Casey Mize Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1997 (25)
Casey Mize Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Casey Mize News
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning. Mize posted a message on Instagram, revealing the details of the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Keith Meister. In his post, he stated that he hopes to "pitch at some point next season." Mize was only able to make two starts this year before landing on the injured list. He went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. The 25-year-old has yet to live up to the high expectations he had while coming up as the top prospect in the Tigers' organization. Over 39 MLB games, he has a 4.29 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 2.6 K/BB ratio.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize (elbow) will require Tommy John surgery, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Mize was shut down twice during rehab assignments, once in Mid-May and once just a few days ago. A visit with a specialist showed that Mize's UCL is still intact, but it has stretched so much that it has lost elasticity, thus requiring Tommy John to fix it. This is an unfortunate setback for the former top prospect, as he will now miss the entirety of the 2022 season as well as most of, if not all, the 2023 season.
The Detroit Tigers have shut down starting pitcher Casey Mize (elbow) from throwing as he has been dealing with continued right elbow discomfort. He was experiencing the discomfort while playing catch from 90 feet. The team is currently in the midst of seeking medical opinions on him. Mize has been out since April 15 and this week's development is yet another setback for him. In mid-May, he was sent out on a rehab assignment, but the team chose to pause his assignment and reassess after he struggled in his first start. We should have more information in regards to the team's plans with him in the coming days.
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.