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35 Justin Verlander SP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%90%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
132.211-402.9816028
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018HOU1692.5234341100214.0156636028837290
2019HOU1142.982010000132.280454426428160

Player Updates

July 14, 2019 09:56 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Wins 11th game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (11-4) allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Rangers on Sunday.

It's no secret that Verlander's biggest problem this season has been tossing up homers, but he kept the ball in the park Sunday. It was the first outing for Verlander without allowing a home run since June 6. Despite the long ball, Verlander is still experiencing a great season with 11 wins, 2.98 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, .169 batting average against and 160 strikeouts in 132.2 innings. Verlander will face the Rangers again at home Friday.

July 5, 2019 11:44 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Homer issues continue in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (10-4) took the loss Friday as the Astros were downed 5-4 by the Angels, allowing four runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over seven innings while striking out six.

The 36-year-old is suddenly having major problems keeping the ball in the park. Verlander has been tagged for multiple homers in four of his last five starts, posting a 4.91 ERA over that stretch despite a strong 43:8 K:BB through 33 innings. His numbers on the season remain excellent, but look for the right-hander to try and make some adjustments over the All-Star break.

June 23, 2019 07:08 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Fans nine in 10th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (10-3) picked up the win Sunday against the Yankees, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out nine.

Verlander was dialed in Sunday aside from a shaky fifth inning, during which he allowed a pair of singles before serving up a three-run homer to DJ LeMahieu. The veteran right-hander has struggled a bit to keep the ball in the yard this season, allowing 21 homers through 17 starts (1.65 HR/9), though he still owns an impressive 2.67 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 142:22 K:BB across 114.2 innings. Verlander will look to keep things rolling in his next outing, which will come at home against the Mariners.

June 19, 2019 02:44 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Serves up three homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (9-3) took the loss Tuesday versus the Reds, surrendering four runs on six hits across seven innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

It's only the third time all season Verlander has given up more than three runs in a start, and it's also the third time he's allowed three home runs. The 36-year-old continues to mostly overwhelm hitters and has an impressive 2.59 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 133:20 K:BB, but the 20 homers given up through 15 starts puts him on pace to crush his career-worst mark of 30. Next up for Verlander is an exciting matchup Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

June 13, 2019 04:56 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Strikes out 15 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander compiled 15 strikeouts and allowed three runs on four hits and no walks through seven innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Wednesday.

It's hard to be more dominant than Verlander was in this one, forcing 29 swinging strikes in the quality start. The odd part of the stat line comes from three solo home runs that put a small damper on an otherwise spectacular performance. The 36-year-old can give up the long ball on occasion as evidenced by a 1.5 HR/9, but he's having another stellar campaign with a 9-2 record, a 2.50 ERA and an 11.2 K/9. Verlander will look to keep rolling in his next start Tuesday against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

June 8, 2019 12:52 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: No-decision despite quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander didn't factor into the decision against the Mariners on Thursday, giving up three earned runs on five hits over 6.1 innings, striking out seven and walking none in the Astros' 8-7 extra-innings victory.

The right-hander logged a sixth straight quality start but was forced to settle for a no-decision as the Astros needed 14 innings to finally claim the victory. Verlander is showing no signs of slowing down at age 36, as he's posting his customarily dominant numbers to the tune of a 2.40 ERA, a phenomenal 0.74 WHIP and a 110:19 K:BB over 93.2 innings.

June 2, 2019 07:40 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Fans eight in ninth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (9-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the A's, giving up one run on four hits and two walks over eight innings while striking out eight.

A solo shot by Stephen Piscotty in the second inning was the only blemish on Verlander's night. The right-hander now has 11 quality starts on the year, including five straight, and he's in rarefied territory on the all-time strikeouts list -- Saturday's performance moved him past Cy Young into 21st place with 2,809 career K's. Up next on the list: Mike Mussina at 2,813 strikeouts and a spot in the top 20, a feat Verlander should achieve Thursday in Seattle.

