Mize (0-3) allowed six runs on five hits across 4.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Twins. He walked two and struck out four.
Making his third appearance against Minnesota this year, Mize wasn't particularly effective, and he was touched for two home runs for the second straight start. The 23-year-old tossed a season-high 89 pitches in what could be the last outing of his debut campaign, unless the Tigers end up playing a doubleheader against St. Louis on Monday. Mize underwhelmed with a 6.99 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 28.1 innings, but the former No. 1 overall draft pick remains an important part of Detroit's future and could take a step forward in 2021.
Mize (0-2) allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out one across 3.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against Cleveland.
Mize surrendered two home runs to Jose Ramirez, accounting for all three of his earned runs. He also battled his control throughout the outing, starting only seven of the 19 batters he faced with a strike and finding the zone on 41 of his 79 total pitches. It's been a disappointing debut for Mize, as he has worked at least five innings in only one of his first six starts. Overall, he has a 6.08 ERA with a 22:11 K:BB across 23.2 frames. He's currently projected to take his last turn through the rotation Wednesday at Minnesota.
Mize allowed two earned runs across 5.1 innings and did not factor into the decision in Friday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox. He gave up just one hit and two walks, while striking out five.
This was the best start of Mize's young career, as he pitched into the sixth inning for the first time in his debut season. The 23-year-old was also impressive in allowing just a single hit to a strong Chicago lineup. Mize has shown good stuff since arriving in the majors, but as is the case with many young pitchers, consistency and lasting longer into games have been issues. He'll look to build some momentum and pitch well again in his next start, which is scheduled for Thursday against Cleveland.
Mize allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings Sunday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.
Mize retired the first six batters he faced, striking out two. However, he labored from there and surrendered multiple earned runs in the third frame. Mize has shown glimpses of promise in each of his four starts in the majors but has yet to work more than 4.1 innings and has surrendered multiple runs on each occasion. Mize is currently projected to take the mound again Friday against the White Sox.
Mize allowed two earned runs across three innings and did not factor into the decision in Sunday's win over the Twins. He gave up two hits and two walks while striking out four.
Making his third MLB start, Mize continued a trend of not going very deep into the game. The 23-year-old has maxed out at 4.1 innings and has yet to throw 80 pitches in an outing, though the 67 he threw Sunday were actually the fewest he's recorded in his brief career. The Tigers are clearly being cautious with their prized prospect and not pushing him too hard in his first MLB season, which caps Mize's fantasy potential in the short term. He lines up to face the Twins again Saturday in his next scheduled start.
Mize (0-1) allowed four runs (three earned) across 3.1 innings to take the loss Monday against the Cubs. He gave up five hits and two walks, while striking out two.
Making his second MLB start, Mize struggled against a tough Chicago lineup. He struck out just two hitters, down from the seven strikeouts he recorded in his debut, and needed 76 pitches (44 strikes) to retire 10 batters. Detroit figures to be cautious with its prized prospect, as Mize has yet to reach 80 pitches in a game, but should keep trotting him out there every five days to let him build confidence in the majors. The 23-year-old is lined up to face Minnesota in his next start Saturday.
Mize allowed three earned runs on seven hits across 4.1 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the White Sox. He struck out seven and did not issue any walks.
Mize's MLB debut was a mixed bag. He exhibited excellent command in not walking anyone, and the seven strikeouts showcased how filthy his stuff can be. However, the rookie was also plenty hittable at times. He allowed a solo home run to Edwin Encarnacion in the second inning, then couldn't escape the fifth when he gave up a double and two singles before getting pulled with one out and having tossed 73 pitches. The 9-13 Tigers seem to be fading out of contention, so they'll probably keep Mize in the rotation and let him pick up valuable MLB experience, even if he has some hiccups in the early going. The 23-year-old is in line to take the mound again Monday against the Cubs.
Mize's contract was officially purchased ahead of his start Wednesday against the White Sox.
This was a formality, as this start had already confirmed, Mize just needed to be added to the 40-man roster. The only concern with Mize as a pitching prospect has been his inability to hold up in the second half in back-to-back seasons, dating back to college, but that should be a non-issue in this shortened season. He doesn't have quite the strikeout juice that some of the game's other elite pitching prospects possess, but this is a decent matchup on paper, as he faces a righty-heavy White Sox lineup.
The Tigers announced Monday that Mize will be called up from their alternate training site to make his big-league debut Wednesday against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft heads to the majors after making just 26 career minor-league starts. While none of those starts came at the Triple-A level, he did produce a 3.20 ERA in 15 trips to the mound for Double-A Erie last season, combining a decent 23.5 percent strikeout rate with a strong 5.6 percent walk rate. While it might be a surprise to see Mize post big strikeout numbers in the majors right away given his relatively modest marks in that category two levels lower last season, the 23-year-old has an impressive and deep repertoire and could certainly add more whiffs as he matures. Injury issues remain the biggest question mark in his profile, as he missed time with a shoulder strain last season. Detroit is expected to wait until Wednesday to formally add Mize to its 40-man and 28-man active rosters.
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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
Mize could make an expanded Tigers' roster or taxi squad to begin a shortened 2020 season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com 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.
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.
Mize will likely begin the year in the rotation at Triple-A Toledo, Jim Callis of MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/23||@ MIN||L 6-7||0||1||0||4.2||5||6||2||4|
|09/17||vs CLE||L 3-10||0||1||0||3.2||4||3||3||1|
|09/11||@ CHW||L 3-4||0||0||0||5.1||1||2||2||5|
|09/06||@ MIN||W 10-8||0||0||0||4.0||5||3||2||3|
|08/30||vs MIN||W 3-2||0||0||0||3.0||2||2||2||4|
|08/24||vs CHC||L 3-9||0||1||0||3.1||5||3||2||2|
|08/19||@ CHW||L 3-5||0||0||0||4.1||7||3||0||7|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2018||ROK-GCL Tigers West||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||1||0||0.00||0.500|
|2018||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||11.2||4||4||0||0||1||0||10||2||13||4.82||1.339|
|2019||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||30.2||6||6||0||2||0||0||30||5||11||0.89||0.530|