Married, wife's name is Paige....The couple has a son, Forrest, and a daughter, Ivy. Favorite Olympic Sport is curling...Attended St. Clair Community College (MI) and Waterford Kettering (MI) HS...Enjoys playing video games...Met his wife, Paige, when they were both on homecoming court their senior year of high school...A fan of the Detroit Lions and University of Michigan football...Football was his favorite sport growing up. He quit baseball after coach-pitch Little League and didn't start playing again until high school.
Made his third-straight Opening Day roster...Allowed just one extra-base hit in his first 47 appearances and six extra-base hits total; was one of three relievers in MLB to allow six-or-fewer XBHs in 50-or-more games; his 2.8 XBH% was the lowest mark of his career...Did not allow a run in a career-high 11 games from 4/7-30 (9.2 IP)…Struck out multiple batters in a career-high 18 games; recorded at least one strikeout in a career-high 15-straight games from 5/10-6/28 (22 K, 16.0 IP)…His four wins marked a career-high...His five losses were the second-most among Orioles relievers (Tate, 6)…His 11 holds tied his career-high from 2019, and were the second-most among Orioles relievers (Scott, 16)…Gave up a home run to Brett Phillips on 8/16 at Tampa Bay, snapping a streak of 48.1 homeless innings since 9/15/20...Pitched to a 3.35 ERA (15 ER/40.1 IP) through his first 41 games; did not allow a run in 34 of those outings...Completed at least 1.0 inning just four times in 11 outings in August, pitching to a 21.86 ERA (17 ER/7.0 IP); allowed multiple runs in six of those 11 appearances before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on 8/30...Twenty-four of his 52 appearances came in high-leverage situations, according to Baseball-Reference; the second-most on the team...His 11.41 SO/9 was second in the O’s ‘pen; had a career-best 11.86 SO/9 in 2020...His 0.5 Win Probability Added (WPA) led O’s relievers, according to Baseball-Reference; his 52 appearances were the fourth most on the team...Made seven appearances in Spring Training and allowed 11 ER through 9.1 innings (10.61 ERA); surrendered 10 combined runs in his first three games (3.2 IP) and just one run in his final four outings (5.2 IP).
Posted a career-best 11.86 SO/9, for his career he has a 9.23 SO/9 ratio...His 11.86 SO/9 ratio ranked fifth-best on the O’s (min. 10.0 IP)...Struck out at least one batter in a career-high 13-straight games from 8/6-9/9...Opponents hit .089 (4-for-45) with two strikes...Walked one batter in five-straight outings to close out the season; had four total walks in his first 17 appearances...First batters hit .381 (8-for-21) with 3-2B, a HR, and a BB against him...Held reverse splits, with right-handers batting .227 (10-for-44) against him, while left-handers hit .273 (12-for-44)...10 of his 22 appearances on the season were less than 1.0 inning...Had two appearances (8/30 at TOR and 9/5 vs. NYY) in which he worked at least 2.0 innings; has 10 career appearances of at least 2.0 innings...Ranked second on the team in appearances by a left-handed reliever (and tied for second overall in appearances); since making his MLB debut (6/29/18), he leads all Orioles pitchers in appearances (123)...Earned his first win of the season on 7/31 vs. TB; was his first win since 6/8/19 at HOU, snapping a six-decision losing streak...Appeared on his second-straight Opening Day roster.
Led the Orioles with 66 appearances, tied for fifth-most among left-handed pitchers in the AL...Allowed 11-of-43 inherited runners to score (25.6%), the eighth-lowest percentage in the AL; his 43 inherited runners were ninth-most in the AL...Held opponents scoreless in 44 of his 66 appearances on the season...Held left-handed hitters to a .118 average (6-for-51) in the first-half of the season, the fourth-lowest average in the majors among relievers (min. 50 at-bats vs. LHH)...Posted a 3.95 ERA (12 ER/27.1 IP) in 31 home games, as opposed to a 6.60 ERA (22 ER/30.0 IP) in 35 road games; seven of his nine losses came on the road...Recorded a team-high 11 holds, but went 3-for-8 in save opportunities...Earned his first win of the season (second of his career) on 6/8 at HOU (1.2 IP, BB, 2 K)...Surrendered a career-high five runs on 6/13 vs. TOR (0.1 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 2 BB)...In eight July appearances, he posted a 1.08 ERA (1 ER/8.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts; held opponents to a .107 (3-for-28) average...Posted an 8.38 ERA (9 ER/9.2 IP) with a .333 average against (14-for-42) in 11 August appearances...Allowed multiple home runs on 8/5 vs. NYY for the first time in his career (L, 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, K, 2 HR)...Allowed seven home runs on the season, six of which were hit by lefties.
Had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on 6/29 and made his Major League debut that night vs. LAA; tossed 1.2 scoreless innings, with two hits and two strikeouts; struck out the first two batters he faced, Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout.. Earned his first career win on 9/30 vs. HOU (3.0 IP, 2 K)... Tossed back-to-back 3.0-inning no-hit appearances on 9/26 at BOS and 9/30 vs. HOU; the 3.0 innings pitched set and matched a season-high... His 35 appearances after his debut (6/29) were the most by an Orioles reliever... Held opponents to a .286 slugging percentage, good for ninth-best among American League relievers and fifth-best among AL lefty relievers (min. 35 appearances)... Recorded his first career save on 9/16 vs. CWS (1.2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K)... Tied his career-high with four strikeouts on 9/16 vs. CWS, recording four of the five outs via strikeout; also struck out four batters on 7/6 at MIN... Tossed 3.0 hitless innings, and earned the win, on 9/30 vs. HOU as part of the 41st one-hitter in Orioles history (eighth combined)... Allowed 6-of-30 (20.0%) inherited runners to score; led the Orioles pitching staff in inherited runners scored percentage... Held opponents to a .200 (7-for-35) average with runners in scoring position and a .188 (3-for-16) average with runners in scoring position and two outs... Posted a 1.42 ERA (3 ER/19.0 IP) in 18 home games and a 5.30 ERA (11 ER/18.2 IP) in 17 road games... Went a combined 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA (15 ER/42.1 IP) in 28 games between Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie this season.
Made one appearance for Triple-A Tacoma before being traded to the Orioles on 4/14...Made his first appearance for Triple-A Norfolk on 4/19, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning...24 of his 25 appearances with the Tides were 1.0 inning-or-more, including three starts...Made eight-straight appearances (15.0 IP) without allowing a run from 6/30-7/8...Made seven appearances for Double-A Bowie to finish off the season, allowing one run in 12.0 innings (0.75 ERA)...Held opponents to a .210 (13-for-62) batting average with runners in scoring position.
Spent the whole season with Triple-A Tacoma...Finished tied for 15th in the Pacific Coast League with 48 relief appearances... Made his sixth career start and only one of the season on 8/23 against Las Vegas...Struck out at least one batter in 35 of 48 appearances, including 18 multi-strikeout games...Did not allow a run in 19 of his final 21 appearances (7/7-9/5), going 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA (3 ER/25.0 IP)...Held opponents to a .238 (48-for-202) batting average...Allowed eight extra-base hits all season.