Graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. Was drafted in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 44th round. Was released following the 2011 season. I continued my career by playing 3.5 years of independent ball for 4 different teams and was once traded for myself. Also, played one season of winter ball in Australia for the Brisbane Bandits in 2013-14. In 2015 was signed by the New York Mets Organization.