Spent one season at the University of Alabama, going 5-3 with a 2.92 ERA (13 ER/40.0 IP) and 49 strikeouts over 25 relief appearances as a junior in 2016 ... Transferred to Alabama from Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla. … was named Panhandle Conference Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore in 2015 after going 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA (9 ER/38.2 IP) and 46 strikeouts over nine appearances (seven starts) ... Graduated in 2013 from Valley (Ala.) High School, where he was a three-time team Most Valuable Player … was selected by Arizona in the 29th round of the 2013 draft, but did not sign.
Combined to go 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA (23 ER/64.2 IP), five saves and 74 strikeouts over 43 relief appearances between Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte ... Averaged 10.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and limited opponents to a .211 (49-232) average between the two stops ... Began the season with Birmingham, throwing 9.2 scoreless IP with just three hits allowed over six outings before being promoted to Charlotte on 4/29 ... Made four straight scoreless appearances (6.0 IP) to begin his stint with the Knights … gave up seven runs in 5.0 IP over his next three outings before throwing 8.0 scoreless IP over his next five from 5/22-6/4 ... Posted a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP) over 10 games in August, allowing nine hits with 13 strikeouts ... Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.
Went 2-5 with a 3.30 ERA (22 ER/60.0 IP), eight saves and 70 strikeouts over 45 relief appearances between Class A Winston- Salem and Birmingham ... Combined to average 10.5 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and limit left-handers to a .184 (14-76) average ... Began the season with Winston-Salem, where he was named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star Team ... Averaged 12.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (40 SO/28.0 IP) and converted all seven save opportunities with the Dash ... Was promoted to Birmingham after the CL All-Star Break … made five straight scoreless appearances (5.0 IP) to end the season, including a save on 4/19 at Jacksonville.
Combined to go 0-2 with a 1.30 ERA (4 ER/27.2 IP) and 33 strikeouts over 22 appearances between Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem ... Began the season with Kannapolis, where he posted a 1.88 ERA (3 ER/14.1 IP) with six saves in 12 appearances to earn a promotion to Winston-Salem ... Nine of his 10 appearances with the Dash were scoreless ... Appeared in nine games with the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League.
Combined to go 0-0 with a 0.61 ERA (2 ER/29.2 IP), 11 saves and 41 strikeouts in 22 appearances between the Arizona Rookie League White Sox and Advanced Rookie Great Falls ... Was named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and Baseball America Rookie All-Star ... Led all White Sox minor leaguers in saves … went 11-11 in save opportunities l Averaged 12.4 strikeouts per 9.0 IP … recorded a 5.06 strikeout-to-walk ratio (7 BB) ... Opponents went 1-57 (.018) with 28 strikeouts over his last 14 outings of the season ... Was recommended/signed by Mike Hughes (White Sox).