Graduated from Calallen (TX) High School...Led Calallen to the 2008 Texas Class 4A state title...The team went 42-1 and fnished ranked No. 9 nationally in the fnal Collegiate Baseball.Easton Sports rankings... Named to the 2008 UIL 4A State Tournament Team ...Selected as the 2008 Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A Player of the Year and first-team allstate pitcher...Posted an 18-0 record with a 0.67 ERA, 167 strikeouts, 12 complete games, and three shutouts as a senior...Played football at Calallen for three years, earning Caller-Times All-South Texas, all-metro, and all-district honors as a wide receiver...Attended Baylor University...Ranks seventh in Baylor history with 257 strikeouts, third among pitchers with three or fewer years of experience...His 3.52 career ERA in Big 12 Conference play ranks third in school history...Named second team All-Big 12 in 2010...Invited to the 2009 USA Baseball National Team trials... Originally selected by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
Had three stints with the Mets: Opening Day-6/12, 6/22-8/13, and 8/30-end of the season...Went 3-0 with a 0.52 ERA (1 ER/17.1 IP) in April...His 0.52 April ERA led the majors (min. 15 innings)...Went 0-8 with a 6.30 ERA (52 ER/74.1 IP) from May-October ...Tossed a career-high 16.1 scoreless innings from 4/13-29, including two spot starts (4/13 vs. MIA and 4/19 at PHI)...Went 2-2 with a 2.84 ERA (10 ER/31.2 IP) in 23 games in relief...Made 12 starts, going 1-6 with a 6.45 ERA (43 ER/60.0 IP)...Made seven straight starts from 7/9-8/12...Won consecutive games (4.25-26 vs. CIN), to become the frst Mets pitcher to do so since Joe Smith (9.9-10.08)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he was the frst pitcher in Major League history with two relief wins and two scoreless starts of at least 6.0 innings before the end of April.... Right-handers went 52-for-178 (.292), while lefties went 48-for-175 (.274).
Selected by the Orioles in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft...Was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on April 2...He was returned to the Mets on May 4 and outrighted to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Made his major league debut with Texas at Oakland on April 8...Worked 2.2 innings and allowed two runs....Went 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA (nine earned runs/22.1 innings) in four starts with the Mets and 0-1 with a 2.20 ERA (four earned runs/16.1 innings) in 10 games in relief with New York...Earned his first career win in his first career start on August 23 at Coors Field...Became the first Mets starter ever to pitch at least 8.0 innings at Coors Field, and the sixth Met to ever allow one run or less in a start at the ballpark...Tossed 3.0 shutout innings on July 5 at Los Angeles-NL in an 8-0 win to earn his first major league save...Pitched 2.0 or more innings in 12 of his 18 outings in the majors...Allowed one earned run in 19.2 innings (0.46 ERA), spanning seven games, one start, from June 24-August 27.
Tied for the Eastern League lead in victories (12)...Allowed 10.48 base runners (146 innings) per nine innings, the best ratio in the EL...Also led the EL with a 1.14 WHIP...Walked 31 batters in 146 innings, an average of 1.91 walks per nine innings, the fourth-best mark among starters in the league...Posted a 4-0 record with a 2.48 ERA (nine earned runs/32.2 innings) in five April starts...Also had an undefeated month in August when he was 3-0 with a 5.03 ERA…In 19.2 innings he allowed 23 hits, 11 runs, earned with five walks and 22 strikeouts...Righthanded batters had a .243 (71-292) mark against him, while lefties hit .256 (65-254) against him...Struck out a season high 11 June 21 at home with Erie…Had 10 strikeouts, May 20 at New Britain...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 15 of his 24 starts...Posted a 7-1 record in 10 road games.
Made 17 starts between Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Had 67 strikeouts in 64.2 innings with the Sand Gnats...Named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 16...Was 2-0 with a 2.09 ERA (nine earned runs/38.2 innings) in six starts for St. Lucie.