Homer Bailey

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/225
  • Age: 30

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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Homer Bailey Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2-3 6.65 23.0 27 1.83

Homer Bailey MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
60-54 4.24 1033.0 859 1.32

Homer Bailey Bio

  • Full Name: David Dewitt Bailey
  • Born: 5/3/1986 in La Grange, TX
  • Draft: 2004, Cincinnati Reds, 1st rd. (7th overall)
  • High School: La Grange, TX
  • Debut: 6/8/2007
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 2 3 6.65 6 6 0 23.0 27 1.83
MLB Career Stats 60 54 4.24 174 174 0 1033.0 859 1.32
  • Status: Active

Homer Bailey Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Reds NL 139 Four-seam FB 93.69 93.89 2066.00 6.48 91.03
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.04 92.76 2241.00 6.19 90.13
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Reds NL 139 Four-seam FB 93.69 93.89 2066.00 6.48 91.03
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.04 92.76 2241.00 6.19 90.13

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October 12, 2016 at 5:55 AM ET

Bailey returns from injury in 2016

Reds right-hander Homer Bailey finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-3 record, a 6.65 ERA, a 1.83 WHIP and 27 strikeouts across 23 innings.

September 25, 2016 at 4:08 PM ET

Bailey unlikely to return during final week

The Reds' hopes to get pitcher Homer Bailey back for a couple of starts before the end of the season had all but faded on Sunday.

Awards

Homer Bailey Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
10/05/2009 Cincinnati NL
07/08/2013 Cincinnati NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/27/2009 Louisville INT
06/08/2009 Louisville INT

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/02/2006 Chattanooga SOU

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Sarasota FSL

MID Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/26/2005 Dayton MID
08/14/2005 Dayton MID

Homer Bailey Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2012 3.68 21st in NL
2013 3.49 24th in NL

Wins

Season W Rank
2012 13 21st in NL
2013 11 24th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2012 .565 20th in NL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2012 168 19th in NL
2013 199 7th in NL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2012 1.24 22nd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2012 .256 14th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2012 33 1st in NL
2013 32 9th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2010 1 16th in NL
2012 2 4th in NL
2013 2 5th in NL
2014 1 12th in NL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2010 1 8th in NL
2012 1 8th in NL
2013 1 4th in NL
2014 1 10th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2012 208.0 12th in NL
2013 209.0 8th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2013 8.57 13th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2012 3.23 15th in NL
2013 3.69 10th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
2012 206 7th in NL
2013 181 24th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 26 5th in NL
2013 20 16th in NL

Homer Bailey Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 28, 2016 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.
June 27, 2016 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
May 18, 2016 Cincinnati Reds transferred RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Recovering May 2015 Tommy John surgery
April 26, 2016 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
April 21, 2016 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
April 4, 2016 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25, 2016. Recovering May 2015 Tommy John surgery
November 2, 2015 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.
April 29, 2015 Cincinnati Reds transferred RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right elbow ligament sprain.
April 27, 2015 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 25, 2015. Right elbow ligament sprain.
April 18, 2015 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
April 12, 2015 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
April 5, 2015 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Recovering from September 2014 right elbow surgery
October 30, 2014 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.
September 1, 2014 Cincinnati Reds transferred RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Strained flexor mass in his right elbow
August 16, 2014 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2014. Strained flexor mass in his right elbow
October 2, 2013 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey.
October 1, 2013 Cincinnati Reds reassigned RHP Homer Bailey to the minor leagues.
June 26, 2011 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
June 11, 2011 sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
May 27, 2011 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list. sprained posterior capsule in right shoulder
May 5, 2011 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
April 17, 2011 sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
March 30, 2011 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 24, 2011. Right shoulder impingement.
August 15, 2010 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
July 29, 2010 Dayton Dragons sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
July 26, 2010 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Dayton Dragons.
June 8, 2010 sent RHP Homer Bailey on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
May 24, 2010 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list. right shoulder inflammation
June 27, 2009 Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Homer Bailey from Louisville Bats.
May 24, 2009 Cincinnati Reds optioned Homer Bailey to Louisville Bats.
May 22, 2009 Cincinnati Reds recalled Homer Bailey from Louisville Bats.

