Resides in San Cristobal, DR during the offseason...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest...Recommended/signed by Carlos Santana, Ramon Perez and Miguel Garcia for the Tigers.
Made 19 starts between Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie in 2017...Sidelined from April 10-May 9 with a right oblique strain...Named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 11 after throwing 6.0 shutout innings with one hit allowed, one walk and seven strikeouts on June 8 vs. St. Lucie...Struck out a season-high 11 batters on June 20 at Dunedin...equaled that total in his final start for Lakeland on August 18 vs. Daytona...Made four starts during June and compiled a 2-0 record with a 1.52 ERA (23.2IP/4ER) and 35 strikeouts.
Spent the entire 2016 season with Single A West Michigan, starting 21 games...Posted a 7-9 record with a 3.81 ERA (113.1IP/48ER) and 88 strikeouts...Earned his first win of the season on May 17 vs. Bowling Green, throwing 7.0 shutout innings with two hits allowed, two walks and five strikeouts...Allowed two earned runs-or-less in four consecutive starts from May 17-June 5 -- had a 2-2 record with a 1.44 ERA (25.0IP/4ER) and 15 strikeouts over the four-start stretch... Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings on July 10 vs. Fort Wayne, giving up a run on five hits with six strikeouts... Sidelined from July 27-August 4 with a right shoulder strain...Made one start in the Midwest League playoffs and earned the win, allowing three runs on seven hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in 7.2 innings...Had his contract purchased by the Tigers on November 18.