In his Major League career has made 97 starts and 66 relief apps for the Phillies, Twins, Pirates, Orioles and Marlins...in 2011 was a finalist for the BBWAA's National League Rookie of the Year Award, along with winner Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman of the Braves...was a mid-season Eastern League All-Star in 2009 and 2010...was International League Pitcher of the Week for 6/18-6/24, 2013 and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for 5/5-5/11, 2009 and 7/6-7/12, 2010...in 2005 graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento, CA...pitched for 3 seasons at Long Beach State University (2006-2008), where in 32 career starts and 15 relief apps he went 12-13, 3.99 (230ip, 145k)...is one quarter Chinese and one quarter Taiwanese...mother is from Hong Kong.
Went to spring training camp with the Nationals but was released on 3/29...2 days later was signed by the Marlins to a minor league contract...began the season at Class AAA New Orleans, where he made all 8 of his starts before he was promoted on 5/20...spent the rest of the season with the Marlins...for Mia went 2-5, 7.39 in 12 starts and 0-1, 5.59 with 1 save in 12 relief apps...earned his second professional save in the 13-1 win vs NYM on 9/18 (3ip, 4h, 0r, 1bb, 4k)...in Marlins history, was the largest margin of victory in a game with a save awarded...earned his 2 wins in consecutive starts, on 8/2 vs Wsh (7-0) and 8/8 at Wsh (7-3)...in those 2 starts allowed just 1 run in 13.0 innings...became a free agent following the season and on 1/9/18 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp.
In his only season with the Orioles made a career-high 35 apps, including 4 starts...missed time in June with a strained right groin...in the seventh inning or later posted a 1.45 ERA...threw more than 1.0 inning in 21 of his 31 relief apps...from 4/22-5/25 didn't allow a run over a career-high 10 apps, all in relief (16ip, 15h, 5bb, 14k)...earned his first professional save in an 8-1 win vs Wsh on 8/23.
Began season in Pittsburgh's starting rotation and made first start on 4/11 at MIL • Moved to the bullpen following his start on 5/14 at PHI • Tossed 2.0 hitless innings in his first relief appearance on 5/19 vs. MIN • Pitched 8.0 scoreless innings over three-game span from 5/19-31. • Made an emergency start on 7/18 at MIL for Francisco Liriano (neck tightness) and suffered the loss (4 ER/4.0 IP), his first start since 5/14 • In 15 appearances as a reliever for the Pirates, posted a 2.83 ERA (9 ER/28.2 IP) • Was designated for assignment on 7/31...Accepted outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis on 8/11 • Was the winning pitcher in Game 2 of first round playoff series vs. Scranton/WB (0 ER/1 R/8.0 IP) on 9/10 • Was selected by Pittsburgh on 9/15 and made three appearances in September (3 ER/2.2 IP) • Claimed by the Orioles off waivers from Pittsburgh on 10/20
Went to Spring Training as a member of Minnesota's 40-man roster ... Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 3/25 and assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis ... Spent time with Extended Spring Training program in Bradenton, FL, before making debut with Indy on 5/6 (6.0 IP/1 ER) ... Was victorious in his second start on 5/12 vs. Norfolk (7.0 IP/2 ER) ... Struck out season-high 10 batters while giving up two runs in 8.0 IP during a 5-2 victory vs. Buffalo on 5/28 ... Tossed 8.0 innings while winning a 4-2 decision at Lehigh Valley on 6/8; also went 3-for-3 with a home run at the plate ... Pitched at least 6.0 innings in six of his seven Triple-A starts ... Was selected by Pittsburgh on 6/15.
Acquired by Twins from Philadelphia December 6, 2012 along with right-handed pitcher Trevor May in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere. Was Twins Opening Day starter April 1 vs. Detroit, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings pitched and was dealt the loss. Won first game as a Twin May 11 vs. Baltimore, allowing five runs on 11 hits in 5.1 innings pitched, snapping a four-game losing streak to start the season. Allowed eight runs May 22 at Atlanta, raising ERA to 7.21 and was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the start. Pitched a complete game shutout in first start with the Red Wings May 27 vs. Lehigh Valley, allowing five hits and four walks, earning the win. Went 5-0, 3.21 ERA (33.2 IP, 12 ER) in final five starts of the season June 17-July 7, including back-to-back complete games, the first being a 7.0-inning shutout with one run allowed June 17 at Scranton-Wilkes/Barre, and the second being a 9.0-inning complete game shutout June 22 at Louisville. Named International League Pitcher of the Week June 24. Had an MRI on right shoulder at the end of August, which did not reveal problems, but was shut down for the rest of the season.
