Casey Mize Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1997 (24)
Casey Mize Season Stats
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Casey Mize News
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize made his final outing of the year on Wednesday. Facing the Minnesota Twins, he pitched four innings and allowed five hits, no walks and three earned runs while striking out four. All three of the runs came in the first inning. He settled in after the rough start. In his first full year in the majors, the 24-year-old right-hander went 7-9 with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. His 19.3% strikeout rate ranked in the 21st percentile of the league. He also gave up a good amount of hard contact with a .456 xSLG that ranked in the 17th percentile of the league. He'll be worth targeting with a late round pick in fantasy drafts next year, but he has some work to do before becoming a reliable fantasy pitcher.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize pitched three innings in his start against the Kansas City Royals on Friday. He allowed two hits, no walks and one earned run while striking out three. Mize has gone a total of 11 innings over his four starts in September, pitching to a 4.09 ERA. The 24-year-old right-hander has certainly flashed a good amount of promise this year, but the team is significantly limiting him to close out the year, rendering him essentially useless in most fantasy formats. He'll make one more start this year against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize is set to take the mound on Friday against the Kansas City Royals. Mize has pitched to a 3.64 ERA, a 4.78 FIP, 111 strikeouts, and 41 walks in 143.1 innings this season. The rookie was previously set to start against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, but with the game postponed due to inclement weather, Mize will now take on Kansas City. It's a better matchup as the Royals have scored the ninth-fewest runs in the league. That being said, with the Tigers limiting Mize's innings in the form of shorter starts, he might not have much fantasy appeal outside of deeper leagues on Friday.
Mize's MLB debut didn't go quite as planned although it was hardly a disaster. The former first overall draft pick (2018) of the Tigers struggled with his command and allowed 29 hits including seven home runs in 28.1 innings. The young right-hander's biggest issues came from working up in the zone too often with both his sinker and his slider. He had his most success with his four-seam fastball. His splitter historically his best offering generated a 28% Whiff rate but hitters also batted .313 in the small sample size. With last year's MLB experience now in his back pocket, there's no reason to think that Mize won't see improved results moving forward especially given his pedigree and past success. He's struggled this spring and has nine walks in 6.1 innings through his first three appearances. He may have to sort things out at the alternate training site before getting another big-league shot. Mize currently has an ADP in the 300 range and you may want to hold off investing too heavily in him for 2021 until he turns things around.The Tigers likely aren't going to win a ton of games in 2021 but he should eventually post solid strikeout numbers and the home run rate will normalize once the command improves.