Justin Verlander Houston Astros

Age: 37 (February 20, 1983) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. 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 2005 0 2 0 0 2 2 11.1 15 1 5 7 7.15 1.76 1.68 4.0 5.6 .359 n/a -3
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
Career 15yrs 225 129 0 0 453 453 2980.1 2535 308 850 3006 3.33 1.14 1.15 2.6 9.1 .292 n/a
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/sports/houston-astros-cheating.html

The team barred a reporter from the clubhouse in August at Verlander's request? What's that all about?

Another bit of news (to me) in this article: Nolan Ryan quit as an advisor because the owner elevated his son and demoted Ryan's in the front office.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 19

Not long after Verlander and the luscious Ms. Upton went public, I was watching him pitch one night, and she was sitting behind the dugout.  When he finished the inning, he rolled the ball across the roof of the dugout to her, and the look on her face was every girl's who REALLY likes a boy, and he just did something cute.  Not that they need my support, but I root for those crazy rich kids.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Jan 13

If you're not reading the Athletic (paywall) Joe Posnanski's 100 greatest players of all-time, he did  Verlander profile at #75.  Posnanski is an excellent writer and these stories are great, even if you don't agree with the rankings themselves.  

Here are the first quarter of the top 100 who have been released, one-a-day:

No. 100: Ichiro Suzuki
No. 99: Mike Mussina
No. 98: Carlos Beltrán
No. 97: Roberto Alomar
No. 96: Larry Walker
No. 95: Tony Gwynn
No. 94: Roy Campanella
No. 93: Ozzie Smith
No. 92: Bullet Rogan
No. 91: Mariano Rivera
No. 90: Max Scherzer
No. 89: Mike Piazza
No. 88: Curt Schilling
No. 87: Charlie Gehringer
No. 86: Gary Carter
No. 85: Sadaharu Oh
No. 84: Cool Papa Bell
No. 83: Phil Niekro
No. 82: Kid Nichols
No. 81: Ferguson Jenkins
No. 80: Carlton Fisk
No. 79: Derek Jeter
No. 78: Clayton Kershaw
No. 77: Miguel Cabrera
No. 76: Willie McCovey
No. 75: Justin Verlander


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 13
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 6.8 FIP 2.78 SIERA 2.63 FB 61% FBv 95.1 HR/FB 11% Hard 29% LOB 85%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 6.4 FIP 3.27 SIERA 2.95 FB 50% FBv 94.7 HR/FB 16% Hard 42% LOB 88%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19