David Dewitt Bailey Bio Info

Given name is David...is called Homer after his great-grandfather...in 2004 graduated from La Grange (TX) High School...in his prep career went 41-4, 0.98 with 536 strikeouts in 298.0 innings...led La Grange to Texas state baseball titles in 2001 and 2004...as a freshman outdueled Reds 2003 top draft pick Ryan Wagner in the championship game...also led La Grange to the state title as a senior, when he was named National High School Player of the Year by USA Today, Baseball America, Louisville Slugger and the National High School Coaches' Association...also in 2004 was the Tri-County and Texas' 3A Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the district and state tournaments.

2015

Was limited to 1 minor league rehab start and 2 starts for the Reds because of right elbow injuries that led to "Tommy John" surgery on 5/8 to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...began the year on the disabled list while recovering from 9/5/14 surgery to repair the torn flexor tendon in his right forearm...didn't pitch for the Reds in spring training, though on 3/22, 3/27 and 4/1 he pitched in minor league games, followed by a simulated game at the Goodyear complex on 4/6 (5ip, 76 pitches)... made a rehab start for Louisville on 4/12 before his Reds season debut on 4/18...made his 2 starts for Cin on 4/18 at StL and on 4/23 at Mil before he returned to the DL on 4/27 with a right elbow ligament sprain...2 days later was transferred to the 60-day DL to provide a roster spot for RHP Michael Lorenzen...in his season debut, when he retired StL's Yadier Molina leading off the second inning recorded his 1,000th career inning pitched.

2014

Made just 23 starts, his fewest since 2011, because of an injury to his right forearm...made his last start of the season in the 4-0 win on 8/7 vs Cle and allowed 4 hits in 7.0 innings (1bb, 8k)...missed his next scheduled start before he went on the 15-day disabled list on 8/16, then on 9/5 had season-ending surgery to repair the torn flexor tendon in his right forearm...finished the season with an 11.0-inning scoreless streak and 1.1 innings shy of 1,000 for his career...in his last 7 starts of the season went 2-1, 1.62 to drop his ERA from 4.80 to season-ending 3.71...produced 14 quality starts...left his final appearance before the All-Star break with a slightly strained right knee but didn't miss a start until he was disabled with the forearm injury...from 5/23-6/8 tied his career high by winning 4 straight starts...in the 4-0 win on 6/29 at SF threw a 3-hitter for his sixth career complete game and fourth career shutout, didn't allow a hit until Buster Posey singled with 2 outs in the seventh inning...on 7/5 vs Mil struck out Scooter Gennett, the first batter of the game, for his 800th career strikeout...on 4/27 at Atl was ejected, along with manager Bryan Price, after Johnny Cueto's failed pickoff attempt of B.J. Upton "stood" after replay review...made 3 spring training starts before he was sidelined with a strained right groin...didn't pitch for the Reds after 3/10 but threw in a minor league game in Goodyear on 3/24 and then again on 3/29 in an exhibition game in Louisville vs the Bats...made his first start on 4/3 vs StL in the Reds' third game of the season...during spring training agreed to a 6-year contract through the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration, with a mutual option for 2020.

