Mickey Charles Storey
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
- School Florida Atlantic University
- High School Deerfield Beach High School
- Debut August 3, 2012
- Final Game August 12, 2013
- Born March 16, 1986 in Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Mickey Storey pitched two years in the majors.
Storey went 22-7 in high school. He had a superb freshman year, going 10-1 with a 1.70 ERA. He was first-team All-Atlantic Sun Conference, was named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America and was picked third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He was 5th in NCAA Division I in ERA. He fell to 7-9, 3.84 as a sophomore but still led the conference with 125 strikeouts, threw his school's first no-hitter in 12 years and made second-team All-Conference. That summer, he had a 2-3, 3.64 record for the Bourne Braves. He fanned 46, 5th in the Cape Cod League behind Shooter Hunt, Terry Doyle, Charlie Furbush and Cole DeVries. In 2007, he was 3-0 with a 3.07 ERA, striking out 37 in 29 1/3 innings, but missed most of the season with injury and was redshirted. The Minnesota Twins took him in the 22nd round of the 2007 amateur draft but he did not sign. The next season, the right-hander went 3-5 with a 7.39 ERA and .332 opponent average to continue his slide. He still finished second in Florida Atlantic University history in strikeouts (292) and tied for second in wins (23). The Oakland A's then chose him in the 31st round of the 2008 amateur draft. The scout was Trevor Schaffer.
The Floridian made his pro debut with the AZL Athletics, going 2-2 with a save and a 3.27 ERA in 2008. He bounced around in an excellent 2009, with a combined 2-1, 1.22 record, 18 saves, 71 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings and only 27 hits and 8 walks. He made 13 appearances for the Kane County Cougars, 22 for the Stockton Ports, four for the Midland RockHounds and two for the Sacramento RiverCats. He led A's farmhands in saves. In 2010, he played for Midland (5-4, 8 Sv, 3.30 in 43 G) and Sacramento (1-1, Sv, 5.54). He started 2011 back with Midland and was less effective (3-3, 4 Sv, 4.03), prompting Oakland to release him.
The Houston Astros then signed Storey as a free agent. He went 1-0 with two saves and a 3.99 ERA in 23 games for the Oklahoma City RedHawks over the remainder of the summer. The next season, he was doing very well with Oklahoma City (7-4, 2 Sv, 3.05, 72 K:14 BB after 65 IP) and was thus called up when Francisco Cordero went on the disabled list.
In his big league debut, Storey replaced Wesley Wright with two outs in the 7th and a 4-1 deficit against the Braves. He retired Dan Uggla on a full-count groundout. He began the 8th by retiring Paul Janish then was relieved by fellow rookie Rhiner Cruz. He finished 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 26 games for Houston, striking out 34 in 30 1/3 IP. Despite the productive work, he would barely play again in the majors.
Winding down as a player
Switching organizations three times in the winter of 2012 on waiver claims, he wound up with the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent most of the year with the Buffalo Bisons (0-2, 2 Sv, 2.56, .99 WHIP, 70 K in 59 2/3 IP) but got into three games for the 2013 Blue Jays (3 R in 4 IP). He saw limited time in 2014 with Buffalo (4 R, 7 H, 5 BB in 3 1/3 IP), the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (1-0, 2 Sv, 2.51 in 8 G) and the GCL Blue Jays (1 R in 8 IP, Sv, presumably a rehab stint). That winter, he had a 5.06 ERA in 13 games for the Leones del Escogido. Signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 2015, he was 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA in four starts for the Tulsa Drillers and spent most of the summer with the independent Somerset Patriots (12-3, 2.70, 19 BB in 106 2/3 IP). He tied John Brownell for the Atlantic League lead in wins and would have been second in ERA (behind Sean Bierman) had he qualified. He did not make the league All-Star team as Brownell was chosen instead. In the winter, he appeared for both the Águilas de Mexicali (0-1, 5.62 in 2 G) and Leones del Caracas (0-1, 19.64 in 2 G). He ended up with Somerset in 2016, not as sharp as the prior summer by any means - 1-9, 5.76, tied for fifth in losses.
Post Playing Career
Storey became a coach with the Buies Creek Astros in 2017.