Graduated from Hudson Bay (Vancouver, WA) High School in 1996...was named Washington State High School
Player of the Year following senior season...resides in Vancouver, WA with wife Rachael and son Christopher Wayne (4/23/03).2004
Was invited to spring training by the Giants as a minor league free agent acquisition. Was sent to Triple-A Fresno and
eventually released without seeing game action.
Signed to a minor league contract by Colorado on 5/11 and spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Colorado
Led the Pacific Coast League with 14 wins. The 14 wins were second-most in Colorado Springs history, trailing only
Nate Minchey's 15 victories in 1997.
Made his major league debut on 8/22 vs. MON, working 2.0 innings while allowing a solo homer to Juan Rivera.
Surrendered at least one run in each of his four relief appearances for the Rockies.
Made his first major league start on 9/26 vs. STL, allowing five runs on nine hits with just one walk and eight strikeouts in
a 9-3 loss.
Held Triple-A opponents to a .237 batting average while walking 17 and fanning 74 in 90.2 innings.
Was 11-0 with a 4.30 ERA in 16 relief outings at Colorado Springs. Posted a 3-2 record and 3.02 ERA in eight starts.
Tossed 7.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits while fanning eight, in start on 8/6 vs. Fresno.
Perhaps his best relief outing was an eight-inning effort on 8/11 vs. Sacramento in which he allowed just a solo home
run as one of four hits while walking one and fanning nine to earn the win.
2003Went to Spring Training with Houston as non-roster invitee after signing as minor league free agent...was released March 29 and signed to minor league deal by Colorado...logged 2nd straight year at triple-A level, working for Colorado Springs...for 1st time in career, worked in relief for majority of campaign...was 8-4 with save and 3.55 ERA in 38 games (10 starts) for Sky Sox...posted impressive 3.47 ERA (19er, 49.1ip) over 28 relief appearances, while going 4-2 with save.2002Logged 1st full year at triple-A level with Iowa in Cubs chain...went 8-12 with 6.12 ERA in 28 games (27 starts), including 2 complete games...was 4th in Pacific Coast League with 133 strikeouts.2001Went 5-11 with 4.51 ERA in 28 games (27 starts) for double-A West Tennessee...tied for club lead in innings (159.2) and ranked 2nd in strikeouts (136).2000Earned 1st spot on Cubs' 40-man roster...continued road to recovery from 1999 right shoulder surgery, starting 16 games for West Tenn and going 7-5 with 3.10 ERA...also started 2 post season games for Southern League champion Diamond Jaxx.1999Was limited to just 20 games at West Tenn because of strained right shoulder, which necessitated surgery...went 3-8 with 5.99 ERA...did not pitch after July 23 due to injury...underwent surgery Oct. 6, procedure performed by Dr. Michael Schafer.1998Pitched for 3 Cubs farm teams, single-A Rockford, single-A Daytona and West Tenn....combined to go 7-6 with 4.17 ERA in 22 games (21 starts).1997Appeared in 26 games for Rockford and went 6-11 with 3 complete games and 4.45 ERA...1996...spent 1st professional season at rookie-league Ft. Myers, where he was 4-2 with 2.35 ERA in 11 games.