Resides in San Cristobal, DR...Signed by Ismael Cruz (Nationals).
In his 10th season of professional baseball (eighth active season), made his Major League debut and appeared in 16 contests over four separate stints with the Major League club, going 0-0 with a 5.84 ERA...Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, appearing in 43 contests. Struck out 63 batters over 41.0 innings, while recording a 3.51 ERA with a 1-0 record with 18 saves...Combined for a 1-0 record with 18 saves and a 3.58 ERA. He logged 81 strikeouts in 53.1 innings...Recalled by ATL on 6/19 and major his Major League debut on 6/20 by tossing 1.0 scoreless frame and striking out two of his four batters faced. Pitched at a 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP) with seven strikeouts and a .077 opponent's batting average over four appearances (4.0 IP) during his first stint with ATL. Was optioned back to GWI on 6/28...Three other stints with Atlanta: recalled 7/1, optioned 7/2; recalled 7/29, optioned 8/14; recalled 9/1...Allowed five earned runs in three consecutive appearances with ATL, 9/1-15. Without those three appearances, his ERA total with ATL over 13 outings would have been 2.79...Led Braves minor league relievers with 18 saves en route to being named the Gwinnett Braves Pitcher of the Year. Also earned the "Most Outstanding Relief Pitcher" award, presented by the Gwinnett club...Ranked second among International League relievers in games finished (37) and tied for fourth in saves (18)...His saves total of 18 with GWI ranks as the fourth-most in franchise history...Named to the International League All-Star team after going 1-0 with a 3.98 ERA and converting 13 of 14 save opportunities in the "first half" of the season. Struck out 46 in 31.2 innings and held opposing hitters to a .197 batting average...Recorded a perfect seventh inning in the Mid-Summer classic, 7/16 at Durham, striking out two of the three batters he faced.Pitched at a 1.93 ERA (2 ER/9.1 IP) with four saves in the "second half" of the season...Converted 14 consecutive saves with GWI, 4/5-7/4. Went 1-0 with a 2.15 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 29.1 innings while opponents hit at a .147 clip during the 30-game span...With GWI, posted a 0.87 ERA (3 ER/ 31.0 IP) and a .157 opponents' batting average in the ninth inning...Held opposing right-handed hitters to a .120 (9-for-75) batting average with GWI, compared to a .243 (18-for-74, 0 HR) average by lefties against him...First 10 outings of the season with GWI, 4/5-5/1, were scoreless: 10.0 IP, 6 hits, 8 walks, 17 strikeouts...Pitched at a 3.31 ERA in 20 games for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League, while striking out 25 batters over 16.1 inning...Entered the season ranked as the No. 27 prospect in the Braves organization by Baseball America.
In his second season in the Braves organization, spent the season with the Double-A Mississippi Braves, logging 35 appearances out of the bullpen, going 2-5 with a 4.07 ERA. Opened the season on Lynchburg's (High-A) roster, but spent the first six weeks of the season, from 4/5- 5/12, on the disabled list with right forearm tightness. Transferred to Mississippi on 5/12. First appearance of the season came 5/13 vs. Huntsville (1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K). Had a second stint on the disabled list, from 7/9 (retroactive 7/4) to 7/20, with right shoulder tendinitis. Logged 70 strikeouts in 42.0 innings, for an average of 15.0 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched. Posted a 1.23 ERA (22.0 IP/3 ER) through his first 15 appearances of the season. Logged 39 strikeouts in 22.0 IP while holding opposing batters to a .159 batting average in that span. In two seasons in the Braves organization, has logged 143 strikeouts in 93.1 innings pitched, for an average of 13.8 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, while holding opponents to a .186 batting average and converting 18 of 20 save opportunities. Pitched at a 6.10 ERA (7 ER/10.1 IP) in 10 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Rated by Baseball America as the Braves' 27th-best prospect entering the 2014 season.
Named by Baseball America as the Braves' 20th-best prospect entering the 2013 season. The hard-throwing right-hander went a perfect 18-for-18 in save opportunities at Lynchburg (A), leading all Braves farmhands and ranking second in the Carolina League. Made eight straight appearances without allowing a run from 6/12-7/5, striking out 11 in 10.2 innings pitched in that span. Posted a 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11 IP) with six saves in the month of June. Held opposing hitters to a .173 batting average and struck out 73 batters in 51.1 innings pitched (12.9 K/9)
Missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in April.
Combined to go 5-2 with 2.10 ERA in 14 games/12 starts for Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League and
Vermont of the Rookie-level New York-Penn League in 2nd domestic season...set career high with 55.2 innings, which
were more than double previous career total.
In first domestic season, posted a .232 batting average against in 8 games/2 starts for Rookie-level GCL Nationals,
who eventually claimed GCL Championship...struck out 23 in 19.0 innings, or 10.9 per 9.0 innings...notched a 3.60
ERA in 2 starts, both of which came in July.
Simply dominated 3rd and final tour of the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, this time pitching for the DSL
Nationals 1...closed the season with 13 consecutive scoreless appearances spanning 25.1 innings...in those same 13
appearances, walked 10 and struck out 31 en route to posting a .116 batting average against.
In first season with DSL Nationals 2, worked scoreless ball in 4 of 6 appearances...recorded only professional save,
July 28 vs. DSL Padres.
Pitched in 9 games, posted a .176 batting average against and fanned 14 in 14.1 innings in pro debut with DSL