All-Star closer who relies on a moving fastball, slider, and change-up. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2005 with the Oakland Athletics.
He played both baseball and football at Westlake High School in Texas.
He won a College World Series closing games for the Texas Longhorns.
His father James played quarterback at the University of Texas.
Lefty curveball pitcher Barry Zito was his teammate on the A's.