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Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
4.87 4-3 58
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 42.65
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)


Latest News
May 20 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 4-3, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Saturday. Verlander struck out five, ending the game with a 4.39 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Another solid outing for the Detroit ace, who's 3-1 with a 3.27 ERA over his last five starts. He's held opposing hitters to a .203 average during that period, while allowing just three home runs in 33 innings.
May 15 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Verlander yielded five hits and walked five in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Angels. He pitched into the seventh inning of his first loss in four starts.
Analysis: With seven strikeouts, Verlander passed Tommy John and pulled even with Eddie Plank for 53rd place in baseball history with 2,246 career strikeouts.
May 10 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 3-2, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.25 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was a rare decent road outing for Verlander, who has a 7.59 ERA in four outings away from home and a 0.86 ERA in three at Comerica.
May 2 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 2-2, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out five, ending the game with a 4.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 27 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Justin Verlander allowed one run - zero earned - on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday. Verlander struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He bounced back after losing his previous two starts while allowing 13 runs on 14 hits and seven walks over nine innings.
Apr. 22 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Verlander allowed four runs, three hits and six walks - one shy of his career high - in five-plus innings of a 6-3 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Analysis: Verlander's ERA rose to 6.04. He had been 12-1 in his previous 18 starts against the Twins. ''Inexcusable there,'' Verlander said. ''I just lost my tempo and rhythm. That many walks, with us up like that, that can't happen.''
Apr. 15 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET21:09 ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST8:39 PM VEN5:09 UAE (+1)8:09 PM CT-Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians, getting ripped for 11 hits in four-plus innings.
Analysis: The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP also gave up nine runs against the White Sox on April 6, 2008, and versus Texas on May 25, 2014. He fell to 0-5 with a 7.13 ERA in his last seven starts in Cleveland, but he has a more favorable matchup Friday in Minnesota. He's 11-1 with a 2.14 ERA in his last 16 starts against the Twins.
Apr. 10 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Verlander allowed one unearned run over seven innings in the Tigers' 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Monday.
Analysis: Verlander didn't get the win like he did in his debut, but he was even better than he was in that first starts, a great sign for Tigers fans and fantasy owners.
Apr. 10 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Verlander allowed one unearned run over seven innings in the Tigers' 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Monday.
Analysis: Verlander didn't get the win like he did in his debut, but he was even better than he was in that first starts, a great sign for Tigers fans and fantasy owners.
Apr. 4 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Verlander struck out 10 over 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Verlander was the runner-up for the AL Cy Young Award last season after he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 34 starts. It was his most wins and lowest ERA since 2012. His 254 strikeouts were his most since a career-high 269 in 2009.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 Det 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 15 9 9 1 5 0 7 1.76 7.15
2006 Det 17 9 0 - 0 30 30 1 186.0 187 78 75 21 60 1 124 1.33 3.63
2007 Det 18 6 0 - 0 32 32 1 201.2 181 88 82 20 67 3 183 1.23 3.66
2008 Det 11 17 0 - 0 33 33 1 201.0 195 119 108 18 87 8 163 1.40 4.84
2009 Det 19 9 0 - 0 35 35 3 240.0 219 99 92 20 63 5 269 1.18 3.45
2010 Det 18 9 0 - 0 33 33 4 224.1 190 89 84 14 71 0 219 1.16 3.37
2011 Det 24 5 0 - 0 34 34 4 251.0 174 73 67 24 57 0 250 0.92 2.40
2012 Det 17 8 0 - 0 33 33 6 238.1 192 81 70 19 60 2 239 1.06 2.64
2013 Det 13 12 0 - 0 34 34 0 218.1 212 94 84 19 75 1 217 1.31 3.46
2014 Det 15 12 0 - 0 32 32 0 206.0 223 114 104 18 65 1 159 1.40 4.54
2015 Det 5 8 0 - 0 20 20 1 133.1 113 56 50 13 32 1 113 1.09 3.38
2016 Det 16 9 0 - 0 34 34 2 227.2 171 81 77 30 57 1 254 1.00 3.04
2017 Det 4 3 0 - 0 10 10 0 61.0 57 35 33 9 29 0 58 1.41 4.87
Career 177 109 0 - 0 362 362 23 2400.0 2129 1016 935 226 728 23 2255 1.19 3.51

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Det 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Det 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Det 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 Det 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Det 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Det 34 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Det 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Det 32 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2016 Det 34 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2017 Det 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 362 40 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 .075 .075 .075

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2006 Det Total 1 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 21.2 26 17 14 5 10 0 23 5.82
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 7 3 3 1 4 0 5 5.06
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 7 4 4 2 1 0 6 6.75
    WS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 12 10 7 2 5 0 12 5.73
2011 Det Total 2 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 20.1 19 12 12 2 10 0 25 5.31
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.0 6 5 5 0 5 0 12 5.00
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 13 7 7 2 5 0 13 5.56
2012 Det Total 3 1 0 - 0 4 4 1 28.1 16 7 7 4 6 0 29 2.22
    LDS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 1 16.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 22 0.56
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 8.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1.08
    WS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 6 5 5 2 1 0 4 11.25
2013 Det Total 1 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 23.0 10 1 1 1 3 0 31 0.39
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 15.0 6 0 0 0 2 0 21 0.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 8.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 10 1.13
2014 Det Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 5.40
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 5.40
Career 7 5 0 - 0 16 16 1 98.1 77 40 37 13 30 0 112 3.39

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Det Total 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det Total 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 629 99 91 95 58.73
Curveball 184 84 77 80.4 17.18
Slider 200 92 87 90.1 18.67
Changeup 58 90 85 87.6 5.42

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