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Justin Verlander

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

W-L

9-8

ERA

4.84

WHIP

1.45

K

101

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Due to the lofty standards Verlander set the previous two seasons, his 2013 campaign was seen as a slight disappointment. He finished 13-12 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, numbers well off the pace fro...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 2/20/1983   BORN: Manakin-Sabot, VA   COLLEGE: Old Dominion   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Verlander Contract Information:

Verlander and the Tigers agreed to a five-year, $140 million contract extension in March of 2013. Deal includes a $22 vesting option for 2020.

July 22, 2014  –  Justin Verlander News

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Verlander (9-8) got the win against the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in 6.2 innings.

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Justin Verlander Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 22 A LAK 13 13 0 86.0 70 16 3 104 19 9 2 0 1.67 1.03
2005 22 AA ERI 10 9 0 41.3 18 4 2 38 7 2 0 0 0.87 0.60
2005 22 AA ERI 3 3 0 15.0 5 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 0.00 0.53
2005 22 MAJ DET 2 2 0 11.3 15 9 1 7 5 0 2 0 7.15 1.76
2006 23 MAJ DET 30 30 1 186.0 187 75 21 124 60 17 9 0 3.63 1.33
2007 24 MAJ DET 32 32 1 201.7 181 82 20 183 67 18 6 0 3.66 1.23
2008 25 MAJ DET 33 33 0 201.0 195 108 18 163 87 11 17 0 4.84 1.40
2009 26 MAJ DET 35 35 1 240.0 219 92 20 269 63 19 9 0 3.45 1.17
2010 27 MAJ DET 33 33 0 224.3 190 84 14 219 71 18 9 0 0 0 3.37 1.16
2011 28 MAJ DET 34 34 2 251.0 174 67 24 250 57 24 5 0 0 0 2.40 0.92
2012 29 MAJ DET 33 33 1 238.3 192 70 19 239 60 17 8 0 0 0 2.64 1.06
2013 30 MAJ DET 34 34 0 218.3 212 84 19 217 75 13 12 0 0 0 3.46 1.31
2014 31 MAJ DET 21 21 0 135.7 148 73 13 101 49 9 8 0 0 0 4.84 1.45
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3-Year Averages     33 33 1 235.9 192 73 20 235 64 18 8 0 0 0 2.79 1.09
Career  (View All)     287 287 6 1,907.7 1,713 744 169 1,772 594 146 85 0 3.51 1.21

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Justin Verlander Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 21 @Ari 6.7 6 3 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.84 1.45
Jul. 13 @KC 6.3 6 4 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.88 1.46
Jul. 8 LAD 6.0 5 5 5 1 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.84 1.48
Jul. 2 Oak 6.0 9 2 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.71 1.49
Jun. 27 @Hou 6.0 6 3 3 0 1 8 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.80 1.49
Jun. 21 @Cle 7.0 5 2 2 1 1 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.51
Jun. 16 KC 6.0 12 7 7 1 2 2 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.98 1.56
Jun. 11 @CWS 5.7 8 7 7 1 4 6 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.61 1.51
Jun. 5 Tor 7.0 8 6 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.19 1.47
May. 30 @Sea 7.7 5 3 3 1 1 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.99 1.44
May. 25 Tex 5.3 11 9 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.04 1.51
May. 20 @Cle 6.0 11 5 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.55 1.42
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 17 12 12 2 6 12 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 5.68 1.21
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
38.0 37 19 19 5 8 32 1 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 4.50 1.18
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
75.7 92 56 52 11 25 54 4 1 0 4-6 0 0 0 6.19 1.55

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Justin Verlander Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143315730711545.241
2013546131501172828.237
20125361403510628211.213

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142363916711517.329
201337986259510211.275
20124209925861208.222

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201463.3450392484.691.59
2013111.0670974393.731.37
2012114.79201173281.650.94

