Casey Mize to undergo Tommy John surgery


Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize will undergo Tommy John and miss the rest of the 2022 season.

The first overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, Casey Mize, who has not pitched since April 14th, will have to undergo Tommy John surgery according to Detroit Tigers manager A.J.Hinch said during his talk to the media in the dugout on Friday.

Hinch explained as best as he could the nature of the injury. He does not have a torn UCL, the ligament itself is not working properly.

Detroit Tigers pitching depth being stretched

The Tigers have been able to navigate through the injuries as pitchers like Beau Brieske and Alex Faedo have stepped up in his absence. Mize joins an extensive list of Tigers players who have had TJ surgery. Here is a list via MLB Player Analysis:

Max Green3/23/2022DETAAPR
Zack Hess1/26/2022DETAAPR
Jake Rogers9/8/2021DETMLBCR
Spencer Turnbull7/29/2021DETMLBPR
Alex Faedo12/1/2020DETAAPR
Wilkel Hernandez10/1/2020DETAPR
Joey Wentz3/17/2020DETAAPL
Adam Wolf10/1/2019DETAPL
Brant Hurter5/1/2019DETCollPL
A.J. Ladwig4/12/2019DETAAPR
Michael Fulmer3/27/2019DETMLBPR
Artie Lewicki8/31/2018DETMLBPR
Gerson Moreno6/1/2018DETAAPR
Bryan Garcia2/15/2018DETAAAPR

The current state of the 2018 MLB Draft class

Drafted Players Table
YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmSignedBonusNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
201811FrRnd1TigersY$7,500,000Casey Mize (minors)RHP2.7220.000.333397134.291.2104YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
201812FrRnd2GiantsY$7,025,000Joey Bart (minors)C0.3711994.201.6054YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
201813FrRnd3PhilliesYAlec Bohm (minors)3B-1.221474015.269.7004YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
201814FrRnd4White SoxY$6,411,400Nick Madrigal (minors)SS1.71134062.291.6974YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
201815FrRnd5RedsY$5,297,500Jonathan India (minors)3B3.516157621.271.8224YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
201816FrRnd6MetsY$4,500,000Jarred Kelenic (minors)OF-1.812342317.173.594HSWaukesha West HS (Waukesha, WI)
201817FrRnd7PadresY$5,226,500Ryan Weathers (minors)LHP-0.230271.148.43830475.321.381HSLoretto HS (Loretto, TN)
201818FrRnd8BravesNCarter Stewart (minors)RHPHSEau Gallie HS (Melbourne, FL)
201819FrRnd9AthleticsY$4,660,000Kyler Murray (minors)CF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
2018110FrRnd10PiratesY$4,400,000Travis Swaggerty (minors)OF-0.1370.143.2864YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
2018111FrRnd11OriolesY$4,300,000Grayson Rodriguez (minors)RHPHSCentral Heights HS (Nacogdoches, TX)
2018112FrRnd12Blue JaysY$3,400,000Jordan Groshans (minors)SSHSMagnolia HS (Magnolia, TX)
2018113FrRnd13MarlinsY$4,038,200Connor Scott (minors)OFHSH. B. Plant HS (Tampa, FL)
2018114FrRnd14MarinersY$3,883,800Logan Gilbert (minors)RHP3.0000361273.831.1404YrStetson University (DeLand, FL)
2018115FrRnd15RangersY$3,150,000Cole Winn (minors)RHPHSOrange Lutheran HS (Orange, CA)
YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmSignedBonusNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
2018116FrRnd16RaysY$3,497,500Matthew Liberatore (minors)LHP-0.1003115.541.850HSMountain Ridge HS (Glendale, AZ)
2018117FrRnd17AngelsY$4,100,000Jordyn Adams (minors)OFHSGreen Hope HS (Cary, NC)
2018118FrRnd18RoyalsY$4,247,500Brady Singer (minors)RHP1.70004712164.581.3804YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
2018119FrRnd19CardinalsY$3,231,700Nolan Gorman (minors)3B0.517523.289.881HSSandra Day O’Connor HS (Phoenix, AZ)
2018120FrRnd20TwinsY$2,550,000Trevor Larnach (minors)RF2.311938512.234.7164YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
2018121FrRnd21BrewersY$3,411,100Brice Turang (minors)SSHSSantiago HS (Corona, CA)
2018122FrRnd22RockiesY$2,912,300Ryan Rolison (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
2018123FrRnd23YankeesY$2,815,900Anthony Seigler (minors)CHSCartersville HS (Cartersville, GA)
2018124FrRnd24CubsY$2,724,000Nico Hoerner (minors)SS3.61534756.278.7034YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
2018125FrRnd25DiamondbacksNMatt McLain (minors)2BHSArnold O. Beckman HS (Irvine, CA)
2018126FrRnd26Red SoxY$2,552,800Triston Casas (minors)3BHSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
2018127FrRnd27NationalsY$3,000,000Mason Denaburg (minors)RHPHSMerritt Island HS (Merritt Island, FL)
2018128FrRnd28AstrosY$2,250,000Seth Beer (minors)OF-0.332902.233.6654YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
2018129FrRnd29IndiansY$2,578,137Bo Naylor (minors)CHSSt. Joan of Arc Catholic SS (Mississauga, ON)
2018130FrRnd30DodgersNJ.T. Ginn (minors)RHPHSBrandon HS (Brandon, MS)
YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmSignedBonusNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
2018131FrRnd31RaysY$2,230,100Shane McClanahan (minors)LHP3.8000371782.851.1204YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
2018132FrRnd32RaysY$2,297,500Nick Schnell (minors)CFHSRoncalli HS (Indianapolis, IN)
2018133FrRnd33RoyalsY$2,147,500Jackson Kowar (minors)RHP-1.8000100612.032.2304YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
2018134FrRnd34RoyalsY$1,697,500Daniel Lynch (minors)LHP-0.2100256115.551.5904YrUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
2018135FrRnd35IndiansY$2,246,022Ethan Hankins (minors)RHPHSForsyth Central HS (Gainesville, GA)
2018136FrRnd36PiratesNGunnar Hoglund (minors)RHPHSFivay HS (Hudson, FL)
2018137FrRnd37OriolesY$1,800,000Cadyn Grenier (minors)SS4YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
2018138FrRnd38PadresY$2,600,000Xavier Edwards (minors)SSHSNorth Broward Prep HS (Coconut Creek, FL)
2018139FrRnd39DiamondbacksY$1,650,000Jake McCarthy (minors)OF0.8511294.217.6764YrUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
2018140FrRnd40RoyalsY$1,597,500Kris Bubic (minors)LHP0.8250.000.000477164.931.4804YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
2018141FrRnd41IndiansY$1,350,000Lenny Torres (minors)RHPHSBeacon HS (Beacon, NY)
2018142FrRnd42RockiesY$2,000,000Grant Lavigne (minors)1BHSBedford HS (Bedford, NH)
2018143FrRnd43CardinalsY$1,664,200Griffin Roberts (minors)RHP4YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
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Generated 6/10/2022.

As a collective, the 2018 draft class, minus a few players like Shane McClanahan, has not seen a ton of success so far. However, Detroit Tigers fans do not be surprised if Casey Mize comes back earlier than expected. Mize is known for his work ethic, which has gotten him to the top of rotation. For now, Detroit will continue to use the depth they have been able to pull from the farm system.