Grew up in Minnesota and had to shovel snow off his high school baseball field...Grew up a Minnesota Twins fan and was drafted by the Twins in the 34th round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft out of high school, but did not sign...Attended Jacksonville University and Mahtomedi (MN) HS...Was a groomsman in Zac Lowther's wedding...Played football in high school, appearing in games as both an offensive and defensive lineman...Was teammates with Austin Hays in college at Jacksonville (2015-16)…His favorite baseball movie is For the Love of the Game. His nickname is Big Mike.
Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/7 and made his Major League debut in relief that night vs. Kansas City (W, 3.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K)…Retired the first eight batters he faced in order during his debut; struck out Hunter Dozier for his first-career strikeout...Became the eighth reliever in franchise history (since 1954) to earn the win in his MLB debut...Was the fourth pitcher in O’s history to not allow an earned run through at least 3.2 IP of relief in his MLB debut, and the first since Dennis Martínez on 9/14/76...Earned his first-career hold on 9/23 vs. Texas (1.1 IP, H, 2 BB); marked the first scoreless outing of his career...Suffered his first-career loss on 9/18 at Boston (2.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, BB, 2 K, HR)…Allowed five-or-more runs in back-to-back outings (9/12-18); allowed five-or-more runs in just eight of his 77-career minor league appearances...Completed 2.0 innings-or-more in three of his four outings; recorded multiple strikeouts in back-to-back outings from 9/12-18...Went 3-4 in 18 starts across three minor league affiliates, pitching to a 3.44 ERA (27 ER/70.2 IP), with 34 walks and 71 strikeouts; went 1-1 in six starts with Triple-A Norfolk, pitching to a 2.00 ERA (6 ER/27.0 IP).
Participated in the Orioles Alternate Training Site at Double-A Bowie...Added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2020.
Named Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Year (with RHP Grayson Rodriguez)...Threw a no-hitter for Double-A Bowie on 7/16 vs. Harrisburg, becoming the first Baysox hurler to toss a 9.0-inning no-hitter since RHP Radhames Liz achieved the feat in 2007, also against the Senators...Was twice named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (7/15-21 and 8/12- 18), and earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors while with Frederick (4/29-5/5)...Also named the Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July (2-1, 1.38 ERA [5 ER, 32.2 IP], 30 K, .148 OPP BA [16-for-108], 5 GS)...Named a Mid-Season All-Star with Frederick...Entered the season ranked as the No. 21 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America.
Split the season between Class-A Delmarva and Class A-Advanced Frederick, posting a combined 13-5 record with a 3.17 ERA (46 ER/130.2 IP) and 106 strikeouts...Started the season at Delmarva going 5-0 with a 1.42 ERA (6 ER/38.0 IP) before being promoted to Frederick on 5/18...Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week on 9/3: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (7.0 IP), 5 K, 1 GS.
Spent the majority of his first professional season with Short-Season A Aberdeen; made one start for the GCL Orioles...Went 4-2 with a 1.31 ERA (6 ER/41.1 IP) and 41 strikeouts in nine starts (10 games) for the IronBirds...Named Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August: 4-0, 0.70 ERA (2 ER/25.2 IP) 24 K, 5 GS.