Graduated in 1995 from Centennial HS in Eagle, ID...pitched for 2 seasons at Treasure Valley (ID) CC for 2 years...signed
by Orioles scout Jerry Zimmerman.
Was third on the Rangers with 58 appearances...left-handers hit .231 off him, while right-handers hit .299...was 2-0 with a 3.15 ERA in 31 appearances at home...opponents hit .247 off him at home and .303 on the road...started the season at Triple-A Oklahoma, but his contract was purchased on April 7 by the Rangers...made one start on April 11 against the Angels and allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings in a 5-4 loss...allowed 32.5 percent of inherited runners to score, the 25th best in the American League...his 3.70 ERA as a reliever was 29th best in the AL.
Split the season between Baltimore and Ottawa (AAA), combining to go 3-8, 4.57 (42 ER/82.2 IP) with one save in 35 games/10
Baltimore: Made the club's Opening Day roster for the 4th consecutive season...posted no record and a 9.72 ERA (9 ER/8.1 IP) in
5 relief appearances for the Orioles...allowed 9 earned runs in 6.0 innings over first 3 outings...did not allow a hit in 2.1 scoreless
frames over final 2 major league appearances to lower Baltimore ERA from 13.50...optioned to Ottawa (AAA) on May 11...was designated
for assignment on July 2 and cleared waivers on July 11.
Ottawa: Went 3-8, 4.00 (33 ER/74.1 IP) with one save in 30 games/10 starts with the Lynx...made first 10 Ottawa appearances as
a starter, going 2-6, 4.80 (27 ER/50.2 IP)...took a decision in 8 of 10 starts and recorded 4 quality starts...earned win with 7.0 scoreless
innings on June 14 at Toledo...allowed just 2 hits and recorded season-high 7 strikeouts in that contest...finished the season in
the Ottawa bullpen, going 1-2, 2.28 (6 ER/23.2 IP) in 20 relief appearances...held opposing batters to a .250 (21-84) average as a
reliever...did not allow a run in 16 of 20 relief outings...tossed 8.0 scoreless innings over final 8 appearances of the season to lower
ERA from 4.48...earned lone save in final outing of the season, tossing a perfect 9th inning on September 5 vs. Rochester...was first
minor league save since August 4, 2000...recorded an 0.87 ERA (1 ER/10.1 IP) in 7 relief appearances in July...held opposing batters
to a .188 (6-32) average during the month.
Began the season in the Orioles bullpen and finished by making 2 starts in the final week...Had 2
stops at AAA Ottawa and a rehab assignment at AA Bowie in between.
Went 1-1 with a 5.36 ERA in 21 relief appearances (43.2IP, 41H, 26ER) and 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA
10.0IP, 2ER) in his 2 starts with the Orioles.
Held opponents to a .238 batting average (49-206), including just a .193 average (22-114) by righthanded
Made a spot start in the 2nd game of a doubleheader on September 29 vs. Toronto and pitched 6.0
shutout innings for his first big league win as a starter in the Orioles' 4-0 victory...Allowed 3 hits and
one walk while striking out a career-high 7 batters in his first Major League start since 8/24/02 vs.
Started the final game of the season on October 3 vs. Boston and did not receive a decision, allowing
2 runs in 4.0 innings.
Made 11 starts during 3 stints at Ottawa, going 3-5 with a 4.00 ERA.
Was scored on in only 3 of his first 8 relief appearances through May 7, pitching to a 3.44 ERA,
before allowing 7 runs in 1/3 inning on May 11 at Chicago.
After hurling 4.2 scoreless innings on May 14 vs. Anaheim, gave up 3 earned runs in 1.1 innings on
May 20 at Seattle and was optioned to Ottawa.
Made one start for the Lynx, tossing 5.0 shutout innings vs. Columbus on May 31, before being
recalled on June 4.
Allowed one run in his first 3 outings following the recall (6.1IP), then yielded 6 runs in 1.2 innings on
June 14 at Cleveland.
Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 16 with nerve irritation in his right elbow and made
one rehab start at AA Bowie before being activated on July 3.
Made 3 relief appearances (2.2IP, 0ER) for the O's before being optioned to Ottawa following the
game on July 7...Made 10 starts for the Lynx over the remainder of the AAA season, going 3-1 in his
last 5 starts at Ottawa with a 2.34 ERA (34.2IP, 9ER).
