex Fernandez (951), Jim Scott (945), Jack McDowell (918), Tommy John (888) and Rich Dotson (873) during the season...His 25 home runs allowed tied for the fifth-most in the AL...Ranked second in the AL with 102 earned runs allowed. Was 8-6 with a 3.99 ERA (53 ER/119.2 IP) in the first half and 3-5 with a 5.96 ERA after the break...Recorded a 2.36 ERA (7 ER/26.2 IP) and .194 opponents average (19-98) over four interleague starts...Went 1-0 (3 GS) vs. Kansas City to improve to 7-0 in 16 career starts … became the first Sox pitcher since at least 1914 to go undefeated in his first 16-plus starts vs. a single opponent...Made four quality starts to begin the season (2-0, 2.84 ERA)...Did not factor in the decision on 4/16 vs. Boston despite allowing one earned run over 6.0 IP...Made five straight quality starts from 5/24-6/17 (3-1, 1.51 ERA) … received a ND on 5/24 vs. Yankees despite working 8.0 scoreless IP (retired 12 straight from the fourth-eighth)...Recorded three-game winning streaks from 6/4-17 (three starts) and 6/27-7/25 (six starts) … allowed one run on two hits in 7.1 IP and recorded his second career hit (off Josh Beckett) on 6/4 at Dodger Stadium … received a no decision on 7/13 at Cleveland (1 ER/7.0 IP)...Went 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) and .141 opponents average (9-64) over his final three starts … threw 6.0 scoreless IP on 9/15 at Kansas City but received a no decision...Held Tampa Bay hitless through 5.0 IP on 9/21 at Tropicana Field (W, 2 ER/6.0 IP) … earned the victory in his final start on 9/27 vs. Kansas City (2 ER/7.0 IP).
Made 22 starts after undergoing season-ending surgery in August 2012 … his 14 losses were a career high … registered a career-best 3.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio (89 SO/27 BB) and a career-low 1.76 walks per 9.0 IP … matched his career high with 28 home runs allowed (also 2007 and 2009) … received a 3.25 run support average, the lowest of his career … joined his brother, Jordan, as the first set of brothers to be on the White Sox roster at the same time since Robert and Sandy Alomar Jr. in 2004 … started the season on the disabled list to continue his recovery from left shoulder surgery … made his first injury rehabilitation start on 5/2 with Class AA Birmingham … made three additional rehab starts at Class AAA Charlotte before being reinstated from the disabled list on 5/24 … made his season debut that night vs. Miami (ND, 3 ER/6.0 IP) … his seven-game winning streak vs. Seattle ended on 6/3 at Safeco Field (3 ER/6.0 IP) … retired a career-high 26 consecutive batters over a two-start span from 6/8-15, tied for the fifth-longest streak by a White Sox pitcher since 1991 (source: STATS) … also retired 30 straight at home from 6/8-26 … earned his first victory on 6/8 vs. Oakland, allowing one run on three hits over 8.0 IP … retired the final 21 batters for his first win at U.S. Cellular Field since 9/24/11 … surrendered career highs in hits (12) and home runs (four) on 6/20 at Minnesota … worked 6.0 IP-plus in a team-best 12 consecutive starts from 6/26-8/25, but went 3-6 with a 3.62 ERA (33 ER/82.0 IP) in that stretch … snapped a five-game losing streak on 8/20 at Kansas City, throwing 8.0 scoreless IP … won his second straight start on 8/25 vs. Texas, allowing two runs over 6.0 IP while his brother, Jordan, played right field and hit a home run … became the first pitcher to start and win a game in which his brother homered as a teammate since 6/28/47 when Walker Cooper hit a home run while his brother, Mort, threw a complete game for the New York Giants (Elias) … lost his last four starts from 8/31-9/18 before being shut down for the remainder of 2013.
