Drafted in the 14th Round (Pick 423) by the Chicago White Sox in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft
At Charlotte - 2013: In the Top 10 in program history for ERA (7th, 3.37), games started (7th, 43) and wins (tied for 10th, 18)... One of two pitchers to pitch all 15 weeks of the season... Finished the season with six wins, tied for third on the team... 95.1 innings pitched was second on the team, eighth-most in the Atlantic 10 Conference and 59 strikeouts was third-most on the team, tied for 13th in the A-10... Did not allow a homer in 52 innings pitched in conference... Set a career-long run of 12.1 inningspitched without allowing a run over his first two starts of April... Struck out at least one batter in all 15 starts, not allowing a walk three times, walking just one in three other starts... Did not allow a home run in his last 12 starts... Allowed at least one earned run in all 15 starts, limiting opponents to one earned run four times... Defensive errors led to his 17 unearned runs allowed, most on the team...
2012: Preseason All-Conference Second-Team by College Madness.com... Did not allow an earned run in his first 15 innings pitched over three games to start the season, before giving up earned runs in his final 10 appearances... Long outing of the season came in back-to-back weekends, tossing six innings at George Washington on 4/29 and at Georgia Tech on 5/6... He threw over 100 pitches in those two outings... Gave up just one hit against GW in a 15-3 victory for his second win of the season... Fought a recurring blister on his pitching hand, which knocked him out of early-season appearances... Started the year with 5.1 innings of one-hit baseball in a 10-0 win in the opening weekend against Saint Peter's on 2/18... Finished the season with a 5.1-inning outing in the season finale, a 5-3 victory over St. Bonaventure on 5/19... It was Charlotte's lone win in a two-run game all season... Team was 6-6 in his 12 starts.
2011: National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America First-Team, Baseball America Freshman All-America Second-Team, Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-America Team, Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Year, All-Atlantic 10 First Team, A-10 Rookie of the Week, 4/25, 5/9 and 5/16... Tied for second in the Atlantic 10 with nine wins, finishing third with a 2.29 earned run average after 90.1 innings pitched... Team was 13-3 in his 16 games played (all starts)... Gave up one run or less 10 times (not allowing an earned run in six games)... Started two of Charlotte's 11 shutouts... Tossed one complete game (in 118 pitches), an 8-3 win over Fordham on April 24... Struck out season-high eight batters against Richmond in 7.2 innings on May 8... Allowed the fewest doubles and tied for the fewest extra-base hits of any of Charlotte's four starters... Allowed only two wild pitches, the fewest of the starting rotation... Did not allow a walk in four starts, allowing as many as three twice.
Drafted in the 9th Round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft
Prep - Hickory High team finished 15-12 in 2010... He was a four-time All-Conference selection... Played in the North Carolina State Games as a sophomore and junior and earned All-State honors his 2010 senior season... Also earned All-Conference honors in 2008 and 2009 for football, as the quarterback of the Red Tornadoes... Was an A-B Honor Roll Student, finished with a 3.5 GPA at Hickory High.
Personal - Parents are Hariett and Daniel Barnette... Has four siblings, Deanne, Craig, Emily and Jordan... Major is sociology... Birthday is May 28.
Lowest earned run avg.: 10th (2.29 in 2011)
Most wins: t-10th (9 in 2011)
Lowest opponent batting avg.: 11th (.224 in 2011)
Most games started: t-12th (16 in 2011)