Graduated from Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, CA...received an associate's degree
from Santa Rosa Junior College and majored in sociology at the University of Arizona.2007Combined to finish 11-7, 3.52 in 26 starts at Class A Sarasota, Class AA Chattanooga and
Class AAA Louisville...at Sarasota was a Florida State League mid-season All-Star...was the organization's
Minor League Player of the Month for June (4-0, 2.80 at Chatt & Lou)...ranked among the organizational leaders
in victories (T4th) and ERA (6th)...in 18 of his 26 starts allowed 2 earned runs or fewer...on 8/24 vs Columbus
allowed a season-high 9 earned runs in 4.0 innings...his overall season ERA without that appearance drops
to 2.96...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.