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Casey Mize SP

Detroit Tigers

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July 21, 2020 11:28 AM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Reassigned to Toledo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize was reassigned to the Tigers' alternate training site Monday.

This makes it official that Mize won't begin the year in the majors, but it was never really expected that he'd break camp with the Tigers. The 23-year-old is still one of the team's top prospects, and he could make his debut at some point this summer.

July 17, 2020 01:00 AM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Draws manager's praise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said he'd like to have Mize in his rotation "right now" but acknowledged that the team would let him develop further, Jason Beck of reports.

Mize was likely to pitch in Triple-A this season, but with the minor-league season canceled, he finds himself in Detroit's 60-man roster pool for summer camp. The 23-year-old is an outstanding prospect, and it sounds like he could make his MLB debut later this summer. "He's moving really quick," Gardenhire said. "For me, it can't be quick enough. I like him a lot." Behind Matthew Boyd, the Tigers have the likes of Jordan Zimmermann and Ivan Nova serving as rotation placeholders, so there is certainly an opportunity for Mize to make his mark soon.

June 29, 2020 03:16 AM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.

This comes as little surprise as the Tigers will now be able to work closely with one of their top prospects this summer. Mize could potentially make his MLB debut at some point this season, though he's not a lock to do so.

June 25, 2020 11:00 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Likely slated for taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize will likely be on the Tigers' 20-man taxi squad when the regular season gets underway, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This doesn't come as much surprise, as there was chatter about the possibility a month ago. Teams are unlikely to have the benefit of a minor league season, so a taxi squad is the best place to continue the development of a top prospect such as Mize. The 23-year-old could also push his way into the majors at some point this season, depending on how the righty looks and what needs arise on the MLB roster.

May 14, 2020 09:40 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Candidate for expanded roster?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize could make an expanded Tigers' roster or taxi squad to begin a shortened 2020 season, Evan Woodbery of reports.

A number of details still need to be worked out about a potential MLB season in 2020, but current proposals aim for an early July start, a shortened season, and expanded rosters and taxi squads to give teams more flexibility. In such a scenario, the Tigers could add Mize to their bullpen and let him get his feet wet at the MLB level, especially because it looks unlikely that there will be a minor league season. Service time issues would still need to be considered, and Detroit may opt to be overly cautious with their star prospect, but it's possible we see Mize with the Tigers this summer.

April 24, 2020 11:08 AM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Throwing five days per week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize has been throwing five days per week in Nashville, including a 40-pitch bullpen session every Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

He has access to a facility where he can throw, work out and get physical therapy while observing proper social distancing. Mize said he is frustrated with the shutdown because he had hoped to reach the majors this year, and that is still his goal if the season is able to get underway at some point. If there is a MLB season, the Tigers will be faced with a difficult decision with Mize and the rest of their prized upper-level pitching prospects, as there is unlikely to be a traditional minor-league season, so the only way to get them innings in a competitive setting might be in the majors.

March 13, 2020 09:00 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Expected to begin in Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize will likely begin the year in the rotation at Triple-A Toledo, Jim Callis of reports.

This isn't much of a surprise, as Mize posted a strong 2.55 ERA and .209 opponent batting average in his first full professional season last year, which included 15 games at Double-A. The first overall pick in the 2018 draft figures to be on the fast track to the majors, and his debut could happen this summer.

February 23, 2020 10:56 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Struggles in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in an inning of work during Sunday's Grapefruit League win over the Pirates. He struck out two.

Mize, the top overall pick in the 2018 draft, struggled in his spring debut. The 22-year-old pitched well last year at High-A and Double-A, and while he'll likely head back to the minors after spring training wraps up, it should only be a matter of time until he's back in the majors.

January 16, 2020 05:36 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Receives big-league camp invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize was invited to the Tigers' major-league spring training Thursday.

Mize reached the Double-A level in 2019, where he posted a 3.20 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP over 78.2 innings before being shut down in August due to workload concerns. The right-hander will try to prove his durability as the season progresses and could join the major-league rotation sometime in 2020.

August 22, 2019 09:52 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Shut down due to workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize has been shut down for the remainder of the minor-league season, Tom Reisenweber of the Erie Times-News reports.

The Tigers wanted to play it safe with Mize in what was his first full season as a pro, opting to shut the righty down after 109.1 innings. The 22-year-old impressed across stops with High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie, posting a combined 2.55 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 106:23 K:BB. Mize is slated to pitch in the instructional league before reporting back to the upper minors to begin the 2020 campaign.

July 19, 2019 11:32 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize (shoulder) rejoined Double-A Erie on Friday.

