He made 10 starts at the big league level last season. Yet, he is expected to be a lock to make the starting rotation.
In those 10 starts, he was 3-5 in 59.1 innings. He also allowed 18 earned runs with a 2.73 ERA.
Prior to his big league appointment, he pitched at the Triple-A level with the Buffalo Bison. He was 7-5 in 20 starts in Buffalo in 110 innings.
He struck out 115 batters and walked 48, besides giving up 45 earned runs. He had a 3.682 ERA with the Bison.
He pitched in a 169 1/3 innings last season. So, there is no question that he can handle a heavy work load this season with spring training days away.
In his last start, he received a no decision against the Philadelphia Phillies. He only allowed hit in seven innings.
The only hit came on a leadoff home run to Jimmy Rollins, before recording 21 straight outs.