Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Signed September 17, 2009.
2011: 2.76 ERA
2012: 3.48 ERA; 2 Saves
2011: AL All-Star Team