Selected in the 2nd round (No. 40 overall) of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins out of Mustang High School in Oklahoma City, Okla... signed with the Marlins on July 22, 2020 for $2.4 million, which was approximately $540,000 over the slot value... the 18-year-old had verbally committed to Vanderbilt but then officially signed with Oklahoma before instead joining Miami... the bonus represented about half of the pool of money Miami had to spend among its four unsigned selections... was a High School Perfect Game All-American in 2019... was considered among the best prep left-handed pitchers in the 2020 Draft class... MLB.com ranked him as the No. 43 overall prospect in the 2020 Draft class... missed his high school senior season with Tommy John surgery after he got hurt at the U.S. 18-and-under national team trials in August 2019... ended the 2022 season ranked as the Marlins' No. 7 prospect and No. 2 LHP... entered the 2023 season ranked as the No. 5 LHP prospect in baseball by MLB.com... was a non-roster invitee to Marlins Spring Training for 2023... listed Clayton Kershaw as his favorite Major Leaguer... enjoys playing guitar, especially with Marlins teammate and roommate Evan Fitterer... also enjoys video games, hunting, fishing and the outdoors... said in 2022 his favorite meals were chicken alfredo and seafood.
Made his 2022 debut on April 8 for Beloit at Cedar Rapids, when he allowed 6 ER in 3 2/3 innings.. earned his first win on May 27 vs. Lansing when he struck out seven over 5 innings... had a season-high 10 strikeouts on July 1 vs. South Bend when he held the cubs to four runs in 5 1/3 innings... was promoted to Double-A on Aug. 25 and made his Double-A debut on Aug. 27 vs Montgomery... finished the year at 6-7 with a 3.80 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 118 1/3 innings for Beloit and Pensacola.
Split his first season in the Minors between Jupiter and Beloit, going 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA in 20 games (19 starts), striking out 84 in 78 1/3 innings.
Did not play after the 2020 season was cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic