♦ Entered the year ranked as the #3 prospect in the Orioles system and the #47 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America.
♦ Named the Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Year (along with RHP Michael Baumann) after going 10-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 129 strikeouts for Class-A Delmarva.
♦ Named the South Atlantic League Most Oustanding MLB Prospect.
♦ Selected as a South Atlantic League Midseason and Postseason All-Star. Started the 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
♦ Represented the O's in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, retiring all three batters faced.
♦ Named to the Baseball America Low Class-A All-Star Team.
♦ Named Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April (3-0, 0.54 ERA, 28 strikeouts).
♦ Ranked among Orioles minor leaguers in wins (2nd, 10) and strikeouts (5th, 129). Also ranked among SAL leaders in wins (T-4th, 10) and strikeouts (T-7th, 129).
♦ Registered 72 more strikeouts (129) than hits allowed (57) over 94.0 innings pitched.
♦ Went 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA (4 ER, 43.2 IP) in eight home starts. Held batters to a .113 average (16-141) with 61 strikeouts in those home contests.
♦ Allowed two earned runs or less in 17 of his 20 starts, including eight games in which he did not allow a run.
♦ Recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts in four different starts, including his first two outings of the campaign (4/5 at Lexington and 4/12 vs. Lakewood). Also K'd 10 on 7/26 vs. Charleston and 8/10 vs. Kannapolis.
♦ Went a season-high 7.0 innings on 5/27 vs. Hagerstown, throwing a career-high 100 pitches in the win. Allowed one run on two hits while striking out eight.
♦ Had three starts in August in which he did not allow a hit, including a six-inning effort in his final start of the season on 8/29 at Lakewood. For the month of August, he held SAL batters to a .122 average (9-74) with 32 strikeouts.
♦ For the season, held right-handers to a .165 average while lefties hit .182.
♦ In first professional season, went 0-2 with a 1.40 ERA in nine games (eight starts) with the GCL Orioles. Struck out 20 batters in 19.1 innings, allowing just three earned runs.
♦ Limited to 2.0 innings in first five games. Recorded seven strikeouts over 9.0 innings while allowing six hits in July.
♦ Made three starts of 3.0 innings in August. Struck out five batters on 8/21 vs GCL Red Sox in his final outing of the season.
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the first round (11th overall pick) of the 2018 draft.
♦ Originally committed to play baseball at Texas A&M University when drafted by Baltimore.
♦ Graduated from Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, TX. Led his team to a 3A State Championship his junior year, going 14-1 with a 0.38 ERA that season. Named the Texas Sports Writer's Association Player of the year in 2017.