In his ﬁrst season with the Astros organization, made four Major League appearances across three stints, three of which were starts...his four appearances and 16.2 innings were a career low at the Major League level...owned a 41.5 groundball percentage, which was the lowest of his career...made 22 starts with Triple A Fresno, owning a 10-9 record with a 4.77 ERA (65ER/122.2IP)...fanned 124 batters at Triple A,which led the Paciﬁc Coast League...owned a 9.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings mark (124 punchouts in 122.2 innings), which led all PCL starting pitchers...made a team-high 22 starts, which tied for 12th-most in the PCL... walked two or more batters in only six of his starts, and had the lowest walks per 9.0 innings mark in the PCL (1.83)...after being acquired via trade from the Chicago Cubs on Jan. 18, 2015, was in Major League Spring Training with the Astros...started the regular season with Triple A Fresno...made 13 starts with the Grizzlies before being recalled to the Major League squad on July 3, to make his ﬁrst career start with the Astros in Boston...after a second start (July 8), was optioned back to Triple A...made three starts for Fresno before being recalled on Aug. 4 to make a spot start for Houston...was optioned the following day, and remained with Fresno through the PCL playoﬀs, and was recalled back to Houston on Sept. 21, where he stayed through the end of the regular season...was named the Grizzlies May Pitcher of the Month after going 2-2 with a 3.07 ERA (10ER/29.1IP), 28 strikeouts and just three walks in ﬁve outings in May...during his ﬁnal start of the month on May 30, struck out 10 batters in 6.0 innings of one-run ball...went 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA (13ER/52IP) and 54 strikeouts over eight Triple A starts from June 15-Aug. 17...his only loss during that stretch came on June 27 at Reno...tossed a 6.0 inning complete game, but the Aces won 2-1...was his ﬁrst professional complete game...won his 10th game of the season on Aug. 17 vs. New Orleans, becoming the ﬁrst Triple A Astros pitcher to reach double-digit wins since LHP Steve Randolph went 10-2 for the RoundRock Express in 2007...made two starts for the Astros on July 3 and 8...did not receive a decision in either start...made a ﬁnal appearance for the Astros on Sept. 25 out of the bullpen...was his ﬁrst relief appearance since Sept. 26, 2014 at MIL while with the Cubs...made his ﬁrst PCL postseason start on Sept. 9 in Game 1 of the PCL Conference Finals vs. El Paso...also pitched Game 2 of the PCL Championship vs. Round Rock...pitched 7.0 innings of one-run ball, giving up only one hit and two walks, to earn his second win of the postseason...retired the ﬁrst 20 batters he faced until a two-out walk in the 7th inning...according to the PCL League oﬃce, the perfect game/no-hit bid was the longest in a postseason game since Omaha's LHP Chris Dwyer tossed 6.2 perfect innings in the 2013 Triple A National Championship Game.
Was acquired by Chicago (NL) from Oakland on July 4, in the five-player deal that sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A's...combined to go 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA (39 ER/52.0 IP) in 14 games (eight starts) between Chicago and Oakland...between stops at Oakland, Triple A Sacramento, Triple A Iowa and Chicago, threw 170.0 innings with a 5.14 ERA (97ER/170IP)...struck out 170 and walked 70...pitched in seven games for the Cubs, including one start and went 0-1 with an 11.85 ERA (18ER/13.2IP) with nine walks and 13 strikeouts in those contests...made his Chicago debut as a spot starter on Aug. 16 at NYM and allowed five earned runs in 5.1 innings before he was optioned back to Iowa...recalled again on Sept. 2 and remained with Chicago for the remainder of the season...made six relief appearances to end the season...joined the Cubs organization and made his first appearance with Iowa on July 7 at Omaha…went 3-5 with a 4.09 ERA (25ER/55IP) with 20 walks and 56 strikeouts in 10 starts with Iowa...began the season on Oakland's big league club, going 1-2 with a 4.93 ERA (21ER/38.1IP) in seven starts…walked 15 and struck out 34 hitters, good for 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings...sent to Sacramento on May 9, two days after allowing three runs on three hits and four walks in 6.0 innings of work vs. SEA...went 4-3 with a 4.71 ERA (33ER/63IP) in 10 starts with the River Cats…walked 26 and struck out 67 hitters in 63.0 innings...limited right-handed hitters to a .198 batting average (24x121) with 39 strikeouts while at Sacramento.
