Casey Mize Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1997 (26)
Casey Mize Season Stats
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Casey Mize News
Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize (elbow) completed a bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw another one on Friday in his rehab process, according to the team's medical update. If all goes well, Mize will begin his normal offseason strength and conditioning workouts this offseason. The 26-year-old starting pitcher missed all of the 2023 campaign due while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but barring setbacks this offseason, he could work his way into the team's Opening Day starting rotation in 2024. The former first overall pick in 2018 out of Auburn has a 4.29 ERA (4.95 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP while walking 56 and striking out 148 batters in 188 2/3 innings over 39 starts in his three big-league seasons to this point. Mize could be a nice under-the-radar value selection late in fantasy drafts next spring.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize (elbow, shoulder) experienced some shoulder fatigue while throwing a live batting practice session on Wednesday. The right-hander continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery from last year. The organization is hopeful that Mize can resume his throwing program next week. At the moment, it's uncertain if the 26-year-old will make it back to the MLB before the end of the 2023 season. If not, Mize should be a big piece of the rotation heading into 2024.
Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize (elbow) faced live hitters on Saturday at Comerica Park for the first time since his elbow injury, throwing 20 pitches and reporting no issues. "He was really exceptional," manager A.J. Hinch said of Mize's outing, which included fastballs in the mid-90s and sharp-breaking curveballs. "I've thrown like a million bullpens, so it's good to actually have guys in the box and be on the game mound. My body feels great, and I'm happy with knocking down another step of this really long process. But we're not at the finish line yet. I'm not trying to overdo it, but I'm not cautious," Mize said. Detroit doesn't have a target date for Mize's return, but they're optimistic about his progression.
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.