Began professional career as an infielder after originally signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a non-drafted free agent on 1/25/11...Converted to pitcher prior to the 2012 season.
Began the season in the Yankees organization with Double-A Trenton...Traded to the Orioles on 7/31 in exchange for future considerations and assigned to Double-A Bowie...Went a combined 15-3 with a 3.47 ERA (48 ER/124.1 IP) in 24 starts between the two clubs...His 15 wins marked a single-season career-best and were the most in the Eastern League...Tied a career-high in innings pitched (124.1)...Ranked seventh in the EL in strikeouts (117)...Named an Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star while with Trenton...At the time of his trade, led the Thunder in wins (10) and strikeouts (91)...Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for 5/15-5/21 after going 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13.0 IP) in two starts... Allowed six hits with four walks against 15 strikeouts
Combined to go 7-9 with a 2.82 ERA (124.1IP, 82H, 43R/39ER, 32BB, 132K, 9HR) in 22 starts with Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa…ranked third among all Yankees farmhands in strikeouts and seventh in ERA. In 11 starts with Single-A Charleston, went 4-2 with a 2.80 ERA (61.0IP, 48H, 20R/19ER, 14BB, 66K, 4HR)…was promoted to Tampa on 6/30, going 3-7 with a 2.84 ERA (63.1IP, 34H, 23R/20ER, 18BB, 66K, 5HR) in 11 starts. Allowed 1ER in 7.0IP (3H, 0BB) with a career-high 11K in his first start with Tampa on 6/30 vs. Lakeland en route to being named FSL "Pitcher of the Week" for the period from 6/27-7/3…was again named the league's "Pitcher of the Week" from 8/22-28, after holding Dunedin to 1H over 8.0 scoreless innings on 8/24 (0BB, 8K, 1HP). Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/18/16.
Appeared in 14 games (13 starts) for Rookie-level Missoula, going 5-5 with a 5.35 ERA (41 ER/69.0 IP)...Limited right- handed batters to a .218 (36-for-165) batting average...Issued one walk or fewer in each of his first five starts, going 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA (9 ER/28.0 IP).
Split the season between the AZL Diamondbacks and Rookie-level Missoula, combining to go 6-3 with a 3.06 ERA (23 ER/67.2 IP) in 13 games (10 starts)...In seven games (four starts) in the Arizona League, went 4-2 with a 1.93 ERA (8 ER/37.1 IP)...Promoted to Missoula on 7/29 and went 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA (15 ER/30.1 IP) in six starts.
In 13 games (11 starts) with the DSL Diamondbacks, posted an 0-6 record and 3.00 ERA (20 ER/60.0 IP)...Recorded a 9.30 K/9.0 IP ratio...Had a 2.29 ERA prior to his final start before allowing six earned runs over 5.0 IP on 8/23 vs. the DSL Giants.
Made his pitching debut with the DSL Diamondbacks, going 2-0 with a 3.28 ERA (9 ER/24.2 IP) in 18 relief appearances.
Made his professional debut as an infielder with the DSL Diamondbacks, hitting .169 (23-for-136) with six doubles, four RBI, and 22 walks in 44 games...Saw time at third base (35 G/35 GS), first base (6 G/5 GS), and shortstop (3 G/3 GS)