LAKELAND Catfish Hunter Jersey , Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers issued jersey No. 74 to Casey Mize and for the next few days, his arm and body ready for a long baseball season.But the 21-year-old right-hander was the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft last June, and as Detroit’s No. 1 hope for the future, he was bound to attract more than his share of attention, even while just trying to fit in.“When you’re a draft pick like that, everybody’s staring at you anyway,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “You’ve got your name on your back and everybody’s paying attention and you can put more pressure on yourself.”Not much pressure yet Rollie Fingers Jersey , says Mize.“I’m super excited, but I don’t think there’s much different adrenaline just because of the time frame,” he said after his first outdoor workout in a big league training camp. “I think probably when I get on the mound in a game situation, there’ll be more adrenaline.”That appearance is almost certain to come within the next two or three weeks and could well be the highlight of the Tigers’ spring.“We’ll work him in some games,” said pitching coach Rick Anderson, who has been impressed by Mize’s early-morning arrivals and scientific approach to pitching.“I called him over the other day and I said: “You’re going to lead by example with what you do.’ You watch him work and he gets after it. He’s focused and driven,” Anderson said.That’s fine by Mize.“I’m not really trying to set an example for other people,” he said. “I’m just trying to do what I need to do http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-khris-davis-jersey , honestly, and if people look at that and see positive, that’s great.”The Tigers saw enough positives out of Mize at Auburn University to draft him first and give him a $7.5 million signing bonus eight months ago. He made one start in the Gulf Coast League and four starts for Lakeland in the Florida State League, pitching 13 2/3 innings and giving up six earned runs while striking out 14.“That was the plan, to just make a handful of starts and then shut it down, just so I can get my feet wet,” he said. “I think we executed that well.”Now he’s in a big league camp as a non-roster invitee.“Just looking around and seeing the names on the back of the jerseys has been kind of cool for me,” he said. “Small things like that Dave Henderson Jersey , just kind of putting into perspective where I am and how happy I am to be here.”Mize brought along a new pitch, which is in the early stages of development.“It’s going to act kind of like a slurve,” he said. “It’s not going to be like a sweeping slider, it’s not going to be like a vertical breaking ball. It’s going to be somewhere in between.”To this point, his routine isn’t all that different from what he did last year at Auburn — stretching, playing catch, conditioning. The last thing the Tigers want to see is Mize overthrowing.“What those guys want to do right now is fit right and not be noticed,” Gardenhire said. “It is about calming down and relaxing and not trying do too much. If you throw the ball 95 Dennis Eckersley Jersey , throw it 95. Don’t try to throw it 105. Don’t try to make the ball spin more because you’re in a big league camp.“Just be you. There’s a reason you got drafted. Let’s just get our bodies in shape and then we’ll go from there.” The farm system is improving."Weekend Rumblings - News for December 29, 2018Jim Callis at MLB.com writes the Royals have one of the most improved farm systems in baseball.MLB Pipeline names Ashe Russell as the worst Royals first-round draft pick over the last ten years.Former Royals pitching coach Brent Strom, now with the Astros, is named Baseball America Coach of the Year.Pitcher Matt Shoemaker signs with the Blue Jays.Dallas Keuchel wants a five-year deal.The Angels are interested in David Robertson.Fans thought Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams was Bryce Harper, so he had some fun with it.Rays outfielder Tommy Pham says the team has no fanbase at all.Grant Brisbee thinks Nelson Cruz is a strange fit for the Twins.Republican lawmakers may take aim at the agreement MLB signed to allow Cuban players to sign.History suggests Edgar Martinez as a good shot at getting into the Hall of Fame.Bud Selig will have an autobiography titled “For the Good of the Game.”Most of the internet is fake.An oral history of the comedy Step Brothers.Viewers of the Black Mirror film Bandersnatch are overwhelmed by the myriad of choices to select.Your song of the day is Chet Baker with I Waited For You.