Was recalled on September 6 at the end of Ottawa's season and allowed 2 runs in 8.1 innings in 3
relief appearances before the 2 starts during the final week...Took the loss on September 22 at
Boston, allowing a game-winning home run to Orlando Cabrera in the 12th, his first outing in 10 days.
Worked 4.0 innings, allowing one hit and striking out 5 batters on September 8 vs. Minnesota.
Allowed only one hit over 5.0 innings on April 10 at Tampa Bay to earn the win in his 2nd outing of
the season...It was his only decision until September.
Began the season with the Orioles, recording a 5.03 ERA in 23 relief appearances before being optioned to Triple-A Ottawa on June 14 ... Was recalled on July 3 ... Optioned back to Ottawa on July 11, but was recalled a month later ... Recorded a 4.24 ERA in eight August appearances ... Missed most of September with shoulder stiffness ... Returned to pitch 3.1 scoreless innings in outings against the Red Sox and Yankees at the end of the season ... In seven minor league starts, was 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA.
Led Oriole relievers with 6 wins...Tied with Jorge Julio for the team lead and for 5th in the AL with 6 losses in relief...Led the Orioles and tied for 10th in American League with 77.2 innings pitched in relief...Made 55 relief appearances and one start...Held the lead 17 of 22 times he entered with it...Stranded 21 of 27 inherited runners on the season...Was with the Orioles for all but 9 days of the season...Was on the Opening Day roster and pitched 3.0 scoreless innings vs. Boston on April 5 before being optioned to AAA Rochester on April 7 when Calvin Maduro was activated from the disabled list...Was recalled on April 16 and remained with the Orioles the remainder of the season...Earned his first major league win that night at New York, pitching a scoreless 7th inning...Was one of 4 Orioles rookies to earn their first major league wins in 2002, joining Rodrigo Lopez, Travis Driskill and John Stephens...Had a 5.03 ERA (39.1 IP, 46 H, 26 R/22 ER) in 34 appearances before the All-Star break and a 3.05 ERA (44.1 IP, 38 H, 15 R/ER) in 22 outings after the break...Was scored on in one of his first 10 appearances, allowing two runs over 14.1 IP (1.26 ERA) through May 5...Allowed runs in 11 of his next 19 outings through June 21, yielding 19 ER in 21.0 IP (8.14 ERA)...In his next 16 outings, beginning 6/23, he pitched to 1.80 ERA (25.0 IP, 5 ER), twice pitching 4.0 innings in relief...Following that stretch, made a spot start on August 24 vs. Toronto...Worked a season-high 6.0 innings but took the loss, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits...In his next relief outing, August 29 at Texas, he allowed 4 runs on a grand slam by Ivan Rodriguez, the
most runs he allowed in relief during the season...Except for the back-to-back outings August 24 & 29, he pitched to a 3.38 ERA (74.2 IP, 28 ER)...Earned his first career save on May 2 vs. Kansas City, stranding an inherited runner with a 4-2 lead in 8th inning...First blown save came on May 21 at Oakland...Was charged with the loss on May 18 vs. Tampa Bay, walking Randy Winn before Jorge Julio allowed
Greg Vaughn's 2-run tie-breaking homer...Also took the loss on May 15 at Cleveland, allowing 2 runs in the 8th inning...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings on May 29 vs. Oakland and pitched a scoreless 10th inning on May 31 vs. Seattle to earn two wins on the same homestand...Took the loss on June 21 at San Francisco, allowing a 2-out 8th inning home run by David Bell to break a 3-3 tie...Lost and blew save on June 30 vs. Philadelphia on two unearned runs...earned the win on July 6 at Texas, pitching 1.2 innings and allowing one run...Pitched the final 2.1 hitless innings on July 20 vs. Chicago to earn the win...Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings to earn the win on August 14 at Minnesota, allowing 3 hits as the Orioles won, 6-5, in 14 innings...Also pitched 4.0 innings on July 30 at Tampa Bay, his longest outings in relief...Induced nearly one of 5 batters (13 of 66, 19.7%) to hit into a double play in GIDP situations, 9th best percentage among AL pitchers.