Made nine starts before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on 8/6 ... his 5.70 ERA (34 ER/53.2 IP) was the highest of his career ... went 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA (13 ER/31.0 IP) over five road starts (0-3 with a 8.34 ERA at home) ... right-handers hit .248 (30-121) while lefties batted .307 (27-88) ... suffered the loss in his first Opening Day start on 4/6 at Texas (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... earned his first win on 4/11 at Cleveland (4 ER/5.2 IP) ... worked 6.1 scoreless IP in a victory on 5/19 at the Cubs ... was placed on the disabled list on 5/25 (retro to 5/20) with a strained left shoulder ... made one rehabilitation start with Class AAA Charlotte on 6/12 ... underwent successful season-ending surgery on 8/6 at Rush University Medical Center ... the arthroscopic procedure repaired a capsular tear and minor debridement of the rotator cuff and biceps in the shoulder.
Went 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA (82 ER/170.1 IP) and 135 strikeouts in 27 starts during his fifth season with the White Sox ... missed nearly a month after suffering a strained right oblique on 6/25 ... the eight wins were his fewest since 2007 (six), and his ERA increased by 0.61 from 2010 ... joined Tommy Thomas (1926-31) as the only pitchers in franchise history to make at least 25 starts in each of his first five seasons ... was 0-8 with a 5.25 ERA (41 ER/70.1 IP) in his first 11 starts from 4/3-5/29, 6-1 with a 2.03 ERA (16 ER/71.0 IP) in his next 11 from 6/6-8/27 and 2-3 with a 7.76 ERA (25 ER/29.0 IP) in his final five ... went 5-4 with a 3.67 ERA (36 ER/88.1 IP) at home, compared to 3-8 with a 5.05 ERA (46 ER/82.0 IP) on the road ... the Sox went 12-15 in his starts but 11-5 in the last 16 ... issued just 46 walks (2.4 per 9.0 IP), down from 70 (3.0) in 2010 ... averaged 9.6 hits per 9.0 IP (182 h), his highest since 2007 (10.4) ... 7.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (135) were his highest since 2008 (7.3) ... surrendered 19 home runs, compared to 18 in 32 starts in 2010 ... tied for the American League lead among pitchers with a 1.000 fielding percentage and tied for second with a career-high seven pickoffs ... induced just 12 double plays after a career-high 25 in 2010 ... was 4-1 with a 1.07 ERA (6 ER/50.1 IP) with six or more days rest ... right-handers hit .275 (131-476) with 14 home runs, up from .221 last season ... received just 3.75 runs of support (71 RS), sixth-lowest in the AL ... was 3-2 with a 2.62 ERA (17 ER/58.1 IP) vs. the AL West and 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA (1 ER/8.2 IP) during Interleague Play ... was the third pitcher in club history to start a season 0-8, joining roy wilkinson (0-10 in 1921) and eddie smith (0-8 in 1942) ... also became the third pitcher since 1961 to go 0-8 before 6/1 (Mark Mulder in 1997 and Anthony Reyes in 2007) ... the 0-8 start was the first by a pitcher who won 15 games or more in the previous season since Montreal's Dale Murray in 1976 ... rebounded to win his next four decisions (4-0, 0.98 ERA), tied for the third-longest streak since 1920 by a pitcher who started the season with an eight-game losing streak ... tossed his third career complete game in a losing effort on 5/23 vs. Texas (8.0 iP) ... was hit in the back of the head by a Stephen Drew line drive in the fourth inning on 6/18 at Arizona but remained in the game and earned the win (1 ER/7.0 IP) ... left his start on 6/25 vs. Washington after a career-low 1.2 iP with a strained right oblique ... was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/26-7/20 ... earned his 50th career win on 7/27 vs. Detroit (1 ER/6.0 IP) and tied his career high with 10 strikeouts ... did not surrender a home run in a career-high 36.2 consecutive IP from 6/6-7/27 ... hurled his second career shutout on 8/27 at Seattle, allowing three hits while tying a career high with 10 strikeouts ... was the first Sox pitcher to throw a shutout with 10 strikeouts or more since Alex Fernandez on 7/2/94 vs. Milwaukee.
