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35 Justin Verlander SP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%88%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
200.014-803.3820872
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016DET1693.0434342000227.2171817730857254
2017HOU1483.3832320000200.0164787525472208

Player Updates

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Astros' Justin Verlander: Working on changeup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander indicated his changeup last Friday was the best it's been in his four starts with the Astros, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Verlander threw the changeup just three times during Friday's start, but all resulted in strikes. He hasn't thrown more than three changeups in a start since July 24 and has thrown it just four percent of time all season. Despite being dominant since joining Houston -- 0.64 ERA in 28 innings as an Astro -- Verlander feels the need to add another weapon and has been working to incorporate a changeup with pitching coach Brent Strom. Given his success since joining the Astros, it's hard to imagine how much better Verlander could be with another weapon.

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Astros' Justin Verlander: Fires seven scoreless in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (14-8) pitched seven scoreless innings with just a hit and two walks allowed while striking out six batters to take the win against the Angels on Friday.

The veteran righty has now won all four of his starts as an Astro while allowing just two runs through 28 innings. It's an impressive stretch for Verlander, and he could prove to be the high-end arm that puts Houston over the top in the postseason. He's now sporting a 3.38 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.4 K/9 for the season, after all. Verlander lines up to make his final start of the regular season against Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

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Astros' Justin Verlander: Dominant again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (13-8) beat the Mariners on Sunday, holding them to one run on three hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

Verlander's made quite an impression on his new club, going 3-0 in three starts while allowing only two runs and posting a 26:3 K:BB over 21 innings since being acquired from Detroit. The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner clearly has plenty left in the tank at age 34 and is quickly putting himself back in the conversation with the game's elites. Expect another gem at home Saturday against the Angels.

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Astros' Justin Verlander: Razor sharp in win over Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (12-8) held the Angels scoreless over eight innings Tuesday, allowing just a single hit, a walk and a hit batsman to take home a 1-0 win. He struck out nine.

His first two starts as an Astro have been masterpieces, but Verlander's hot streak actually stretches back into early July -- over his last 13 starts, the veteran righty has put up a 100:22 K:BB alongside a 2.05 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. Verlander has won seven of his last eight decisions, and with a soft matchup coming up Sunday against a Seattle club that he's held to five earned runs over the course of four starts (26.1 innings) this season, there's no reason to expect him to slow down now.

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Astros' Justin Verlander: Wins in Astros debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (11-8) allowed one run on six hits and a walk while striking out seven over six innings in Houston's 3-1 win over Seattle on Tuesday.

The Mariners put up some long at-bats early against Verlander, running his pitch count to 103 before manager A.J. Hinch shook his hand after six innings. The newest Astro had to be sharp as Seattle's Ariel Miranda didn't allow a hit over six innings. With the score tied in the top of the seventh, Verlander's former and once-again current teammate, Cameron Maybin, launched a two-run homer, giving the starter his first win in an Astros uniform. It was reminiscent of an early-season game when Houston was the best team in the majors: a starter keeps the game close until the resilient offense picks him up in the later innings. Verlander and his fantasy owners will appreciate that type of support. With a day off and a doubleheader coming up necessitating some tweaks in the rotation, Verlander's next start is not expected until next Tuesday's series opener in Anaheim.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 21.021 1.710822
vs LHB 91.100 4.14042105
vs RHB 108.200 2.73030103
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/20LAD1008.02119
8/25@CHW0007.06228
8/30@COL1006.03119
9/5@SEA1006.06117
9/12@LAA1008.01019
9/17SEA1007.031110
9/22LAA1007.01026
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17
Sea
W7-1
18
19
CHW
W3-1
20
CHW
W4-3
21
CHW
L1-3
22
LAA
W3-0
23
LAA
W6-2
24
LAA
L5-7
25
@Tex
8:05 pm
26
@Tex
8:05 pm
27
@Tex
2:08 pm
28
@Bos
7:10 pm
29
@Bos
7:10 pm
30
@Bos
1:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
24

9

-1

21

23

20

24

1

10

4

14

14

7

10

5

19

41

28

32

38

18

27

23

66

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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-HOU148 3.3832320000 200.0164787525472208
Total 187114 3.46384384237002539.022361059977242847712405
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-HOU32601010400 .167 .167 .167
Total 38443240102100 .093 .093 .093
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-HOUP323224101311 .958
Total  3843844451472663228 .928
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-HOU4148229 0.7091105 .220825 10.8 .3660
Total 2721712820 0.8212466301778 .23510489 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:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
13
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