2013

For the second straight season established career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts...threw his second career no-hitter in a 3-0 win on 7/2 vs SF...was 1 of 4 active players in 2013 with a pair of no-hitters (Roy Halladay, Justin Verlander, Mark Buehrle)...SF's Tim Lincecum (7/13 at SD) and Mia's Henderson Alvarez (9/29 vs Det) threw the season's only other no-hitters...ranked T7th in the National League in strikeouts...fell 1 shy of becoming only the 11th pitcher in Reds history with 200 strikeouts in a season...would have been the first since Edinson Volquez in 2008 (206)...through 29 starts produced a strikeouts-to-walk ratio of 4.52 (190k, 42bb), the best in Reds history by pitchers with a minimum of 150ip, but then issued 4 walks in each of his last 3 starts of the season to finish at 3.69...Joe Nuxhall holds the club record with a strikeouts-to-walk ratio of 4.33 (1963, 169k, 39bb)...in 9 starts from 7/31-9/14 went 6-0, 2.60...the 6-game winning streak was a career high and tied Mat Latos' (4/24-6/8) for the longest by a Reds pitcher in 2013...in consecutive starts on 8/30 at StL and 9/3 vs StL threw at least 7.0 innings with 0 runs allowed and at least 7 strikeouts, the first Reds pitcher to produce consecutive such starts since Jim Maloney did it in 3 straight in September 1968...in his 32 starts the Reds were shut out 4 times, 10 times scored 0 or 1 run and 15 times scored 2 runs or fewer...in the 1-0 walkoff win on 4/16 vs Phi pitched 8.0 scoreless innings and in the 3-2 walkoff loss on 5/19 at Phi threw 7.0 scoreless innings but was the victim of a blown save...from 8/30-9/8 threw a career-high 17.1 consecutive scoreless innings...following his no-hitter shared with Atl's Brian McCann the National League's Player of the Week Award...was his third career weekly award...as a batter, ranked T5th in the National League with a career-high 11 sacrifice bunts...was not on the Wild Card playoff roster.

