♦ Combined to go 9-6 with a 3.72 ERA in 21 starts between Class-A Frederick, Double-A Bowie and Norfolk. 15 of his 21 appearances came with Bowie.
♦ Ranked among Orioles minor leaguers in wins (T-3rd, 9), strikeouts (T-7th, 122) and innings pitched (T-8th, 113.2). His nine wins at Bowie ranked second on the club.
♦ Entered year ranked as the #9 prospect in the O's system by MLB.com & Baseball America.
♦ Opened the year on the Injured List due to an oblique injury. Made two starts with Frederick before joining bowie on 5/21.
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 11 of his 15 starts with Bowie, including six starts in which he did not allow an earned run.
♦ Matched a career-high by throwing 7.0 innings, 6/11 vs. New Hampshire.
♦ Registered at least eight strikeouts in six starts with the Baysox, including a season-high 10 in his final start with Bowie on 8/10 at Richmond.
♦ Limited Eastern League batters to a .239 average, including a .215 mark (14-65) with RISP.
♦ Went 4-0 with a 1.87 ERA (7 ER, 33.2 IP) in six starts with Bowie after the All-Star break.
♦ Transferred to Norfolk on 8/16 and made four starts with Norfolk to end the season.
♦ Struck out at least five batters in each of his four starts with the Tides.
♦ Went 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA (5 ER, 19.0 IP) in six games (five starts) for the Surprise Sagueros of the Arizona Fall League. Named to the AFL Rising Stars Game.
♦ Combined to go 10-5 with a 2.88 ERA in 25 starts between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, Double-A Tulsa and Double-A Bowie.
♦ Registered 178 strikeouts between the three clubs to lead all of Minor League Baseball.
♦ Named a California League Midseason All-Star with Rancho Cucamonga.
♦ Opened the year with Rancho Cucamonga, going 5-3 with a 3.30 ERA in 16 starts. Limited California League hitters to a .230 average, with right-handers batting just .215 against him.
♦ Registered 47 more strikeouts (114) than hits allowed (67) in 79.0 IP with the Quakes. Had six starts in which he struck out nine batters or more, including an 11-strikeout performance on 6/25 at Lake Elsinore.
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 14 of his 16 starts with the Quakes.
♦ Pitched 7.0 shutout innings and matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts in his lone start with Tulsa, 7/5 vs. Midland. Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week on 7/8.
♦ Acquired by Baltimore on 7/18 and assigned to Double-A Bowie, where he went 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA over his final eight starts of the season.
♦ Limited Eastern League batters to a .228 average, with lefties batting just .169 (14-83).
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in nine of his 10 starts with Bowie.
♦ Struck out 10 in his final start of the season, 8/31 vs. Altoona.
♦ Went 1-4 with a 5.18 ERA in 33 games (six starts) for Rancho Cucamonga.
♦ Ranked 3rd among California League relievers by striking out 11.11 batters per nine IP.
♦ Went 1-2 with a 4.47 ERA in 27 relief outings and 0-2 with a 7.06 ERA in six starts.
♦ Posted a 3.63 ERA over 19 games during the second half of the season.
♦ Pitched to a 2.81 ERA (12 ER, 38.1 IP) when appearing in the 7th inning or later.
♦ Posted a 2.27 ERA in 12 games (six GS) between Ogden & Great Lakes in his first pro year.
♦ Made first career start with Ogden on 7/3 at Orem.
♦ Posted a 3.86 ERA with 13 strikeouts in six starts with Ogden.
♦ Promoted to Class-A Great Lakes on 8/11, where he went 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA and 22 strikeouts in six relief outings for the Loons.
♦ Acquired by Baltimore in a trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with OF Yusniel Díaz, IF Rylan Bannon, RHP Zach Pop and IF Breyvic Valera, for IF Manny Machado, 7/18/18.
♦ Selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2016 draft out of UNLV. Had been drafted by San Diego in the 38th round of the 2015 draft but did not sign.
♦ Became the first Israeli citizen to be chosen in the MLB draft. Pitched for Israel's National Team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and was named the Most Valuable Pitcher for Israel in 2014 and 2015 as he helped Israel qualify for the European Baseball Championship. He has dual Israeli-American citizenship, as his parents served in the Israel Defense Force.
♦ Helped San Joaquin Delta (NJCAA) to a 41-7 record and a state runner-up finish in 2015, going 13-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 112.2 innings. Was named a Third Team All-American.
♦ Attended Lincoln High School in Stockton, CA. Other notable alumni include NFL wide receiver Brandin Cooks, LA Chargers President Dean Spanos and PGA golfer Ricky Barnes.