Married to Marci...have a son Girbaud and a daughter Brooklyn...Graduated from Kearns (UT) High School in 1990 where he was All-League and All-State...Was voted the Outstanding Pitcher in the Western Athletic Conference and was named MVP of the League Championship...Also played linebacker on the football team...Attended the College of Eastern Utah in Price, UT. where he played baseball...Later attended Fresno State University where he played baseball...Enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his children.2005Started the season with Triple A Louisville where he went 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA in 13 starts...Recorded a four-game winning streak from May 29 - June 28...Released by the Reds on July 7 and signed with Philadelphia on August 1...Was 4-2 alongside a 2.66 ERA in seven starts with
Triple A Scranton-Wilkes Barre...ended the season
on a three-game winning streak...Twice tossed a season-high 8.0 innings, April 12 vs Pawtucket with Louisville and August 26 vs Pawtucket
while pitching for Scranton-Wilkes Barre...Was a combined 9-7 with a 3.82 ERA in his two Triple
A stops...Was granted free agency on October 15...Named the Dominican Winter League Pitcher of the Year for the Aguilas.2004Spent most of the season with Hou's
Class AAA affiliate in New Orleans...led the Pacific Coast
League in innings pitched (196.1) and ranked T2nd in
complete games (3)...made 2 apps for the Astros, in
relief on 4/9 at Mil (0.2ip, 3h, 2er, 2bb, 0k) and received
no decision in the 10-5 victory in a start on 4/12 at StL
(0.1ip, 3h, 4er, 3bb, 0k)...was optioned to New Orleans
on 4/14 and spent the rest of the season there...on 9/7
was designated for assignment and the next day was
outrighted off Hou's 40-man roster.2003
Finished 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA (17ER/38.1IP) in 12 games (six starts) for the Astros...struck out 19 and walked 12 while
allowing 37 hits...opponents hit .259 against him.
did not record a decision and posted a 1.08 ERA (1ER/8.1IP) in six relief appearances.
posted a decision in six starts on the season...went 3-3 with a 4.80 ERA (16ER/30IP) in his starts.
made his fifth relief appearance on Sept. 23 vs. San Francisco and tossed three scoreless innings.
went 3-3 with an 4.80 ERA (16ER/30IP) in six starts for the Astros this season.
notched his third win in his last start on Sept. 5 at San Diego.
suffered his third consecutive loss on Aug. 20 vs. the Cubs...allowed four earned runs in 5.1 innings.
won his first big league start of the year on Aug. 3 at Florida...allowed one run over 5.1 innings.
contract was purchased from Triple A New Orleans on Aug. 1...signed with the Astros as a free agent on Dec. 20, 2002...made
two appearances in Spring Training.
went 7-10 with a 3.81 ERA (66ER/156IP) in 26 games (23 starts) at New Orleans...did not allow a home run in his first
31.1. innings of the season, covering five April starts.
ranked 10th in the Pacific Coast League with a 3.81 ERA.