2012 Established career highs in wins, starts, quality starts (21), innings pitched and strikeouts ... led the National League with a 2.32 road ERA and tied for the league lead in starts ... was part of a staff in which 5 pitchers started 161 of the club's 162g (Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake) ... the Reds became only the eighth team in Major League history to produce 5 pitchers with at least 30 starts each (1977 Dodgers, 1980 A's, 1993 Dodgers, 2003 Mariners, 2005 Cardinals, 2005 Indians, 2006 White Sox) ... the Reds used 6 or fewer starting pitchers in a season for only the fourth time since 1900 (1900, 1942, 1951, 2012) and were the only team in the Major Leagues in 2012 to use as few as 6 starting pitchers ... finished the season with a career-high 13.0 consecutive scoreless innings ... won 13 games and a staff-high 6 times was the victim of blown saves ... in his 33 starts the Reds went 18-15 and scored 137 runs (4.15 r/g) ... received votes for National League Pitcher of the Month for July (6gs, 4-0, 2.61) ... from 7/2-7/20 won 4 straight starts for the first time in his career ... that streak was snapped on 7/25 at Hou, when he left leading 2-0 but became the victim of a blown save in the 5-3 win...was the winning pitcher in the franchise's 10,000th victory, a 9-4 win on 4/20 at Chi ... was the winning pitcher in the Reds' 1,000th win vs Pit, an 8-1 victory on 5/29 at PNC Park ... on 5/3 vs Cubs participated in the first game in Major League history in which both starting pitchers celebrated birthdays, Bailey turned 26 and Chi's Ryan Dempster 35 ... a game-used baseball autographed by both is in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown ... in the 4-2 win vs StL on 7/15 (8ip, 1er) started instead of Johnny Cueto, who a day earlier was scratched with a blister on his right index finger ... his 10-8 win on 8/10 at Chi snapped the Reds' season-high 5-game losing streak ... on 8/5 vs Pit suffered the 6-2 loss in his 100th career start ... in the Division Series vs SF started the 10-inning, 2-1 loss in Game 3 and recorded 10 strikeouts (7ip, 1bb), the most ever by a Reds pitcher in a Postseason game ... broke the club record of 9 strikeouts in a playoff game shared by Hod Eller (Game 5, 1919 World Series) and Jose Rijo (Game 4, 1990 World Series) ... from the fourth through sixth innings recorded 6 consecutive outs by strikeout, tying Eller's club record set in Game 5 of the 1919 World Series... became only the fourth pitcher in Major League Postseason history to allow 1 or fewer hits with at least 10 strikeouts over at least 7.0 innings ... joined Bal's Mike Mussina (1997 ALCS vs Cle, 8ip, 1h, 10k), NYY's Orlando Hernandez (1999 World Series vs Atl, 7ip, 1h, 10k) and NYY's Roger Clemens (2000 ALCS vs Sea, 9ip, 1h, 15k) ... in that NLDS Game 3 loss, 4 Reds pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts to set a club record for a Postseason game (12k, Game 1, 1990 NLCS vs Pit). 2011 Despite a pair of stints on the disabled list established single-season career highs in most statistical categories, including starts (22), quality starts (13), wins (9), innings pitched (132.0) and strikeouts (106)...twice was the victim of blown saves...in his 22 starts the Reds went 12-10 and scored 133 runs (6.05 r/g)...was on the disabled list twice with right shoulder injuries (3/30-5/4, 5/28-6/25)...began the season on the 15-day DL with an impingement in that shoulder...from 4/17-4/30 made 3 rehab starts for Louisville (2-0, 0.54, 16.2ip, 11h, 1er, 4bb, 14k, 0hr)...was reinstated on 5/5 and started that afternoon's 10-4 win vs Hou...went 3-1, 3.00 in 5 starts for the Reds before he returned to the DL on 5/28 with a sprained right shoulder suffered during a plate appearance on 5/26 at Phi...from 6/11-6/21 made 3 more rehab apps for Louisville (0-1, 6.08, 13.1ip, 23h, 9er, 2bb, 8k, 1hr)...came off the DL on 6/26 and that afternoon at Bal suffered the 7-5 loss...spent the rest of the season with the Reds and in his last 17 starts went 6-6, 4.85...as a batter produced his first 2 career multi-hit games, had 2 hits on 8/24 at Fla and a career-high 3 hits on 9/20 vs Hou...overall hit .282 (11-39) and tied Mike Leake for second on the staff in hits behind Dontrelle Willis (12). 