No. 1 pick Casey Mize throws no-hitter in Double-A debut
The Detroit Tigers have to be absolutely thrilled over what they’re seeing from prospect Casey Mize.
Mize, whom they made the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s MLB draft, has been spectacular this year. The Auburn product was 2-0 with a 0.35 ERA in four starts at High-A Lakeland this season. His dominance earned him a promotion to Double-A Erie. And guess what? In his Double-A debut on Monday, Mize threw a no-hitter.
Mize pitched a shutout, allowed just a walk and hit by pitch, and struck out seven in the SeaWolves’ 1-0 win. As a bonus, Jason Beck points out that Mize threw a “Maddux”, which is a complete game shutout with under 100 pitches, highlighting the efficiency of his pitching.
Casey Mize not only threw a no-hitter in his Double-A debut, he tossed a Maddux. No hits, a walk, and a hit batter in 98 pitches. Second no-hitter in a week for @erie_seawolves. First CG no-hitter since @thad_weber in 2009.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 30, 2019
The outing makes him 3-0 with a 0.20 ERA and 0.26 WHIP this season, across all levels. Those are just silly numbers.
Mize popped up on our radar when he struck out 15 batters in a game last year for Auburn. He is carrying over his dominance to pro ball as well.