Casey Mize
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers AA
7-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 6/21/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was not much drama at 1-1 in 2018, as Mize had been rumored there for months and was indeed selected by Detroit, garnering a class-high $7.5 million bonus. A 6-foot-3 righty with a workhorse 220-pound frame, Mize has a deep, complex arsenal. He sits at 94-95 mph with his fastball, touching 96 in pro ball and 97 in college. His 88-mph splitter essentially works as his changeup, and is seen as his best pitch, grading anywhere from plus to double-plus, depending on when it was seen. He also throws a mid-80s cutter and a low-80s slider -- both of which will flash plus. Mize is known as a strike thrower with the potential for plus command, giving him true frontline upside. He battled arm issues in 2017 but stayed healthy in 2018 and was shut down at High-A in mid-August after reaching his innings limit. The Tigers will assign him to either High-A or Double-A. If he stays healthy he should be the first starting pitcher from his class to reach the majors. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Tigers in June of 2018 that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus.
Lands on MiLB IL
PDetroit Tigers  AA
Shoulder
June 14, 2019
Mize has been diagnosed with minor posterior shoulder inflammation and was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday.
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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.
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Battling shoulder soreness
PDetroit Tigers  AA
Shoulder
June 13, 2019
Mize was lifted from Thursday's game by Double-A Erie due to right shoulder soreness, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Exits start with injury
PDetroit Tigers  AA
Undisclosed
June 13, 2019
Mize was removed from Thursday's start at Double-A Erie after suffering an apparent injury, Brad Galli of WXYZ Detroit reports.
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Goes eight strong
PDetroit Tigers  AA
May 27, 2019
Mize allowed four hits and two walks while striking out six across eight scoreless innings Sunday against Double-A Bowie.
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Sharp again Monday
PDetroit Tigers  AA
May 20, 2019
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.
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Tosses no-hitter in Double-A debut
PDetroit Tigers  AA
April 29, 2019
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.
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