2010 From 5/24-8/14 was on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder...went 1-2, 5.51 in 9 starts before he went on the DL and 4-1, 3.55 in 10 starts after he came off the DL...on 9/15 vs Ari left after 3.0 innings with dizziness but didn't miss a start...made a rehab start on 6/8 at Syracuse (4.1ip, 6h, 5er, 2bb, 3k) but was bothered by soreness and on 6/12 was returned from that rehab assignment...on 7/26 began another rehab assignment with a start for Dayton, then was transfered to Louisville the next day...made his last 3 rehab apps, including 2 starts, for Louisville...his appearance on 8/10 for Louisville was his first in relief since 2005, his second professional season...in his first appearance after he came off the DL, on 8/15 vs Fla, took the spot in the rotation vacated by Johnny Cueto, who was serving a suspension...produced 8 quality starts, including 3 in his last 5 apps...3 times was the victim of blown saves...in his 19 starts the Reds went 14-5 and scored 106 runs (5.58 r/g)...his 3-1 win on 8/20 at LAD snapped the Reds' 12-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium dating back to 2005...in his final appearance of the season, on 10/2 vs Mil, recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts...in the 5-0 victory on 5/12 at Pit threw a 4-hitter for his first career complete game (0bb, 6k, 90 pitches, 73 strikes)...faced just 29 batters...allowed 3 singles and a double...was the Reds' second consecutive complete-game shutout...the night before, Cueto threw a 1-hitter in a 9-0 win vs the Pirates (0bb, 8k)...they became the first Reds duo to throw consecutive shutouts without issuing a walk since 1925, when Jakie May (7/27 vs Cardinals) and Dolf Luque (7/28 vs Phillies) did it...made his first Major League relief appearance in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the National League Division Series vs Phi...in that deciding 2-0 loss pitched 2.0 scoreless innings (2h, 0bb, 2k) in relief of starter Johnny Cueto. 2009 For the Reds and Class AAA Louisville combined to throw 203.0 innings in 34 starts (202 H, 168 K)...in his last 9 starts of the season beginning 8/23 went 6-1, 1.70 and twice was the victim of blown saves...his sterling 1.70 ERA was the best in the Major Leagues over that span...won the National League's Player of the Week Award for the last week of the season after allowing just 1 earned run over 13.0 innings (14K) in a 7-2 win vs StL and a 6-0 win over the Pirates...in his 20 starts the Reds went 9-11 and scored 99 runs (4.95 R/G)...had 10 quality starts, including each of his last 4 apps and 7 of his last 9 apps...a team-high 3 times was the victim of blown saves...began the year at Louisville, where he went 3-5, 4.57 with 2 complete games and a shutout in 8 starts before he was promoted on 5/22...started the 7-6 loss vs Cle on 5/23, then was optioned back to Louisville the next day...made 6 more starts for the Bats (5-0, 0.81) before he was recalled again to start on 6/27 at Cle...finished the season in Cin...on 8/12 at StL left the game after 3 batters when he was hit on the left foot by an Albert Pujols Comebacker...didn't miss a start...as a batter, in the 10th inning of the 11-inning, 6-4 loss vs Col pinch hit and struck out vs Franklin Morales...in 14 apps overall for the Bats went 8-5, 2.71 with 2 CG and 1 SO...produced 11 quality starts, including quality starts in each of his last 7 apps there (5-1, 1.07)...in his first start of the season for Louisville allowed a season-high 8 earned runs in 5.1 innings (13.50era)...in his last 13 starts for the Bats posted a 2.03 ERA...in 6 minor league starts between his 5/22 and 6/27 promotions went 5-0, 0.81...twice was named the International League's Pitcher of the Week. 2008 Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the organization, behind OF Jay Bruce, and by Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus and ESPN.com as the ninth-best prospect in all of baseball...spent most of the season at Class AAA Louisville (19gs, 4-7, 4.77)...made 8 starts during 2 stints with the Reds (0-6, 7.93)...from 6/5-6/17 filled in for injured starter Josh Fogg and from 7/13-8/9 took the spot vacated by the disabled Aaron Harang...from 8/24-9/2 was on Louisville's disabled list with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, an injury that prevented a September promotion...between a 4-3 victory for Louisville on 4/30 vs Toledo and a 19-3 win on 9/4 vs Durham in Game 2 of the International League playoffs made 21 starts without a victory (13gs for Louisville, 8gs at Cin)...in his 8 starts the Reds went 0-8, scored 14 runs (1.75 r/g) and twice were shut out...produced 2 quality starts...twice was the victim of blown saves...became the first Reds pitcher to finish a season with as many as 6 losses without a win since rookie Brian Reith ended the 2001 campaign 0-7...in a 5-1 loss vs Col on 7/26 allowed 15 hits (4.2ip), the most by a Reds pitcher since Jimmy Anderson gave up 15 hits on 6/26/03 at StL and the most by a Reds righthander since Mario Soto allowed 15 hits on 9/6/82 vs LAD...became only the second Reds pitcher since 1900 to allow at least 15 hits in fewer than 5.0 innings pitched (Eppa Rixey, 15 hits in 4.1ip, 5/26/27 at Wrigley Field)...on 4/30 vs Toledo recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts (7ip). 