Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round (383rd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2015 out of Southern California.
Was a 3rd round pick of the A’s back in 2012, but did not come to terms and went to Southern California. He has a good junior season with the Trojans, going 8-2 in 93.2 innings. He allowed 87 hits, struck out 68 and walked 38 with a 1.33 WHIP. Good numbers, but not maybe quite as good as one would expect from a former 3rd rounder. But he hit the ground running as a pro, and had a solid 2015 with short-season Eugene (1.30 WHIP, 22 K and 17 hits in 23 IP).