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201465.7430572245.071.32
2013107.375012032103.191.26
2012123.786012228113.571.16
Justin Verlander Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 22 A LAK 13 13 86.0 10.88 1.99 5.47 0.31 84.9% 1.67 1.90 .326
2005 22 AA ERI 10 9 41.3 8.27 1.52 5.43 0.44 91.3% 0.87 2.72 .169
2005 22 AA ERI 3 3 15.0 10.80 1.80 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.40 .171
2005 22 MAJ DET 2 2 11.3 5.56 3.97 1.40 0.79 57.9% 7.15 4.48 .359
2006 23 MAJ DET 30 30 186.0 6.00 2.90 2.07 1.02 1.04 76.1% 3.63 4.33 .293
2007 24 MAJ DET 32 32 201.7 8.17 2.99 2.73 0.89 0.82 72.8% 3.66 3.70 .294
2008 25 MAJ DET 33 33 201.0 7.30 3.90 1.87 0.81 0.79 65.9% 93.6 MPH 4.84 4.08 .305
2009 26 MAJ DET 35 35 240.0 10.09 2.36 4.27 0.75 0.84 72.5% 95.6 MPH 3.45 2.86 .328
2010 27 MAJ DET 33 33 224.3 8.79 2.85 3.08 0.56 1.09 71.7% 95.4 MPH 3.37 3.09 .298
2011 28 MAJ DET 34 34 251.0 8.96 2.04 4.39 0.86 0.99 79.2% 95.0 MPH 2.40 3.17 .247
2012 29 MAJ DET 33 33 238.3 9.03 2.27 3.98 0.72 1.18 78.1% 94.3 MPH 2.64 3.05 .285
2013 30 MAJ DET 34 34 218.3 8.95 3.09 2.89 0.78 1.00 75.7% 93.3 MPH 3.46 3.43 .326
2014 31 MAJ DET 21 21 135.7 6.70 3.25 2.06 0.86 1.17 67.4% 92.5 MPH 4.84 4.13 .324
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.8 7.74 3.09 2.51 0.91 73.1% 3.91 3.82 .314
Rest Of Season     0 14 91.5 7.74 2.93 2.65 0.83 72.2% 3.91 3.66 .316
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3-Year Averages     33 33 235.9 8.97 2.44 3.67 0.76 77.5% 2.79 3.12 .286
Career     287 287 1,907.7 8.36 2.80 2.98 0.80 73.1% 3.51 3.46 .300

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2014 Stat Review for Justin Verlander    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.06 K/BB
POOR
6.70 K/9
WEAK
3.25 BB/9
WEAK
92.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.17 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.84 ERA
POOR
1.45 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.13 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.324 BABIP
HIGH
67.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Justin Verlander: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Verlander fell to 8-8 after allowing four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three in 6.1 innings against Kansas City.

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Verlander surrendered five runs to the Dodgers in the first inning Tuesday, then pitched five more one-hit innings to pick up an improbable eighth win of the season.

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Verlander (7-7) allowed nine hits and two earned runs, striking out four over six innings to pick up the win Thursday against the Athletics.

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Verlander allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in six innings Friday against the Astros.

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Verlander rebounded with one of his strongest efforts of the season against the Indians on Saturday, permitting only two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings. He exited the game in line for the win but ultimately came away with a no decision.

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Verlander lost Monday against the Royals as he pitched six innings and allowed seven runs, 12 hits and two walks to go along with two strikeouts.

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Verlander was rocked for seven runs on eight hits in a loss to the White Sox on Wednesday. He walked four and struck out six in 5.2 innings.

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Verlander's start has been pushed back to Wednesday against the White Sox, MLive's James Schmehl reports.

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Verlander will likely pitch Wednesday, after Tuesday's game against the White Sox was postponed due to rain.

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Verlander (6-5) took one on the chin again Thursday against Toronto, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits over seven innings. He walked four and struck out four.

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2014

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2013

While he didn't take home MVP or Cy Young accolades or win 24 games, Verlander was arguably just as dominant last year as he was in 2011. The Tigers' ace finished the season 17-8 with 2.64 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while leading the league in both strikeouts (239) and innings pitched (238.1). He saw improvements from the previous season in his K/9 (9.0), GB/FB ratio (1.2) and FIP (2.94). Aside from his usually blazing fastball, steady changeup and knee-buckling curve, Verlander also unleashed an improved slider that helped add to his arsenal of already deadly pitches. His high workload (266.1 innings with playoffs included) would be worrisome for many pitchers, but Verlander has proven to be a durable workhorse throughout his career. Entering his age-30 season, Verlander remains one of the best pitchers in baseball whose name should be bandied about when discussing which starter should be the first selected in fantasy leagues.

