Played two seasons (2015-16) at Gulf Coast State College (Fla.), where he went 13-5 with a 4.16 ERA (114.2IP, 108H, 64R/53ER, 49BB, 121K) in 22 games (21 starts)..had committed to play at the University of Florida before signing with the Yankees...Graduated from Rutherford H.S. (Fla.) in 2014.
Split the season with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to go 8-3 with a 2.81 ERA (89.2IP, 72H, 29R/28ER, 43BB, 114K, 6HR) in 18 games (17 starts)..ranked third in the entire Yankees organization in ERA...Began the season with Trenton, appearing in 13 games (12 starts) and going 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA (65.0IP, 48H, 18R/17ER, 35BB, 83K, 4HR)...Was placed on the 7-day minor league injured list from 4/19 (retroactive to 4/17) - 6/1..made one start with Tampa on 6/1 (3.2IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 7K) before returning to Trenton on 6/7...Was promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/13..went 1-1 with a 4.71 ERA (21.0IP, 20H, 11ER, 7BB, 24K) in four starts...Was added to the Yankees 40-man roster on 11/20.
Combined to go 8-6 with a 3.55 ERA (121.2IP, 97H, 53R/48ER, 63BB, 144K, 3HR) in 26 games (25 starts) with Single-A Charleston, Single-A Tampa, and Double-A Trenton..his 144K were the second-most among all Yankees farmhands...Started the season with Charleston..made five starts, going 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA (24.2IP, 10ER)..collected a career-high 12K (5.0IP, 2H, 1R/1ER, 3BB) on 4/13 vs. Kannapolis...Also pitched for Tampa, going 7-5 with a 3.36 ERA (88.1IP, 69H, 37R/33ER, 47BB, 99K, 1HR) in 18 games (17 starts)...Made his Double-A debut with Trenton on 7/22, posting a 5.19 ERA (8.2IP, 5ER) without recording a decision...Following the season, was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 19 prospect in the Yankees organization.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Charleston, going 3-12 with a 4.56 ERA (100.2IP, 103H, 54R/51ER, 50BB, 110K, 5HR) in 22 starts...Appeared on the minor league disabled list on two separate occasions: 4/24 (retroactive to 4/23) - 5/5 and 6/2 (retroactive to 6/1) - 6/16.
Made his professional debut with rookie-level Pulaski, going 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA (21.1IP, 14H, 14R/8ER, 22BB, 19K, 0HR) in 10 starts.