While the hot Tigers pitching prospects might have worn some temporary numbers(pictured above) at spring training as they practiced with the big club, now they have officially selected their permanent Tigers jersey numbers as of Tuesday.
Tarik Skubal, who will start Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox, will wear the number 29. The most notable Tiger to have also donned the number 29 is Mickey Lolich.
Officially official: We have selected the contract of LHP Tarik Skubal, who will make his Major League debut tonight against the White Sox. Skubal will wear No. 29. pic.twitter.com/5ewioUURhd— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 18, 2020
Casey Mize on the other hand has opted for an unusual number for a pitcher, thanks to his preferred number of 32 being taken by Michael Fulmer. Previous owners of the number 12 jersey are, of course, Andy Dirks, announcer Jim Price, Brad Ausmus, and Brandon Inge [edit: I promise you he DID wear 12, and then later gave it to Carlos Pena and took the number 15], among others.
Casey Mize couldn't get his college number 32 since Michael Fulmer has it, so out of the numbers offered up, he went with 12. "It's more of a position player number, but I think it's pretty cool," Mize said. "I'm happy with it."— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 18, 2020
Mize will debut in his new number during Wednesday’s game against the White Sox.
Isaac Paredes, who debuted at third base in Monday’s game, has selected the number 19. The arrival of the three prospects was announced in a Zoom press conference on Monday.
Since MLB’s official shop allows custom jersey building, we put together an idea of what Mize and Skubal’s new jerseys will look like.