Established career highs in wins (15), IP (213.0) and strikeouts(162) and limited opponents to a career-low .237 average (189-799) inhis fourth season with the White Sox...recorded his second consecutiveseason with at least 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP...along with MarkBuehrle, became the eighth pair of Sox southpaws to each throw at least200.0 IP in back-to-back seasons and first since Jim Kaat and Wilbur Wood(1974-75)...became just the second pitcher in franchise history to makeat least 25 starts in each of his first four seasons, joining Tommy Thomas(1926-31)...ranked among American League leaders in GIDP (T4th, 25),quality starts (T8th, 21), pickoffs (T8th, 4), IP (9th, 213.0) and wins (T10th,15)...surrendered two earned runs or less 21 times, tied for third-most inthe AL behind Seattle's Felix Hernandez (25) and Texas' C.J. Wilson (22) ...held right-handed hitters to a .221 average (123-557), fifth-lowest among alllefty starters in baseball...only San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez (.210),the Dodgers Ted Lilly (.213) and Clayton Kershaw (.218) and Boston's JonLester (.219) were lower...was 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA (5 ER/29.0 IP) in April,tied for the third-lowest April ERA by a Sox starter since 1990...was 12-4with a 2.06 ERA (31 ER/135.1 IP) and a .198 average against (95-481) in18 starts when working at least 7.0 IP...surrendered 18 home runs (28 in2009)...tossed his second career complete game and first shutout on 7/8vs. the Angels, surrendering a career-low two hits...held the Angels hitlessthrough the first 6.0 IP and retired 18 of the first 19 hitters he faced...tooka no-hitter into the seventh inning for the fifth time in his career (also 4/3/08, 4/26-1/08, 7/6/08 and 8/11/08)...went 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA (7 ER/30.2 IP) during his season-high, four-game winning streak from 7/8-26...earnedhis 15th victory in his final start on 9/30 vs. Boston (2 ER/6.0 IP), establishing a career high.
Established career highs with 13 wins and 200.1 IP in his third season with the White Sox...recorded his fi rst season with at least 200.0 IP...tied for the team lead in wins with Mark Buehrle...along with Buehrle, became the first pair of Sox southpaws to reach the 200.0-IP milestone in a season since Britt Burns (227.0 IP) and Floyd Bannister (210.2) in 1985...became one of three pitchers in franchise history to make at least 25 starts in his fi rst three major-league seasons, joining Roy Patterson (1901-03) and Tommy Thomas (1926-28)...ranked among the American League leaders in pickoffs (T2nd, 6), GIDP (T7th, 22), hits per 9.0 IP (8th, 8.27) and average against (10th, .245), ERA (10th, 3.77) and quality starts (T10th, 20)...limited the opposition to a .245 (184-750) average, fourth-lowest among AL left-handers...only the Yankees' CC Sabathia (.232), Boston's Jon Lester (.242) and Detroit's Jarrod Washburn (.243) were lower...went 8-4 with a 3.26 ERA (42 ER/116.0 IP) on the road, compared to 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA (42 ER/84.1 IP) at home ... was 6-2 over his final 14 road starts...missed his start on 7/22 with a blister and circulatory problems on his left index finger...went 5-5 with a 3.54 ERA (37 ER/94.0 IP) in 14 starts upon his return to the rotation...surrendered 28 home runs, tied for the fourth-most in the league...went 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA (4 ER/21.0 IP) in interleague play, including two wins with a 0.64 ERA (1 ER/14.0 IP) vs. Cubs...opponents hit .335 (61-182) with a .421 on-base percentage when leading off an inning, both the second-highest marks in the AL behind Toronto's Ricky Romero (.336 BA/.454 OBP)...his string of 19.0 scoreless IP (dating back to 2008) ended in a victory on 4/16 at Tampa Bay (1 ER/6.0 IP)...became only the third pitcher in Sox history to throw at least 6.0 IP in each of his first three starts of a season, while allowing four or fewer hits and no more than one earned run (also Joe Dobson in 1952 and Jack Lamabe in 1966)...struck out a career-best 10 batters on 5/9 vs. Texas (6.0 IP)...tossed at least 7.0 IP in a career-high five straight outings from 6/10-7/3...his season-best 19.1 scoreless IP streak ended when he allowed four runs in the first inning on 7/10 at Minnesota...tossed his first career complete game on 9/28 at Cleveland (1 ER)...surpassed the 200.0 IP mark in his final start on 10/4 at Detroit...brother, Jordan, hit .266 (107-402) with 23 doubles, nine home runs and 41 RBI in 103 combined games with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham in the Sox system.
