♦ Split season between Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie, combining to go 5-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 22 games (16 starts). Struck out 100 batters over 95.0 innings.
♦ Named a Carolina League Midseason All-Star, as he posted a 1.44 ERA before the break.
♦ Opened the year with Frederick, where he went 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 13 games (10 GS).
♦ Earned a 6.0-inning complete game shutout in a rain-shortened game, 5/4 at Lynchburg.
♦ Set a career-best with nine strikeouts in his first start of the year, 4/8 vs. Fayetteville.
♦ Established a career-high with 7.0 innings pitched, 5/19 vs. Salem.
♦ Went 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA (1 ER, 22.0 IP) and 21 strikeouts over four starts in May.
♦ Limited Carolina League batters to a .181 average, with lefties hitting just .149 (14-94).
♦ Transferred to Bowie on 7/17 and went 1-2 with a 3.71 ERA in nine games (six starts).
♦ Did not allow a run over his first 11.0 innings with Bowie (three games, one start). He held Eastern League hitters to an .031 average (1-32) with 15 strikeouts during that span.
♦ Earned first Double-A victory, 8/16 at Altoona (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K).
♦ In six road games (five starts) with Bowie, went 1-1 with a 2.28 ERA (6 ER, 23.2 IP).
♦ Earned a win for Bowie in Game 2 of the Eastern League Championship Series, allowing one run on four hits over 5.0 innings as the Baysox won at Trenton, 7-2.
♦ Entered 2018 rated as the #12 prospect in the Orioles system according to MLB.com.
♦ Limited to just 13 games (nine starts) across three levels due to injuries.
♦ Opened the year with Frederick but made just three starts before landing on the disabled list with thoracic outlet syndrome, caused by compression of veins or nerves from the neck to below the shoulder.
♦ Made seven rehab appearances with the GCL Orioles (from 7/17 - 8/4) and Aberdeen (8/9 - 8/15) before returning to Frederick to end the season.
♦ Posted a 3.27 ERA (4 ER, 11.0 IP) over three starts with Frederick to end his campaign.
♦ Spent the season with Class-A Frederick, where he went 4-5 with a 5.90 ERA in 20 starts.
♦ Earned his first professional victory in his first start of the season, 4/8 vs. Carolina.
♦ Opened the year 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA over his first four starts, allowing 10 hits while striking out 16 over 22.0 innings.
♦ Set professional career-high with seven strikeouts in a win at Carolina, 5/5.
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 13 of his 20 starts, but surrendered six earned runs or more in four outings.
♦ After the season, rated by Baseball America as the #7 prospect in the O's organization.
♦ Began his professional career in the Orioles organization with Class-A Aberdeen, posting a 3.67 ERA over nine starts. Pitched 3.0 innings in each of his nine outings, allowing more than one hit in just three appearances.
♦ Limited New York-Penn League batters to a .158 average, as he registered nine more strikeouts (25) than hits allowed (16) in 27.0 innings pitched.
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 2016 draft.
♦ Was drafted out of the University of Illinois and became the third Illini player to be drafted in the 1st round - and the first since Tyler Jay in 2015. Set the Illini single-season record for strikeouts (116) and was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year in 2016. Majored in plant biotechnology while at Illinois.
♦ Named First Team All-America by Baseball America, Second Team All-America by D1Baseball.com and Third Team All-America by the ABCA after his junior season at Illinois.
♦ Graduated from Alleman Catholic High School (IL) where he went 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 76 strikeouts during his senior season while batting .377 with 13 doubles and 33 RBI.