Became engaged this past November... his fiancée's name is Maria... Graduated from Old Mill (MD) Senior High School...Enjoys hunting, fishing, clay shooting and photography.
Went 6-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 12 saves in 55 relief appearances with Milwaukee... Made his first career Opening Day roster... Was an All-Star for the first time... Was named National League Reliever of the Year... Was named Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America... Finished seventh in National League Cy Young Award voting... Led Major League relievers with 143 strikeouts in just 81.1 innings (15.82k / 9ip)... Had the most strikeouts in Major League history by a left-handed reliever in a single season and tied for eighth overall all time among relief pitchers in a season... Broke the franchise record for strikeouts by a reliever in a single season, passing Corey Knebel, who had 126 strikeouts in 2017... Notched 16 consecutive outs via strikeout from 9/10-9/21, the most in the Expansion Era... His .132 opponent batting average ranked second among qualifying Major League relievers, trailing only the Rangers' José Leclerc (.126)... Made 23 appearances of at least 2.0 innings...the team went 23-0 in those outings... Produced 7 saves of 2.0+ innings... Earned his first Major League save on 4/14 at New York-NL... Was 12-for-17 in save opportunities (70.6%)... Retired 43 of 55 first batters faced (78.2%)... Stranded 17 of 23 inherited runners (73.9%)... Named National League Reliever of the Month and Brewers Pitcher of the Month for March/April after posting a 1.00 ERA in 11 games (4sv, 18ip, 4h, 3r, 2er, 5bb, 39k, .070ba)... Notched the save in the NL Central tie-breaker game on 10/1 at Chicago... Made 7 scoreless appearances during the postseason (10ip, 5h, 1bb, 16k, .152ba).
Entered 2017 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America... Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 3-4 with a 5.37 ERA in 12 starts... Was recalled by Milwaukee on 6/9...Went 2-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the Brewers... Held opponents to a .156 batting average, which ranked second among qualifying NL relievers, trailing only the Cubs' Carl Edwards Jr. (.134)... His 68 strikeouts (47.2ip) tied the Mets' Josh Smoker (56.1ip) for second among Major League rookie relievers, trailing only the Mets' Paul Sewald (69k in 65.1ip)... His 68 strikeouts in 2017 ranked fourth on the all-time franchise list for rookie relievers, trailing only John Axford (76 in 2010), Jim Henderson (75 in 2013) and Dan Plesac (75 in 1986)... Retired 24 of 35 first batters faced (68.6%)...Stranded 9 of 12 inherited runners (75.0%)... Made his MLB debut on 6/10 at Arizona (1ip, 2bb-1ibb, 1k).....his first strikeout was Jake Lamb... Earned his first Major League win on 7/7 at New York-AL (3ip, 1h, 1r, 1er, 2bb, 7k, 1hr)... Was named to the 2017 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
Went 3-8 with a 3.29 ERA in 25 starts between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs...Held opponents to a .223 batting average with 161 strikeouts in 126.0 innings• Began the season at Double-A Biloxi, where he went 2-1 with a 0.95 ERA in 11 starts while holding opponents to a .194 batting average with 73 strikeouts in 57.0 innings ...Was a Southern League All-Star...Pitched in the All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park (0.1ip, 1k)...Was promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on 6/11 and went 1-7 with a 5.22 ERA in 14 starts while opponents batted .245 with 88 strikeouts in 69.0 innings ...Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/18...Enters 2017 as the second-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.