♦ Spent the year with Class-A Frederick, going 4-5 with a 3.46 ERA in 19 games (17 starts).
♦ One of two O's farmhands (along with RHP Grayson Rodriguez) selected to participate in the MLB Futures Game in Cleveland. Threw a scoreless inning in the contest.
♦ Entered the season ranked among the Top 100 prospects in all of baseball by Baseball America (#54), MLB.com (#90) and Baseball Prospectus (#92). Also ranked by Baseball America as having the Best Fastball and Best Curveball in the Orioles organization.
♦ Led the Keys with 116 strikeouts, a total that ranked 5th in the Carolina League and 10th among Orioles minor leaguers.
♦ Limited Carolina League batters to a .189 average, with lefties hitting just .167 against him.
♦ Registered 63 more strikeouts (116) than hits allowed (53) over 80.2 innings of work.
♦ Matched his career-high with 10 strikeout performances on 5/23 and 8/1 vs. Myrtle Beach.
♦ Did not surpass 6.0 innings in any game due to a limited pitch count.
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 16 of his 19 outings, and did not surrender more than five hits in any outing.
♦ Posted a 1.77 ERA and a .145 opponent's average against over four outings in July.
♦ In his two relief appearances, allowed just two hits over 8.1 shutout innings while holding opponents to an .077 average (2-26).
♦ Held Carolina League batters to a .146 average (20-137) in eight second half outings.
♦ Did not pitch after 8/8 due to a mild left lat muscle strain.
♦ Went 2-7 with a 2.10 ERA in 22 games (20 starts) for Class-A Delmarva.
♦ Finished 13.2 innings shy of qualifying among South Atlantic League leaders, where his 2.10 ERA would have ranked third. The 2.10 ERA would have also led Orioles minor leaguers.
♦ Named a Low Class-A All-Star by Baseball America.
♦ Limited South Atlantic League batters to a .203 average, with right-handers batting just .180 against him. Also held hitters to a .154 average with RISP and two outs.
♦ Registered 32 more strikeouts (100) than hits allowed (68) in 94.1 innings of work.
♦ Tallied a career-high 10 strikeouts over 6.0 innings in a win at West Virginia, 7/16.
♦ Named Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July after going 2-1 with a 0.67 ERA (2 ER, 26.2 IP) and 39 strikeouts. Limited SAL batters to a .116 average (10-86) in the month.
♦ Honored as the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week in consecutive weeks, 7/8 and 7/15. Did not allow a run over 11.2 scoreless innings over that stretch.
♦ Posted a 0.84 ERA (5 ER, 53.2 IP) with twice as many strikeouts (64) as hits allowed (32) over his final 11 appearances. Limited opponents to a .171 average over that stretch.
♦ Limited opponents to four hits or less in 19 of his 22 appearances.
♦ Posted a 1.69 ERA in nine home games and a 1.82 ERA in 17 night outings.
♦ Had an innings limit throughout the season, as he only had two 6.0-inning starts and did not surpass 90 pitches in any outing.
♦ Limited to five starts in his first pro season, posting a 6.97 ERA with the GCL Orioles.
♦ Struck out a season-high six batters over a 3.2 inning start, 8/22 vs. the GCL Twins.
♦ Limited opposing left-handed batters to an .091 batting average (1-11).
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 2017 draft.
♦ Attended Valdosta High School (GA), where he earned Region 1-6A Player of the Year honors after a senior season that saw him post a 1.36 ERA with 105 strikeouts in 51.1 IP. He also batted .349 with five home runs and 33 RBI during his senior year of high school.
♦ During the summer of 2016, he played in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field and the Perfect Game All-American Game at Petco Park.
♦ Had an offer to play collegiately at Florida State University before signing with Baltimore.