Got engaged to his fiancé, Melissa, in January 2023...Attended California State University San Bernardino and Yucaipa (CA) HS...He enjoys golfing, his handicap hovers around 10. His brother is working toward becoming a golf pro, and is a scratch golfer...Has a mini bernedoodle named Buckley
Made the Opening Day roster for the second year in a row; spent time on the Injured List from 7/28-9/6 (lower left side discomfort) and 9/23 to the end of the season (right shoulder inflammation)...Set career highs in starts (23), wins (seven), innings pitched (103.2) and strikeouts (76); the 23 starts were the most in his professional career...Tied for second on the O's in starts with Kyle Bradish, trailing only Jordan Lyles (32)...Threw less than five innings in 11 of 23 starts; had not thrown as a starter since 2018 in the Minor Leagues in the Twins system; completed at least five innings in seven of eight starts from 5/25-7/3...Started the Orioles' third game of the season on 4/10 at TB, marking his first career start...Allowed three-or-fewer earned runs in 17 straight starts from 4/16-7/17, tied for the third-longest such stretch in MLB during the season; since 1994, the only O’s starter with a longer stretch is Chris Tillman (20, 6/10-9/20/14)...Did not walk a batter in five consecutive starts from 4/21-5/15, becoming the only O's starter in team history (since 1954) to do so...Won five straight games from 6/11-7/3, tied for the fifth-longest streak and one of 15 MLB pitchers to do so last season; marked the 56th occurrence (29th player) in O's history to win five-or-more outings in a row in a one season and first since Chris Tillman (5, 4/27-5/18/16)...Struck out a career-high seven batters on 7/3 at MIN (6.0 IP, 3 H, R, ER, BB, 7 K); the win was the start of Baltimore's 10-game winning streak through 7/13...Went 4-0 with a 2.42 ERA (7 ER/26.0 IP) in five June starts, ranked 12th in the AL during the month (min. 25.0 IP); limited opponents to a .174 batting average (16-for-92)...Held left-handed batters to a .193/.224/.341 (34-for-176) slash line; the OBP was the third-lowest and the AVG was the 12th-lowest in MLB (min. 150 PA)...Made one rehab appearance with High-A Aberdeen on 9/2 vs. Hickory (2.1 IP, H, R, ER, 3 K).
Made his Major League debut on 4/4 at BOS (1.0 IP, H); struck out Gleyber Torres on 4/6 at NYY for his first-career strikeout ...Earned his first-career win on 6/2 vs. MIN (3.0 IP, H, 2 K)... Earned his first-career save on 9/5 at New York-AL; retired Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Anthony Rizzo in order ...His four saves were the third-most on the team, and his 18 games finished were tied for second-most (Sulser) ...His 44 games were fifth-most on the O’s, while his 57.0 innings ranked third ...Opponents did not hit above .200 against him after 7/19 (14 G); his .192 opponents’ average is the second-lowest by a rookie (min. 40 G) in club history (since 1954), trailing only Gregg Olson (.188 OBA - 1989); it ranked fourth among all rookie relievers in the majors in 2021 ...His .176 opponents’ average on his fastball ranked as the 12th-lowest among all Major League pitchers, and fourth among AL pitchers (min. 100 PA) this year ...Appeared in the ninth inning in 15 outings (from 7/6 on) after throwing in the ninth inning four times in 25 prior appearances ...His 65 strikeouts ranked tied for 10th among rookie relievers ...Had at least one strikeout in 34 of his 44 games, and multiple in 17 ...His 0.91 WHIP led O’s hurlers and was the lowest among qualified rookie relievers; is the seventh-lowest WHIP by an O’s rookies in club history (since 1954, min. 10G) ...Did not issue a walk in 32 of his 44 outings ...His 1.89 BB/9 was the 16th-lowest among qualified big league relievers ...Struck out at least one batter in a career-high 18-straight outings from 5/15-7/11 ...21 of his 44 outings were 1.1 innings-or-more ...Did not give up a hit in 20 of his 44 outings, including a career-high five-straight appearances (4.1 IP) from 7/19-8/25 ...Had two stints on the 10-day Injured List with right wrist tendinitis (7/23-8/12) and right shoulder inflammation (9/25-end of season) ...Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career.
Selected by the Orioles in the Rule 5 Draft from the Minnesota Twins on Dec. 10.
Missed the entire season with a right elbow ECL sprain grade 1.
Split the season between Class A-Advanced Ft. Myers and Double-A Chattanooga, going 10-6 with a 2.49 ERA (33 ER/119.1 IP), 31 walks and 121 strikeouts...Named the Ft. Myers recipient of the Harmon Killebrew award for minor league community service.
Spent the entire season with Class-A Cedar Rapids...Placed on the Injured List twice, 5/12-31 and 6/29-8/10, both times with a right shoulder strain...Had a rehab assignment with the GCL Twins from 7/29-8/10.
Spent his first professional season with Rookie-Level Elizabethton...Made 10 starts, including his first career complete-game shutout on 8/22 (7.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 14 K).