The 24-year old rookie had five stints with Oakland in 2013 and was 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 27 starts…led American League rookies in games started, innings pitched (152.1) and strikeouts (124) and tied for the lead in wins (Perez, TEX)…is the 11th rookie in Oakland history to win 10 or more games, the fifth in the last five years (Anderson, Cahill, Milone, Parker)…had the sixth most strikeouts by an Oakland rookie…allowed a .233 opponents batting average…did not have enough innings pitched to qualify for the league leaders, but his opponents average was ninth lowest among AL pitchers with 150 or more innings pitched … his .358 slugging percentage was eighth best…went 1-2 with a 7.27 ERA and .257 opponents batting average over his first five starts, 5-0 with a 2.83 ERA and .196 opponents average over his next nine starts from May 21 to July 9, 0-5 with a 5.20 ERA and .299 opponents over his next seven starts from July 20 to Aug. 23 and 4-1 with a 2.00 ERA and .195 opponents average over his final six starts…surrendered 16 home runs in 152.1 innings (0.95 per nine innings) after allowing 11 in 39.1 innings in 2012 (2.52 per nine innings)…11 of the 16 home runs he allowed were solo shots as are 19 of the 27 in his career…his opponents batting average included a .221 (60-for-272) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .244 (72-for-295) against left-handers…allowed a .201 batting average the first time through the lineup, which was third lowest among AL pitchers with 150 or more innings pitched…now has a .205 (56-for-273) opponents average the first time through the lineup in his career…was 6-2 with a 4.28 ERA and .217 opponents batting average in 14 starts before the All-Star Break…then went 4-6 with a 3.61 ERA and .250 opponents average in 13 starts after the break…was 4-2 with a 2.14 ERA and .195 opponents batting average in nine starts during the day compared to 6-6 with a 4.98 ERA and .252 opponents average in 18 starts at night…his day ERA was the lowest in the AL and fourth lowest in the majors among pitchers with 50 or more innings in day games…surrendered just one of his 16 home runs during the day…in 2012, allowed eight of his 11 home runs in day games…was 6-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 14 starts on five days rest or more compared to 4-5 with a 4.80 ERA in 13 starts on four days rest…is now 8-3 with a 2.90 ERA (35 er in 108.2 ip) in 18 career starts on five days rest or more compared to 4-6 with a 5.31 ERA (49 er in 83.0 ip) in 16 starts on four days rest … allowed a .225 batting average to batters leading off an inning … however, issued 19 walks to start an inning, which tied for second most in the AL … received two runs of support or fewer in 17 of his 27 starts and was 5-8 in those games…was 5-0 in 10 starts with three runs of support or more…is now 6-9 in 20 career starts with two runs of support or fewer, 6-0 in 14 starts with support of three or more…opponents hit .300 with runners in scoring position and two outs…they were 4-for-7 (.571) with a grand slam with the bases loaded…was 3-1 with a 1.54 ERA and .167 opponents batting average in four interleague starts…tied for third in the majors in interleague wins, ranked fourth in opponents batting average and ninth in ERA…tied for the team-lead with seven hit batters…the A's were 16-11 (.593) in his starting assignments and are 21-13 (.618) in his career.
