Nick, named the 2012 Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the organization, is a non-roster invitee to major league Spring
Training for the first time in his career ... begins his fourth professional season. ...Owns a 32-27 minor league record with two complete game shutouts
and a 3.50 ERA (168 ER/431.2 IP) in 84 games (73 starts).
...Dating to 2011, has walked 88 compared to 234 strikeouts in 303.0
...Participated in the Cubs inaugural Rookie Development Program in
Chicago in January of 2013.
...Threw a no-hitter with Single-A Peoria, April 30, 2010 vs. Clinton (a
...Attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore.2012Led the Southern League with 14 victories and was named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the organization ...
went 14-10 with a 3.18 ERA (55 ER/155.2 IP) in 28 games (26 starts). ...Ranked third in the league with 155.2 innings pitched ... was fourth with
a 3.18 ERA.
...Led the club with 123 strikeouts and limited opposing hitters to a .238
batting average (140-for-588).
...From May 29 through the end of the season, he went 10-5 with a 2.29
ERA (26 ER/102.0 IP) in 18 games (16 starts).
...Allowed three or fewer earned runs in 20 of his 26 starts while he issued
two or fewer walks in 21 starts.
...Named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, going 4-1
with a 2.45 ERA (8 ER/29.1 IP) in five starts.
...Went 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA (6 ER/36.2 IP) in six August contests (four
starts) ... the ERA led all Southern League pitchers that month.
...Was 1-0 with a 5.51 ERA (10 ER/16.1 IP) in 12 relief appearances for
Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.2011Combined to go 9-7 with a 3.91 ERA (64 ER/147.1 IP) in 28 games (27 starts) between Single-A Daytona, Double-A
Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa ... reached the Triple-A level in just his second professional campaign. ...Began the year with Daytona, posting a 6-2 record and a 3.42 ERA
(19 ER/50.0 IP) in 10 starts prior to his promotion to Double-A.
...Allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his 10 starts for Daytona.
...Walked six and struck out 26 in six starts for Tennessee from May 31-
...Tossed a four-hit complete game shutout in a rain-shortened 5.0
innings, June 10 at Carolina.
...Was 2-4 with a 5.20 ERA (36 ER/62.1 IP) in 12 games (11 starts) for
Iowa to close out his season.2010Spent the majority of his first season with Single-A Peoria, and tossed the seventh no-hitter in Peoria franchise history,
April 30 vs. Clinton (a rain-shortened 5.0-inning game).
...Was 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA (8 ER/26.1 IP) in seven relief appearances with the Chiefs ... was 5-8 with a 3.36 ERA (33 ER/88.1 IP) in 18 starts.
...Finished his season with Single-A Daytona following a promotion in late August ... posted a 5.14 ERA (8 ER/14.0 IP) in three games (two starts).