Attended Sheldon (CA) High School, where he was named a Rawlings-Perfect Game first team All-American as a senior in 2016...Was also selected a Perfect Game underclass high honorable mention All-American as a junior in 2015.
One of the top prospects in baseball, he spent the entire 2020 season at the alternate training site in Toledo...Ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 17 prospect overall by Baseball America...also rated as possessing the best curveball in the player development system.
Named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2019 after making 24 starts and posting an 11-5 record with a 2.56 ERA (133.2IP/38ER) and 148 strikeouts... Selected to the Eastern League midseason and postseason All-Star Teams and was named an organization All-Star by MiLB...was also tabbed a Double A All-Star by Baseball America... Ranked second in the Eastern League in strikeouts and WHIP (0.98), while he was tied for second in opponent batting average (.192, 93x484), third in ERA, tied for third in wins, eighth in innings pitched and tied for eighth in games started... Earned Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending April 14 after throwing 7.0 shutout innings with one hit allowed and 10 strikeouts on April 10 vs. Altoona... Posted his second double-digit strikeout game of the season on May 21 at Hartford, fanning 10...added a third 10-strikeout performance on August 9 at New Hampshire... Named Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month in May, compiling a 2-1 record with a 1.44 ERA (31.1IP/5ER) and 34 strikeouts in five starts... Started five games during the month of August, and went 3-1 with a 2.28 ERA (27.2IP/7ER) and 33 strikeouts... Ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Tigers organization, the No. 17 prospect in all of baseball and the third-best prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America following the season...also rated as possessing the best curveball in Detroit's system.