Detroit Tigers number one nomination: Casey Mize
The first nomination that the Tigers have on the roster who could be in All-Star Game consideration is starting pitcher Casey Mize. Mize, 24, was the number one overall pick by the Detroit Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft and he has evolved into the face of the franchise already in less than a full season in the show.
Casey Mize isn’t at the top of the charts in terms of being named to his first career All-Star Game, but his numbers prove that he should be a man in the mix. Casey Mize, this season, has posted a 4-4 record, 3.61 ERA, 66 strikeouts, and a 1.12 WHIP in 82.1 innings pitched. Mize ranks 15th in the American League in ERA, he’s tied for 5th in the American League in quality starts with nine, and his WHIP of 1.12 is good for 13th in the American League.
Casey Mize still has some work to do to help bolster his odds of making his first All-Star Game appearance, but he’s certainly pointed in the right direction. Mize, being the ace of the Tigers’ pitching staff, has some of the best odds at representing the Tigers in the Midsummer Classic this season.