Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 19th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft…Signed by Nate Dion.
Made 25 starts between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett and combined to go 8-7 with a 2.15 ERA (31 ER/129.2 IP)…Struck out 134...His 2.15 ERA was lowest among Atlanta farmhands to make at least 15 starts, and he ranked third in strikeouts, tied for fifth in wins, and eighth innings...Spent the majority of the season with the M-Braves and went 7-6 with a 2.03 ERA (25 ER/110.2 IP) in 21 starts...• Was named a 2019 MLB.com Organizational All-Star, a Baseball America Double-A All-Star, and garnered both Southern League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star honors...He was also named by the organization as Mississippi's Pitcher of the Year...Allowed two earned runs or fewer in 20 of his 25 starts on the season…Allowed more than three runs just once...Transferred to Gwinnett on 8/5 and made four starts for the Stripers...Atlanta selected his contract on 11/19.
Spent the full season with Florida (High-A), and went 7-10 with a 4.18 ERA (55 ER/118.1 IP) in 24 starts...Went 6-6 with a 2.99 ERA over his final 17 starts, after opening the season 1-4 with an 8.04 ERA in his first seven turns...Named by the Braves as Florida's Pitcher of the Month for May after a perfect 3-0 record and a 3.22 ERA over four starts.
Played his first full pro season with Single-A Rome, and went 5-4 with a 2.60 ERA (30 ER/103.2 IP) and 101 strikeouts in 31 games (12 starts)...His 2.60 ERA tied for the second-best mark among Atlanta's starting pitcher prospects (min. 75.0 IP).