Pete studied mechanical engineering at Mizzou and scored 34 out of a possible 36 points on his ACT…had baseball not worked out, he had hoped to work for Boeing designing military aircraft...He and his wife, Lydia, had their first child, Isak, on Dec 23…the two met in an acting class at Mizzou while student-athletes there…Lydia played volleyball for the Tigers...Pete gets his competitiveness from his mom… when she was younger, she received a technical foul for throwing a basketball at an opposing player…she claims it was meant to be handed back to the official, but Pete knows better...His father, Shane, played baseball at Mizzou and then for one season in the minor leagues in 1983…both of his grandparents on his mom's side attended Mizzou and his two uncles and maternal grandfather all played football there...He played the bass trombone for seven years.
Totaled two stints with the Rays and three stints in the majors…began the season in Class-A and reached the majors two months later...Acquired from the Rangers on July 13 and went 2-1 with a 5.11 ERA (12.1-IP, 7-ER) in 13 apps with the Rays after going 0-2 with a 9.31 ERA (9.2-IP, 10-ER) with Texas...Was on the Rays roster from Aug 16-17 and Sep 1 through season's end…his first 8 apps came with the Rangers from June 8-July 2...His average fastball velocity, according to FanGraphs, was 97.4 mph…his hardest-thrown pitch, according to StatCast, was 99.8 mph...Made his major league debut at Globe Life Park on June 9 vs. OAK, striking out the side in a perfect 5th inning and pitching around an error to face the minimum in the 6th inning...On Aug 16 vs. DET, made his Rays debut and yielded a run in the 8th inning, allowing a leadoff double and a 1-out RBI double...On Sep 10 at TEX, recorded his first career save, pitching the 11th inning against his former team...Began the season with Class-A Down East… his season debut marked his first professional outing since July 21, 2017…earned promotions to Double-A Frisco on May 9 and to Triple-A Nashville on May 29...Went 3-2 with a 4.53 ERA (43.2-IP, 22-ER) and 70 SO in 40 apps in the minors, including 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA (17.2-IP, 10-ER) with Durham...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 22 prospect in the Rays system following the season.
Missed the entire season recovering from a second Tommy John surgery… returned to pitch in the fall instructional league.
Was sidelined from June 15-24 and July 22 through season's end with a UCL strain… underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug 14.
Began in the starting rotation for Class-A Hickory before a July 17-Aug 4 stint on the injured list for a right forearm strain… pitched out of the bullpen after his return...Went 4-3 with a 5.27 ERA (85.1-IP, 50-ER) in 16 starts and 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA (16.2-IP, 5-ER) in 8 apps out of the bullpen...Ranked 6th among Rangers minor leaguers with 101.1 IP and 10th with 80 SO.
Began his professional career with Short-A Spokane…went 1-0 with a 2.21 ERA (40.2-IP, 10-ER) in his final 8 apps, all starts.