2022 Player Outlook
The 26-year old righty took a major step forward in 2021 as he posted career-best numbers across the board, including all of his underlying metrics such as xERA and xFIP. The biggest jump came with regard to the strikeouts as his K/9 jumped to 12.28 in his first season with more than 100 innings-pitched. He predominately throws a mid-to-high-90s fastball with an 86 mph wipeout slider as his out-pitch, but his ability to mix in a solid curveball while working on a fairly deceptive change-up lends credence to the belief that he has a few more steps forward to take. He still needs to cut down on his walk rate and improve on his pitch-efficiency so he can go deeper into games, but there is definitely some strong upside with him as a middle-of-the-rotation guy for fantasy lineups.