Became among baseball’s shortest pitchers, position at 5’6″, and among the just MLB players who could throw an authentic screwball. He performed college baseball on the School of New Mexico. He got into the group with six brand pitches: a four-seamer, a two-seamer, a cutter, a curveball, a changeup, and a screwball. He grew up in Odessa, Tx. He performed alongside star initial baseman Joey Votto over the Cincinnati Reds.