Casey Mize
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 212LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 1, #1, Detroit Tigers | Auburn
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 9 3.71 30 30 0 150.1 118 1.14
2022 0 1 5.40 2 2 0 10 4 1.50
2024 1 5 4.43 14 14 0 69 46 1.45
4 Seasons 8 18 4.33 53 53 0 257.2 194 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 7-9 3.71 150.1 118 1.14
2022 2 0-1 5.40 10 4 1.50
2024 14 1-5 4.43 69 46 1.45
4 Seasons 53 8-18 4.33 257.2 194 1.27
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 23 543 89 12 13.5 9.0 88.6 108.9 11.2 38.2 .293 .547 .359 .402 .458 42.7 19.5 9.8 6.99 7.45
2021 24 2357 442 44 10.0 7.2 89.1 112.5 9.3 33.0 .254 .462 .308 .338 .386 40.0 19.3 6.7 3.71 4.92
2022 25 169 39 4 10.3 8.9 92.0 109.7 17.4 25.6 .284 .547 .369 .370 .391 41.0 8.9 4.4 5.40 5.97
2024 27 1114 223 18 8.1 6.3 90.3 117.0 10.6 30.5 .279 .426 .328 .327 .357 41.7 15.0 6.6 4.43 4.29
Player 4183 793 78 9.8 7.2 89.5 117.0 10.3 32.5 .266 .466 .322 .344 .386 40.9 17.8 7.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Mize relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(40.7%) ,
Slider
(27.6%) ,
Split Finger
(18.2%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(8.2%) ,
Sinker
(5.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 39.3 22.5 31.5 6.7 42.7 34.8 22.5 6.7 28.1 19.1 27.0 5.6 13.5 9.0
2021 48.6 27.4 19.2 4.8 38.2 36.4 25.3 4.3 36.7 21.7 22.4 5.0 10.0 7.2
2022 38.5 38.5 15.4 7.7 20.5 41.0 38.5 5.1 25.6 30.8 20.5 7.7 10.3 8.9
2024 48.4 21.1 22.9 7.6 38.1 38.6 23.3 3.6 35.4 22.4 26.0 4.0 8.1 6.3
Player 47.0 25.6 21.4 5.9 37.8 37.1 25.1 4.4 34.8 22.1 23.8 4.9 9.8 7.2
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 4-Seam Fastball DET R 453 95.4 13.9 0.0 0 7.5 0.2 3
2024 Slider DET R 307 85.8 36.8 1.5 4 3.5 -1.3 -27
2024 Split-Finger DET R 203 85.6 33.6 -0.3 -1 13.1 2.3 21
2024 Curveball DET R 91 79.5 55.6 2.9 6 8.7 -1.1 -11
2024 Sinker DET R 60 95.2 18.0 -3.0 -14 14.4 -0.4 -3
2022 Curveball DET R 18 81.8 51.1 1.2 2 8.0 -0.9 -10
2022 Sinker DET R 3 93.1 22.6 0.3 1 16.5 1.6 11
2022 4-Seam Fastball DET R 83 93.4 16.3 -1.1 -7 8.8 1.1 15
2022 Slider DET R 42 85.5 36.2 0.5 1 3.3 -1.7 -34
2022 Split-Finger DET R 23 84.5 38.2 5.6 17 10.6 -0.9 -8
2021 Split-Finger DET R 312 85.8 36.8 3.8 12 12.1 1.0 9
2021 Slider DET R 663 85.9 34.9 0.1 0 3.8 -1.4 -27
2021 Curveball DET R 157 81.3 51.5 0.7 1 9.7 -0.2 -2
2021 Sinker DET R 525 93.2 22.3 0.8 4 16.5 1.8 12
2021 4-Seam Fastball DET R 700 93.8 15.4 -0.5 -3 9.2 1.8 24
2020 Split-Finger DET R 97 86.0 38.1 5.0 15 12.5 1.0 9
2020 Sinker DET R 144 93.6 23.2 1.8 8 17.3 2.6 18
2020 4-Seam Fastball DET R 139 93.7 16.4 -1.1 -7 10.8 3.2 42
2020 Cutter DET R 107 88.4 29.1 -1.8 -6 1.2 -3.5 -155
2020 Curveball DET R 55 80.8 49.0 -1.7 -3 10.0 0.5 5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 453 40.7 121 .307 .430 .367 17.7 16.5 13.0 .269 .429 .317 43.2
