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Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
3.64 10-6 144
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 137.89
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)


Latest News
July 25 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Verlander outdueled Drew Pomeranz on Monday night when he allowed one run over six innings in a 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Verlander has been outstanding of late, going 3-0 with a 1.60 ERA in his last five starts.
July 15 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Verlander allowed two runs - one earned - and struck out 10 over seven innings of Friday's 4-2 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Verlander is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA in three starts this month.
July 7 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET23:13 ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST10:43 PM VEN7:13 UAE (+1)10:13 PM CT-Verlander allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings while not receiving a decision in Thursday's 5-4 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: He left with a 3-2 lead the Tigers' bullpen failed to hold in the eighth. Verlander is 4-1 over his last seven starts and finishes the first half with 120 strikeouts in 117 1/3 innings, albeit with an ordinary 4.07 ERA.
July 2 5:13 PM PT6:13 PM MT7:13 PM CT8:13 PM ET20:13 ET0:13 GMT8:13 5:13 PM MST7:13 PM EST7:43 PM VEN4:13 UAE (+1)7:13 PM CT-Verlander allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, and the Tigers won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Rays 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Verlander struck out eight and walked one as he improved to 5-2 in eight starts at Tropicana Field. The right-hander was coming off a start Sunday in which he gave up eight runs in 4 2-3 innings of a 9-3 loss to Cleveland. His next start is slated for Thursday in Toronto, and he has a 9.00 ERA in losing his last two against the Blue Jays.
June 27 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET11:00 ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST10:30 AM VEN19:00 UAE10:00 AM CT-Verlander was roughed up on Sunday when he gave up eight runs and nine hits - including four home runs - over 4 2/3 innings in a 9-3 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Verlander had been pitching well with a 5-2 record and a 2.34 ERA over his previous nine starts.
June 22 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Verlander held Seattle scoreless for five innings Tuesday before giving up a two-run homer to Kyle Seager in the sixth, but that was the only damage he allowed in seven innings as the Tigers won 4-2.
Analysis: Verlander was unable to win a fourth straight start but continues to pitch well and chew up innings. He's pitched into the seventh in nine consecutive outings, going 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings.
June 17 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Verlander allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings in the Tigers' 10-4 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Analysis: Verlander continued his mastery of the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Verlander improved to 13-5 in 22 starts in the ballpark. He's 5-2 with a 2.31 ERA in his last eight starts overall this season.
May 31 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Verlander was beaten Monday.
Analysis: Verlander, known best for his pending nuptials to model Kate Upton, up only one hit in the first seven innings while retiring the first 12 Angels he faced. He recorded one out in the eighth and surrendered four runs and finished with seven strikeouts.
May 25 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Verlander was brilliant Tuesday.
Analysis: Verlander, known best for his relationship with model Kate Upton, struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings. He's allowed only four runs over his last four starts and gave up three hits and two walks in a 108-pitch effort.
May 19 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help Detroit beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Verlander, known best for his relationship with model Kate Upton, allowed six hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings while matching his season high in strikeouts. He joined Mickey Lolich as the two pitchers in franchise history with 2,000 career strikeouts.
May 14 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Verlander threw a complete game in a hard-luck 1-0 loss Friday at Baltimore.
Analysis: He held Baltimore's potent lineup to a run on four hits while striking out eight in eight innings. Verlander appears to be back on track after a poor beginning to the season, as he spun seven scoreless innings against Texas in his previous start.
May 9 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Verlander didn't get a decision Sunday against Texas despite his best outing of the season.
Analysis: The 2011 AL MVP yielded three hits and fanned nine over seven scoreless innings before the Rangers scored seven times against Detroit's bullpen en route to an 8-3 win. Verlander bounced back nicely from his previous start, when he was rocked for seven runs in five innings in a loss at Cleveland.
May 3 11:33 AM PT12:33 PM MT1:33 PM CT2:33 PM ET14:33 ET18:33 GMT2:33 11:33 AM MST1:33 PM EST2:03 PM VEN22:33 UAE1:33 PM CT-Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night's Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring.
Analysis: E! reports that Upton and Verlander have been dating for more than three years.
Apr. 28 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Verlander moved to 2-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Verlander allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, his third straight quality start since allowing seven runs against Pittsburgh on April 11.
Apr. 23 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Verlander gave up two runs and four hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings of Friday's 2-1 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Despite the loss, Verlander turned in his best start of the season. He entered with a .323 opponent batting average.
Apr. 12 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Verlander was roughed up by the Pirates on Monday, allowing seven runs and 10 hits over 4 1-3 innings of a 7-4 loss at Comerica Park.
Analysis: Verlander was coming off a solid debut in which he gave up three runs and three hits over six innings in an 8-7, 11-inning win at Miami on April 5. He's likely to run hot and cold throughout the season.
Mar. 20 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Verlander was tagged for dingers twice by Bryce Harper on Sunday.
Analysis: Verlander hadn't allowed a run in three starts of exhibition play until the NL MVP kicked his butt.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2005 Det 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 15 9 9 1 5 0 7 1.76 7.15
2006 Det 17 9 0 - 0 30 30 1 186.0 187 78 75 21 60 1 124 1.33 3.63
2007 Det 18 6 0 - 0 32 32 1 201.2 181 88 82 20 67 3 183 1.23 3.66
2008 Det 11 17 0 - 0 33 33 1 201.0 195 119 108 18 87 8 163 1.40 4.84
2009 Det 19 9 0 - 0 35 35 3 240.0 219 99 92 20 63 5 269 1.18 3.45
2010 Det 18 9 0 - 0 33 33 4 224.1 190 89 84 14 71 0 219 1.16 3.37
2011 Det 24 5 0 - 0 34 34 4 251.0 174 73 67 24 57 0 250 0.92 2.40
2012 Det 17 8 0 - 0 33 33 6 238.1 192 81 70 19 60 2 239 1.06 2.64
2013 Det 13 12 0 - 0 34 34 0 218.1 212 94 84 19 75 1 217 1.31 3.46
2014 Det 15 12 0 - 0 32 32 0 206.0 223 114 104 18 65 1 159 1.40 4.54
2015 Det 5 8 0 - 0 20 20 1 133.1 113 56 50 13 32 1 113 1.09 3.38
2016 Det 10 6 0 - 0 21 21 1 138.1 111 58 56 17 39 0 144 1.08 3.64
Career 167 103 0 - 0 339 339 22 2249.2 2012 958 881 204 681 22 2087 1.20 3.52

