He graduated from Jupiter Community High School in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2006. He later attended Nova Southeastern University.
He earned the nickname "Lizard King" when he ate a lizard in the bullpen during an Arizona Fall League game in 2011.
He married a woman named Lauren. He has a daughter named Lillianne and twins that were born in 2018.
He joined a Cardinals pitching staff featuring Adam Wainwright in 2018.