He and his wife Samantha reside in Kinmundy, IL...Graduated from Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in Princeton Junction, NJ...Attended Rider University...Signed by J.J. Picollo.2006Rookie righthander worked in 19 games (1 start/18 relief outings) in three stints with the Braves in 2006...Claimed his first major-league win on 9/17 vs. FLA with a scoreless 0.1 IP in the 10th...Made his first career start vs. MIL on 8/12 and allowed five runs on seven hits in 3.1 IP in an 8-5 loss...Started his career with 9.0 scoreless IP in his first three appearances (6/26-7/7)...Made his MLB debut on 6/26 at NYY, throwing three scoreless innings (2 H, 1 BB, 1 K). Fanned J. Giambi
in the sixth inning for his first career strikeout...At the time of his purchase, he was 3-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 15 games (12 starts) in 77.1 IP at Richmond...At Richmond, pitched 18 games (15 starts) and went 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA...Allowed just five home runs in 95.1 IP at Richmond and his 3.30 ERA ranked fourth among all Braves minor league starters.2005Pitched in 35 total games between Richmond (AAA) and Mississippi (AA)...Was sent to Mississippi
(AA) on 7/19 and returned to Richmond on 8/3...Pitched a season-high 5.0 IP, allowing no runs and fanning
seven on 8/8 vs. DUR...Upon his return from Mississippi, he went 19.0 IP before allowing a run and went 3-0
in his last six starts while allowing just four runs in 36.0 IP (1.00 ERA)...Named International League Pitcher
of the Week for week of 8/15 (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 11.1 IP, 8 H, 14 K)...At Richmond, he had a 1.65 ERA as a starter
and 4.33 ERA as a reliever...Held opponents to a .209 avg.2004Selected by the Braves organization as the April Pitcher of the Month for Greenville (AA)...Did not allow a run over final 10 games with G-Braves 5/10-6/5 (10.2 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 13 K)...Assigned to Richmond on 6/7...Earned International League Pitcher of the Week honors 8/30-9/6, posting a 0.00 ERA and two saves in
four appearances (5.1 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 11 K)...Did not allow a run over final 12 regular season appearances, 7/28-9/6 (14.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 6 BB, 17K)...Continued scoreless inning appearance string with five scoreless games in the postseason (3.1 IP)...Pitched in three games of IL Governors' Cup Finals at Buffalo (2 IP, 0 R)...Struck out all six batters he faced at Norfolk 9/4.