Lost all 5 of his decisions despite having 3 "Quality Starts" in his first 5 major league outings...Made 6 starts after his contract was purchased from AAA Rochester on September 1...Orioles scored at total of 8 runs while he was in the game and were held to one run or less in 4 of his starts...His 5 losses were tied for 9th among American League rookies and were 3rd among O's rookies behind Willis Roberts and Josh Towers, both with a league-leading 10 losses...Made his big league debut on September 2 vs. Seattle, pitching 6 shutout innings before allowing a solo home run to Bret Boone leading off the 7th inning...Despite allowing just the one run, he took the loss as the Orioles fell to the Mariners, 1-0...Lost his first 2 starts, both against Seattle, as the Orioles scored a total of one run in the two outings...Also was victim of a 1-0 loss vs. Toronto on October 1, allowing one run while going 7 innings...Was leading, 5-3, when he left after 7 innings on September 21 vs. the New York Yankees, but did not receive the victory when the bullpen allowed 3 runs in the 9th inning...Allowed 7 home runs in his 6 starts...11 of the 22 runs scored off him came via a home run...Began the season at AA Bowie before being promoted to Rochester on May 26...Combined at the minor league levels to go 12-10 with a 3.78 ERA (174.0IP, 73ER) and had the second highest win total in the organization...At Bowie, he went 2-6 despite a 3.54 ERA (61.0IP, 52H, 27R/24ER, 10BB, 34K) and holding opponents to a .227 average...Had a "Quality Start" in 8 of his 9 outings...Posted a 2.91 ERA (34.0IP, 11ER) in April and held opponents to a .203 average, but lost each of his first 5 starts as the Baysox scored a total of 4 runs for him during the month...Went 10-4 with a 3.89 ERA (113.1IP, 119H, 63R/49ER, 28BB, 89K) in 19 games, including 18 starts at Rochester...Made 12 "Quality Starts" for the Red Wings and pitched 6.0 or more innings 14 times and 7.0 or more innings 11 times...Went 5-2 at home and 5-2 on the road for Rochester...Was named Organizational Pitcher of the Month for June after going 4-1 with a 3.32 ERA in 6 starts...Was named International League Pitcher of the Week, July 2-8, after pitching a complete-game, 3-hit shutout against Buffalo on July 5, taking a perfect game into the 6th inning and striking out 9...Between AA, AAA and the majors, made 23 "Quality Starts" and pitched at least 7 innings 19 times in 33 starts...Became the 22nd pitcher the Orioles used during the season, matching the second highest total in club history...Was the 11th different starting pitcher the Orioles used and one of 18 rookies, including 11 pitchers...Was one of 11 players to make his major league debut with the Orioles in 2001.
Spent majority of the season at AA Bowie and was second on the club in starts (23), innings (129.0) and strikeouts (87)...Went 3-1 with a 1.17 ERA through his first 5 starts of the season...In his 6 wins with the Baysox, allowed just one earned run in 39.2IP (0.23 ERA)...Threw 11 Quality Starts and had one other start in which he pitched 5.2 scoreless innings...In his other 11 starts, however, went 0-6 with a 10.99 ERA (46.2IP, 57ER)...Did not allow a home run in his first 7 starts and then allowed 11 HR in his next 8 starts...Earned his first career save on 8/4 vs. New Britain...Struck out 12 batters on August 25 vs. Erie, the most by a Baysox pitcher in 3 years...Made 3 starts with Class A Frederick in July
Led the Keys in 9 categories, including wins (10), games started (26), innings pitched (152) and strikeouts (123)...Led the Carolina League with 4 complete games and was T3rd in victories (10)...Won 5 straight starts, 7/12-8/3, compiling a 1.59 ERA over 34.0IP...Pitched a complete-game, two-hitter on 6/14 vs. Potomac...Struck out 10 batters in 6.0IP vs. Myrtle Beach on 5/22
Spent season with Class A Delmarva...Won 3 consecutive starts, 4/17-28, allowing 4 ER in 23.0IP with 17 K...Hurled 3-hit shutout vs. Hickory on 4/23...In 6 starts in April, went 3-2 with a 2.79 ERA (38.2IP, 12ER)
Led Bluefield and was tied for 2nd in the Appalachian League with 8 wins...Won 4 straight starts 7/13-30...Led the Orioles and was 6th in the league with a 2.86 ERA...Opponents batted only .218 off him...Was 7-0 in 8 starts at Bowen Field.