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Justin Verlander
3.04 16-9 254
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-5 / 225 NFBC ADP: 42.94
Position: SPBorn: 2/20/1983 Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Tigers (2004)

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Oct. 3 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Verlander closed out a bounce-back season Sunday by allowing one run over seven innings in a 1-0 loss to the Braves. He had eight strikeouts.
Analysis: Verlander went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 34 starts. It's his most wins and lowest ERA since 2012. His 254 strikeouts were his most since a career high 269 in 2009.
Sep. 27 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Verlander took advantage of the Indians' reserves Tuesday, striking out 12 over 7 2/3 innings in a 12-0 win.
Analysis: Verlander is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA in his last eight starts. He's fanned 70 over 53 1/3 innings during that span.
Sep. 23 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET0:27 ET4:27 GMT12:27 9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST11:57 PM VEN8:27 UAE11:27 PM CT-Verlander helped the Tigers finish off Thursday's doubleheader sweep of Minnesota by matching a season high with 11 strikeouts and yielding two runs on four hits over six innings.
Analysis: If the Tigers reach the playoffs, Verlander's stellar second half will have played a big role. The resurgent hurler is 7-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 14 starts since the All-Star break and has fanned 114 batters in 95 2/3 innings over that span.
Sep. 17 5:27 PM PT6:27 PM MT7:27 PM CT8:27 PM ET20:27 ET0:27 GMT8:27 5:27 PM MST7:27 PM EST7:57 PM VEN4:27 UAE (+1)7:27 PM CT-Verlander rebounded from a rare non-quality start with seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball Saturday at Clevleand.
Analysis: Verlander has recorded quality starts in 12 of his last 13 outings, going 6-2 with a 2.11 ERA.
Sep. 11 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-For the first time since July 7, Verlander failed to record a quality start Sunday in a 3-1 loss to Baltimore. He allowed three runs - all one home runs - and seven hits over five innings.
Analysis: Verlander was 6-1 with a 2.09 ERA in his 11 previous starts.
Sep. 6 7:10 AM PT8:10 AM MT9:10 AM CT10:10 AM ET10:10 ET14:10 GMT22:10 7:10 AM MST9:10 AM EST9:40 AM VEN18:10 UAE9:10 AM CT-Verlander had another strong start Monday, allowing two runs while striking out 11 over seven innings in a 5-3, 11-inning win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Verlander has been particularly outstanding since the start of July, going 7-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 13 starts. He's eclipsed 200 strikeouts.
Aug. 31 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Verlander allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine in seven innings in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the White Sox. He retired the first eight hitters he faced, striking out six of them.
Analysis: Since the start of July, Verlander's 2.05 ERA is the best in the AL. He has 91 strikeouts over 83 1/3 innings in that stretch. His makes his next start Monday against the White Sox when he once again squares off with Chris Sale. He is 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in his last five starts against Chicago.
Aug. 26 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET22:22 ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST9:52 PM VEN6:22 UAE (+1)9:22 PM CT-Verlander won for the fifth time in six decisions, limiting the Angels to two runs and four hits over 7 2/3 innings Friday in a 4-2 victory.
Analysis: Verlander is 7-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his last 11 starts. He has allowed only 48 hits over 76 1/3 innings during that span while walking 18 and striking out 82.
Aug. 17 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Verlander allowed only four hits in seven-plus innings Tuesday, but three of them were homers as he gave up five runs - three earned - in a 6-1 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Verlander had gone 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his previous eight starts. The 22 home runs he's allowed this season are two shy of a career high. He's next scheduled to start Sunday against a Boston team which has hit an MLB-leading 49 homers since the All-Star break.
Aug. 11 11:16 AM PT12:16 PM MT1:16 PM CT2:16 PM ET14:16 ET18:16 GMT2:16 11:16 AM MST1:16 PM EST1:46 PM VEN22:16 UAE1:16 PM CT-Verlander didn't pick up a win Wednesday but was impressive once again, giving up a run and seven hits in seven innings at Seattle with two walks and six strikeouts.
Analysis: The right-hander, who threw a season-high 121 pitches Wednesday, is 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in eight outings since the beginning of July. He has 63 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings during that span while holding opponents to a .184 average.
Aug. 5 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET22:39 ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST10:09 PM VEN6:39 UAE (+1)9:39 PM CT-Verlander came up big again Friday, allowing two runs while striking out nine in six innings of a 4-3 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Verlander has recaptured his ace form by going 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 57 strikeouts over his last seven outings.
July 30 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Verlander went the distance Saturday, allowing two runs - both in the ninth - as the Tigers rallied for a 3-2 win over Houston.
Analysis: Though Verlander failed to hold a 1-0 lead in the ninth, he improved to 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last six starts.
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.

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