2024 Slider -0.3 -1 307 27.6 70 .281 .386 .364 15.6 8.6 6.5 .295 .395 .355 37.7
2024 Split-Finger -1.0 -2 203 18.2 56 .273 .400 .298 30.0 21.4 15.6 .303 .481 .341 48.8
2024 Curveball 0.0 0 91 8.2 18 .176 .412 .269 22.7 27.8 17.2 .224 .462 .310 41.7
2024 Sinker -0.1 0 60 5.4 21 .350 .400 .393 7.7 0.0 0.0 .271 .320 .278 30.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -1 83 49.1 24 .273 .636 .402 10.5 8.3 8.3 .306 .767 .472 55.0
2022 Slider -1.4 -1 42 24.9 13 .385 .538 .400 5.0 7.7 9.1 .282 .342 .277 33.3
2022 Split-Finger 1.1 0 23 13.6 3 .333 .333 .300 22.2 33.3 12.5 .470 .560 .451 50.0
2022 Curveball -3.2 -1 18 10.7 5 .200 .200 .180 22.2 0.0 0.0 .077 .106 .074 0.0
2022 Sinker -0.1 0 3 1.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 2 700 29.7 156 .232 .486 .345 25.0 29.5 17.8 .228 .483 .340 49.5
2021 Slider 1.6 10 663 28.1 185 .194 .335 .266 28.1 21.6 19.2 .219 .405 .295 36.4
2021 Sinker -0.3 -2 525 22.3 168 .318 .547 .410 13.2 7.7 17.6 .312 .549 .406 40.4
2021 Split-Finger 1.1 3 312 13.2 70 .203 .304 .226 21.9 17.1 10.8 .263 .417 .300 31.6
2021 Curveball 0.2 0 157 6.7 33 .133 .200 .173 26.9 21.2 15.9 .262 .361 .311 41.7
2020 Sinker -1.9 -3 144 26.5 33 .250 .500 .402 7.6 0.0 0.0 .355 .624 .459 35.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 2.1 3 140 25.8 27 .136 .318 .283 28.6 25.9 17.1 .176 .311 .297 40.0
2020 Cutter -1.1 -1 107 19.7 33 .241 .448 .370 26.3 21.2 25.9 .330 .694 .460 40.9
2020 Split-Finger -5.3 -5 97 17.9 34 .313 .469 .385 28.0 29.4 17.5 .274 .399 .313 50.0
2020 Curveball -4.2 -2 55 10.1 6 .500 1.500 .775 44.4 33.3 10.0 .387 1.433 .716 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Curveball 91 79.5 89 17.4 7:15 7:00 15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 453 95.4 96 17.5 1:00 1:00 0
2024 Split-Finger 183 85.7 85 14.1 1:45 2:30 -45
2024 Sinker 60 95.2 94 18.9 1:00 1:45 -45
2024 Slider 306 85.8 27 4.7 9:45 8:15 90
2022 Curveball 18 81.8 78 15.1 7:30 7:15 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 83 93.4 95 17.2 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Split-Finger 20 84.5 94 11.9 2:30 3:15 -45
2022 Slider 42 85.5 26 3.8 10:15 9:00 75
2021 Curveball 155 81.3 82 16.1 7:30 7:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 695 93.9 92 18.0 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Split-Finger 267 85.9 90 12.9 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 Sinker 517 93.2 93 19.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Slider 661 85.9 29 4.9 10:15 9:15 60
2020 Curveball 55 80.8 81 14.3 7:30 7:45 -15
2020 Cutter 106 88.4 32 5.4 12:15 12:30 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 138 93.7 92 18.1 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Split-Finger 83 86.1 91 13.6 2:30 3:15 -45
2020 Sinker 142 93.6 95 19.5 1:45 2:15 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 133 543 -2 0 -2 -4 -8
