Last name is pronounced ban-WAY-los...Resides in Durango, Mexico with his wife Yanely and two daughters Brianna and Alisson...Signed by Lee Sigman (Yankees).
Was acquired on January 1, 2015, from the New York Yankees and went on to make his Major League debut on 7/2 in his first season with the Braves organization. ... Split the year between Atlanta and Triple-A Gwinnett, appearing in a combined 23 games (22 starts) while going 7-6 with a 2.92 ERA between the two stops. ... Major his Major League debut on 7/2 vs. WSH after having his contract purchased from GWI earlier that day. Opposed Nationals' starter Max Scherzer and tossed 5.2 scoreless innings before leaving the game due to cramping and dehydration. Left with a 1-0 lead, but received a no-decision after Washington rallied to tie the score in the seventh inning. ... Became the first native of Mexico to go at least 5.0 shutout innings in his Major League debut since Colorado's Juan Acevedo went 5.0 scoreless innings on 4/30/95 at Houston. ... Opened the 2015 campaign with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves where he went 6-2 with a 2.23 ERA over 16 appearances, all starts, before earning a promotion to the majors on 7/2. ... Named the Gwinnett Braves Pitcher of the Year and was named to the International League All-Star team. ... Paced the IL with a 2.23 ERA (minimum 15 starts). ... In 10 of his 16 starts with Triple-A, allowed one earned run or less for a total of six earned runs in 61.0 innings (0.89 ERA) in those contests. ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/28 (retroactive to 7/25) with left elbow inflammation. Returned from the disabled list (after a 32-game absence) on 9/1 and suffered a 7-1 loss to MIA. Worked 2.2 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and left the game trailing 3-0 in the third inning. ... Made two Major League rehabilitation assignments, going a combined 4.0 innings and not allowing an earned run. Went 2.0 innings on 8/22 with the GCL Braves and 2.0 innings on 8/27 with Gwinnett. ... Earned his first Major League win on 7/7 at MIL. Allowed one run on five hits over 5.1 innings in the 4-3 victory. ... Made his first career relief appearance on 7/10 at COL (1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K). ... Tossed a two-hitter to shut out Indianapolis, 2-0, on 6/22 at home. Struck out five and did not walk a batter in the first 9.0-inning complete-game of his career (had a 7.0 inning complete game in 2011). ... Went 3-0 with a 1.11 ERA (4 ER/32.1 IP) in six games, all starts, during May en route to earning the organization's co-Pitcher of the Month honors for the G-Braves. ... Entered the 2015 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' 13th-best prospect.
Entered the 2015 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' 13th-best prospect...Made a combined 26 appearances (25 starts) between Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his first season back following "Tommy John" surgery (October 2012)...Went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA spanning 76.2 IP, while logging 71 strikeouts at the three stops...Opened the season with Tampa (A) where he appeared in five games (all starts) before being transferred to Trenton (AA) on 4/29. Made 17 appearances (16 starts) with Trenton before being transferred to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/12 where he made four starts to finish the season...Twice threw a season-high 5.0 innings, 7/22 at New Hampshire and 8/1 at Portland...Pitched at a 2.76 ERA (32.2 IP/10 ER) over his final eight starts of the season. During that span, logged 29 strikeouts in 32.2 IP, while holding opponents to a .185 batting average...Opened the season with a 9.0-inning scoreless streak, spanning three starts from 4/3-4/13...Posted a 2.30 ERA over his first six outings of the season. Allowed four earned runs (all in his 4/19 start at Daytona, 0.2 IP) over 15.2 IP.
Missed the entire season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery performed on 10/4/12.
Was limited to six starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA (24.0 IP, 12 ER)...Was placed on the disabled list on 5/19 with a sore left elbow and missed the remainder of the season before undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on 10/4...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the Yankees' eighth-best prospect and top left-handed pitcher...Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20/12.
Combined to 6-7 with a 3.75 ERA (129.2IP, 54ER) and 125K in 27 starts with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...played the majority of the season with Trenton where he went 4-5 with a 3.59 ERA (95.1IP, 38ER) in 20 starts, allowing 3ER or less in 17 of those outings...was one of two Thunder pitchers to be named to the Eastern League midseason All-Star squad...was promoted to SWB on 7/31, going 2-2 with a 4.19ERA (34.1IP, 16ER) in seven starts with the Yankees...following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the sixth-best prospect inthe EL and the 12th-best prospect on MLB Network's/MLB.com's top 50 Prospects List...was named MLB.com's 2012 preseason pick for Yankees organizational Pitcher of the Year...earned the James P. Dawson Award by the N.Y. Chapter of the BBWAA as "Most Outstanding Rookie in Spring Training," after going 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA in 6G/2GS (12.2IP, 3ER, 8BB, 14K, 1HR).
Combined to go 0-4 with a 2.51 ERA (64.2IP, 18ER) in 15 starts with the GCL Yankees, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton...spent the majority of the year with Tampa, where he went 0-3 with a 2.23ERA (44.1IP, 11ER), recording 62K over 10 starts...fanned a career-high 11 batters on 8/6 vs. St. Lucie...owned a 1.64 ERA over a nine-startstretch from 7/1-8/12, recording 56K and allowing just 7ER in 38.1IP...following the season, made seven starts with the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League, going 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA, allowing 10ER in 25.0IP...started in the 2010 AFL Rising Stars Game, allowing 1R in 2.0IP (2K)...named by Baseball America as the Yankees' fourth-best prospect and top left-hander.
Went 9-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 25 games (19 starts) with Single-A Charleston...began the season as a starter and allowed 2ER or less in 14 of his 19 starts...moved to the bullpen in August where he went 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA (11.0IP, 2ER) in six relief appearances with the RiverDogs....was transferred to Single-A Tampa on 9/14 and made one appearance out of the bullpen, recording 2K in 1.0IP....was selected to the World Team in the2009 Futures Game during All-Star Weekend at St. Louis' Busch Stadium, but did not pitch.
Made his professional debut, going 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA in 12 appearances (three starts) with the GCL Yankees.