Casey Mize, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Erie SeaWolves, has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 29th-May 5th.
The 6’3”, 220 lb. hurler started two games for the SeaWolves last week and had a record of 2-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA.
Mize, who is a native of Springville, Alabama, was promoted to Erie on April 25th and made his Double-A debut on Monday night at Altoona, throwing a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory for the SeaWolves.
He struck out seven batters and walked one while throwing 70 of his 98 pitches for strikes. I
t was the first nine inning complete game no-hitter in the Eastern League since 2012.
Casey made his second start of the week on Saturday against the visiting Bowie Baysox and gave up one unearned run on two hits while striking out four batters over five innings to earn the win in Erie’s 6-1 victory.
The 22-year old led all Eastern League pitchers in WHIP (0.21), batting average against (.045), innings pitched (14.0), complete games (1), and shutouts (1) last week and tied for the lead in wins (2) and ERA (0.00).
He also tied for fifth in strikeouts (11). Casey, who is rated by MLB.com as Detroit’s top prospect and is rated 16th overall in Minor League Baseball, was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the first overall pick of the 2018 draft after putting together a record of 10-6 with a 3.30 ERA during his junior season at Auburn University.