Went 12-9 with a 3.32 ERA (72 ER/195.0 IP) and 159 strikeoutsin his second major-league season ... his 3.32 era was 2.18 lower thanhis 2007 total (5.50), the second biggest impovement in baseball ... earnedthe win in the one-game playoff vs. Minnesota on 9/30, matching his careerhigh with 8.0 IP (2 H/1 ER) ... along with Mark Buehrle, became just the13th set of white sox left-handers since 1958 to each accumulate 10 winsin a season and second since 2000 (Jim Parque and Mike Sirotka) ...ranked among American League Leaders in ERA (5th), starts (T5th, 33),baserunners per 9.0 IP (9th, 11.22), opponents average (10th, .246) andhits per 9.0 IP (8.40) ... allowed two earned runs or less in 22 starts, tiedwith Cleveland's Cliff Lee for the most among AL pitchers ... made 19 qualitystarts and the sox went 18-15 when on the mound ... left with the lead ortied in 21 of his starts ... went 7-4 with a 2.67 ERA (34 ER/114.2 IP) and a.234 average against prior to the All-Star Break and 5-5 with a 4.26 ERA(38 ER/80.1 IP) and a .263 average after the Midsummer Classic ... the2.67 ERA in the fi rst half ranked 10th in the AL ... did not allow a hit in thefi rst 5.0 IP on four occasions (4/3 at Cleveland, 4/26-1 vs. Baltimore, 7/6 vs.Oakland, 8/11 vs. Boston) ... his 15 home runs allowed were down from 28in 2007 ... limited right-handers to a .240 (131-546) average and lefties to a .264 (51-193) mark ... surrendered12 home runs to righties ... opponents hit .236 (160-678) in innings No. 1-6 and .361 (22-61) after ... seven ofhis 12 wins came on the road ... posted a 2.50 ERA (28 ER/101.0 IP) during the day, compared to a 4.21 ERA(44 ER/94.0 IP) at night ... opponents were successful on 23 of 31 stolen base attempts ... tied for fi fth in theAL with six pickoffs ... received just 4.20 runs of support per game, tied for the fourth-lowest in the AL, including16 starts with two runs or less ... was one of nine AL pitchers to not commit an error (min. 30 TC) ... threw 90or more pitches 24 times (16 in 2007), including 10 games over the 100 mark (seven in 2007) ... went 4-1 witha 2.23 ERA (11 ER/44.1 IP) in seven starts against AL West opponents, including a 3-0 mark with a 1.35 ERA(3 ER/20.0 IP) vs. Oakland ... made his second straight Opening Day roster ... picked up fi rst loss on 4/9 vs.Minnesota in a career-low 2.1 IP (7 ER) ... did not yield a walk over 88 batters faced from 4/15-5/3 ... posted a19.2 IP scoreless streak from 4/15-26-1 ... tossed 7.0 scoreless IP on 4/20at Tampa Bay, allowing one runner past fi rst base ... tied his career highwith 8.0 IP in a no decision on 7/1 vs. Cleveland ... struck out a career-bestnine batters on 7/6 vs. Oakland (6.1 IP) ... won a career best six straightgames from 5/29-8/6, going 6-0 with a 3.36 ERA (30 ER/80.1 IP) in 13 starts... suffered the loss on 8/11 vs. Boston despite retiring 17 straight battersto start the game ... also matched his career high with nine strikeouts (also7/6 vs. Oakland) ... won his fi fth straight road start on 8/16 at Oakland (5-0with a 2.89 ERA) and improved to 4-0 lifetime vs. the A's.
