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#35
Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
3.96 9-8 159
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)


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Aug. 20 2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET17:00 ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST4:30 PM VEN1:00 UAE (+1)4:00 PM CT-Justin Verlander had a no-hitter broken up in the sixth inning in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Dodgers. The veteran right-hander improved to 9-8, allowing one run on two hits and one walk in 8.0 innings. He struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.96 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander, who has been the subject of trade speculation for several weeks, has pitched two no-hitters in his career. He retired the first 13 Los Angeles hitters, taming the team with by far the best record in the major leagues. He is next scheduled to face the White Sox on Saturday, and in his last four starts on Chicago's South Side, Verlander has gone 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.
Aug. 16 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Justin Verlander fell to 8-8, allowing five runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.11 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander posted a 1.91 ERA over his previous seven starts, and he could still be a waiver trade candidate.
Aug. 9 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Verlander improved to 8-7, allowing one hit and three walks over 8.0 scoreless innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Wednesday. Verlander struck out six, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Josh Bell ended Verlander's attempt at a third career no-hitter in the sixth inning with a grounder off the glove of a diving Nicholas Castellanos at third base.
Aug. 5 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST11:39 PM VEN8:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 7-7, allowing two runs on six hits in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Friday. Verlander struck out 10, ending the game with a 4.20 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: If the Tigers still have designs on moving Verlander to another team, he's helping the cause by posting a 2.31 ERA while recording five quality starts over his last six assignments. Next up for the longtime ace is a matchup with the Pirates at home on Wednesday.
July 30 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 6-7, allowing five hits and three walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Houston Astros 13-1 on Sunday. Verlander struck out six, ending the game with a 4.29 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The subject of trade rumors since last winter, Verlander received a long standing ovation from the crowd of 31,970 when he walked off the mound after the sixth inning in what could be his last start with Detroit. The 34-year-old has a 2.25 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 32 innings in his last five starts.
July 24 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET23:56 ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST11:26 PM VEN7:56 UAE (+1)10:56 PM CT-Justin Verlander allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Monday. Verlander struck out nine, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander made his 373rd start for the Tigers, moving into a tie with Hal Newhouser for fifth on the franchise's career list. The right-hander's uncertain future meant this may have been his final appearance in Detroit.
July 20 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE2:53 PM CT-Justin Verlander allowed two runs on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Wednesday. Verlander struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.54 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Though he's won just once in his past 11 starts, Verlander has permitted two runs or fewer in each of his last three assignments. Assuming the Tigers don't trade their longtime ace, he'll get another crack at the Royals when KC visits Comerica Park on Monday.
July 14 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Justin Verlander fell to 5-7, allowing three runs - two earned - on three hits and three walks in 5.1 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Friday. Verlander struck out five, ending the game with a 4.66 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander has lost three straight starts for the first time since June 2014.
July 8 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET22:43 ET2:43 GMT10:43 7:43 PM MST9:43 PM EST10:13 PM VEN6:43 UAE (+1)9:43 PM CT-Justin Verlander fell to 5-6, allowing one run on six hits and four walks in 6.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Saturday. Verlander struck out six, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander notched his 10th quality start in 18 outings. He's 2-5 with a 5.65 ERA in 10 road starts this season.
July 2 4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET19:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST7:00 PM VEN3:30 UAE (+1)6:30 PM CT-Justin Verlander fell to 5-5, allowing seven runs on nine hits and three walks in 3.1 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians 11-8 on Sunday. Verlander did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.96 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cleveland snapped Verlander's run of 331 consecutive games with at least one strikeout. Verlander had not gone without a strikeout since April 28, 2007, when he lasted only three innings against Minnesota. He was tied with Curt Schilling for the sixth-longest streak since 1913 of games with a strikeout, but the Indians wouldn't allow him to go any higher on the list.
June 27 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET22:38 ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST10:08 PM VEN6:38 UAE (+1)9:38 PM CT-Justin Verlander improved to 5-4, allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out six, ending the game with a 4.47 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander held an opponent to three runs or fewer for the sixth consecutive start, gong 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA in that span. He's allowed just one home run in those games after yielding six in his three previous outings.
June 22 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Justin Verlander allowed three runs on four hits and one walk in 5.2 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday. Verlander struck out a season-high 11, ending the game with a 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander was absolutely dominant for most of his outing, retiring the first 16 hitters before running into trouble in the sixth. Though he's failed to notch a victory in any of his past five starts, the Detroit ace has posted a respectable 3.71 ERA and surrendered just one home run in 26 2/3 innings during the drought.
June 15 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Justin Verlander allowed two runs on six hits and five walks in 7.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday. Verlander struck out six, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's now walked five batters three times this season after not doing it a single time in 2016.
June 11 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Justin Verlander allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 5.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Boston Red Sox 11-3 on Saturday. Verlander struck out three, ending the game with a 4.68 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander had left Sunday's start against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury. "I was cognizant of (my groin) but (I) made it through about as good as I could have hoped for," Verlander said. "I was just ... aware of it and not trying to overdo anything."
June 5 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Verlander (right groin tightness) threw a bullpen session Thursday under the watchful eyes of manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Rich Dubee.
Analysis: Verlander, who is scheduled to start Saturday, exited his last start Sunday during the third inning.
June 4 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-Verlander left Sunday's start against the Chicago White Sox in the third inning with tightness in his right groin, a move the team called precautionary. He was charged with two runs while allowing six hits and three walks. Verlander struck out three, ending the game with a 4.63 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander struggled through 66 pitches in his shortest start since he only went one inning against Pittsburgh on Aug. 11, 2014, and the fourth of his big league career in which he did not get an out in the third. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus did say following Detroit's 7-4 win that he expects the right-hander to make Friday's scheduled start at Boston.
May 31 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Justin Verlander fell to 4-4, allowing one run on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday. Verlander struck out five, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Verlander finally had a good road start. He has a 6.53 ERA on the road as opposed to a 1.61 ERA at home.
May 26 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET10:24 ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST9:54 AM VEN18:24 UAE9:24 AM CT-Verlander allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks in 5.2 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Houston Astros 7-6 on Thursday.
Analysis: Verlander struck out four, ending the game with a 4.87 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
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 9 8 0 - 0 26 26 0 159.0 144 73 70 21 64 3 159 1.31 3.96
Career 182 114 0 - 0 378 378 23 2498.0 2216 1054 972 238 763 26 2356 1.19 3.50

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 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 378 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 1614 100 90 95.3 57.52
Curveball 474 84 76 80.5 16.89
Slider 590 92 82 88.7 21.03
Changeup 128 90 85 87.5 4.56

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