Zachary Thomas Godley...Married to Autumn...Attended Spartanburg Methodist College and the University of Tennessee…led the Southeastern Conference in complete games (6) and innings pitched (108.1) as a senior in 2013 and ranked second in strikeouts (98)...Was an alternate on the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, appearing in 4 games...Selected by the Mets in the 50th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.
Set career highs in starts (25), wins (8), innings (155.0) and strikeouts (165) in his third season with the D-backs, going 8-9 with a 3.37 ERA, 53 walks and a .221 opponent average...Among NL starters (min. 20 GS), ranked ninth with a 1.14 WHIP and .657 opponent OPS and 10th with a .221 opponent average...Ranked among NL starters at home in opponent average (3rd, .198), hits- per-9.0 innings (3rd, 6.30) and opponent OPS (8th, .631)...His .198 opponent average at Chase Field was the lowest in team history, besting Josh Collmenter's .200 mark in 2014. POSTSEASON: Threw 5.0 innings of 2-run baseball with 5 strikeouts out of the bullpen in his lone appearance in NLDS Game 1 @ Dodgers.
Was 5-4 with a 6.39 ERA (53 ER in 74.2 IP) in 27 games (9 starts) over 3 stints with the D-backs...Went 1-1 with a 4.73 ERA (14 ER in 26.2 IP) and .232 opponents average in 18 relief appearances…was 4-3 with a 7.31 ERA (39 ER in 48.0 IP) in 9 starts... Combined to go 4-6 with a 3.62 ERA (33 ER in 82.0 IP) in 15 games (14 starts) between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno.
Was 5-1 with a 3.19 ERA (13 ER in 36.2 IP) in 9 games (6 starts) with Arizona…starter ERA would have been 1.38 (4 ER in 26.0 IP) minus his start on Sept. 4 @ Cubs (6 ER in 3.2 IP)…Opponents were 2-for-25 (.080) with runners in scoring position and 0-for-13 with RISP and 2 outs…On July 23 vs. Brewers, became the first pitcher in the Modern Era (since 1900) to throw at least 6.0 scoreless innings in his Major League debut with no walks and 7+ strikeouts…7 strikeouts also tied the club record for most in a MLB debut by a D-back (also Max Scherzer on April 29, 2008 vs. Astros (4.1 IP in relief)…Combined to go 10-4 with a 2.71 ERA (30 ER in 99.2 IP) in 21 games (17 starts) with Single-A Visalia and Mobile…Named to the California League midseason All-Star Team…Led the CL in ERA and ranked second in strikeouts at the time of his promotion to the BayBears… Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 14 Prospect in the CL following the season.