OAKLAND: Was on the A's Opening Day roster and struck out a career-high 11 batters in 6.2 innings in his first start, an 8-3 victory at Houston April 5…the 11 strikeouts matched the Oakland rookie record (sixth time, last: Tim Hudson, Sept. 10, 1999 at Tampa Bay)…did not issue a walk marking the 12th time in Oakland history a pitcher struck out 11 or more without walking a batter…was optioned to Sacramento the next day when Colón was reinstated from the suspended list … returned to Oakland April 29 to start for Brett Anderson and allowed a career-high six runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings that night against Los Angeles (AL) … had a no decision in the A's 10-8, 19-inning win and was optioned to Sacramento the next day…returned May 1 when Anderson was placed on the DL and went 3-2 with a 4.72 ERA and .232 opponents batting average in 10 starts during his third stint through June 22…had a no decision in the A's 5-4 win at New York May 5…left with a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning but Blevins allowed two inherited runners to score plus one of his own for the blown save…it was his first of four starts where he left with the lead only to have the bullpen blow the save (June 1 vs. Chicago-AL, Aug. 12 at Toronto, Sept. 19 vs. Minnesota)…matched his career-high by allowing six runs in 5.0 innings May 10 at Seattle for his first loss of the season…combined with Doolittle and Balfour on a three-hit shutout in the A's 1-0 win at Texas May 21…tossed seven innings and allowed two of the hits…did not walk a batter to become just the second visiting pitcher at Rangers Ballpark to toss seven or more innings and allow two or fewer baserunners (Erik Bedard, July 7, 2007)…the win began a career-high five-game winning streak that spanned nine starts through July 9 during his fourth stint…posted a 2.83 ERA and held the opposition to a .196 batting average during the streak … surrendered just four home runs in 54.0 innings…had a career-high 12.0 inning scoreless streak from May 21-27…allowed a career-high tying six runs on a career-high tying eight hits in a no decision June 17 at Texas…also allowed eight hits July 20 at Los Angeles (AL) and Aug. 28 at Detroit…tossed a career-low 3.1 innings June 22 at Seattle and was optioned to Sacramento the next day…returned to Oakland July 4 and went 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA in two starts (13.1 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 6 bb, 13 so) before he was sent back to Sacramento July 10 with the All-Star Break approaching…was recalled for the final time July 20 and went 4-6 with a 3.61 ERA over his final 13 starts…went 0-5 with a 4.09 ERA and .300 opponents batting average over his first six starts following his return (July 20-Aug. 17)…the losing streak was the longest of his career … received just three runs of support in the six starts as the A's were shut out twice and held to one run three times…his one no decision during the losing streak was Aug. 12 at Toronto when he yielded one run in a career-high 7.1 innings in the A's 5-1 win…allowed a career-high tying six runs in a career-low tying 3.1 innings Aug. 23 at Baltimore…then went 4-0 with a 1.90 ERA and .181 opponents batting average over his next four starts from Aug. 28 to Sept. 13…allowed three hits or fewer while pitching five innings or more in four consecutive starts from Sept. 2 to 19…that matched the longest such streak by an A's pitcher since at least 1916 (Mike Moore, April 13-28, 1989) … opponents went 10-for-80 (.125) during the streak… finished September with a 3-1 record, a 2.10 ERA and a .163 opponents batting average in five starts … had the lowest opponents batting average in the majors in September and ranked sixth in the AL in ERA…made one start against the Tigers in the ALDS, a no decision in the A's 8-6 loss in Game 4 at Detroit (6.0 ip, 4 h, 3 r, 3 er, 8 so).
SACRAMENTO: Was 3-1 with a 1.14 ERA and .202 opponents batting average in five starts with Sacramento … allowed just one home run in 31.2 innings…struck out 33, an average of 9.38 per nine innings … his opponents batting average included a .174 (8-for-46) mark against left-handed hitters compared to .219 (16-for-73) against right-handers … yielded a .161 average to batters leading off an inning and issued just one walk…the River Cats were 4-1 in his starting assignments … won each of his three starts with Sacramento following his April 6 option, logging a 0.96 ERA, before he was sent back to Oakland April 29…including April 11 against Tacoma when struck out a season-high nine in 5.2 innings…returned to Sacramento in late June and lost his only start June 28 against Reno (6.0 ip, 9 h, 6 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 6 so) before he was sent back to Oakland July 4…returned near the Major League All-Star Break and tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in a no decision July 14 against Fresno…was sent back to Oakland for good July 20.