Wiry right-handed starting pitcher who debuted in the major leagues for the New York Mets in 2013, posting a 3.42 ERA in 100 innings.
He attended East Paulding High School in Georgia, where he played baseball and basketball.
He became known for his mid-nineties fastball, big-breaking curveball, and sharp slider.
He was born in Smyrna, Georgia. He began a relationship with Dominique Rizzo.
He and fellow flame-thrower Matt Harvey swept the Atlanta Braves in a double-header in 2013.