Casey Mize Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1997 (25)
Casey Mize Season Stats
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Casey Mize News
Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize (elbow) hopes to begin a throwing program by next week. Since heading to Lakeland, the 25-year-old has been limited to plyo throws. He lasted two-thirds of an inning in his minor league rehab start for Triple-A Toledo two weeks ago. The Tigers right-hander has been out since suffering a right elbow sprain in the middle of April, and Detroit will have a better idea when he will return to the big leagues once Mize begins a throwing program. Mize owns a 5.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and four strikeouts outs over 10 innings in 2022.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize (elbow) lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his minor league rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. The right-hander allowed three singles, a three-run home run and hit a batter while throwing 16 of his 29 pitches for strikes. It's not exactly what the Tigers or Mize's fantasy managers were hoping for in his first rehab outing, but his health still remains the bigger focus. The 25-year-old has been out since suffering a right elbow sprain in the middle of April, and he'll need at least a couple more rehab outings before Detroit feels comfortable inserting the youngster back into their starting rotation. Mize has big upside when healthy, and he has a 4.29 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 56 walks and 148 strikeouts in 39 career starts over his three MLB seasons so far.
Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize (elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. Mize injured his elbow during a start on April 14, just his second appearance of the 2022 season. The 25-year-old hurler is trending in the right direction after his elbow sprain but he will probably need a few rehab starts before he's ready to join the big league club. Barring any setbacks, Mize should be back with the Tigers by the end of May, if not sooner.
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.