The 22-year-old left-hander went 6-13 with a 5.50 ERA(85 ER/139.0 IP) in 26 starts in his first season in the majorleagues ...ranked among American League rookie pitchers inlosses (1st), strikeouts (3rd, 109), starts (T3rd) and IP (4th) ... his26 starts were tied with Jack McDowell (1988) for the fifth-most bya White Sox rookie since 1980 ... the Sox went 9-17 in his starts... made eight quality starts ... tied for third in the league with 28home runs allowed (18 solo) ... surrendered a home run in 20 of26 games ... went 5-6 with a 4.62 ERA (46 ER/89.2 IP) prior to theAll-Star Break and 1-7 with a 7.11 ERA (39 ER/49.1 IP) in thesecond half ... left-handers batted .281 (34-121) with seven homeruns and righties hit .292 (126-432) ... totaled 11 games with atleast 6.0 IP (Sox were 6-5), but only three after the break ... hadeight starts where he pitched less than 5.0 IP, including four of hislast seven ... threw over 100 pitches in seven starts ... five of sixwins came at night ... No. 4 hitters were 28-62 (.452) with six homeruns and 17 RBI ... was 0-6 with a 7.62 ERA (24 ER/28.1 IP) inAugust, the first pitcher in the majors to lose six games in a monthsince Aaron Sele in 7/05 ... was the first White Sox pitcher to go0-6 in August since at least 1957 and the second to go 0-6 in amonth during that span (Joe Horlen in 7/70) ... opposition hit .198(18-91) in the first inning, but .308 (142-462) the remainder of thegame ... made his first Opening Day roster at age 21 (turned 22on 4/15) ... lost his major-league debut opposite Minnesota'sJohan Santana on 4/8 at U.S. Cellular Field (3 ER/6.0 IP) ...recorded his first strikeout in the second inning (Torii Hunter) ...posted the first quality start by a White Sox pitcher in a debutsince Josh Stewart on 4/6/03 vs. Detroit (2 ER/6.2 IP) ...received four runs of support in his first five outings ... earned his firstmajor-league win on 5/9 at Minnesota (1 ER/6.2 IP) ...failed to last morethan 5.0 IP in six straight starts from 5/29-6/25, going 1-2 with a 6.51 ERA(20 ER/27.2 IP) ... tossed a season-best 8.0 IP in a no decision on 6/30at Kansas City (1 ER) ... received a total of 21 runs of support in backto-back victories on 7/5 vs. Baltimore (5 ER/6.1 IP) and 7/16 at Cleveland(5 ER/5.2 IP) ... compiled 11 runs of support (2.3 per game) overthe remainder of the season (nine starts) ... struck out a season-highnine batters in a loss on 8/30 at Texas (5.2 IP) ... made his final start on9/11 vs. Cleveland (ND, 3 ER/2.2 IP) ... was 0-7 with a 7.01 ERA (34 ER/43.2 IP) in his last nine games ... was a non-roster invitee to springtraining with the White Sox.
