Right-handed sinkerballer who began pitching for the Washington Nationals in 2009. He was drafted out of the University of Dayton, where he was made a "UDLegend."
He played baseball, basketball and football at Versailles High School in Versailles, Ohio.
He won Atlantic Ten Conference Academic All-Conference honors in 2005.
His father's name is Jeff.
He has been teammates with power pitcher Stephen Strasburg in Washington.