Graduated from St. Dominic High School (MO), where he played baseball and soccer...Attended Florida Community College...Enjoys golfing and hunting
Entered 2014 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Went 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA in 4 starts at Triple-A Nashville...Was placed on Nashville's disabled list on 4/21...Underwent season-ending "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow on 4/29, performed by Dr. James Andrews
Entered 2013 as the sixth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year after going 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 23 starts at Triple-A Nashville.....was also named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year...Tied for second in the Pacific Coast League in wins (12) and ERA (3.15) while leading the league in opponent batting average (.228).....also led in hit batters (14) and walks (81)...From 5/16-7/30 produced a stretch with Nashville during which he went 9-0 with a 1.16 ERA over 10 starts (62ip, 8er)...Had a pair of stints with the Brewers (6/26-7/10 and 9/3-end)...Went 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA in 8 games (7 starts) with the Brewers...Produced 1 quality start.....the team went 2-5 in his starts...Made his Major League debut on 6/28 at Pittsburgh and took a 10-3 loss.....tossed a perfect first inning before the Pirates' 7-run second inning (1.2ip, 6h, 7r, 5er, 2bb, 1k).....his first career strikeout was Russell Martin...Earned his first Major League win and recorded his only quality start with the Brewers in a 5-3 victory on 9/7 at Chicago-NL (6ip, 4h, 3r, 3er, 3bb, 1k, 2hr, 1hbp)...Enters 2014 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.
Entered the season as the fourth-best prospect in the Angels organization according to Baseball America. Began the season at Double-A Arkansas, where he went 5-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 21 starts. Was traded to Milwaukee, along with SS Jean Segura and RHP Ariel Pena, in exchange for RHP Zack Greinke on 7/27. Was assigned to Double-A Huntsville, where he went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 7 games (2 starts). Pitched for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League. Was selected to pitch in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game. Enters 2013 as the sixth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America
Named Angels' fourth best prospect for 2012 by Baseball America...Finished season 6-4 with a 3.73 ERA (89.1 IP - 37ER) in 28 appearances (14 starts) for Inland Empire...Allowed 75 hits (5 HR) and walked 59 batters while strikingout 113...As a starter, registered a 4-1 record with a 2.12 ERA (63.2 IP - 15 ER) in 14 starts...Struck out 80 batterscompared to 28 walks in his 14 starts...Allowed two earned runs-or-less in final nine starts.
In 2010, spent entire season with Cedar Rapids, posting a 2-4 record with 16 saves and a 4.33 ERA (43.2 IP - 21ER) in 41 appearances...Led club in appearances and saves while finishing 36 games.
In 2009, began season with the Tempe Angels where he registered a 2-1 record with six saves and a 2.96 ERA (24.1 IP- 8 ER) in 18 appearances...Promoted to Cedar Rapids and made five appearances, posting a 1.35 ERA (6.2 IP - 1 ER).
In 2008, began professional career with Tempe Angels, posting a 1-0 record with a 4.98 ERA (21.2 IP - 12 ER) in14 appearances (three starts).