Selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers out of Auburn University... signed with the Tigers on June 25, 2018... made his Minor League debut with the GCL Tigers on July 26, 2018 (2 IP, 0 ER, 4 K)... was the first No. 1 overall pick in Auburn program history and the fifth in the history of the SEC... son of Jason and Rhonda Mize -- he also has one brother, Cody... before Auburn, he played at Springville High School in Springville, Alabama... was a 2015 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American Southeast - All Region 2nd Team and was ranked No. 300 in the nation and the No. 4 player in Alabama... was the second-ranked pitcher in Alabama and 108th best pitcher in the country... in 2018 at Auburn, he finished the season with a 10-6 record and 3.30 ERA in 17 starts on the mound … became the second two-time All-American and consensus All-American in program history … was the first Auburn pitcher to earn First Team All-SEC honors since 2000 … was named the NCBWA District 3 Player of the Year and a finalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy.