Casey Mize, the former Auburn pitcher and 1st overall selection in the 2018 MLB Draft, is being called up to the Detroit Tigers' big-league roster and is set to debut Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, the organization announced Monday.
In his three-season career in Auburn, Mize accumulated 324 strikeouts with a career ERA of 2.95.
In his junior season, he became the first Auburn pitcher since Tim Hudson to win his first five starts of the season. He threw a no-hitter against Northeastern on March 9th, 2018. This was only the ninth no-hitter in school history.
His minor league career has seen much of the same dominance, as he boasts a sub-1.0-WHIP between three levels. Mize started the 2020 season out in Toledo, the Tigers' alternate site, where he has been scrimmaging against his teammates.
The Tigers are in desperate need of pitching, as two of their rotation pieces, Jordan Zimmerman and Ivan Nova, are currently on the injured list.
Mize's debut at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field is on Wednesday, August 19th, at 7:10 P.M. CST.
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