2012

Already one of the best pitchers in the majors, Verlander put together a historic season in 2011. He led the American League in wins (24), ERA (2.40), strikeouts (250), innings pitched (251) and WHIP (0.920), which earned him Cy Young and MVP honors. A .236 BABIP and 3.12 xFIP hint at luck being on Verlander’s side in 2011, but there’s no denying his dominance, as he continues to mystify hitters with a fastball that routinely touches triple digits, one of the best curveballs in the game, a stellar change-up and an improving slider. At 29, Verlander is locked into the prime of his career. He’s one of the best strikeout artists in the league and has been extremely durable throughout his career despite a heavy workload. While he’s unlikely to repeat his historic performance from 2011, Verlander has cemented his place among the elite starters in baseball.

2011

Verlander solidified his status as the Tigers' ace and a perennial Cy Young candidate with another outstanding season in 2010. The 27-year-old flamethrower finished sixth in the AL in wins (18), fourth in strikeouts (219) and 11th in ERA (3.37). The only concern for fantasy owners with Verlander is his continued heavy workload -- he has tossed more than 200-plus innings in four consecutive seasons. That said, Verlander actually got stronger toward the end of the season in 2010, so those worries might be much ado about nothing. Continue to target Verlander as one of the aces of your fantasy staff.

2010

Verlander put it all together in 2009, finishing 19-9 with a 3.45 ERA while leading all MLB pitchers with 269 strikeouts. Manager Jim Leyland leaned heavily on his ace, pushing Verlander to a career-high 240 innings pitched, 39 more than his previous high. While the spike in innings is alarming, Verlander didn't appear fatigued down the stretch. He still sports the same high-90s fastball, and now that he has figured out how to mix in his secondary pitches well enough to get batters out at the plate, Verlander should be a fixture among the fantasy-elite pitchers for years to come.

2009

Verlander is coming off a disappointing season that saw him taking steps back rather than forward in his development. His strikeout numbers dipped and his walks increased compared to his great 2007 season. Despite this step back, Verlander's K/9 ratio remains strong. He'll need to work on cutting back a bit on the walks and if he does, a return to his 2007 form is likely. Verlander is a nice target in fantasy drafts as he figures to be a bit undervalued. The basic skills that made him successful are still there so he’s worth buying low on if you get a chance.

2008

Verlander established himself as the Tigers' ace in 2007. He also silenced some concerns by remaining strong through the end of the season and by increasing his strikeout rate. The increased strikeout rate, which is more in line with what he did in the minors, indicates that Verlander is feeling more comfortable with his ability to go after hitters in the majors. More improvement should be expected from the 25-year-old this season as he enters the upper echelon of fantasy starters.

2007

Verlander earned AL Rookie of the Year honors last season by going 17-9 with a 3.63 ERA in 30 starts for Detroit. He throws gas and has a nice breaking pitch to keep batters off balance. The only concern last season was the fact that he wore down late in the year and started to struggle. A little fatigue is acceptable for a pitcher who threw 130 total innings in 2005 and increased that workload to 207.2 innings after the playoffs had ended in 2006. There has to be some concern about his arm entering 2007 but the Tigers did their best to rest him when they could last season despite being in a pennant chase all year. There is plenty of upside here but that should be tempered a bit by the durability issues.

2006

Verlander, who is one of the more promising pitching prospects in baseball, won Minor League Baseball's Starting Pitcher of the Year Award after dominating batters at both Single-A and Double-A last season. With good command and an overpowering fastball, he earned a couple of spot starts in Detroit and was expected to receive a September recall but instead had to be shut down because of a tired shoulder. The Tigers consider the move precautionary and expect Verlander to compete for a rotation spot this spring.

2005

For a while this offseason it appeared as if the Tigers wouldn't be able to sign Verlander and the team even announced at one point that it had no plans of signing its top 2004 pick. The two sides eventually came to an agreement. Verlander has the arm strength to push 100 mph, but he's still relatively raw and needs to work on his command. He will make his pro debut in 2005.

2004

: Verlander probably has the best stuff in the draft with a fastball routinely worked in the mid 90s that can get up to the 100 mph mark combined with a hard-change that’s deceptive and a developing deep-curve. His downfall has been a lack of command as he has a rushed delivery than can be difficult to replicate for an entire game.