A third-generation big leaguer, Casey begins his sixth season in Chicago's organization, having seen major league action each
of the last three seasons ... in 2009, he was named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year. ...Has gone 7-13 with a 5.76 ERA (106 ER/165.2 IP) in 48 major league
games, including 26 starts.
...In 85 minor league games (80 starts), has gone 35-22 with a 3.79 ERA
(191 ER/453.1 IP).
...Attended Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla.
...Graduated from Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Fla., in 2005.
...His dad, Joe, played professionally from 1965-79, boasting a trip to
the All-Star Game in 1972 with the Tigers ... his grandfather, Joe, had a
10-year major league career (1942-55) including an All-Star season in
1948 with the Philadelphia Athletics.
...The Colemans are the only family featuring three generations of
pitchers in major league history.
...Named one of Ft. Myers News-Press' People of the Year in January of
2011 before having his jersey retired at Mariner High School.
...Participated in the 2012 Cubs Caravan.2012After starting the year with Triple-A Iowa, Casey appeared in 17 games (one start) for Chicago spanning two stints with the big
league club (May 12-July 2 and July 31-August 1) ... landed on the minor league disabled list, August 12, with a right shoulder
strain, ending his season. ...In 17 games for the Cubs, posted an 0-2 mark with a 7.40 ERA (20
ER/24.1 IP) ... walked 12 and struck out 16.
...Posted a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13.0 IP) and held the opponent to a .213
batting average in his first nine big league relief appearances, May 12-
...Produced a 13.50 ERA (17 ER/11.1 IP) in his final eight major
league outings, including one start ... opponents batted .458 in
...Made his lone big league start of the season, July 31 vs. Pittsburgh ...
surrendered four runs in 4.2 innings of work as the Cubs fell, 5-0.
...Appeared in 13 games for Iowa, making 11 starts ... went 2-4 with a
4.34 ERA (28 ER/58.0 IP) ... walked 25 and struck out 52.
...Surrendered just two home runs in his final 12 outings for the I-Cubs,
spanning 53.0 innings.
...In eight games (seven starts) prior to the Triple-A All-Star break, was
2-3 with a 3.93 ERA (16 ER/36.2 IP)... was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA (12
ER/21.1 IP) in five games (four starts) following the break.
...Triple-A batters hit .294 (15-for-51) against him with runners in scoring
position, but just .158 (3-for-19) with RISP and two outs.
...Batted .417 (5-for-12) with a double and two RBI for Iowa.2011Casey was 3-9 with a 6.40 ERA (60 ER/84.1 IP) in 19 games (17 starts) in four stints for Chicago...he struck out 75 and
walked 46 while opponents batted .300 against him...Began the year with Triple-A Iowa, but had yet to appear in a game when
he was recalled, April 9, to replace an injured Randy Wells. Was on the major league roster from April 9-May 28, June 11-
14, July 4-5 and August 15 through the remainder of the season...Was 3-9 with a 6.18 ERA (57 ER/83.0 IP) in 17 starts compared to a
20.25 ERA (3 ER/1.1 IP) with no record in two relief appearances...Posted a 3-2 record with a 2.14 ERA (10 ER/42.0 IP) when tossing
5.2 or more innings (seven starts)...was 0-7 with a 10.32 ERA (47
ER/41.0 IP) when tossing less than 5.2 frames (10 starts)...Went 1-4 with a 7.67 ERA (27 ER/31.2 IP) at home (eight games,
seven starts) compared to a 2-5 ledger with a 5.64 ERA (33 ER/52.2
IP) in 11 games, 10 starts on the road...Was 2-4 with a 7.23 ERA (34 ER/42.1 IP) in 11 games (nine starts)
before the All-Star break...went 1-5 with a 5.57 ERA (26 ER/42.0 IP)
in eight starts after the Mid-Summer Classic...Endured a career-high, five-game losing streak, May 25-September 14
(eight starts)...Was 5-2 with a 3.65 ERA (30 ER/74.0 IP), 54 strikeouts, 22 walks and
a .254 average against in 12 starts with Triple-A Iowa...Went 3-0 with a 3.08 ERA (13 ER/38.0 IP), 29 strikeouts and five walks
after the Triple-A All-Star break (six starts).2010Casey enjoyed his first major league action after he was selected from Triple-A Iowa, August 2, and transitioned from the bullpen
to the starting rotation ... all told, went 4-2 with a 4.11 ERA (26 ER/57.0 IP) in 12 games, eight starts, for the Cubs.
