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35 Justin Verlander SP

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
90%82%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
227.216-903.0425457
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015DET583.3820201100133.1113565013332113
2016DET1693.0434342000227.2171817730857254

Player Updates

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Tigers' Justin Verlander: Will start Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed over the weekend that Verlander will start Opening Day against the White Sox, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander's appointment does not come as a surprise, as he will start Opening Day for the ninth time in his career -- the second-most times in team history, behind only Jack Morris. Verlander had one of the best seasons of his career in 2016, finishing 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 254:57 K:BB over 227.2 innings.

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Tigers' Justin Verlander: Can't secure postseason berth with dominant start
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Verlander (16-9) allowed just one run on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts across seven strong innings Sunday versus the Braves, but took a tough-luck loss.

Verlander was called upon to start with a postseason berth on the line, and although he twirled another excellent outing, the sacrifice fly he allowed in the first stood up as the winning run in a pitchers' duel with Julio Teheran. Verlander enjoyed a return to form this season, compiling an impressive 3.04 ERA and 1.00 WHIP to go along with a 10.1 K/9 over 227.2 innings. Now 33 years old, Verlander will enter 2017 once again a coveted fantasy asset after a couple of years in the wilderness.

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Tigers' Justin Verlander: Sets new career high in Tuesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (16-8) silenced the Indians for 7.2 innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out 12 in Tuesday's victory.

Some might contribute Verlander's success Tuesday to the hangover the Indians were feeling following their division-clinching victory Monday. Such an assumption may be fair for a run-of-the-mill pitcher, but Verlander has been one of the most dominant arms in the game for more than a decade, and 2016 has been no different. Verlander's career has been drenched in HOF-worthy accolades (including the 2006 AL ROY, 2011 AL Cy Young and 2011 AL MVP), yet he was able to add another feat to his towering list of accomplishments with his latest performance. Verlander's 12 punchouts against the Indians marked the eighth time this year he's whiffed 10-plus batters in a start, a new career high for the 33-year-old. He's scheduled to start the season finale Sunday in Atlanta.

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Tigers' Justin Verlander: Strikes out 11 en route to 15th win
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Verlander set down 11 hitters on strikes while allowing two runs on four hits over six innings in Thursday's doubleheader-sweeping win over the Twins.

Verlander's 15th win of 2016 was actually his first in nearly a month, dating back to Aug. 26; the fault for that lies more with the Tigers' offense than with the 33-year-old fireballer. Indeed, despite having blown past his previous career high in homers allowed (24) with a whopping 30 this year, Verlander's had a great year by virtually every other metric. His strikeout rate has rebounded unbelievably from a disappointing past couple years -- in fact, his current 9.89 K/9 is the second-highest of his career. That's why even with all the long balls, he owns his best ERA (3.21) since 2012 and his best WHIP (1.01) since 2011.

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Tigers' Justin Verlander: Masterful in seven-inning effort Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Verlander didn't factor into the decision against the Indians on Saturday despite pitching seven strong innings. He struck out seven, walked four, and allowed only one hit.

The ace right-hander had some trouble with his control, but was otherwise dominant, inducing 16 swinging strikes in a bounce-back effort following a five-inning loss to the Orioles in his last trip to the mound. While a complete lack of run support denied him any chance of victory, Verlander now has quality starts in 11 of his last 12 starts. He'll look to secure an eighth season with at least 15 wins when he takes on the Royals next Friday.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 110.200 2.85033139
vs RHB 110.000 3.35023107
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/31CHW0007.03209
9/5@CHW0007.082111
9/11BAL0105.07327
9/17@CLE0007.01047
9/22@MIN1006.042211
9/27CLE1007.240112
10/2@ATL0107.06118
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005DET02 7.15220000 11.115991157
2006DET179 3.6330301100 186.0187787521660124
2007DET186 3.6632321100 201.21818882201967183
2008DET1117 4.8433331000 201.0195119108181487163
2009DET199 3.4535353100 240.0219999220663269
2010DET189 3.3733334000 224.1190898414671219
2011DET245 2.4034344200 251.0174736724357250
2012DET178 2.6433336100 238.1192817019560239
2013DET1312 3.4634340000 218.1212948419475217
2014DET1512 4.5432320000 206.022311410418565159
2015DET58 3.3820201100 133.1113565013332113
2016DET169 3.0434342000 227.2171817730857254
Total 173106 3.47352352237002339.02072981902217806992197
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005DET2000000000 --- --- ---
2006DET30100000000 .000 .000 .000
2007DET32400000300 .000 .000 .000
2008DET33500000300 .000 .000 .000
2009DET35200000100 .000 .000 .000
2010DET33400000300 .000 .000 .000
2011DET34400000300 .000 .000 .000
2012DET33400000100 .000 .000 .000
2013DET34200000100 .000 .000 .000
2014DET32612000000 .333 .333 .333
2015DET20000000000 --- --- ---
2016DET34511000200 .200 .200 .200
Total 35237230001700 .081 .081 .081
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005DETP2252210 .800
2006DETP303038112434 .921
2007DETP323224717001.000
2008DETP33333372421 .939
2009DETP353536142024 .944
2010DETP333351153423 .961
2011DETP343450123352 .900
2012DETP333353252443 .925
2013DETP343438191725 .947
2014DETP323239102362 .846
2015DETP2020178631 .824
2016DETP34343772912 .973
Total  3523524211372533127 .926
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2005DET01511 1.3610001 .31354 16.7 .4790
2006DET1196202 1.0715815 .266776 12.2 .4140
2007DET3186230 0.85412217 .233866 11.9 .3580
2008DET8182239 0.8289236 .254880 13.3 .3770
2009DET5172252 0.72916348 .243982 10.8 .3690
2010DET0206233 0.922473211 .228925 10.7 .3390
2011DET0217268 0.85105227 .192969 8.4 .3130
2012DET2231229 1.08164112 .217956 9.7 .3310
2013DET1177240 0.80214313 .253925 12.0 .3760
2014DET1188253 0.81134015 .275893 12.8 .4260
2015DET199175 0.6134202 .229535 10.0 .3570
2016DET1154259 0.6356306 .207903 9.3 .3680
Total 2320232591 0.8311565291773 .2369664 11.0 .3660
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006DET12 5.82440000 21.2261714501023
2011DET21 5.31440000 20.1191212211025
2012DET31 2.22441100 28.1167740629
2013DET11 0.39330000 23.0101110331
2014DET00 5.40110000 5.06331014
Total 75 3.3916161100 98.177403713130112
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005 AA-Erie20 0.2877000 32.2111111732
2005 A-Lakeland92 1.671313200 86.07019163719104
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens00 3.2422000 8.1104301212
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/225
Birthdate:
2/20/1983
Age:
34
Hometown:
Manakin-Sabot, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:

MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2006: AL Rookie of the Year
2009: AL Strike Out Leader
2011: AL Most Valuable Player;AL Cy Young;AL ERA Leader;AL Strike Out Leader
2012: AL Strike Out Leader