Justin Verlander Houston Astros

Age: 37 (February 20, 1983) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Throws: Right P-34
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
DET AL 2006 17 9 0 0 30 30 186.0 187 21 60 124 3.63 1.33 1.34 2.9 6.0 .293 n/a 20
DET AL 2007 18 6 0 0 32 32 201.2 181 20 67 183 3.66 1.23 1.21 3.0 8.2 .294 n/a 25 23
DET AL 2008 11 17 0 0 33 33 201.0 195 18 87 163 4.84 1.40 1.32 3.9 7.3 .305 n/a 1 6
DET AL 2009 19 9 0 0 35 35 240.0 219 20 63 269 3.45 1.18 1.17 2.4 10.1 .328 n/a 31 30
DET AL 2010 18 9 0 0 33 33 224.0 190 14 71 219 3.38 1.17 1.10 2.9 8.8 .299 n/a 26 25
DET AL 2011 24 5 0 0 34 34 251.0 174 24 57 250 2.40 0.92 0.95 2.0 9.0 .247 40/18/42 52 44
DET AL 2012 17 8 0 0 33 33 238.0 192 19 60 239 2.65 1.06 1.05 2.3 9.0 .286 42/22/36 35 33
DET AL 2013 13 12 0 0 34 34 218.0 212 19 75 217 3.47 1.32 1.28 3.1 9.0 .327 38/23/39 12 17
DET AL 2014 15 12 0 0 32 32 206.0 223 18 65 159 4.54 1.40 1.37 2.8 6.9 .327 40/20/41 -1 5
DET AAA 2015 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.1 10 0 2 12 3.24 1.44 1.32 2.2 13.0 .465 n/a
DET AL 2015 5 8 0 0 20 20 133.0 113 13 32 113 3.38 1.09 1.12 2.2 7.6 .276 35/20/46 11 12
DET AL 2016 16 9 0 0 34 34 227.1 171 30 57 254 3.05 1.00 1.08 2.3 10.1 .267 34/19/48 34 34
DET AL 2017 10 8 0 0 28 28 172.0 153 23 67 176 3.82 1.28 1.28 3.5 9.2 .296 34/24/42 11 14
HOU AL 2017 5 0 0 0 5 5 34.0 17 4 5 43 1.06 0.65 0.75 1.3 11.4 .197 32/20/48 14 11
HOU AL 2018 16 9 0 0 34 34 214.0 156 28 37 290 2.52 0.90 1.01 1.6 12.2 .290 29/20/51 42 40
HOU AL 2019 21 6 0 0 34 34 223.0 137 36 42 300 2.58 0.80 0.95 1.7 12.1 .235 36/19/45 55 49
HOU AL 2020 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 3 2 1 7 3.00 0.67 1.08 1.5 10.5 .092 62/0/38 6 5
Career 16yrs 226 129 0 0 454 454 2986.1 2538 310 851 3013 3.33 1.13 1.15 2.6 9.1 .292 n/a
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The final 2009 bid limits that were posted for this player:
AP 4x4: $18 MF 5x5: $17 PK mixed: $15
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '09
Verlander's win puts the guy in 2nd one point down heading into Tuesday's twilight winner-take-all. He needs a win from Baker, Mijares or Ni to swipe 1/2 point from his opponents in wins and then needs two more SB from the combination of Kubel, D. Young, O. Cabrera and M. Cabrera vs. Mauer, Span and Ordonez. It doesn't look good...
Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 4 '09
And now the guy is 1/2 point down overall. Greinke loses, Pettitte loses and Garcia/Niemann win for his opponent. He needs Verlander to lose and then needs 2 more HR tomorrow than the guy ahead of him to win outright. This is the ugliest finish I've ever seen...
Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 3 '09
So the guy who won my league last year started this week 5 1/2 points up. He's two points up going into tonight mostly because of wins (he also lost 1/2 point in SB). Suddenly, he's in a position where the guy in second can pass him if Niemann and Garcia win even if Greinke wins tomorrow as well. If Garcia does win and Verlander goes Sunday, the guy in second has Verlander too and could ice a 5 1/2 point comeback with a Verlander win...
Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 2 '09
The mocking smile that spreads across Verlander's face as A-Rod pokes a weak flyball over the Modell sign in the seventh inning of a scoreless game says it all about the new Yankee Stadium. The notion that the constant breeze to right is going to abate when the old one comes down is a pipe dream; it's only going to get stronger as the weather gets warmer.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 18 '09
Emjay got his bad starts in April. Come on, Emjay. Did you really buy? Did someone sell? Do tell...
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jun 20 '09
After a slow start, 2009 has been a MAJOR leap forward (and probably what we were all hoping for in 2008).

I worry a little little bit that he's still not being as efficient as other top starters (averaging just over 4 pitches per PA), and wonder if it might be a limiter in the second half.

Still he deserves consideration in the "Who's been the best pitcher in the AL?" conversation.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Jun 18 '09
I'm hoping for two bad starts out of the next three and then I'm buying because the crowd will be bailing.
michael salfino Emjay
Apr 8 '09
Verlander's fastball HAS slowed since 2006 according to Fangraphs: from 95.1 MPH to 93.6 MPH. And in games like last night when he tries to dial it back up to 95 MPH+, he seems to loose his command.

Pitchers with worse raw stuff have figured out how to consistently get batters out... it's just a shame his coaches are also trying to help Edwin Jackson and Jeremy Bonderman (not to mention Dontrelle) live up to their potentials, too.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Apr 7 '09
Verlander's problem is never so much the velocity but the location. When he was "only" striking out six guys per nine in 2006, he was throwing as hard as he's ever thrown but with little to no movement. I didn't see the entire game yesterday, but what I did see was the same thing - a pitch with a lot of velocity but no hippity hop.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 7 '09