2002Split the season between the Reds and Class AAA Louisville...began the season with the Bats and went 8-5, 4.53
in 16 starts and 3-0-1, 1.93 in seven relief appearances before he was promoted on July 4, when Luis Pineda went on the
disabled list...went 1-3, 4.44 in 14 games and eight starts overall for the Reds, including 1-3, 4.22 in his starts and 0-0, 5.63 in six relief
appearances...for the Reds went 1-3, 4.27 in eight starts and three relief appearances before he returned to Louisville on Aug. 19...made
three more appearances for the Bats before he returned to Cincinnati on Sept. 2 for the rest of the season...appeared in
three games following that Sept. 2 promotion, all in relief (0-0, 6.23 ERA)..was promoted to Cincinnati on July 4 and that afternoon started against the Brewers in his season debut...in that 5-4 loss
recorded his first career hit, a single off Jose Cabrera, and would have picked up his first Major League victory but was the
victim of Danny Graves' blown save...earned his first big league victory in his second start of the season, an 8-3 win at Houston on July 14...in that July 14 start
recorded eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings, both career highs, and his first career RBI with a single off Scott Linebrink...combined with Reds catchers for 12 passed balls...when promoted, ranked among International League leaders in innings pitched (2nd,113.1) and victories (T2nd,11)...tied
for the staff lead with two pickoffs...overall at Louisville went 12-5, 3.93 with one shutout and one save in 18 starts and
eight relief appearances...tied Jose Acevedo for the Louisville lead in victories...for Louisville, was named the club's Pitcher of the Month for June (4-2, 3.19)...in nine games and six starts from May 13-
June 14 went 6-0, 3.07...became the first Louisville pitcher to win 10 games prior to the All-Star break since Ralph
Citarella earned 11 first-half victories in 1982...Louisville went 12-6 in his 18 starts.2001In his Major League debut went 0-1, 4.38 in two starts and three relief appearances for the Reds...spent most of the
season at Class AAA Louisville, where he led the International League in starts (28) and innings pitched (196.1) and
ranked second in both complete games (four) and homers allowed (24)...established modern Louisville records for innings
pitched and hits allowed (218)...his four complete games were the most by a Louisville pitcher since 1993 (Paul Kilgus, 4)...was one of 11 Reds players to
make his Major League debut...was one of five first-year pitchers to make at least one start (Chris Reitsma, Lance Davis,
Jose Acevedo, Brian Reith) and ended the season as one of three rookies in the Reds' starting rotation (Lance Davis,
Jose Acevedo)...five first-year pitchers started at least one game for the Reds for the first time since 1945...was promoted
from Louisville on 9/18 and the next night made his Major League debut by throwing 2.0 hitless innings in the 10-0 loss vs
Cubs (two strikeouts)...started in his final game of the season, a 13-7 loss at the Cubs on Oct. 3...in his two starts, the Reds went 0-2 and scored
seven runs...as a reliever did not allow a run in any of his three appearances (5IP)...on Oct. 11 was outrighted to Louisville...on Oct. 17 elected free agency but re-signed on Dec. 21...following the season, he pitched for Santurce in the Puerto
Rican League...threw 2.0 more scoreless innings in his second appearance, a 6-5 loss vs. the Cubs on Sept. 20...in his third appearance
made his first career start in the 8-0 loss at Philadelphia on Sept. 26, allowing one home run on four hits over 4.2
innings...hit his first batter, Chad Meyers...pitched into the seventh inning 16 times for Louisville...pitched into the eighth inning eight times...had a season-high 10
strikeouts in his last minor league appearance, on Aug. 31 at Columbus.2000Spent the season at Triple A Pawtucket, where he went 10-4, 3.02 with two complete
games and four saves in nine starts and 22 relief appearances...19992004 ASTROS
Combined to go 15-9, 4.15 with three complete
games and one save in 20 starts and 14 relief appearances at Double A Trenton and Pawtucket...his 15 victories ranked
second among all minor league pitchers...among International League leaders, ranked third with 12 wins and fifth with
163.1 innings pitched...allowed only 11.16 baserunners per nine innings, second-best ratio in the league, and 1.94 walks
per nine innings, fifth-best ratio in the league...1998Combined to go 4-8, 5.16 with one save in nine starts and 32 relief
appearances at Trenton and Pawtucket...pitched for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League (3-1, 3.46ERA, 10G,
2GS)...1997Combined to go 4-9, 5.54 with one complete game in 27 starts and five relief appearances at Trenton and
Pawtucket...his 182 innings ranked 10th among all Double A and Triple A pitchers...1996Led Trenton in starts (29) and
while ranking second in innings pitched (179.0) and third in strikeouts (94)...led the Eastern League in starts and ranked
second with 83 walks and third in innings pitched...following the season, pitched for Gold Coast in the Australian Winter
League (4-5, 6.10ERA, 10G, 9GS)...1995Combined to go 8-6, 3.17 with two complete games in 15 starts and one relief
appearance at Class A Utica and Trenton...among New York-Penn League pitching leaders ranked tied for fourth with
three victories...following the season played for Gold Coast in the Australian Winter League (1-0, 1.54ERA, 1SHO,
2G)...1994In his first professional season, went 1-1, 3.60 with four saves in one start and 20 relief appearances at Utica
in the New York-Penn League.