Drafted by Arizona in the first round
(31st overall) of the 2005 June Draft...graduated
from Pittsfield (Mass.) High School...played at
the University of Massachusetts Amherst...led
the nation with a 1.14 ERA and led the Atlantic
10 Conference with 111 SO as a junior in 2005...
prior to the 2005 June Draft, was ranked by BA as
possessing the 2nd-best command and the 5thbest
fastball and breaking ball among collegiate
pitchers.2011In 26 combined starts
between Triple-A Reno
(Diamondbacks) and Triple-A
Durham, went 9-3 with a 5.07
ERA (147.1-IP, 83-ER)...won his
first 4 decisions for Reno...
acquired by the Rays on July 1 and outrighted to
Durham, where he went 5-1 with a 3.67 ERA (61.1-
IP, 25-ER) in 11 starts...over his last 6 starts went
5-0 with a 1.95 ERA (37-IP, 8-ER).2010Promoted to Reno after one start for
Double-A Mobile...compiled a 6-game winning
streak, spanning 8 games, from July 17-Aug 24.2009At Double-A Mobile, led the D-backs farm system and the Southern League with 180.0 innings pitched, 4 complete games and 2 shutouts...Led Mobile with a 3.75 ERA, 28 starts and 116 strikeouts while his 10 wins tied for the team lead...In the Southern League, also ranked second with 116 strikeouts, tied for third with a 1.22 WHIP and fourth with 11.15 baserunners per 9.0-innings...Named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week from May 25-31 and Aug. 31-Sept. 7...Tossed his first career complete-game shutout on May 31 @ Chattanooga, fanning 4 while allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk...Owned a 3.00 ERA (14 ER in 42.0 IP) with 30 strikeouts over 6 starts in August, including 2 complete games and his second shutout of the season...Won his final 2 starts of the season, allowing just 2 earned runs in 16.0 innings with 13 strikeouts.2008Started the season at Double-A Mobile, going 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA (6 ER in 31.0 IP) over his first 5 starts...Promoted to Triple-A Tucson on June 15 and started that night, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits over 6.0 innings...Posted a 5-1 win over Last Vegas on June 21, allowing 1 run on 5 hits over 7.0 innings...Had a season-high 6 strikeouts over 7.0 shutout innings in a 4-0 win over Portland on Aug. 18...Tossed a season-high 8.0 shutout innings on Aug. 6...In his lone relief appearance, on July 27, allowed 2 runs on 5 hits over 5.0 innings.2007At Single-A Advanced Visalia, his 137 strikeouts ranked second in the California League while his 12 wins tied for the most in the organization and tied for third in the California League...Earned Pitcher for the Month honors for August, going 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts...Won 5 consecutive starts (4 quality starts) from Aug. 10-Sept. 1, posting a 2.10 ERA (8 ER in 34.1 IP) with 31 strikeouts...Went 10-3 after the All-Star break.2006Began the season on the disabled list recovering from right shoulder surgery...Reinstated from the disabled list at Single-A South Bend on July 24 and did not allow more than 1 earned run in each of his 7 starts...Had a season-high 7 strikeouts on Aug. 12 vs. Lansing.2005Ranked by Baseball America as the eighth-best prospect in the organization...Worked only 10.0 innings in his professional debut at Short-Season A Yakima before being shut down with biceps tendinitis...Following the season, on Sept. 20, had surgery on his right shoulder labrum performed by Dr. Michael Lee in Phoenix.