Resides in Elizabethtown, KY during the offseason with his wife, Allie and daughter, Elly...Played college baseball at LSU, where he was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2009 and helped lead the Tigers to the 2009 College World Series...was named a first team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com.
Spent most of the 2018 season with the Tigers, appearing in 51 games...also made 13 outings with Triple A Toledo...Went a perfect 8-for-8 in save opportunities with the Mud Hens...Established a career high with four victories, picking up wins on May 15 vs. Cleveland, May 30 vs. Los Angeles (AL), June 2 vs. Toronto and August 13 vs. Chicago (AL)...Did not allow a run in 11 of his first 12 outings with the Tigers from May 12-June 6, posting a 3-0 record with a 1.20 ERA (15.0IP/2ER) and 16 strikeouts.
In his first season with the Dodgers made a career-high 61 apps...didn't allow a run in 14 of his last 17 apps of the season...stranded 29-37 inherited baserunners...righthanded batters hit just .234...in August spent time on the Dodgers' disabled list with right shoulder fatigue...included a rehabilitation start for AZL Dodgers on 8/22 and 3 rehab relief apps for Oklahoma City from 8/25-8/30...on 1/29 was designated for assignment by the Royals...was released on 2/3 and soon after spring training began was signed by LAD to a 1-year Major League contract through the 2016 season...following the season was non-tendered by the Dodgers...on 1/10/17 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp.
Spent majority of the 2015 season with the Royals' Triple-A Omaha, going 8-2 with nine saves and a 1.69 ERA (12 ER/64.0 IP) in 38 games. ... Struck out 63 in 64.0 innings and limited opposing hitters to a .212 batting average, while posting a 1.11 WHIP. ... Named Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star, going 5-1 with six saves and a 1.76 ERA (8 ER/41.0 IP)…limited batters to a .226 average and a posted a 1.17 WHIP. ... Called-up to Kansas City on September 7 and made four scoreless appearances (3.0 IP) in the big leagues
Louis had some struggles in 2014 after recording the second-lowest ERA among MLB pitchers with at least 25.0 innings in 2013...Opened the season on the disabled list, missing eight games due to a bone contusion and sprained middle finger on his pitching hand...Activated on April 9...Appeared in 17 games before being optioned to Triple-A Omaha on June 2; was recalled and optioned two more times before being recalled for a final time on August 29...Earned his first save since the 2011 season in the finale at Chicago on September 28, protecting a 6-4 lead...Allowed just two runs over his final nine appearances of the season (1.69 ERA), while he posted a 1.06 WHIP over 10 appearances in September...Went 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA and seven saves over 28 games at Omaha.
Louis opened a third-straight season with Omaha (AAA), and once again, made a significant contribution at the big league level, appearing in 27 games. Recorded a stretch of 21.0 scoreless Major League innings (May 23-August 23) ... his scoreless streak totaled 26.0 innings, dating back to September 25, 2012, setting a new Royals record for a reliever, passing Joakim Soria's 23.2-straight scoreless frames in 2010. His 0.61 ERA was the lowest among A.L. pitchers with at least 25.0 innings pitched and second-lowest in MLB. Recorded a 1.61 ERA over two stints with Omaha, earning PCL All-Star honors, though he did not participate after being promoted to Kansas City on July 8. Produced a dominant stretch after a second recall from Omaha, averaging 15.43 strikeouts per 9 IP, while holding opponents to a .071 average (2-for-28) from July 10 to August 2. Made two late-season appearances with Wilmington (A), tossing 2.0 scoreless innings before rejoining the Royals on September 3.
Louis opened the season with Omaha (AAA), but ended up making 42 appearances at the big league level...Posted a 2.67 ERAat home in 2012, holding opponents to a .160 mark (17-for-106)...his road ERA was 5.23,withopponents batting .296 (24-for-81)...Averaged 11.47 strikeouts per nine innings, the seventh-best ratio in theA.L. (min. 50 innings)....Opponents hit .219 (41-for-187) against him, including .210 (25-for-119) from right handers...also just .140 (7-for-50) with runners in scoring position and .111 (3-for-27) with RISP and 2 outs...Strong final two months of the season, compiling a 2.33 ERA(19.1 IP, 5 ER) in 19.1 innings,striking out 28.
Louis opened the season with Omaha (AAA) before having his contract selected on April 21 and remaining withthe Royals for the remainder of the season...Allowed 5 of 39 inherited runners to score, 12.8%, which ranks as the third-best percentage in Royals single-seasonhistory (min. 20 IP)...trailed 2011 teammate Greg Holland (6.1%) and Billy Brewer (10.3% in 1993)...Was named Royals Pitcher of the Month for July after posting a 0.61 ERA, the lowest in the A.L. among pitcherswith at least 14.2 IP...Recorded his first Major League save on May 11 at New York and his first win on July 25 at Boston.
After finishing the 2009 season with Wilmington (A Advanced), jumped a level to NW Arkansas (AA) to begin2010...After going 2-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 21 appearances (1 start) for the Naturals and being named a Texas LeagueAll-Star, spent the second half of 2010 with Omaha (AAA) where he compiled a 2.23 ERA in 21 games inrelief...was also 7 for 8 in save chances...Combined to allow just 62 hits in 92.0 innings, striking out 103 and walking just 25...held opponents to a .191average against (62-for-325) and right-handed hitters to a .146 mark (27-for-185).
Made his professional debut at Burlington (A) in 2009, appearing in 4 games with the Bees before wrappingup his first campaign with 10 dominant relief appearances for Wilmington.