Chris attended Florida Gulf Coast University where his uniform No. 41 was retired by the school on January 31, 2015. He was named First-Team All-American in 2010 after going 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA, 14 walks and 146 strikeouts in17 games (15 starts). Chris was also named the National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and was a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the nation’s best amateur player.
In tossing a complete-game four hitter vs. Houston on May 19, 2016, Chris became the first pitcher in the Major Leagues since Arizona’s Brandon Webb in 2008 to win his first nine starts of the season.