Graduated in 2007 from Lake Brantley High School in
Altamonte Springs, Fla....was Seminole (Fla.) County Player of the Year at Lake Brantley High School (85 K in 57.2 IP)...played collegiate baseball at Florida State University...was a member of the 2008 and 2010 College World Series appearing teams making four career appearances posting an 0-1 record with a 1.50 ERA in 6.0 IP with 8 K's...missed first half of his freshman season at FSU with Tommy John surgery...played for the Harwich Mariners in the 2009 Cape Cod League...played on the U.S. Junior National Team in the summer of 2007...was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the 2007 draft but did not sign...resides in
Longwood, Fla.2011Led all Cardinals farmhands with 161.1 innings pitched, splitting the season between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA)...Southpaw picked-off 11 runners to rank 6th in all of Minor League Baseball...Ranked T3rd in Cardinals organization games started (25), T5th in wins (9) and 1st with two complete games...Tied his career-high with 11 strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball vs. Lakeland on 5/28...Threw 7.0 IP or more in 10 starts compiling a 7-1 record with a 1.95 ERA in those starts, never allowing more than 4 ER...17 of his 25 starts lasted 6.0 innings or more including 14 quality starts with 7 IP each coming in Palm Beach and Springfield...Fired first career nine-inning complete game at Brevard County (5/22) allowing one run on six hits. Threw a seven-inning complete game for Springfield in a win at Tulsa (8/7)...Rated with "Best Change Up" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.2010Made eight appearances at Batavia (SS-A), winning six (6-0) with a 1.54 ERA...won his last five starts averaging a strikeout per inning (28 IP/28 K)...struck out a career-high 11 over 6.0
scoreless IP of two-hit ball vs. Hudson Valley (8/13) in a 9-3 win...honored as New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (8/9-15)...ranked 2nd on Batavia staff with six wins...did not allow a hit w/RISP and 2 outs (0-10) or in bases loaded situations (0-3)...Held opp. batters to .130 BA w/RISP (3-23)...recorded first professional win vs. Jamestown (7/19) with three scoreless in relief as part of a 1-0 combined shutout win...did not allow a run in two relief appearances covering 4.0 IP...made one start in the New York-Penn League playoffs allowing 7 ER and 9 H over
5.0 IP with 8 K in a 10-9 loss in 11 inn.