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 2010 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $28 MF 4x4: $27 AP mixed: $33
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '10
3 games in a row: 4th through 6th starts
5 games in a row: Last 5 starts
James Morgan jem1776
Oct 28 '10
jem, how many of those were in back-to-back starts? A pitcher as many years into his career as Verlander who is already in his late-20s can put up those pitch counts. It's the back-to-back wear and tear that harms mid-career pitchers. Throw him 130 and then 125 and then 135 and he's going to have a dead arm. Throw him 130 then 110 then 135 then 105 and he should be fine.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 27 '10
Led the Majors in 120+ pitch counts in 2010.
James Morgan jem1776
Oct 26 '10
Verlander's record went to 10-1 against his poor relations in the NL by beating PIT tonite when his catcher said he didn't have his best command.
michael chielens darkhorse
Jun 11 '10
Hey Eugene,

Guys who got him at $28 are glad they didn't have to go to $31, which wouldn't have been an unreasonable bid. But maybe not that glad, so far.

I'm with MikeG, however. These numbers so far are meaningless. Or, rather, we don't know what they mean as well as we know Verlander's history. Which tells me I want him.

Best regards,
Peter
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 22 '10
A 6.75 ERA in April 2009. If the owners in your league have short memories, pounce.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 22 '10
The interesting thing with Verlander is that his dominance/control stats follow a progression ... with 2008 a strange outlier. Pull that out, and you see a young pitcher improving his K/9 and his K/W every year.

btw - the lower K/9 as a rookie kind of reminds me how the Tigers are developing Porcello, though Porcello's actually a few years in age earlier than Verlander.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 23 '10
This bid actually seems reasonable. (Or at least, that he's not quite in the same tier as Sabathia, Felix, and Greinke--however you want to order them.)

There's reason to be a tad weary. It's not that he was so terrible in 2008, but that his 2006 and 2007 weren't as good as you might think they were.
Jurgen Maas Jurgen
Mar 23 '10
I certainly agree that my price should come up -- and it will -- because injuries are less important in mixed leagues. In AL-only leagues, in 5x5 or 4x4, I wouldn't go much past Peter's limit.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 20 '10