The 6-foot-7, 195-pounder moved up from the Grand Junction Rockies of the short-season Class A Pioneer League to the Class A Tri-City Devils of the Northwest League, a step upward in the Colorado Rockies organization.
After going 3-0 in 14 games (10 starts, 7.00 ERA) for Grand Junction last year, he spent the 2013 season with the Devils in Pasco, Wash., where he went 3-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 15 games.
He rebounded from a bad outing against Spokane when he lasted only three innings to record two no-decisions to conclude the season. He pitched well enough to win, allowing only five hits and four walks in a combined 12 innings. With Tri-City this season, he held opposing batters to a .239 average and recorded 23 walks to 46 strikeouts.