Resides in Valencia, Venezuela.
Pitched the entire season in Arkansas (AA) in his first season with the Mariners organization posting career-highs in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts...Named a Texas League All-Star, pitching 1.0 inning and allowing a run for the North squad...Led the Texas League in games started (27), while ranking in the Top 10 in strikeouts (135, 2nd), wins (8, T2nd), ERA (4.44, 8th), innings pitched (146.0, 2nd), opponent BA (.279, 9th) and WHIP 1.43, 3rd)...Ranked among Mariners minor league leaders in ERA (4.44, 6th), games started (27 4th), innings pitched (146.0, 5th), opponent BA (.279, 6th), WHIP (1.43, 7th) and winning percentage (.400 (6th)...Struck out a season-high nine batters twice, at Tulsa (6/8) and at Springfield (7/13)...Did not eclipse 100 pitches in any of his 27 starts and threw a season-high 7.0 innings on six different occasions...Held the opposition to one run or less in 11 starts with six scoreless...Began the season 4-1 with an 0.84 ERA in five April starts, allowing just three earned runs...Made one start in the Texas League playoffs and received a no decision allowing just one run on six hits over 5.0 innings vs. Tulsa (9/4) in a come-from-behind win.
The Totals - Made 13 starts with Double-A Mississippi, going 2-5 with a 4.06 ERA (26 ER, 57.2 IP) with 44 strikeouts and 24 walks..Hurting - On the minor league disabled list with a left shoulder strain, April 18-July 4, including making 3 combined rehab starts with Rookie Danville and Rookie GCL Braves...Ranking - Entering the season, was listed by Baseball America as the Braves No. 19 prospect and by MLB.com as the club's 27th-best prospect.
Spent the season in Single-A Florida's starting rotation…Was over three full years younger than the average pitcher in the Florida State League and was the second youngest player in the FSL at the beginning of the year…Only teammate Ronald Acuña Jr. was younger... His season ended early due to a left rotator cuff strain…Made his final start of the year on 8/13 and got two outs before exiting…Went to the disabled list the next day and did not return for the remainder of the season... Compiled a 3.42 ERA (19 ER/50.0 IP) in his first 10 starts of the season through the end of May…Had a 1-7 record and a 6.48 ERA (36 ER/50 IP) over his final 12 appearances, 11 starts... Struck out better than a batter per inning (101 strikeouts/100.0 innings; 9.09 K/9)... Compiled a 1.31 ERA (3 ER/20.2 IP) with 21 strikeouts and five walks in the first inning... Went a season-best 6.0 innings four times, with all four outings coming before the end of May... Righties hit nine of the 10 home runs he allowed, but they slugged .439 against him, compared to .445 for lefties…Left-handed batters went 39-for128 (.305) with 13 extra-base hits against him... Ended the season as the 22th-best prospect in the organization, according to MLB.com... Added to the Braves' 40-man roster on 11/20.