Tigers draft Auburn right-hander Casey Mize with No. 1 pick SECAUCUS, N.J. — Casey Mize went from undrafted three years ago all the way to No. 1. The Detroit Tigers selected the Auburn right-hander with the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft on Monday. The announcement at MLB Network studios marked the second time the Tigers led off the draft and the first since they took Rice pitcher Matt Anderson in 1997. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mize had long been linked to the Tigers, and this season he pitched his way to the top spot on the board.