Played college baseball at Dallas Baptist University where he played on three straight NCAA Regional Qualifying teams (2015-17)...Left Dallas Baptist as the all-time saves leader with 27...Led the Missouri Valley Conference and ranked 7th in NCAA Division 1 in saves in 2016. Ranked 2nd in the Missouri Valley Conference and 17th in NCAA Division 1 in saves in 2017...In 2016 was a First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference relief pitcher and MVC First Team Scholar Athlete...Played summer ball in the Cape Cod League in 2016 for the Falmouth Commodores and for the Altamonte Springs Boom in 2015 where he was Florida League Reliever of the Year...Was a member of the Dallas D-Bat Gallegos team which won the 2014 Connie Mack World Series... Graduated from Frisco Centennial (TX) High School...Resides in Frisco, Texas.
Made his Major League debut at Chicago White Sox (8/16) and struck out five batters over 2.1 scoreless innings, becoming the first Cardinals reliever since Tom Cheney (4/21/57) to strike out five or more batters in 2.1 or more scoreless innings in his MLB debut...Earned his first Major League win vs. Cincinnati as the Cardinals rallied for their first walk-off win of the season (5-4) in his 3rd career appearance and his first at Busch Stadium...Pitched on consecutive days three times and once on three consecutive days (9/16-18)...Made nine appearances in September, T-4th on the Cardinals with Andrew Miller...Did not allow a run in seven consecutive appearances (9/7- 21) covering 5.2 innings.
Was traded to the Cardinals from the Mariners for RHP Sam Tuivailala on July 27...Posted a combined 8-2 record with a 2.13 ERA in 44 appearances between Modesto (A) and Springfield (AA) pitching in both the Mariners and Cardinals organizations...Was a perfect 9-for-9 in save opportunities while with Modesto and 4-for-6 while with Springfield for a careerhigh 13 saves...Went 17 appearances without allowing a run (4/22-6/15) compiling 19.2 innings (28 strikeouts) allowing only three hits and did not allow a hit in a calendar month (10 app.) from 5/11-6/11...Did not allow an earned run in May or June (18.0 IP)...Held left-handed batters to a .178 (13-73) batting average and right-handed batters to a .157 (18-115) mark...Stranded 9-of-10 inherited base runners (10.0% IRS pct)...Struck out at least one batter in 40-of-44 appearances with a season-high five batters at Lake Elsinore (5/4) over 2.0 innings...Made 16 appearances of four outs or more with 10 of 2.0 innings...Still managed to rank T-5th among Mariners minor leaguers with nine saves despite being traded in July...Finished the season on the Memphis (AAA) postseason roster and threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.