... Was 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA (18 ER/48.2 IP) in eight starts, tossing 6.0 or
more innings in his final seven starts ... logged five quality starts.
... Surrendered three or fewer runs in six of his eight starts ... held the opponent
to one or none in three.
... Had no record with an 8.64 ERA (8 ER/8.1 IP) in four relief appearances
... Held the opponent scoreless in his final 11.0 innings of work,
dating to September 25's fourth frame vs. St. Louis.
... Toed the rubber for his first career start, August 18 vs. San Diego ... went
4.1 innings, allowing three runs in a 5-1 setback.
... Made his major league debut, August 2 vs. Milwaukee, allowing six runs
in 2.1 innings of relief.
... Recorded his first career big league win in his second start, August 23 in
Washington (6.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H).
w His father, Joe, also won his first major league game in
Washington, D.C. ... with the Senators, Joe defeated the Kansas
City Athletics at D.C. Stadium, September 28, 1965.
... Owned a 10-7 mark with a 4.07 ERA (53 ER/117.1 IP) in 20 starts with
Triple-A Iowa ... he recorded two complete games.
... At the time of his call-up, he led Iowa in wins and complete games, while
ranking second in innings pitched.
... Was riding a career-high tying four-game winning streak when he was
selected by the Cubs ... was 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA (9 ER/29.0 IP) during
the run, July 2-25 (five starts).2009Casey went 14-6 with a 3.68 ERA (61 ER/149.0 IP) in 27 starts with Double-A Tennessee en route to Cubs Minor League Pitcher
of the Year honors...Finished the season tied for the most wins in the Southern League...Surrendered two or fewer walks in 18 of his starts and tossed 6.0 or more
innings 13 times...Hurled 7.0 or more frames four times, including a season-high
8.0 innings July 5...Rode three winning streaks of three games or more: April 11-23 (three
games), June 24-July 5 (three games) and July 30-August 15 (four
games)...Was undefeated on the road, boasting a 7-0 mark with a 3.06 ERA (24
ER/70.2 IP) in 13 games...Went 9-4 with a 2.93 ERA (32 ER/98.1 IP) in 17 starts prior to the All-
Star Break ... was 5-2 with a 5.15 ERA (29 ER/50.2 IP) following the
break...Earned Southern League All-Star honors with his first-half performance
... was awarded Pitcher of the Week honors for June 29-
July 5...Threw a 7.0-inning complete game, May 28 vs. Huntsville ... surrendered
three runs on seven hits and one walk, while fanning three...Held the opponent to a .208 batting average (11-for-53) with runners in
scoring position and two outs...Garnered a monthly-low 2.13 ERA (9 ER/38.0 IP) with a 4-1 mark in six
June stats...Tossed a season-high 8.0-shutout frames July 5 at Carolina, surrendering
just two hits, walking three, while fanning four ... he went 2-for-4 at
the dish...Posted a 4.98 ERA (12 ER/21.2 IP) during his season-high four-game
winning streak, July 30-August 15...Hit safely in four of five starts, June 12-July 19, going 6-for-12 (.500)
with a run and a RBI ... he also collected a pair of two-hit games in the
span.2008Compiled a 4-3 ledger with a 3.11 ERA (19 ER/55.0 IP) in 13 games (10 starts) between Single-A Boise, Single-A Peoria and
Single-A Daytona...Made his professional debut June 21 with Boise, allowing two runs on
four hits and two walks, while fanning two vs. Eugene...Went 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA (12 ER/26.2 IP) in four appearances with the
Hawks before a July 25 promotion to Peoria...Boasted a 2.70 ERA (7 ER/23.1 IP) in five starts with the Chiefs...Started one game for Daytona after his August 23 call-up ... tossed 5.0
shutout innings August 28 vs. Vero Beach, yielding four hits and two
walks, while punching out two.