Made Phillies Opening Day roster for the first time in career. ... Posted a 13.0 inning scoreless streak April 14-24. ... Recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts April 19 at San Diego. ... Went 2-1, 1.97 (32.0 IP, 7 ER) in five April starts. ... Placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation (bone chips) May 16-June 3. ... Did not strike out a batter for the first time in career August 1 at Washington (7.0 IP); had recorded at least one strikeout in each of first
48 career appearances (41 starts). ... Placed on the disabled list with loose bodies in right elbow August 29 through the end of season; had surgery to remove lose body and
bone spur September 7. ... Pitched 6.0-plus innings in 16 of 23 starts.
Finished 3rd in NL Rookie of the Year balloting with 40 total points (8 second-place votes and 16 third-place votes). ... Ranked 1st among NL rookies in ERA (3.01), T-1st in CG (1), 2nd in wins (11), 3rd in opponent's avg (.237), 4th in
starts (21) and strikeouts (119), 5th in innings (131.2). ... Began season with Lehigh Valley (AAA). ... Was recalled from Lehigh Valley four times (4/29, Blanton DL'd; 5/23, Blanton DL'd; 6/16, Romero designated; 7/15, Mathieson optioned). ... The Phillies went 16-5 (.762) in his 21 starts, the best team winning % for any starter in the majors (min. 20 starts). ... Had a .900 winning % (9-1), 1.87 ERA (20 ER, 96.1 IP) and .198 opponent's avg (68-317) in 18 night games, all MLB bests among starters with at least 50.0 IP. ... 65 of his 119 strikeouts were looking (54.6%). ... Went 6-2, 2.72 ERA (16 ER, 53.0 IP) in 12 games (8 GS) against the NL East. ... Allowed 3 ER or fewer in 25 of his 30 starts combined between Phillies and Lehigh Valley (83.3%). ... Had a NL-best 9-game win streak, 6/29-9/6 (12 GS, 9-0, 2.87 ERA, 24 ER, 75.1 IP); was the longest streak ever by a Phillies rookie pitcher and tied for the 4th-longest in franchise history. ... The Phillies won 14 consecutive starts by him, 6/18-9/6, the longest single-season streak since they won a clubrecord 15 straight starts made by Steve Carlton in 1972; the longest streak for a ML rookie since 1970 (CIN's Wayne Simpson, 14). ... Singled off Mike Pelfrey for his first ML hit, 4/29 vs NYM. ... Had a career-best 21.0-inning scoreless streak, 9/6/10-5/4/11. ... Became the first Phillies rookie pitcher to win each of his first two starts of a season (4/29 & 5/4) while pitching at least 6.0 innings and allowing one run or fewer in each start since Marty Bystrom in 1980. ... Did not allow a HR in 43.0 consecutive innings, 6/18-7/26. ... Threw his first career complete game, 7/26 vs SF. ... Won five straight starts, 6/29-7/26, tying the longest streak by any major league rookie pitcher in 2011; was also the first Phillies rookie to win 5 straight starts since Charles Hudson, 7/20-8/8/83. ... Allowed two ER or less in seven consecutive starts, 6/18-7/26. ... Set a career high with 9 SO, 8/23 vs NYM. ... Led all ML rookie pitchers in hits (10) and RBI (5).
Began the season with Reading (AA) where he was
named an Eastern League All-Star...Went 5-1, 2.65 ERA (21 ER, 71.1 IP) over a 12-start span
after going 0-2, 8.68 ERA (9 ER, 9.1 IP) in his first two
outings...Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for
July (3-0, 0.93 ERA, 3 ER, 29.0 IP, 4 GS)...Won Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 7/12-18...Had his contract selected from Reading on 7/21...Threw a scoreless 9th inning in his ML debut, 7/24 vs
COL; optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) following the
game...Had a career-best 29.0-inning scoreless streak
between Reading and Lehigh Valley, 7/9-8/1...Had quality starts in 5 of his 8 outings with Lehigh
Valley...Made his 1st ML start in game 1 of a DH, 9/6 vs FLA
(L, 5.0 IP, 2 ER)...Earned his 1st ML win after pitching a scoreless 9th
inning in the Phillies' walk-off victory, 9/19 vs WSH...Allowed only 1 hit and pitched 5.0 scoreless innings in
his 2nd career start, 10/2 at ATL...Finished the season with a career-best 10.0-inning
scoreless streak (4 G)
Spent the season with Reading...Finished 4th in the EL in innings (153.1)...Twice named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the
Week: 5/4-10 and 7/14-20...Selected to EL midseason All-Star team
Began his pro career at Williamsport (A)...Transferred to Lakewood (A), 7/5...Had a professional-high 9 SO in his final start of the
season, 8/30 at Delmarva