-1st round draft pick of the Astros in 1994 from Lamar HS in Colorado where he was a High School All American
-In 1998, he made 17 relief appearances without giving out a run for the Astros
-In parts of a decade in the majors he spent time with the Astros, Rockies, Indians, and Royals going 56-61 with a 5.29 ERA.
-Has his best season in 2000, going 17-7 with a 4.81 ERA as a starter in Houston
-Last year he was 6-11 with a 5.41 ERA in AAA Lehigh Valley (Phillies)