2021 612 2,357 12 30 -16 -11 14
2022 45 169 -3 3 -1 -1 -2
2024 286 1,114 1 8 -10 -3 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 543 46.4 70.6 83.7 26.1 57.9 38.1 55.6 46.8 23.6 6.1 75.8
2021 2,357 50.3 66.5 83.4 24.9 59.2 40.9 62.3 45.8 22.6 9.3 77.6
2022 169 49.7 71.4 95.0 18.8 56.3 39.1 57.8 45.0 11.8 10.1 82.4
2024 1,114 51.1 68.9 86.7 25.5 61.2 43.6 68.2 47.7 19.2 6.3 77.1
Player 4,183 50.0 67.8 84.8 25.0 59.5 41.2 62.8 46.4 21.4 8.1 77.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 3 6 4 5 3 13 4 45 19 26 37 29 34 54 39 23 80
2021 21 29 17 11 41 4 14 41 36 20 73 22 17 51 25 16 93
2022 41 3 95
2024 36 9 33 58 36 11 42 16 27 7 71 10 23 74 47 7 94
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.1 7 7.8 -1 2 5 4 57.1
2021 23.4 24 27.5 -4 10 20 12 50.0
2022 24.7 1 1.2 0 1 0 1 100.0
2024 23.9 6 7.4 -1 5 3 4 66.7
Player 23.6 38 44.0 -6 18 28 21 55.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 7 8 7 7 7 8 9 9 6 6 6 10 9 7 8 8 9 8 7 9 8 8 10 7 7 7 7 10 9 8 5
2021 24 30 26 22 30 29 32 27 21 21 27 34 25 23 29 30 24 27 28 29 27 28 31 30 23 27 33 32 27 28 26
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2024 6 5 7 10 7 8 7 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 8 8 7 10 8 6 7 7 8 10 8 8
Player 38 44 41 40 45 46 49 43 35 35 41 53 43 38 45 47 41 43 43 47 45 44 53 47 37 42 48 51 48 45 40
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 93.6 1.4 93.4 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 86.0 85.8 -0.2 84.5 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 80.8 85.0 4.2 84.4 -0.6
Exit Velocity 88.6 89.1 0.5 92.0 2.9
Launch Angle 11.2 9.3 -1.9 17.4 8.1
Barrel % 13.5 10.0 -3.5 10.3 0.3
Hard Hit % 42.7 40.0 -2.7 41.0 1.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.2 33.0 -5.2 25.6 -7.4
xBA .293 .254 -0.039 .284 0.030
BA .252 .234 -0.018 .302 0.068
xwOBA .402 .338 -0.064 .370 0.032
wOBA .359 .308 -0.051 .369 0.061
xSLG .547 .462 -0.085 .547 0.085
SLG .478 .418 -0.060 .535 0.117
K% 19.5 19.3 -0.2 8.9 -10.4
BB% 9.8 6.7 -3.1 4.4 -2.3
Swing % 46.8 45.8 -1.0 45.0 -0.8
Whiff% 23.6 22.6 -1.0 11.8 -10.8
In Zone % 46.4 50.3 3.9 49.7 -0.6
Out of Zone % 53.6 49.7 -3.9 50.3 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.1 24.9 -1.2 18.8 -6.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.1 30.2 3.1 33.3 3.1
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 62.3 6.7 57.8 -4.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 133 .359 61 21 34.4 72 55 76.4
2021 Shifts 612 .308 319 82 25.7 293 220 75.1
2022 Shifts 45 .369 28 3 10.7 17 10 58.8
2024 Shades 286 .328 140 9 6.4 146 107 73.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 152 15.6 42.1% 0.7% 99 21.9 0.0% 5.1%
2021 704 15.6 42.6% 0.7% 425 22.4 0.2% 3.5%
2022 41 16.2 31.7% 0.0% 38 23.5 0.0% 13.2%
2024 302 13.4 81.1% 0.0% 189 17.3 9.5% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution