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Justin Verlander
ERA W-L K
4.54 15-12 159
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 171.38
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)


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Sep. 25 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Verlander nailed down his 15th win in a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Analysis: Verlander appears to be rounding into form just in time for the playoffs for Detroit - he's won back-to-back starts while limiting opponents to two runs over 15 1-3 innings.
Sep. 20 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET14:41 ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST2:11 PM VEN22:41 UAE1:41 PM CT-Verlander cruised to his 14th win Friday.
Analysis: Verlander yielded a run over 7 1-3 innings and faces the ChiSox next.
Aug. 20 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers' rotation on Saturday. The right-hander threw for the second straight day Wednesday and said it's ''strong to quite strong'' that he will start one game of a doubleheader against Minnesota.
Analysis: Verlander will throw a light bullpen Thursday. He is 10-11 with a 4.76 ERA in 25 starts this season.
Aug. 11 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Verlander has inflammation in his right shoulder. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says an MRI on Verlander's shoulder revealed no structural damage but the Cy Young winner will likely miss at least one start for the slumping Tigers.
Analysis: Verlander left Monday night's 11-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after giving up five runs in one inning. He complained of discomfort in the shoulder but Ausmus stressed the initial plan for Verlander is rest and not surgery.
Aug. 2 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Verlander equaled his longest outing of the season, pitching eight solid innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Analysis: A day after the AL Central-leading Tigers added star left-hander David Price to their rotation, Verlander (10-9) showed signs that he might be rounding into form. He allowed two runs and eight hits, striking out five without a walk. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.66.
July 27 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET14:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE1:19 PM CT-Verlander lost again Saturday.
Analysis: Verlander allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings with four strikeouts and a walk. His next start is against Colorado.
July 22 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE1:50 PM CT-Verlander allowed three runs over 6 2-3 innings, earning the win in Monday's 4-3 victory at Arizona.
Analysis: Verlander is 3-1 in four starts this month despite a 5.04 ERA. He's likely to remain a risky fantasy option down the stretch.
July 14 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Verlander's dismal first half ended Sunday.
Analysis: Verlander gave up four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked one. He owns baseball's seventh-worst ERA at 4.88. He has been terrible.
July 9 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Verlander won his second straight start Tuesday, though he was mediocre in a 14-5 victory over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Verlander gave up five runs over six innings, allowing five hits and two walks.
July 3 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Verlander overcame a pair of long home runs in the first inning and left with a comfortable lead after the sixth as the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3 for a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Verlander started the day looking like the pitcher who has been searching for his mechanics for most of the season before he got his act together somewhat. Verlander wasn't sharp, allowing nine hits, but he didn't walk a batter.
June 28 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Verlander did not get a decision in Friday's loss.
Analysis: Verlander allowed six hits with three runs and eight strikeouts in six innings to remain winless since May 30. He faces the powerful A's next.
June 22 12:59 PM PT1:59 PM MT2:59 PM CT3:59 PM ET15:59 ET19:59 GMT3:59 12:59 PM MST2:59 PM EST3:29 PM VEN23:59 UAE2:59 PM CT-Verlander took a step in the right direction Saturday.
Analysis: Verlander was one out away from winning for the only the second time in seven starts, but closer Joe Nathan blew a save for the fifth time this season. Verlander showed signs of his old form as he allowed two runs in seven innings.
May 10 1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins beat Justin Verlander for the first time in over four years, 2-1 on Friday night.
Analysis: Verlander (4-2, 2.67 ERA) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked two. It was his first loss in his last 10 decisions against the Twins. The last time they beat him was April 27, 2010.
May 5 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth straight decision, leading Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 9-4 Sunday and extending the Tigers' winning streak to a season-high five games.
Analysis: Verlander (4-1) allowed three runs, four hits and four walks in seven innings with seven strikeouts. Jarrod Dyson hit a two-run triple in the seventh and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nori Aoki, who walked his first three times up. Verlander pitched no-hitters against Milwaukee in June 2007 and versus Toronto in May 2011. He improved to 17-5 against the Royals, the best winning percentage (.773) among active pitchers with 10 decisions or more.
Apr. 23 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Verlander (3-1, 2.18 ERA) had little to worry about in his third straight win after allowing a first-inning homer to Jose Abreu. He allowed two runs and eight hits, striking out seven and walking two.
Apr. 18 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Verlander recorded his second straight victory Thursday against Cleveland, though he lasted just five innings.
Analysis: Verlander yielded six hits, four walks and three unearned runs while striking out seven. He owns a 2.08 ERA through four starts.
Apr. 13 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Verlander had the first two hits of his career and pitched seven strong innings to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Analysis: Verlander, who came in 0 for 26 with 15 strikeouts, singled up the middle off Ian Kennedy in the second inning and had a base hit to right in the fourth, although he had to hustle to avoid being thrown out by Chris Denorfia. Verlander scored on Torii Hunter's two-run single in the fourth. Verlander (1-1, 2.57 ERA) allowed two runs and eight hits, struck out eight and walked one.
Apr. 7 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE2:33 PM CT-Verlander suffered Sunday's 3-1 loss to the O's.
Analysis: Verlander gave up two runs on five hits and two walks over eight innings. He struck out three, moving past Tommy Bridges and into fourth place on the franchise's all-time list with 1,674 in his career, but isn't pleased with that part of his game after fanning just two in his first start. "You get a feel for strikeouts and my feel for those isn't there yet," Verlander said.
Feb. 15 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)2:47 PM CT-Verlander threw 41 pitches in his first official bullpen session of spring training.
Analysis: Verlander is recovering from surgery on his abdomen in early January. He's trying to tone it down this spring and Tigers rookie manager Brad Ausmus says Verlander is mostly setting his own pace. Verlander was slated to throw 40 pitches Saturday, but instead threw 41. It's the third time Verlander has thrown off the mound since coming in ahead of the official pitchers and catchers reporting date, but it is the longest stint he's had.
Feb. 11 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Verlander says he threw about 20 pitches off a mound on Monday.
Analysis: Verlander spoke with reporters Tuesday and said he didn't have any pain in his groin and hip. The right-hander had surgery on Jan. 9. The 30-year-old Verlander says he hurt his groin doing squats, and that he also had what was believed to be a pre-existing abdominal problem. Verlander says he would like to pitch in five spring training games, if possible, but there is also a plan for if he is unable to do that.

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