Resides in Redcliffe, Australia during the offseason ... Attended the Annual Ilitch Charities Celebrity Golf Classic ... Recommended/signed by Glenn Williams/Kevin Hooker for the Tigers.
Established career highs with 45 appearances, 62.2 innings pitched and 44 strikeouts as he spent most of the 2017 season with the Tigers ... Started four games with Triple A Toledo in April and compiled a 1-0 record with a 1.99 ERA (22.2IP/5ER) and 19 strikeouts ... Did not allow an earned run in six consecutive appearances with the Tigers from May 23-June 8, a stretch that spanned 11.2 innings ... Threw a career long 4.1 innings on June 28 vs. Kansas City, allowing one run on three hits with two walks and one strikeout ... Compiled a 3-1 record with a 2.57 ERA (42.0IP/12ER) and 21 strikeouts in 26 appearances from May 25-August 13 ... Appeared in four games with the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League, picking up two saves and throwing 3.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts .... Made one start for Team Australia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, throwing 4.0 scoreless innings with four hits allowed, one walk and four strikeouts on March 9 vs. Cuba.
Spent the majority of the 2016 season with Triple A Toledo and compiled a 7-2 record with a 2.30 ERA (74.1IP/19ER) and 50 strikeouts in 18 games, including 11 starts...Posted back-to-back scoreless starts on April 23 vs. Charlotte and April 28 vs. Gwinnett -- threw 5.0 no-hit innings with three strikeouts against Charlotte, while he allowed three hits with one strikeout vs. Gwinnett... Threw a season-high 7.0 innings on May 9 vs. Louisville…also tossed 7.0 shutout innings on August 24 at Louisville... Had his contract purchased from Triple A Toledo on May 13 -- appeared in six games with the Tigers and posted a 1-1 record with a 7.45 ERA (9.2IP/8ER) and 10 strikeouts... Made his major league debut on May 14 at Baltimore, entering with one out in the eighth inning and throwing 0.2 scoreless innings with one hit allowed -- became the 29th player from Australia to appear in an MLB game and the second for the Tigers, joining Brad Thomas, who played for Detroit in 2010-11... Picked up the first win of his major league career on May 15 at Baltimore, throwing 2.2 shutout innings with two hits allowed, two walks and four strikeouts…struck out Mark Trumbo looking in the fifth inning for the first strikeout of his big league career... Sidelined from June 1-July 17 with a right groin strain... Began an injury rehab assignment on June 23 with Triple A Toledo -- had a 3.86 ERA (4.2IP/2ER) with seven strikeouts in two injury rehab appearances with the Mud Hens... Had his injury rehabilitation assignment recalled on June 28 and remained on the disabled list... Began an injury rehab assignment on July 10 with Single A Lakeland -- had a 1.59 ERA (5.2IP/1ER) with one strikeout in two starts... Optioned to Triple A Toledo on July 17... Posted a 4-0 record with a 0.90 ERA (30.0IP/3ER) and 21 strikeouts in six appearances, including four starts, in August... Pitched for the Perth Heat in the Australia Baseball League following the season and had a 0-2 record with four saves, a 7.38 ERA (7.1IP/6ER) and five strikeouts in eight appearances.
Saw time with Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo in 2015, appearing in 29 games, including 18 starts ... Named the Tigers Minor League Gold Glove winner at pitcher ... Allowed two earned runs-or-less in nine consecutive appearances with Erie from June 21-August 6 -- had a 2-1 record with one save, a 1.48 ERA (30.1IP/5ER) and 28 strikeouts over the nine outing stretch ... Posted a 1-5 record with one save, a 3.52 ERA (23.0IP/9ER) and 14 strikeouts over 11 games with the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League.
Started 27 games in 2014 as he spent the entire season with Double A Erie ... Finished the season tied for the Eastern League lead with 27 starts, while he was second with 125 strikeouts -- ranked fourth among Eastern League starters with 8.04 strikeouts per nine innings ... Sidelined from June 26-July 3 with a right ankle sprain ... Won four straight decisions from July 3-25 -- had a 2.08 ERA (30.1IP/7ER) and 24 strikeouts over the five-start stretch.
Tabbed the Double A Erie Pitcher of the Year in 2013 as he had a 7-6 record with a 3.28 ERA (129.0IP/47ER) and 82 strikeouts in 22 starts ... Selected to the Eastern League Midseason All-Star Team ... Ranked fourth in the Eastern League with a 3.28 ERA ... Began the season by allowing three earned runs-or-less in eight consecutive starts -- posted a 3-1 record with a 2.03 ERA (48.2IP/11ER) and 38 strikeouts during the streak ... Sidelined from June 14-July 16 with right rotator cuff impingement syndrome.
Split the 2012 season between Single A West Michigan and Single A Lakeland ... Posted a 1-0 record with one save, a 0.83 ERA (21.2IP/2ER) and 21 strikeouts over his final 10 appearances with the Whitecaps.
Made 10 starts with Perth in the Australian Baseball League in 2011 and had a 5-3 record with a 1.41 ERA (70.0IP/11ER) and 53 strikeouts ... Led the ABL with a 1.41 ERA, while he was tied for second with five wins and tied for third with 53 strikeouts.