Highly touted right-handed pitcher known for his blazing fastball and curveball. He posted an impressive 1.84 ERA playing in the minor leagues in 2013.
He played baseball and football at Muskogee High School in Oklahoma.
He was rated the fifth best prospect by MLB.com and the highest-rated right-handed pitching prospect.
He was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
He was part of the same 2011 MLB draft that produced right-hander Gerrit Cole.