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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Named the ALCS MVP - and deservedly so.

What a resurgence since he joined the Astros. Love watching the dominant Verlander again.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Oct 22 '17

Verlander's career record in playoff elimination games is stellar...3 wins with a sub 2.00 ERA.

Looking forward to watching tonight.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Oct 20 '17

Verlander has three Game Scores of 85 for higher in the postseason. No other pitcher has more than two.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 20 '17

Giles being taxed for 1 2/3 innings and 37 pitches in Game 1 certainly played a factor in the decision.

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 15 '17

And then he mowed them down in the ninth.

Tiger Jack, watching somewhere, said I'll be impressed when he comes out for the tenth.

Apparently the deal for Verlander was submitted three seconds before the stroke of midnight. Is that when the Astros, in addition to gaining Verlander, gained Juan Ramirez?

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 15 '17

The crowd at Minute Maid noted and appreciated the move.  When Verlander finished the 8th, he exited and received a towel and Gatorade at the top of the dugout stairs.  I reasonably presumed he was done for the day. Then in the top of the 9th he ascended to the top of the dugout steps and it was like a bomb went off.  The crowd exploded as he walked to retake the mound in a tie game.  And no one sat down until the Astros retired the side.  Honestly I was not surprised that Verlander would want to stay in.  But I am a little bit surprised he was allowed to.  Good to see the Astros trust the judgement of a veteran who has been there, done that.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Oct 15 '17

I remember Contreras's game, and am surprised by this.

Micro managing isn't a recent thing.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Oct 15 '17

The last previous CG Win in an ALCS game was by Jose Contreras in Game 5 of  2005.

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 15 '17

I think his HOF case is pretty assured, but there's no harm in adding more, like a CG 2-1 victory in the LCS, when no other starter goes more than 7 innings in the playoffs anymore, and that is a rarity.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 14 '17

Astros acquired Juan Ramirez as the PTBNL in the Verlander deal.  The minor leaguers the Tigers received are higher profile, but Ramirez had a very good season for an 18 year old in rookie ball.  301/385/362 with 11 SB.  Daz Cameron (minors), Franklin Perez (minors) and Jake Rogers (minors).  Besides Verlander's great run with the Astros down the stretch, his outstanding LCS, and his anticipated quality for the rest of the deal, I wouldn't be surprised to see Ramirez as the 2nd best player involved in the deal long-term.

Despite Verlander's hefty contract $28M for each of the next two years, the Tigers are picking up $8 each year, so it's really not that bad.  I wish the Orioles had Verlander for the next two years at $20M/per.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 14 '17