Right-handed pitcher with an elite, high-90s fastball. He was named to the Baseball America All-Rookie team in 2013.
He was initially a shortstop before his college started using him as a pitcher.
He made his major league debut in 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
His parents are named Russ and Judy.
He joined All-Star catcher Yadier Molina on the Cardinals in 2012.