Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft... Signed by Dustin Evans.
Made his major league debut and pitched to a 4.50 ERA (3 ER/6.0 IP) in four appearances with Atlanta ... Atlanta selected his contract from Triple-A Gwinnett, 9/1, for his first stint on the active roster ... Made his major league debut 9/4 vs. BOS and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts…Fanned the first batter he faced, Jackie Bradley Jr., on five pitches for his first career strikeout ... Became the first player from the 2017 draft class to reach the majors ... The last Braves player to make the majors the year after he was drafted was LHP Alex Wood, who debuted in 2013 after club selected him in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft ... Appeared in 27 games (24 starts) in the minors between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, combining to go 8-9 with a 3.46 ERA (53 ER/138.0 IP)…Went 6-8 with a 3.70 ERA in 20 starts for the M-Braves and was 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA in seven games (four starts) with the Stripers before his selection ... Ranked among Atlanta farmhands in innings (3rd, 138.0 IP), strikeouts (T4th, 133) and wins (T5th, 8) ... Selected to the U.S. Team for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning of relief ... Entered 2018 tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 30 prospect in the minors, and as Atlanta's second-best farmhand.
Made his professional debut with rookie-level GCL Braves and Single-A Florida, going a combined 0-1 with a 2.65 ERA in nine games, all starts...Fanned 18 while walking six...Started his organizational debut on 7/17 vs. GCL Yankees West, going 1.2 innings and allowing one run while striking out three...Pitched twice more for the GCL club, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings each time...Made his Single-A debut on 8/1 at Dunedin, retiring all six batters he faced in the start...Finished his season on 9/1 at Daytona...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts.