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TIGERS AGREE TO TERMS – 1st OVERALL PICK CASEY MIZE

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TIGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIRST OVERALL PICK CASEY MIZE

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Casey Mize from Auburn University, the first overall selection in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

In 17 starts for Auburn this year, Mize was 10-6 with a 3.30 ERA (114.2IP/42ER). The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior racked up 156 strikeouts with 12.24 strikeouts per nine innings and a 0.87 WHIP, leading the Southeastern Conference in all three categories. He also ranked second in the SEC with 16 walks allowed and 1.26 walks allowed per nine innings this season. Mize was named a 2018 first-team All-American by Baseball America and earned first-team All-SEC honors. He joins Gregg Olson as the second two-time All-American in Auburn history.

Over three seasons for the Auburn Tigers (2016-18), Mize posted a 20-13 career record with a 2.96 ERA (267.1IP/88ER), 324 strikeouts, and only 43 walks in 46 appearances (36 starts). In his career at Auburn, Mize threw five complete games and one shutout for the Tigers.

With Mize’s signing, the club has agreed to terms with 35 players from this year’s draft. The list of all drafted players agreeing to terms with the Tigers follows:

Rd. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. B/T Age School

1 Casey Mize RHP 6-3 220 R/R 21 Auburn University

4 Kingston Liniak CF 6-2 173 R/R 18 Mission Hills HS (CA)

5 Adam Wolf LHP 6-6 225 L/L 21 University of Louisville

6 Hugh Smith RHP 6-10 220 R/R 21 Whitworth College (WA)

7 Eric De La Rosa CF 6-6 175 R/R 21 Grossmont College (CA)

8 Jeremiah Burks 2B 6-2 175 R/R 21 Fresno State University

9 Tarik Skubal LHP 6-3 215 L/L 21 Seattle University

10 Brock Deatherage CF 6-1 186 L/L 22 North Carolina State University

12 Reece Hampton CF 5-10 165 S/R 21 UNC Charlotte

13 Chris Proctor C 6-1 180 L/R 21 Duke University

14 Luke Sherley SS 6-1 190 R/R 22 Texas State University

15 Nick Ames 1B 6-3 220 L/R 21 University of Nevada Las Vegas

16 Dayton Dugas LF 6-3 245 R/R 21 Wichita State University

17 Avery Tuck CF 6-4 195 L/R 20 New Mexico Junior College

18 Ethan DeCaster RHP 6-3 190 R/R 23 Duke University

19 Angel Reyes RHP 6-2 200 R/R 20 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

20 Kelvin Smith SS 5-11 188 R/R 18 Redan HS (GA)

21 John Valente 3B 5-11 190 S/R 22 St. John’s University (NY)

22 Maddux Conger RHP 6-1 200 R/R 21 Vanderbilt University

23 Jordan Verdon 1B 6-3 205 L/R 21 San Diego State University

24 Zach Malis 3B 6-4 190 L/R 21 Grand Canyon University

25 Chance Kirby RHP 6-0 195 R/R 22 University of Texas San Antonio

26 Garrett Hill RHP 6-0 175 R/R 22 San Diego State University

27 Steve Ledesma RHP 6-5 190 R/R 22 UC Santa Barbara

28 Danny Reyes LF 6-2 205 R/R 21 University of Miami

29 Jeb Bargfeldt LHP 6-0 175 L/L 22 University of Miami

30 Jared Tobey LHP 6-4 225 L/R 22 Wayne State University

31 Jayce Vancena RHP 6-5 235 R/R 22 University of Michigan

32 Clark Brinkman CF 6-2 195 R/R 22 Creighton University

33 Justin Childers 1B 6-2 210 R/R 22 Ohio Dominican University

34 Vinny Esposito LF 5-11 200 R/R 22 Cal State Sacramento

35 Chavez Fernander RHP 6-3 220 R/R 20 Polk State College (FL)

36 Yaya Chentouf RHP 5-9 170 R/R 21 University of Pittsburgh

37 Matthew Jarecki LF 6-2 205 R/R 22 Benedictine College (KS)

40 Kevynn Arias C 6-0 215 R/R 21 Montreat College (NC)

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