Resides in Barranquilla, Colombia...Celebrates his birthday on Christmas Day.
Named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star. Threw a scoreless inning (2nd) with a walk and two strikeouts for the North squad... Led the Texas League with two complete games and one shutout...Struck out a career-high 14 batters in a 9.0-inning (95 pitches) shutout vs. Northwest Arkansas (7/10) earning Texas League Pitcher of the Week...Had two starts of double-digit strikeouts, tied with Dustin May (Tulsa) for the most by a Texas League pitcher with 14 and the 3rd-most with a 13-strikeout effort vs. Tulsa (5/9) needing only 77 pitches...Surpassed 100 pitches only once during the regular season in a 7.0-inning effort at Tulsa (6/7).
Combined for 27 starts between Binghamton (AA) and Las Vegas (AAA), going 11-10 with a 5.00 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 144.0 innings...Named an Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star...Led all Mets minor league pitchers with 11 wins and ranked in the Top 5 in games started (27, 2nd), innings pitched (144.0, 3rd) and strikeouts (140, 4th)...Hurled two scoreless starts of 6.0 innings or more and another three in which he allowed just one unearned run...Threw 11 quality starts and had 12 games in which he threw 6.0 innings or more with a season-high 8.0 innings at Trenton (6/21).
Posted career-highs in strikeouts (142) and innings pitched (145.2) pitching the entire season for St. Lucie (A) in the Florida State League...Led the Florida State League with 142 strikeouts. Ranked among the league leaders in ERA (3.95, 10th), innings pitched (145.2, 3rd), games started (25, T4th), opponent BA (.278, 9th) and WHIP (1.35, 8th)...Struck out a season-high 13 batters in his lone complete game effort of the season coming vs. Jupiter (6/13). Threw 102 pitches in a 3-2 loss...Posted two double-digit strikeout games with 13 vs. Jupiter and 11 vs. Dunedin (5/19)...Pitched for Team Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic making one start against the Dominican Republic (3/12). Received a no decision in a game Colombia lost 10-3 in 11 innings.
Pitched for three different teams climbing the Mets organizational ladder at Brooklyn (A), Columbia (A) and Binghamton (AA) combining for a 1-4 record with a 2.47 ERA over 65.2 innings with 74 strikeouts...Posted three double-digit strikeout games out of his eight starts with a season-high 11 vs. Aberdeen (7/23)...Made seven starts and six relief appearances posting an 0.88 WHIP.
Appeared in 12 games, making eight starts for Kingsport...Tied for the team lead with six wins...Began the season with four relief appearances before finishing with eight straight starts. Had made 66 straight relief appearances over four seasons before his first minor league start...Ranked among Appalachian League leaders in wins (6, T2nd), strikeouts (63, 3rd), innings pitched (62.0, 5th) and ERA (2.90, 7th)...Held his opposition to two earned runs or less in 11 of 12 appearances, allowing a season-high five runs in his final start of the season at Elizabethton (8/28) surrendering three home runs in the game.
Averaged over a strikeout per inning (10.60 K/9 IP) in his first professional season State-side with the Gulf Coast League Mets going 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA over 19 relief appearances.
Ranked 12th in the Dominican Summer League with eight saves.
Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Mets and was 4-0 with a 4.26 in 19 relief appearances.