Signed by Orioles scout Thom Dreier...Attended Howard College (TX).
Spent most of the season with Double-A Bowie...Had his contract selected by the Orioles on 9/17 and spent the remainder of the season with the Major League club...Entered 2017 as the Orioles No. 11 prospect, according to Baseball America...Went 0-2 with a 2.22 ERA (17 ER/69.0 IP) in 24 starts with the Baysox...Named an Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star...Posted a 1.84 ERA (10 ER/49.0 IP) in 17 first-half starts, including a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) in five June starts...While with Bowie, left-handers hit .171 (13-for-76) with 34 strikeouts against him...Selected to the U.S. Team for the Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park in Miami...Made five appearances (three starts) for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League...Made his Major League debut on 9/20 vs. BOS...Worked 1.0 inning and allowed two runs on two hits with two walks and one strikeout...Struck out Deven Marrero in the eighth inning for his first career Major League strikeout.
Entered 2017 ranked as the No. 11 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America and MLB.com ...Began the season with Class A-Advanced Frederick and finished the season with Double-A Bowie...In 13 games from 5/14-6/28, posted a 0.36 ERA (1 ER/24.2 IP), surrendered seven hits, and recorded 38 strikeouts in that span...Recorded a season-high six strikeouts (struck out all six batters he faced) over 2.0 hitless innings on 6/15 at Myrtle Beach...Debuted with Double-A Bowie on 7/22...Following the season, registered 17 strikeouts in seven starts (15.2 IP) for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.
Rated as having the best fastball in the Orioles organization, according to Baseball America ...Held left-handed hitters to a .192 batting average (5-for-26) with Short-Season A Aberdeen...Made one start with the IronBirds on 7/15 vs. Hudson Valley, surrendering one hit over 3.0 innings while striking out a season-high seven batters...Seven of his nine appearances with Aberdeen were multi-strikeout performances...Posted a 13.1 strikeout/per 9.0 IP ratio with the IronBirds...Started in his debut with Class-A Delmarva in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 7/31 vs. Charleston (ND, 3.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K)...Earned his first professional save on 8/22 vs. Greenville...Posted a 12.4 strikeout/per 9.0 IP ratio with the Shorebirds...Following the season, pitched for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League...Named to the Arizona Fall League's Top Prospects Team after posting a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9.0 IP) with 10 strikeouts over eight appearances in the AFL.
Rated by Baseball America following the season as having the best fastball in the Orioles system...Earned his first professional win (2.0 IP, 2 BB, 3 K) on 7/5...Held the leadoff batters of an inning to a .118 batting average (2-for-17).