Spent nearly the entire season with Double-A Trenton, logging a 7-6 record with one complete game and a 3.18 ERA (93.1IP, 94H, 43R/33ER, 33BB, 82K, 14HR) in 17 starts…was named to the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star Team…at 20 years and 11 months, was the fourth-youngest player to make a 2017 Opening Day roster in the Eastern League…yielded one-or-zero earned runs in 9-of-17 turns…held opponents to a .258 BA (94-for-365); LH .217 (25-for-115); RH .276 (69-for-250)…was named Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" for 5/22-28 after winning both starts and posting a 0.69 ERA (13.0IP, 7H, 2R/1ER, 3BB, 10K, 1HR)…tossed his ﬁrst career complete game and shutout in 6/18-G1 win vs. Erie, permitting just 3H over 7.0IP (1BB, 3K, 1HP)…started two games in the Eastern League playoﬀs, tossing 4.0 hitless, scoreless innings (2BB, 3K, 1HP) in Game 1 of the EL Semiﬁnals vs. Binghamton and taking the loss in Game 2 of the EL Championship Series vs. Altoona (4.1IP, 4H, 2ER, 1BB, 6K)…also made two starts with the GCL Yankees West, going 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA (4.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 6K)…following the season, pitched for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, where he went 2-2 with a 3.10 ERA (20.1IP, 14H, 8R/7ER, 3BB, 22K) in ﬁve starts, ranked second in the league in WHIP (0.84) and earned a spot on the AFL All-Prospect Team…following the season, was labeled by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the Yankees organization and No. 41 prospect in baseball.
Combined with Single-A Lynchburg, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to go 10-6 with a 3.09 ERA (125.1IP, 107H, 47R/43ER, 53B, 129K) in 25 starts…held opponents to a .230 (107-for-466) BA and a .200 (23-for-115) BA with runners in scoring position…allowed 3ER-or-fewer in 22 of his 25 starts…started the season with Lynchburg and went 7-5 with a 3.59 ERA (95.1IP, 91H, 40R/38ER, 40BB, 93K) in 19 starts…was named a Carolina League Mid-Season All-Star…was acquired by the Yankees from the Indians on 7/31/16...was transferred to Tampa where he made five starts, going 3-1 with a 1.73 ERA (26.0IP, 14H, 6R/5ER, 10BB, 27K)…recorded a career-high 11K in his Tampa debut on 8/5 vs. Daytona, allowing only 1ER in 6.0IP (2H, 1BB)…was promoted to Trenton on 9/2 and made one start, allowing an unearned run over 4.0IP (2H, 3BB, 9K)…following the season, was named the N0.7 prospect in the Yankees organization by Baseball America.
Spent the season with Single-A Lake County, going 9-4 with a 3.31 ERA (127.2IP, 135H, 60R/47ER, 38BB, 138K) in 26 starts…ranked second in the Midwest League in strikeouts…his 9.73 K/9.0IP ratio led Midwest League starters…was a Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star…went 3-3 with a 2.03 ERA (66.2IP, 15ER) over his ﬁnal 13 starts…following the season, was tabbed an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com and labeled the No. 4 prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with the AZL Indians, going 3-1 with a 4.79 ERA (20.2IP, 24H, 16R/11ER, 9BB, 29K) in eight games (four starts)…recorded 10K over 4.0 scoreless innings (1H, 1BB) on 8/16 at the AZL Padres…following the season, was named Cleveland's No. 4 prospect by Baseball America.