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 62/0/38 398 287
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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I'm a Verlander guy myself (sorry, Slyke). But it's a good debate, and I don't see why Cabrera's not right in the mix with the other three.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 16 '11
This amazing factoid from Fangraphs: "Verlander holds the longest streak of all time when it comes to games with 100-plus pitches. That streak is currently active at 52 games, which absolutely obliterates the nearest competition from the Big Unit, who held separate streaks at 37 and 38."
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 16 '11
I really don't seem much separation in value between Bautista, Ellsbury, and Verlander. Ellsbury's defense and baserunning make up for the difference in hitting and Verlander's value in the innings he threw is pretty much spot on as well. I'd be happy with any of three with Miguel Cabrera 4th.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 16 '11
Even Verlander stated today after he won the Cy, he does not think a pitcher should win an MVP (in which I agree and I have soap boxed before on this site). Only 9 pitchers have won both the MVP and Cy Young in the same year. That said, with the Red Sox missing the playoffs hurting Ellsbury's chances, Granderson being the only Yankee option, the Rangers not having a clear cut candidate, and with the true MVP in Bautista playing in Toronto, he will get some votes.

As I have said, if Bautista does not win, it's a joke.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Nov 15 '11
I also have Verlander at $52 in 4x4. A miniscule drop from what he earns in our scan here (which is still using the 2010 formula for 2011 stats). The ERA and WHIP in the AL both ended up being only slightly lower than the year before. Verlander is measured against a slightly "better" average pitcher and gets docked a dollar for his trouble.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 12 '11
I figured out my problem. I was pricing 5x5 using the 4x4 population. Dumb rookie mistake shows why training camp is so important. Verlander comes in at $49 now, which puts us pretty much in align, Mike.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 12 '11
Guy who froze Verlander in my 4x4 walked away from the auction with a $51 pitching staff. This is one of my favorite stats ever.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 30 '11
The record for most 6+ inning starts to start as season (since 1919) is 38. Verlander this year is one of four guys to have 34. There's also a 37, a 36 and two 35s in the record book. This is per Baseball Reference Play Index (I can't tell you who the guys are because I haven't paid my $36).
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Oct 23 '11
I made a mistake on my A.L. 4x4 formula where I transfered on of the 5x5 elements over. So now I have Verlander down to $52 for 4x4 and still at $46 for 5x5. Makes more sense.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 23 '11
No, I mean the difference in our 5x5 prices.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 23 '11