Detroit Tigers’ Casey Mize ‘motivated’ as bright future remains intact

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Detroit Tigers rookie Casey Mize shares his thoughts Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, about his first MLB season and what to expect heading into next year.

Detroit Free Press

Casey Mize was praised before he even arrived.

Three strong years at Auburn. Rising up draft boards. Selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 draft. Dashing through the minor-league system. A no-hitter in his Double-A debut. Striking out Miguel Cabrera on three pitches in summer camp.

The Detroit Tigers needed the 23-year-old to become a franchise cornerstone.

And they still do.

The rebuild is forging onward, and there’s a lot riding on Mize’s success. With his first MLB season in the books, barring an unscheduled doubleheader getting put back on the calendar for Monday, Mize knows his play didn’t match the hype surrounding him.

Frankly, he wasn’t very good at times.

“I’m not lost,” Mize said Wednesday after allowing six runs

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