September 28, 1986
Wichita Falls, TX Height:
3rd round, 2008 by Cincinnati How Acquired:
Acquired from Chicago (AL) with Brent Lillibridge and cash
Kevin Youkilis (June 2012) College: Texas Tech High
School: Holliday (TX)
Traded to Pittsburgh for a PTBNL (Kyle Kaminska) (Nov. 2012)
Sinker/slider pitcher has been used both as a starter and a reliever in
his brief major league career. Fastball sits in the low-90s and induces a
lot of grounders. Mid-80s slider is currently his best pitch. Also mixes
in a changeup that needs more development. Doesn't walk many batters.
Mediocre strikeout rate. Has allowed home runs at a much higher rate in
the majors than the minors.