Signed by Dan Durst.
Made his Major League debut on 8/14 vs. WSH, entering the game in the fifth inning (3.0 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, HR, BB, K)...Struck out Luis García in the fifth inning (second batter faced) for his first career strikeout...Made his first career start on 8/31 at TOR (ND, 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K)...Earned his first career win on 9/16 vs. ATL (5.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 9 K)...His nine strikeouts were a career-high and the most by an Orioles rookie since RHP Dylan Bundy fanned nine on 8/7/16 vs. CWS...Struck out six batters in a row in his 9/16 start; per the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Orioles pitcher with six-straight strikeouts in a game was RHP John Wasdin on 9/30/01 at NYY (LHP John Means passed this mark with seven-straight strikeouts on 9/20)...The Orioles went 4-2 in his six starts...Made six starts, going 1-2 with a 4.03 ERA (10 ER/22.1 IP) and two relief appearances, going 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA (3 ER/3.1 IP)...Allowed three home runs in his 25.2 innings pitched; faced 104 consecutive batters without allowing a home run from 8/14-9/27...Averaged 12.27 strikeouts per nine innings; ranked fourth among American League rookies (min. 25.0 IP)...Made two starts (three appearances) at Oriole Park, pitching to a 1-0 record with a 2.03 ERA (3 ER/13.1 IP), six walks and 18 strikeouts; owned a 1.05 WHIP and held opponents to a .167 (8-for-48) at home...Attended his first big league Spring Training camp, going 1-0 with a 7.45 ERA (8 ER/9.2 IP) and nine strikeouts in four games.
Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star; became the first Norfolk pitcher to start the Triple-A All-Star game since 2005 (RHP Jason Scobie)...Led the International League in strikeouts (131); became the first Tide to do so since RHP Manny Hernandez led the league with 157 strikeouts in 1990...His 131 strikeouts were the most by a Tides player as an Orioles affiliate...Ranked tied for first in the International League with a .252 OPP BA (109-for-432)...Led Triple-A Norfolk in starts (24), innings pitched (112.1), and wins (6)...Struck out a season-high 10 batters on 4/12 vs. Toledo...Held right-handed batters to a .226 (75-for-332) batting average...Entered the season ranked as the No. 6 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 11/20, and was added to the 40-man roster.
Named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year; finished the season ranked first in the league in wins (14) and strikeouts (142), and third in ERA (3.27)...Named the Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Year (LHP Zac Lowther)...Named an Eastern League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star...Received Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors for 8/13-19: 2-0, 1.46 ERA (2 ER/12.1 IP), 13 K, .167 OPP BA (8-for-48), 2 GS...Led Double-A Bowie in wins (14), strikeouts (142), and innings pitched (137.2)...Set a career-high with 12 strikeouts on 5/1; was the most strikeouts by a Bowie pitcher since 2007 (RHP Radhames Liz - 14).
Named the Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June: 3-1, 0.90 ERA (3 ER/30.0 IP), 26 K, 5 GS...Two-time Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, for the week ending 6/4 (1-0, 0.00 ERA (6.0 IP), 7 K, .111 OPP BA (2-for-18), 1 GS) and the week ending 7/2 (1-0, 0.00 ERA (13.0 IP), 10 K, .100 OPP BA (4-for-40), 2 GS)...Named to the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League...Led Frederick in strikeouts (111) and tied for the team-lead in wins (7)...Entered 2017 ranked as the No. 6 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America.
Made his professional debut for Short-Season A Aberdeen on 7/12 vs. Brooklyn (2.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 K)...Did not allow a run in his final six starts (18.0 IP).