Married, wife's name is Kayleigh...Graduated from Crespi Carmelite (CA) HS...Played college baseball at Florida State University where he compiled a career record of 33-13 with a 3.56 ERA in 56 games (50 starts) for the Seminoles...Was a two-time First-Team All American... Started the Opening Game of the 2010 College World Series vs. Texas Christian University as a sophmore...Father, Paul, brother Michael, and his two uncles also played professional baseball...Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the first round (No. 28 overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings (1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) on 9/24 at BOS; the longest scoreless relief outing on the road by an Oriole since Vance Worley on 7/29/16 at TOR (4.0 IP)... Tossed a career-high 4.2 innings in relief on 9/17 vs. TOR; was the second-longest outing of his career (5.0 IP 10/1/15 at PHI)... Earned his first win of the season on 8/29 vs. TOR; his first win since 8/24/15 at PHI... Worked 2.0+ innings in seven of his 12 games, including 3.0+ innings four times... Had a 2.08 ERA (4 ER/17.1 IP) in seven home games and a 4.66 ERA (5 ER/9.2 IP) in five road contests... Appeared in seven games (three starts) for Triple-A Norfolk, going 2-0 with a 3.14 ERA (5 ER/14.1 IP)...Went 4-2 with a 4.66 ERA (24 ER/46.1 IP), 16 walks, and 33 strikeouts in 24 appearances (six starts) for Triple-A Memphis.
Began the season in Las Vegas (AAA), made one appearance and was recalled to New York (NL) on 4/14... Was recalled on 4/21 and 4/28 before being optioned on 5/3 and designated for assignment on 6/11... Made two appearances for the Mets on 4/18 vs. PHI and 4/30 at WSH... Recorded his lone Major League hit, an RBI double off Joe Ross at WSH (4/30) on the losing end of a 23-5 outcome... Claimed by the Cardinals off waivers from the Mets on 6/11 and was placed on the Memphis (AAA) roster... Pitched as a starting pitcher in his first outing in the Cardinals organization tossing 4.2 innings in a loss at Round Rock (6/17)... Was placed on the 7-day disabled list on 6/20 with a left elbow strain and was reinstated on 8/18 following a rehabilitation assignment with the GCL Cardinals... Made five rehab starts with the GCL Cardinals including four scoreless outings in his final four starts (8/8-15) covering 5.0 scoreless innings... Finished the season in the Memphis bullpen with six straight scoreless appearances from 8/19-9/3 covering 7.2 innings including a save vs. Iowa (8/30)... Made five post-season appearances for Memphis going 0-0 with a 14.73 ERA over 3.2 innings.
Was recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 25...Also with the Mets from June 21-30 and May 12-17...Allowed two runs in 8.0 innings in eight relief outings after his return from Las Vegas (AAA) on August 25...Had a 4.76 ERA (nine earned runs/17.0 innings) in 13 relief appearances...Made one start on September 24 vs. Philadelphia and tied his career-high allowing five runs in 0.2 innings...Also allowed five runs on June 27 at Washington...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits from May 12-June 23...Lefthanders were 7-31 (.226).
Made his first career Opening Day roster and made his major league debut on April 10 at Atlanta (against the team that originally drafted him) with 0.2 scoreless innings and one strikeout...Selected by the Mets in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft from the Minnesota Twins....Righthanders hit .216 (25-116) and lefties were 25-96 (.260)...With RISP, opponents batted .236 (13-55)...Allowed two home runs over 57.1 innings...Finished with 21 strikeouts over his last 13 games (20.2 innings)...Earned first major league victory on June 14 vs. Atlanta with 2.0 scoreless innings...Did not allow a run the entire month of June while holding hitters to a .097 batting average against (10 games, 9.2 innings pitched, three hits)...Overall, did not permit a run in 13 consecutive games from May 27-July 4 (11.2 innings, 11 strikeouts)...Tossed a bullpen season-high 3.1 innings on August 24 at Philadelphia to pick up the win....Made his first major league start on October 1 at Philadelphia...Suffered the loss...Allowed two earned runs over 5.0 innings.
Made his postseason debut in Game 2 of the World Series with 0.2 scoreless innings...Was added to the World Series and NLCS roster...Was not on the NLDS roster.
Spent the year in Minnesota's organization, going a combined 9-7 with a 3.71 ERA in 26 starts between New Britain (AA) of the Eastern League and Rochester (AAA) of the International League...In 145.2 innings, he gave up 145 hits, 69 runs, 60 earned, with 44 walks and 133 strikeouts...Struck out 74 batters in 72.0 innings (9.25 batters per nine innings) at Double-A...For the year, lefthanded batters hit .201 (30-149) against him...Did not surrender a home run to a lefthanded batter...Went a season's best 8.0 innings May 20 vs. Richmond...Also went 7.1 innings twice, June 5 vs. Akron and July 26 vs. Indianapolis...Struck out a season's best nine batters four times, three times with New Britain and once with Rochester.
Was invited to the Atlanta Braves spring training camp and was re-assigned to the minor league camp on April 2...Acquired by the Minnesota Twins on December 18 for catcher/outfielder, Ryan Doumit.
Named to the Southern League's mid-season and postseason All-Star teams.
In his first professional season, recorded 30 strikeouts in 21.1 innings for Rome (A) of the South Atlantic League.