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Det 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Det 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Det 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 Det 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Det 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Det 34 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Det 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Det 32 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2016 Det 21 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Career 339 35 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 .086 .086 .086

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2006 Det Total 1 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 21.2 26 17 14 5 10 0 23 5.82
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 7 3 3 1 4 0 5 5.06
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 7 4 4 2 1 0 6 6.75
    WS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.0 12 10 7 2 5 0 12 5.73
2011 Det Total 2 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 20.1 19 12 12 2 10 0 25 5.31
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.0 6 5 5 0 5 0 12 5.00
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 13 7 7 2 5 0 13 5.56
2012 Det Total 3 1 0 - 0 4 4 1 28.1 16 7 7 4 6 0 29 2.22
    LDS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 1 16.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 22 0.56
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 8.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1.08
    WS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 6 5 5 2 1 0 4 11.25
2013 Det Total 1 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 23.0 10 1 1 1 3 0 31 0.39
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 15.0 6 0 0 0 2 0 21 0.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 8.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 10 1.13
2014 Det Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 5.40
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 4 5.40
Career 7 5 0 - 0 16 16 1 98.1 77 40 37 13 30 0 112 3.39

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Det Total 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det Total 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1271 98 88 93.1 56.82
Curveball 335 83 74 77.9 14.98
Slider 403 91 81 87.2 18.02
Changeup 228 89 81 85.1 10.19

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