Married to Allison…has a son, Jaxon...Traded to D-Backs with RHP Miller Diaz for RHP Addison Reed (Aug. 29, 2015)...Is a 2009 graduate of Washington (Iowa) High School in Cherokee, Iowa…was the Student Council president, Class President and member of the National Honor Society as a senior...Played baseball, basketball, football and ran track…holds the school record in the high jump (6'2")...Was the winning pitcher in the 2007 state championship game.
Went 5-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 19 games (14 starts) over 4 stints with the D-backs...Did not allow a run in 5 appearances as a reliever (9.2 IP) with a .171 opponent average and a 0.62 WHIP...Was the first pitcher with 18+ GIDP in fewer than 90.0 innings since Brad Ziegler/ARI in 2012 (21 in 68.2 IP) and first starter with 14+ GIDP in fewer than 80.0 innings since Sidney Ponson/STL-NYY in 2006 (14 GIDP in 79.2 IP)...Was the first D-back to match up against 3 different former Cy Young Award winning pitchers in 3 straight outings (Clayton Kershaw on May 1; Justin Verlander on May 6; Max Scherzer on May 11) [source: STATS LLC]...Was the first pitcher to face 2 different former MVPs (Kershaw, Verlander) in consecutive starts since White Sox's Ed Lopat on Sept. 23 vs. Detroit (Hal Newhouser) and Sept. 28, 1947 @ St. Louis (Dizzy Dean).
Combined for 12 starts with Triple-A Reno and Short-Season A Hillsboro, going 3-2 with a 7.71 ERA...Made 1 appearance with the D-backs on Aug. 22 @ Mets (3 ER in 0.0 IP)...On the disabled list twice: right shoulder impingement (April 9-June 30) and blister (July 25-Aug. 5)...left his first start of the season on April 8 @ Fresno with right shoulder discomfort and did not pitch again until a rehab start with the Hops on June 20.
Went 1-1 with 1 save and a 2.00 ERA (4 ER in 18.0 IP) in 7 games (2 starts) for the D-backs in his first Major League season...Recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sept. 6…made his Major League debut on Sept. 10 vs. Giants (0 ER in 1.0 IP) ...Recorded first save on Sept. 13 with 4.0 shutout innings…was the fourth player in team history to record a 4.0-inning save, and the first since Josh Collmenter on April 9, 2014 @ Giants... Earned his first win on Sept. 18 vs. Dodgers (0 ER in 1.0 IP)...His 5.0-hitless innings to begin his start on Sept. 27 were the most by a D-backs pitcher in his first Major League start [source:Elias Sports Bureau]...Combined to go 6-6 with a 4.08 ERA (55 ER in 121.1 IP) in 21 starts between Double-A Mobile and Reno...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Spent the majority of the season with Double-A Binghamton (Mets) before being traded to Arizona on Aug. 29 with RHP Miller Diaz for RHP Addison Reed…Was 4-8 with a 3.46 ERA (34 ER in 88.1 IP) in 35 games (8 starts) with Binghamton…made 1 start with Double-A Mobile, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings with 2 hits allowed…Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the Mets' 24th-best prospect for the second consecutive season.