Resides in Tempe, AZ during the offseason...Played collegiately at Seattle University, where he holds the school record for wins (21), strikeouts (224) and lowest opponent batting average (.221)…was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and earned second team All-WAC honors in 2015... Recommended/signed by Dave Dangler for the Tigers.
Made the first eight appearances of his career in 2020, including seven starts…posted a 1-4 record and 5.63 ERA (32.0IP/20ER), allowing 28 hits and 11 walks, while striking out 37... Allowed more than two earned runs in just two of his appearances this season, and struck out six-or-more batters in four of his last five outings to close out his rookie campaign... Made his Major League debut on Aug. 18 at Chicago (AL), allowing four runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout in 2.0 innings…punched out Eloy Jiménez to end the second inning for his first big league strikeout... Turned in one of his best starts of the season on Sept. 5 at Minnesota, throwing a career-best 6.0 innings and allowing one run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts…became the ninth starting pitcher in franchise history to throw 6.0-or-more innings while allowing one run-or-fewer on two-or-fewer hits in one of his first four career starts, and the first to do so since Drew Smyly on April 28, 2012, at New York (AL)… Posted his second quality start of his rookie season on Sept. 16 vs. Kansas City, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits with eight strikeouts in 6.0 innings, while taking the loss…became the second pitcher in Tigers history to strike out eight-or-more batters while not issuing a walk in one of his first six career appearances, joining Schoolboy Rowe, who had nine strikeouts without giving up a walk on April 21, 1933, at Cleveland... Rated as the No. 3 prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 34 prospect overall by Baseball America.
Combined to make 24 starts between Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie in 2019... Named to the Florida State League midseason All-Star Team and was selected an organization All-Star by MiLB.com... Ranked third among all full-season Minor League pitchers with 179 strikeouts...had nine double-digit strikeout games during the season, highlighted by a 13 strikeout performance on July 19 at Richmond... Earned Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors in both June and July...started four games with Lakeland in June, and had a 2-0 record with a 0.39 ERA (23.0IP/1ER) and 35 strikeouts...went 0-2 with a 2.03 ERA (31.0IP/7ER) and 56 strikeouts in six starts between Lakeland and Erie in July... Allowed two earned runs-or-less in each of his final five starts of the season from July 31-August 28, compiling a 2-2 record with a 1.57 ERA (23.0IP/4ER) and 42 strikeouts... Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Tigers organization, the No. 34 prospect in all of baseball and the fourth-best prospect in the Florida State League by Baseball America following the season.