Resides in Viera, FL during the off-season...Started seven games as a freshman at Army in 2006, compiling a 1-3 record and 4.50 ERA (30.0IP/15ER)...Selected to the Atlantic Sun Conference's all-academic team as a sophomore at the University of North Florida in 2007...Saw action in 10 games with Hyannis in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2007, posting a 2.08 ERA
(13.0IP/3ER), five saves and 14 strikeouts -- named to the league's all-star squad...A Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection as a junior at the University of North Florida in 2008, he finished
3-2 with a 1.93 ERA (32.2IP/7ER), 10 saves and 46 strikeouts in 22 appearances...Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan...Recommended/signed by Steve Nichols for the Tigers.2011Compiled a 1-2 record, 3.79 ERA (57.0IP/24ER), three saves and 50 strikeouts in 44 games as he split the 2011
season between Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie...Assigned to Lakeland to begin the season -- did not allow a run over a seven-outing stretch April 15-May 3, tossing 9.2
scoreless innings...Posted a 2.93 ERA (15.1IP/5ER) over his final 11 appearances with Lakeland May 20-June 28...Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie for the remainder of the season on July 1...Fanned a season-high five batters on July 26 versus Richmond...Named the 17th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Saw action in 13 games with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League following the season, posting a 1-0 record, 4.63 ERA
(11.2IP/6ER) and seven strikeouts.2010Limited to three appearances with Lakeland during the 2010 season as he landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on April 19 with a right elbow sprain.2009Selected to the Midwest League's mid-season all-star squad with Single A West Michigan during the 2009 season...Second in the Midwest League with 47 games finished, while he tied for second with 19 saves and tied for fourth with
52 appearances...Posted a 1.88 ERA (14.1IP/3ER) in 11 outings during May...Third in the Midwest League with six saves during June...Did not allow a run in 10 straight outings July 17-August 12, tossing 11.1 scoreless innings...Named the 22nd-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.