Mize threw four innings during his second rehab outing for High-A Lakeland on Tuesday, allowing two runs and retiring the last nine hitters he faced while throwing 73 pitches. One of baseball's top pitching prospects, Mize has been out since June 14, dealing with minor right shoulder inflammation. The 22-year-old and 2018 No. 1 overall pick has posted a dominant 8-0 record with a 1.09 ERA and 80:16 K:BB during his second season in the minors.

July 11, 2019 08:04 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Quick exit in rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize (shoulder) allowed one hit and two walks over a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during his rehab start at High-A Lakeland on Wednesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

The real issue for Mize was his pitch count, as the 32 pitches in less than an inning is a worrying prospect for his first rehab start. The 22-year-old was expected to throw four innings or about 60 pitches, but the laborious first frame led to an early removal rather than risking a setback, according to Jason Beck of Mize figures to require another rehab outing before returning from the 7-day injured list.

June 14, 2019 06:28 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Lands on MiLB IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize has been diagnosed with minor posterior shoulder inflammation and was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday.

The Tigers are understandably exercising caution with their young pitching prospect, which is why Mize underwent an MRI after exiting Thursday night's outing due to shoulder soreness. He'll remain on the shelf for at least the next week, though he certainly won't be rushed back into action before he's ready.

June 13, 2019 11:44 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Battling shoulder soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize was lifted from Thursday's game by Double-A Erie due to right shoulder soreness, Jason Beck of reports.

Mize had to leave Thursday's outing after experiencing discomfort in his throwing shoulder, though the extent of the issue likely won't be revealed until further testing takes place. Expect the organization to exercise caution with one of their top pitching prospects.

June 13, 2019 11:40 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Exits start with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize was removed from Thursday's start at Double-A Erie after suffering an apparent injury, Brad Galli of WXYZ Detroit reports.

Mize looked uncomfortable after firing a pitch, so he was lifted from the game. The Tigers have yet to disclose details surrounding the injury.

May 28, 2019 12:40 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Goes eight strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six across eight scoreless innings Sunday against Double-A Bowie.

Mize turned in his second consecutive scoreless outing with his effort Sunday. His ERA with Double-A Erie is now 1.40, and he's struck out 35 across 38.2 innings. Mize continues to impress and is backing up his pedigree as the number one overall pick in the 2018 draft.

May 20, 2019 10:48 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Sharp again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize tossed six scoreless innings with six strikeouts Monday for Double-A Erie, lowering his ERA to 1.76 through five starts at the level.

Mize had a no-hitter in his Double-A debut on April 29, and he hasn't looked back. The 2018 No. 1 pick has backed up his prospect pedigree, as he's holding Double-A hitters to just a .168 batting average with a 29:5 K:BB across 30.2 innings. Mize, who turned 22 earlier this month, appears to be on a fast track to the majors, and he has the potential to be a frontline MLB starter in short order.

April 30, 2019 11:56 AM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Tosses no-hitter in Double-A debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize tossed a complete-game no-hitter for Double-A Erie on Thursday, allowing just one walk and striking out seven in a 1-0 win. He threw 70 of 98 pitches for strikes.

Talk about making a splash at a new level. Mize was promoted from High-A to Double-A on Thursday, and he wasted no time proving he was ready for the bump up in competition. The 2018 No. 1 pick breezed through the Florida State League, allowing just one run on seven hits and one walk over 26 innings, and it looks like he could do the same in the Eastern League. Mize is one of the top pitching prospects in the game, and he appears to be on a fast track to the majors.

April 25, 2019 11:12 AM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Makes move to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers promoted Mize from High-A Lakeland to Double-A Erie on Thursday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

The Florida State League proved to be no challenge for Mize, who allowed just one run on seven hits and one walk over 26 innings while striking out 25. He'll face a stiffer test as he makes the move to the Eastern League, with his Erie debut set to come Sunday. Mize will occupy the same rotation as another hyped Tigers pitching prospect in Matt Manning, perhaps giving Erie the best 1-2 starter combination of any Double-A squad.

April 5, 2019 12:44 PM
Tigers' Casey Mize: Starts season strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mize tossed five scoreless innings and allowed a single hit in his season debut Thursday with High-A Lakeland. He struck out eight.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft, Mize looked brilliant in his first start of 2019. The 21-year-old was limited to just 68 pitches, 47 of which he threw for strikes, but he should ramp that number up in future outings. Mize made four starts at High-A last season and will likely get a little more time there in 2019, though as a fairly advanced prospect who spent three years in college, he could climb the ladder in short order.

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2018ROK-GCL Tigers West 2.01100004100.000.500
2018AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 11.2440010102134.821.339
2019AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 30.2660200305110.890.530
2019AAX-Erie SeaWolves 78.2151516307618693.221.113

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Detroit Tigers
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