May 26, 2019 08:56 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Hit with rare loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (8-2) allowed three runs on six hits and struck out six over seven innings Sunday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Verlander turned in a quality start, but his offense was unable to get him off the hook for the loss. The right-hander yielded a run in the third, fourth and fifth innings prior to exiting with a two-run deficit. Verlander continues to throw the baseball well in 2019, posting a 2.38 ERA and 0.74 WHIP with a 95:17 K:BB across 79.1 frames.

May 21, 2019 11:24 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Dominates ChiSox for eighth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (8-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the White Sox, allowing one run on one hit and one walk over eight innings while striking out a season-high 12.

The perennial Cy Young contender took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, before Jose Abreu took him deep with one out. Verlander has delivered three straight quality starts and nine in 11 trips to the mound this season, and he'll take a 2.24 ERA and 89:17 K:BB through 72.1 innings into his next outing Sunday, at home against the Red Sox.

May 16, 2019 12:48 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Shines in win versus Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verland (7-1) allowed a run on two hits and two walks, striking out nine batters over seven innings to earn the win in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Tigers.

Verlander gave his former team very little to work with in this outing. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 2.38 in 64.1 innings this year. He also has a 0.79 WHIP and 77 strikeouts. Verlander has allowed one run or fewer in seven of his 10 starts, and he will look to continue his early-season success against the White Sox on Tuesday.

May 11, 2019 07:48 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Dominant in sixth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (6-1) struck out eight and picked up the win in Friday's 3-0 victory over the Rangers, scattering one hit and two walks over seven scoreless innings.

Only one Texas batter even reached second base all night -- Hunter Pence drew a walk and Nomar Mazara got hit by a pitch in the fourth inning with two outs -- in the closest thing the Rangers managed to a rally off Verlander. The right-hander will carry a 2.51 ERA and 68:14 K:BB through 57.1 innings into his next start Wednesday in Detroit.

May 6, 2019 12:24 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Whiffs seven in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (5-1) tossed 6.1 innings Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while earning the victory over the Angels. He struck out seven batters.

The four runs he allowed all came off home runs, including two from Jonathan Lucroy. In 50.1 innings this season, he's already given up 10 long balls; he didn't allow his 10th homer in 2018 until late June. Verlander still sports a strong 2.86 ERA and 60:12 K:BB. Still looking for his first outing without coughing up a homer, the veteran righty will face Texas on Friday.

April 29, 2019 10:44 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Tough-luck loss in Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (4-1) yielded one run on two hits and two walks in six innings Monday, taking the loss against the Twins. He struck out seven batters and allowed a home run.

It was Verlander's first loss of the year despite only allowing one run on a third-inning solo shot from Ehire Adrianza. Still, he lowered his ERA to a terrific 2.45 in 44 innings alongside a 53:11 K:BB. His fastball velocity is down a touch this year, but he has the stuff to work around the slight dip. Verlander will look for his fifth win Sunday against the Angels.

April 25, 2019 04:08 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Dominant in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (4-0) gave up one run on four hits with no walks while striking out eight through eight innings in a win over the Twins on Wednesday.

It was a terrific start for Verlander as he rode 13 swinging strikes to eight strikeouts and another victory. The 36-year-old has given up a home run in every start this season and has a ridiculous 16 percent HR/FB ratio. The right-hander has been dominant otherwise with a 2.61 ERA, 10.9 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 through six starts. Verlander will look to stay hot in his next start Monday in Minnesota.

April 20, 2019 12:48 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Fans eight Rangers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (3-0) picked up the win Friday, allowing one run on three hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out eight in a 7-2 victory over the Rangers.

The veteran ace was staked to a 3-0 lead before he even set foot on the mound, and Verlander never gave Texas a chance to get back into the game. He'll take a 3.00 ERA and dominant 38:9 K:BB through 30 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Twins.

April 14, 2019 06:04 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Dominates M's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (2-0) picked up the win Saturday, allowing one run on two hits over six innings while striking out 11 in a 3-1 victory over the Mariners.

A Mitch Haniger solo shot in the fourth inning was the only blemish on Verlander's line, as he threw 76 of 105 pitches for strikes, including 16 swinging strikes. The right-hander now sports a 3.52 ERA and eye-popping 30:6 K:BB through 23 innings, and he'll look to keep rolling Friday on the road against the Rangers.

