Graduated from Mason (OH) High School where he excelled as a two-sport athlete also playing basketball. Became the first person from Mason HS to play Major League Baseball...Played college baseball at the University of Pittsburgh posting a record of 13-13 with a 3.33 ERA over 39 career appearances totaling 213.2 innings...Was the 3rd first round draft pick out of the University of Pittsburgh, and the first since 1981, joining RHP Al Lachowicz (1981, 24th overall selection) and OF Fred Mazurek (1966, secondary phase, 8th overall). Became the Panthers' highest selection in the June First-Year Player Draft...Pitched one season in the Cape Cod League for the Chatham A's making four starts with a 2-0 record and 1.31 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP...Resides with his wife Lindsay, married in 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Was acquired by the Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations on July 25 from the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitched the remainder of the 2021 season in Memphis (AAA)...One of 26 Major League players to appear in a game residing at 6-foot-7 inches during the season. Of the 26 players, 23 were pitchers, with Aaron Judge (NYY, OF), Taylor Jones (HOU, 1B/OF) and Oneil Cruz (PIT, SS) as the only position players. Aaron Slegers (LAA, RHP, 6'10) was the tallest...Appeared in 26 games during the season between Toronto (5), Buffalo (12) and Memphis (9)...Only appeared with the Blue Jays in a Major League game making three starts in his five appearances. Was 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA in his three starts and 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA in two relief appearances...Combined for a 4-3 record with a 5.23 ERA in 21 minor league appearances while making 14 starts. Was 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA in the 14 starts and 1-0 with a 5.32 ERA in seven relief appearances and one save...Was placed on the Injured List with right shoulder tendonitis (4/20-29). Had an 0-2 record with a 6.75 in his four appearances (two starts) prior to landing on the Injured List...Made only one Major League appearance after the injury and threw 3.0 innings vs. NYY (6/17) allowing three runs (2 ER) in a no decision the Blue Jays lost 8-4...Appeared in relief in his first four appearances for Memphis before finishing the season with five starts. All four starts in September were 6.0 innings or more with at least five strikeouts and a pitch count reaching 87 or more...Permitted five home runs in his first three starts with Memphis (72 total batters faced), but none in his final two starts (48 total batters faced)…Threw a season-high 7.0 innings vs. Syracuse (6/6) in relief of Tom Hatch (2.0 IP), his first relief appearance of the minor league season.
Spent the first 48 games of the season at the club’s alternate training site before being recalled on Sept. 17...Made his season debut that night at NYY with 3.0 innings of one-run relief...Earned his 1st win of the year and 2nd of his career on Sept. 21 vs. NYY with 3.1 IP in relief, retiring 10 of 12 batters faced (1H, 1ER, 1BB, 0K)...Made his only start of 2020 on Sept. 26 vs. BAL...Threw 5.0 innings with no runs, no walks and no strikeouts (11 groundball outs), joining Aaron Laffey on Sept. 25, 2012, vs. BAL (5.2 IP) as the only pitchers in team history with a line of 5+ IP, 0R, 0BB and 0K.
Tossed at least 4.0 innings in each of his five MLB outings while allowing three-or-fewer runs each time ... Was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training but did not pitch due to a lat strain ... Made two rehab starts with Advanced-A Dunedin, combining for 8.2 innings of work with four runs allowed ... Joined the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on June 22...Went 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 13 starts there... Led all Bisons pitchers with 61.2 IP after the All-Star break ... Threw a no-hitter on Aug. 19 at Rochester, using 114 pitches (73 strikes) with a walk and three strikeouts...Joined Bartolo Colon (June 20, 1997 vs. New Orleans) as the only Bisons pitchers in the modern era to record a no-hitter ... Made his MLB debut on Sept. 3 at ATL...Tossed 4.0 innings of relief while allowing two runs on three hits (2BB, 4K)...Became the 37th pitcher used by Toronto during the 2019 season for a new franchise high (36 in 2018) ... Made his 1st start on Sept. 10 vs. BOS...Went 4.1 innings and allowed three runs on six hits (1HR, 3BB, 1K)...Was the 20th starter used by the Blue Jays in 2019, tied for 2nd most in MLB history (Philadelphia Athletics - 24 in 1915) ... Earned his 1st career win on Sept. 15 vs. NYY as he tossed a personal-high 5.1 innings of relief…Allowed 3R/2ER on five hits (3BB, 6K) ... Made his 2nd start on Sept. 21 at NYY and struck out a career-high six batters without issuing a walk over 4.0 frames (4H, 2ER)...Had his strike rate increase with each of his first four outings (56.2%, 56.8%, 57.3%, 64.3%) ... Made his 5th MLB appearance and his 3rd career start on Sept. 27 vs. TB...Threw 5.0 innings while allowing three runs on four hits (1HR, 3BB, 4K) in a 6-2 loss.
Started his 2018 campaign with Advanced-A Dunedin ... Made six starts for the D-Jays and went 3-3 with a 3.47 ERA ... Tossed his 1st career complete game on April 11 at Palm Beach, the first game of doubleheader, hurling 6.2 innings in a 2-1 walk-off loss (5H, 0BB, 4K) ... Promoted to Double-A New Hampshire in May and made 21 starts for the Fisher Cats to round out his season ... Threw seven shutout frames on June 2 at Binghamton for his 1st career complete game shutout (3H, 4BB, 4K) ... Picked up Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on June 17 after hurling eight shutout innings with just two hits allowed in a 3-0 win on June 14 at Akron ... Was named a Mid-Season All-Star for the 1st time in his career ... Finished his Double-A regular season with a 9-5 record and a 3.08 ERA ... Made two starts in the postseason and allowed just one run across 12.0 innings (0.75 ERA) to help New Hampshire to an Eastern League Championship.
Played in 12 games (11 starts) for Advanced-A Dunedin in 2017 ... Went 3-4 with a 3.38 ERA and 46 strikeouts across 58.2 innings ... Landed on the DL from June 3-Aug. 10 ... Made a start of 1.2 innings on Aug. 12 and landed on the DL again from Aug 13-Sept. 1 ... Threw 4.0 scoreless innings on Sept. 2 vs. Clearwater (3H, 1BB, 3K), his final regular-season start of 2017 ... Made one playoff start, allowing a lone unearned run on one hit over 4.0 innings (1BB, 1K), helping Dunedin to become co-Champs of the Florida State League ... Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the Rising Stars team after posting a 1-1 record with a 3.44 ERA (0.99 WHIP) over five games (four starts).
Threw 3.0 hitless innings in his pro debut with the GCL Blue Jays on July 9, 2016 (2K) ... Joined the Class-A (short) Vancouver Canadians for six starts and put together a 3.52 ERA ... Made the jump to Class-A Lansing for his final two starts of 2016...Was tagged with eight runs in 8.0 innings but recorded 14 strikeouts against two walks.