Is ranked by Baseball Americ
a as the No. 1 Prospect and having the Best Curveball in the Texasorganization entering the 2007 season ... also was tabbed by the same publication as the No. 7 Prospect in the TexasLeague and the No. 14 Prospect in the Pacific Coast League following the season ... split the season between ClassAA Frisco and Class AAA Oklahoma, combining to go 9-9 with a 4.24 ERA (66 ER/140.0 IP) and 154 strikeouts in27 games (26 starts) ... led all Rangers minor leaguers in strikeouts and tied for eighth in ERA ... averaged 9.9strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... made 11 quality starts ... lasted at least 6.0 IP on 11 occasions ... began the season withthe Rough Riders, going 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA (32 ER/69.1 IP) and 82 strikeouts in 13 starts ... was named to theTL midseason All-Star Team ... opponents hit .273 (74-271), including a .300 (24-80) mark by left-handers ... went1-4 with a 7.15 ERA (18 ER/22.2 IP) in his first five starts, but 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA (14 ER/46.2 IP) and 54 strikeoutsin his final eight ... struck out a season-high 12 batters on 5/15 at San Antonio (6.0 IP) ... was promoted to Oklahomaon 6/22 and went 4-5 with a 4.33 ERA (34 ER/70.2 IP) and 72 strikeouts in 14 games (13 starts) ... limited theopposition to a .248 (67-270) average, while lefties batted just .177 (14-79) ... made his only relief appearance inhis Class AAA debut on 4/24 vs. Nashville (5 ER/5.0 IP) ... was 0-3 with a 10.26 ERA (19 ER/16.2 IP) in six games(five starts) from 7/9-26 ... posted a 2.75 ERA (11 ER/36.0 IP) over his last seven starts ... was a non-roster inviteeto spring training ... earned the victory in an exhibition game vs. the Japanese World Baseball Classic squad on3/9, tossing 3.0 scoreless IP ... was traded to the White Sox on 12/23 with pitchers Nick Masset and Jacob Rasnerin exchange for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and outfielder David Paisano ... his acquisition was recommended byGary Pelland and Paul Provas.
Was ranked by Baseball America
as the No. 2 Prospect in the Rangers organization and possessing theBest Curveball following the season ... also was cited by the same publication as the No. 11 Prospect in both theCalifornia League and Texas League ... went 7-13 with a 4.38 ERA (76 ER/156.0 IP) and 138 strikeouts in 28 games(27 starts) between Class A Bakersfield and Class AA Frisco ... finished third among all Texas minor-leaguers instrikeouts and seventh in ERA ... began the season with Bakersfield, going 3-3 with a 2.50 ERA (16 ER/57.2 IP)with 53 strikeouts in 10 starts ... held opponents to a .228 (50-219) average ... did not allow more than three runsin an outing ... was promoted to Frisco on 5/29 and went 4-10 with a 5.49 ERA (60 ER/98.1 IP) and 85 strikeoutsin 18 games (17 starts) ... averaged 7.8 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, third-most among TL starters.
Was rated by Baseball America
as the No. 2 Prospect in the Texas organization and having the BestCurveball following the season ... also was named by the same publication the No. 4 Prospect in the Midwest Leagueand the No. 11 Prospect in the California League ... pitched in the MLB All-Star Futures Game on 7/11 at MinuteMaid Park, earning the victory with 1.0 scoreless IP ... combined to go 4-6 with a 3.78 ERA (44 ER/104.2 IP) in 27games (21 starts) between Class A Clinton and Class A Stockton ... began the season with Clinton, going 3-2 witha 2.17 ERA in 14 games (eight starts) ... was 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA (7 ER/32.2 IP) as a starter and 2-1 with a 2.65ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) in relief ... opponents hit .210 ... posted a 0.59 ERA (2 ER/30.2 IP) from 4/23-5/25 ... rankedsixth in the MWL in ERA at the time of his promotion ... was 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA in 13 starts with Stockton ... wasthe youngest player to appear in the CL all season ... recorded a save in his only postseason appearance on 9/8vs. San Jose with 4.0 scoreless IP.
Combined to go 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA (13 ER/25.2 IP) in 10 games (eight starts) between the RookieRangers and Advanced Rookie Spokane ... was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) in five games (three starts) withthe AZL Rangers ... made his professional debut on 7/21 at the Brewers ... earned his first win on 7/26 vs. Angels(0 ER/3.0 IP) ... went 0-2 with an 8.53 ERA (12 ER/12.2 IP) in five starts with Spokane.