April 8, 2019 10:20 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Posts quality start in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander gave up three earned runs on seven hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Monday, striking out six and walking two as the Astros eventually prevailed 4-3.

Verlander had a rough outing against the Rangers in his last start, and while he still wasn't quite back to his usual lights-out self in this one, he did manage to bounce back with a quality start as the Astros rallied for the victory. Verlander will take a 4.24 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP and a 19:6 K:BB into his next trip to the mound, which will come against the hot-hitting Mariners on Saturday.

April 3, 2019 02:00 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Labors against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four across four innings Tuesday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.

Verlander had surprisingly spotty command, with his four walks representing his highest total in a regular-season game since July 8, 2017. Things unraveled for him in the fifth inning when he allowed the first four batters to reach base, resulting in two earned runs. It could have been even worse, as he left the game with runners on first and third but Will Harris worked out of the jam without allowing further damage. Verlander will look to bounce back in his next start, likely to come Monday against the Yankees.

March 28, 2019 09:32 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Sharp on Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (1-0) allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out nine across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Rays.

Verlander got off to a rocky start, allowing a solo home run to the first hitter he faced. However, he allowed just one hit across his final six innings of work and racked up an impressive 23 swinging strikes. Having thrown 102 pitches, Verlander appears to have no workload restrictions.

March 25, 2019 10:48 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Shuts down Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander allowed two hits and struck out nine over five scoreless innings Saturday against the Marlins.

Verlander put a nice cap on spring training, during which he posted a 2.60 ERA. He reported being out of sync earlier in the camp but found something by watching video Friday and made adjustments Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The right-hander didn't get into detail but said the adjustment revolves around the way he's loading his hips. "I saw something I thought I could improve upon now," he said. "I think I told you guys how kind of off I was as I was trying to make some adjustments. I think that kind of led me down the path of where I'm at now. I was looking for some things. ... I'm pretty good intuitively listening to my body and it doesn't get much better than it does tonight for me with the feel I had." Verlander's next outing will come Opening Day, March 28, against the Rays.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 13.111 5.400213
vs LHB 68.200 2.7501494
vs RHB 64.000 3.2301466
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/6@SEA0006.15307
6/12MIL0007.043015
6/18@CIN0107.06418
6/23@NYY1007.04329
6/29SEA0005.05445
7/5LAA0107.07416
7/14@TEX1006.04217
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@TEX
W12-4
15
@LAA
L6-9
16
@LAA
10:07 pm
17
@LAA
10:07 pm
18
@LAA
9:07 pm
19
TEX
8:10 pm
20
TEX
7:10 pm
21
TEX
2:10 pm
22
OAK
8:10 pm
23
OAK
8:10 pm
24
OAK
2:10 pm
25
26
@STL
8:15 pm
27
@STL
7:15 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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28

33

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31

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31

17

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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
2017DET-HOU158 3.3633330000 206.0170807727472219
2018HOU169 2.5234341100 214.0156636028837290
2019HOU114 2.9820200000 132.280454426428160
Total 215127 3.37439439248002891.2247811691083298968362866
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
2017DET-HOU33601010400 .167 .167 .167
2018HOU34501000200 .200 .200 .200
2019HOU20200000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 43950250102400 .100 .100 .100
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
2017DET-HOUP333324101311 .958
2018HOUP34342071210 .950
2019HOUP202017116001.000
Total  4394394821652843328 .932
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
2017DET-HOU4148236 0.6891105 .221849 10.7 .3700
2018HOU0105237 0.4634325 .200833 8.5 .3600
2019HOU093142 0.6861003 .169508 7.6 .3780
Total 2723693206 0.7913371331986 .22911854 10.6 .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
2017HOU41 2.21651000 36.2229932838
2018HOU21 4.15330000 17.1118820817
Total 137 3.1925242100 152.1110575418346167
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:
36
Hometown:
Manakin-Sabot, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
15
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
2016: AL Strike Out Leader
2017: AL LCS MVP
2018: AL Strike Out Leader