Was a four-year letter winner at Central H.S. in Pollok,
Texas...named 1st team all-district as a sophomore, junior and
senior...played college baseball at Stephen F. Austin State
University...was a college teammate of current Cardinals catcher
Steven Hill...also played collegiately at Texarkana Junior College
(2006) and Northwestern State (La.) from 2004-05...resides in
Etoile, Texas.2010Made 29 appearances with 14 starts at Palm Beach (A). All 14 starts came consecutively starting on 6/21. ... Posted a 2.27 ERA, which would have led the Florida State League, but failed to qualify by five innings. ... Posted the lowest ERA in all of Minor League Baseball after 6/21 with a 1.32 ERA in 81.2 innings pitched. ... His nine wins post All-Star Break were T-3rd among all minor league pitchers and he was one of three Cardinals Minor
Leaguers to accomplish that feat (Lance Lynn, Brian Broderick). ... Led Palm Beach in wins (10), ERA (2.27) and strikeouts (94). ... Honored as Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month in August (4-1, 1.18 ERA, 38.0 IP, 36 K). ... Won 6 consecutive decisions (7 starts) from 6/18-7/21 & registered a quality start in each of the seven starts. ... Struck out a career-high nine batters on 8/6 at Dunedin. ... Was 9-2 with a 1.32 in 14 starts as opposed to 1-0 with a 5.33 ERA in 15 relief appearances. ... Did not allow a home run all season (441 total batters faced). ... Opposing batters only hit .187 (17-91) with runners in scoring position, and only two of the hits were for extra bases.2009Made 28 appearances, 21 starts at Quad Cities
(A)...ranked T-8th among Cardinals minor league pitchers with
seven wins which also tied for the Quad Cities team lead...led
Quad Cities with 21 games started and 119.1 innings pitched...
named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week (4/27-5/3) going 2-
0 with 8.1 scoreless innings and five strikeouts, highlighted by five
no-hit innings at Clinton (5/2)...did not allow an earned run in his
first six appearances spanning the month of April and one game
into May (18.1 IP, 7 H, 13 K), registered a quality starts in each
of the six games throwing 6.0 innings or more...won his last three
decisions.2008Made 10 apperances, four starts for Johnson City (R)...
struck out a then career-high seven batters in his first professional
win vs. Princeton (8/1), allowing one hit over five scoreless innings
...posted the lowest ERA (2.65) among Johnson City pitchers
with 30 innings pitched or more.