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Casey Mize

Born: 05/01/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 212
Tall, athletic frame with a thick lower half. Great balance and body control. Clean, repeatable motion from a high 3/4 arm slot and a deceptive high leg kick. Mature mound presence, calm and composed, controls pace of the game. Confident.
Evaluator Spring Marie Cullen
Report Date 05/08/2019
Affiliate Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
Dates Seen 04/29/2019
OFP 70
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 92-95 96 Struggled to hit location early in game, but I believe command will play better than what I saw. In later innings it showed serious flashes of a plus pitch. Velocity plays up due to advanced sequencing and ability to work off his secondaries. Most effective throwing armside. Capable of maintaining velocity late in game.
Slider 60 85-88 88 Commands extremely well. Changes speed to give it two different shapes. At lower velocities it shows slurve qualities with late break. The higher end of the velocity band takes on a more traditional shape, breaking down and away from righties. Throws both versions for strikes, and induces swings and misses. Utilized as a strikeout pitch, making batters chase.
Cutter 60 89-91 92 Consistent. Tight break with moderate horizontal movement. A plus offering he used to get ahead in the count and produce weak contact. Relied on it heavily.
Splitter 60 83-87 88 Deceptive, coming from the same arm slot as his other pitches, appears to be a fastball then breaks late. Occasionally takes a little something off of it for a different look, fading away from batters.

Mize is a potential future ace. His impressive repertoire features plus pitches that compliment each other and his advanced command allows him to continually throw them for strikes. His adept knowledge of sequencing, working counts and pitching in general showcase a high baseball IQ and natural ability to turn in quality starts.

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