Resides in Calabozo, Venezuela in the off-season...pitched for Aragua Tigres in 2013 Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent majority of the season with Triple-A Memphis, appearing in 51 games...went 5-4 with 10 saves and a 3.03 ERA (62.1 IP, 21 ER), 20 walks and 51 strikeouts...Made four stints with St. Louis but his only appearance of the season came on June 29 at Los Angeles-NL...pitched a scoreless inning and didn't allow a hit but walked one...With Memphis, he owned a 2-1 record and four saves with a 2.30 ERA (27.1 IP, 7 ER) in 22 home appearances...was 3-3 and six saves with a 3.60 ERA (35.0 IP, 14 ER) on the road in 29 games...Collected all 10 of his saves in July and August, going 1-2 with a 2.42 ERA (26.0 ip, 7 er), eight walks and 27 strikeouts...Named the Venezuelan Winter League Reliever of the Year after appearing in 24 games and getting a 5.59 ERA (19.1 IP, 12 ER).
Pitched the entire season in Memphis (AAA), making 51 relief appearances... Led the Memphis squad with 51 appearances, ranking 4th among Cardinals minor league pitchers... Earned one save at New Orleans (8/29) and had nine Holds, ranking 2nd on the Memphis squad... Made 15 appearances of 2.0 innings, with 10 as scoreless outings. Recorded four outs or more in 26-of-51 appearances... Was 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 29 appearances from June through the end of August... Posted an 0.57 ERA (1 ER/15.2 IP) in 12 day game appearances, with a 3.81 ERA in 39 night appearances.
Appeared in 46 games as a reliever between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA) compiling a 2-2 record with a 3.49 ERA and five saves. Struck out 55 batters over 49.0 innings. Ranked ninth among Cardinals minor league pitchers with 46 appearances. Recorded saves in his first three opportunities in Springfield. Finished his time in Springfield with back-to-back wins in his last
two appearances (7/30 at NW Arkansas & 7/31 at Arkansas) before getting promoted to Memphis. Was unscored upon in 34 of 46 appearances between Springfield (25-of-33) and Memphis (9-of-13). Finished the season with five consecutive scoreless outings. Held right-handed batters to a .207 BA(6-29)in Memphis with no extra base hits and nine strikeouts. Averaged 9.18 strikeouts/9 IP(50K/49.0 IP) on the season, including a 12.00 ratio at Memphis (20K/15.0 IP). Led the Texas League with four balks. Rated as having the "Best Slider"in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.
Appeared in a career-high 58 games between Palm
Beach (A) and Springfield (AA), ranking third among Cardinals minor league pitchers...his 13 saves between Palm Beach and Springfield ranked T4th among Cardinals minor leaguers...nailed
down saves in three consecutive appearances over five days (7/3-7) in Springfield...held right-handed batters to a .216 BA (11-51) with no home runs in Palm Beach.
Spent the entire season in Quad Cities appearing in 29 games starting 19...posted career high totals with 108.2 innings and 76 strikeouts ... induced 12 double plays, ranking 4th on the
Quad Cities pitching staff...was 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 relief appearances and 3-7 with a 6.35 ERA in 19 starts...struck out a career-high nine batters over 4.2 innings in his last start of the
season vs.Peoria (9/6).
Pitched in 18 games, making 12 starts between Palm
Beach (A) and Quad Cities (A)...struck out a then-career high eight batters in last start of the season at Kane County (9/6).
Spent his first full professional season on the mainland appearing in 29 games between Johnson City (SS-R)and Quad Cities (A)...earned first professional win at Bristol (6/17) in his first relief appearance of the season...converted 6-of-8 saves at Johnson City including his last four opportunities.
Pitched in his second season in the VSL, making 17
appearances with nine starts...tied for the team lead in innings pitched (62.2) and saves (2),while leading the team with seven double plays induced.
Appeared in 10 games, making one start, for the
Venezuelan Summer League Cardinals...struck out 12 batters in 15.1 innings with one save.