2007 For the third straight season was rated the top prospect in the organization by Baseball America...finished the year rated the second-best prospect in the International League behind OF Jay Bruce... made 14 starts in the minor leagues and in his Major League debut made 9 starts for the Reds...for Cin from 6/8-7/7 went 2-2, 6.99 in 6 starts and from 9/20-9/30 went 2-0, 3.71 in 3 starts...twice was on Louisville's disabled list with a strained right groin (5/14-5/21, 7/19-8/23)...after his second stint on Louisville's DL made his last 2 minor league starts of the season for Sarasota in the Florida State League...following the minor league season remained in Sarasota and pitched in simulated games until he was promoted again on 9/20 for a start that night in SF...in his 9 starts the Reds went 5-4 and scored 49 runs (5.4 r/g)...in 3 of his 9 starts was the victim of blown saves...began the year at Louisville and went 6-1, 2.31 in 10 starts before he was promoted on 6/8...that night made his ML debut with a 4-3 victory over the AL Central-leading Indians (5ip, 5h, 2er, 4bb, 3k)...took the spot in the rotation that had been filled by Eric Milton, Bobby Livingston and Kirk Saarloos... made 6 starts for the Reds (2-2, 6.99) before he was optioned to Louisville following his appearance on 7/7, the Friday prior to the All-Star break...made his first 2 Major League starts against first-place teams...in addition to his 4-3 win vs Cle, on 6/14 vs LAA was the victim of a blown save in the 9-7 loss...when he left his second appearance with the lead was in line to become the first Reds pitcher to win his first 2 big league starts since Larry Luebbers in 1993...made his Major League debut at 21 years, 36 days old...was the youngest Reds pitcher to make his debut since reliever Ryan Wagner on 7/19/03 vs Hou (21 years, 4 days; 1.2ip, 1k) and the youngest Red to debut as a starter since Milt Wilcox on 9/5/70 vs SD (20 years, 138 days)...with that 4-3 victory vs Cle became the first Reds pitcher to win in his Major League debut since reliever Hector Carrasco (4/4/94 vs StL, 5-4 win), the first Reds starter to win in his ML debut since Larry Leubbers (7/3/93 vs Pit, 5-3 win) and the first Reds pitcher to win his first big league start since Matt Belisle (4/13/05, 6-5 win at StL)...struck out his first career batter faced, Grady Sizemore...in his final inning in that debut struck out Dave Dellucci with 2 outs and the bases loaded to preserve his 3-2 lead...the crowd of 38,696 was just shy of a sellout...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make Major League debuts (OF Josh Hamilton, RHP Jared Burton, LHP Jon Coutlangus, RHP Brad Salmon, RHP Marcus McBeth, LHP Phil Dumatrait, RHP Tom Shearn, 1B/OF Joey Votto, C Ryan Hanigan)...was named Louisville's Pitcher of the Month for May (5gs, 4-0, 2.03)...won 5 consective decisions for the Bats to earn his 6/8 promotion...recorded his first career hit on 7/1 vs StL (singled off Mike Maroth) and his first career RBI on 9/25 vs Hou (2-run double off Felipe Paulino)...in post-season ratings by Baseball America, his fastball and curveball were voted the best in the organization. 2006 Entered the season as the organization's top prospect and received the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award as its Minor League Player of the Year...combined to go 10-6, 2.47 in 26 starts split evenly between Class A Sarasota and Class AA Chattanooga...was a Baseball America Minor League and Class AA All-Star... in a Baseball America in-season poll was voted Best Pitching Prospect and Best Fastball in the Florida State League...was the winning pitcher in Major League Baseball's All-Star Futures Game in Pittsburgh...pitched an inning in the Florida State League All-Star Game (12 pitches, 10 strikes)...was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June (4gs, 3-0, 0.56, 26ip, 9h, 28k)...didn't allow a run in 11 of his 26 starts...3 times threw 6.0 hitless innings and in another start allowed 1 hit in 7.0 innings...began the season with the FSL Reds and made his 13 starts there before he was promoted in June...on 6/22 vs Carolina threw 6.0 scoreless innings in his Class AA debut...in that start, his 96th and final pitch was clocked at 98mph...didn't allow a run in his first 3 starts at Chattanooga (17ip)...was Southern League Pitcher of the Week for 6/26-7/2...twice recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts, on 5/8 at Jupiter (6ip) and 8/13 vs Tennessee (5ip)...in his last appearance of the season, on 9/2 at West Tenn, allowed 4 runs without retiring a batter (3h, 4bb)...his ERAs excluding that final appearance drop to 1.06 for Chattanooga and 2.21 for the season...following the season was voted by Baseball America as the top prospect in both the Southern League and Florida State League. 2005 Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the organization's top prospect...spent the year at Class-A Dayton and went 8-4, 4.43 in 21 starts and 7 relief apps...held Midwest League opponents to a .232 batting average...following the season was named by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the MWL. 2004 In his first professional season went 0-1, 4.38 in 6 apps, including 3 starts, for the Gulf Coast League Reds...on 7/22 signed his first professional contract.