Graduated from nearby Lakota West High School in West Chester...played at Furman University.2010In 27 starts and 1 relief appearance at Class AA Carolina and Class AAA Louisville combined
to finish 11-10, 3.79 and converted his only save opportunity...led all Reds minor leaguers in wins and strikeouts
(138) and ranked ninth in ERA...was a Southern League All-Star and the organization's Minor League Pitcher
of the Month for May (5gs, 3-1, 1.41, 32ip, 6bb, 29k, .191ba)...collected his only professional save on 7/25
at Gwinnett (3ip, 1r)...was the Southern League's Pitcher of the Week for 6/21-6/28 (13ip, 3bb, 9k)...pitched
at least 6.0 innings in 18 of his 27 starts...from 5/5-5/21 allowed just 1er over 26ip (24k, 5bb)...following the
season pitched for Yaquis de Obregon in the Mexican Winter League (4gs, 2-2, 8.40, 15ip, 25h, 9bb, 8k)...
was invited to 2011 Major League spring training camp, his first big league camp.2009In 20 starts at 3 minor league levels went 7-6, 3.58 (108ip, 112k)...began the season at Class A
Sarasota...made his Class AA debut for Carolina on 5/6 vs Mobile and his Class AAA debut for Louisville on
8/2 vs Charlotte...was the Southern League's Pitcher of the Week for 7/6-7/12 (2-0, 12ip, 4h, 0r, 4bb, 15k)...
pitched at least 6.0 innings in 12 of his 20 starts...recorded 9 quality starts.2008In 24 starts and 1 relief
appearance at Class A Dayton and Sarasota went 8-6, 3.81...ranked seventh among all Reds minor leaguers
in ERA...began the season with the Dragons...on 5/19 vs Lansing earned the 5-1 win with 7.0 shutout innings
(3h, 0bb, 6k)...was the Midwest League's Pitcher of the Week for 7/14-7/20 (2-0, 12ip, 11h, 2r, 1bb, 9k)...in
his final 5 starts for Dayton went 3-0, 1.36 over 33.0 innings (3bb, 23k)...on 7/28 was promoted to Sarasota...
in his first start for the SaraReds, on 7/31 vs Lakeland, earned the 1-0 win by hurling 6.2 shutout innings (6h,
2bb, 5k)...allowed a season-high 10 runs in 3.2 innings on 8/10 vs Ft. Myers...his overall season ERA without
that outing drops to 3.25.