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35 Justin Verlander SP

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
92%10%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
6100371
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019HOU2162.583412100223.0137666436642300
2020HOU103.001000006.03222017

Player Updates

August 12, 2020 04:56 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Hopes to throw next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (forearm) hopes to resume throwing next week, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Verlander landed on the injured list with a strained right forearm after making just one start this season, though he denied initial reports that he was done for the year. That could of course still wind up being the case, as it won't become clear whether or not he has a shot to return until after the Astros see how his arm responds to renewed activity.

August 11, 2020 12:16 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Hasn't resumed throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager James Click said Monday that Verlander (forearm) still hasn't resumed throwing, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Verlander isn't progressing as quickly as he'd like to while he deals with a forearm strain, and the team is still waiting on the inflammation in his forearm to subside before it builds him back up. While the 37-year-old expressed optimism about his status when the injury first surfaced, whether he'll be ready to take the mound at some point in 2020 remains to be seen.

August 8, 2020 01:48 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Not progressing quickly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (forearm) isn't progressing as quickly as he'd like to, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Verlander was shut down with a forearm strain after making just one start this season, though he denied initial reports that he'd been ruled out for the year. This latest report doesn't seem to indicate a setback, as it only relates Verlander's recovery to his own aspirations. Manager Dusty Baker added, "He wanted to pitch yesterday." At the very least, it indicates that Verlander isn't making a miraculous recovery, and his chances of playing again this season remain up in the air.

July 26, 2020 07:48 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

The move isn't surprising after manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Verlander would be shut down for a couple weeks with a right forearm strain. The 36-year-old's availability for later in the season could become more clear once he's re-evaluated after his period of rest, but Verlander confirmed that there's a possibility for him to return at some point in 2020.

July 26, 2020 07:00 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Confirms potential for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (forearm) said on his personal Twitter page Sunday that he hopes to return in 2020.

Verlander disputed a report that said that he would miss the 2020 season and said that he'll rest in hopes of returning this season. "I'm hopeful that with some rest it will heal and I'll be able to return soon," Verlander said. While the 37-year-old faces a tight deadline for a potential return due to the shortened season, his update indicates that he could return at some point.

July 27, 2020 01:40 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Shut down with forearm strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander will be shut down for a couple of weeks with a right forearm strain, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

It was reported that Verlander should miss the entire season with a significant elbow injury, but manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that the right-hander underwent an MRI on Saturday and will be shut down for a couple of weeks before he's re-evaluated. Verlander's arm was reportedly tender during his start Friday, which prompted further evaluation. Baker's comments would suggest that there's a slight possibility that the 37-year-old could return this season, but it'd likely be difficult for him to recover fully during the shortened 2020 season.

July 26, 2020 05:32 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Significant elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander will miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The exact details of the injury are not clear at the moment, but it looks like his season is over.

July 25, 2020 04:40 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Fans seven in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (1-0) struck out seven and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings while earning the win Friday versus the Mariners.

The reigning AL Cy Young winner allowed solo home runs to Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seager but was able to prevent any additional damage. Verlander looks capable of maintaining his ace status for the Astros in 2020. His next turn on the hill comes Wednesday at home versus the Dodgers.

July 15, 2020 05:40 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Tapped for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander will start Opening Day for the Astros on July 24 against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The veteran right-hander was going to miss the original start of the season after undergoing groin surgery in mid-March, but he'll receive another Opening Day start following the multi-month shutdown. Verlander allowed a career-high 36 homers in 2019, but he still posted an impressive 2.58 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 300:42 K:BB over 223 innings to earn his second AL Cy Young award.

July 15, 2020 05:20 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Throws five scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander allowed three hits and struck out six batters over five scoreless innings in an intrasquad game Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Verlander got his pitch count up to 67 (46 strikes) in what was his second-to-last camp outing before likely getting the ball on Opening Day, July 24, against Seattle. His previous outing was a three-inning simulated game. The AL's reigning Cy Young winner appears to be past the groin injury he sustained during spring training.

July 10, 2020 05:20 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Throws three innings in sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (groin) threw three hitless innings in a simulated game Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Facing Houston's presumed everyday lineup, minus Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed), Verlander struck out five and did not have a ball leave the infield. The only baserunner against Verlander reached via error. The right-hander unveiled slight tweaked mechanics, which lowered his release point relative to where it was in 2019. While last year's AL Cy Young winner told manager Dusty Baker last month that he was healthy and free of pain, it's good to see him actually get onto the field and dominate again after undergoing right groin surgery in mid-March. Verlander would appear on track for Opening Day.

June 25, 2020 12:40 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Healthy and clear of pain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (groin/lat) told manager Dusty Baker that he's healthy and pain free, though Baker noted "we don't know yet" about his endurance, Brandon Scott of 610 Sports Radio reports.

It's not confirmation that Verlander will be ready to go when Opening Day comes around a month from now, but it appears things are trending in that direction. The veteran right-hander underwent right groin surgery in mid-March and also dealt with a lat strain, but he may not end up missing any games due to the shortened season. Verlander has been throwing since April and has been working off a mound since at least mid-June, though the specifics of his workouts remain unclear. More information should be available once players officially report to team facilities next week.

June 15, 2020 05:12 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Gets back on mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (groin/lat) posted a video Monday on his personal Instagram account featuring him throwing a bullpen session. "Ready. Let's go!!" Verlander captioned the video.

Though the Astros have yet to confirm that Verlander will be ready to pitch when the MLB season resumes, the two-time Cy Young winner's ability to complete a bullpen session suggests he's moved past the groin surgery he required and the mild right lat strain he developed during spring training. Verlander will presumably ramp up the intensity of his throwing sessions at home in the next few weeks before likely reporting back to the Astros with few restrictions, if any, when teams are allowed to reconvene.

April 30, 2020 02:48 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Feeling strong post-surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander said Thursday that he's doing "very well" in his recovery from groin surgery and a right lat strain, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. "Particularly this week, I've made a big stride forward," Verlander noted, regarding his progression through a throwing program.

Verlander appears to be more concerned about the health of his lat rather than his groin at this juncture, as he noted that he's not quite throwing long toss at 100 percent as a safeguard against re-injuring his lat. The fact that he's pleased with where he stands in his recovery at this stage can at least be taken as a positive sign, and the 37-year-old looks like he'll be on track to make regular starts for Houston whenever the MLB season resumes.

April 15, 2020 10:28 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (groin) has begun to throw, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports.

This was Verlander's first baseball activity since undergoing right groin surgery March 17. He first felt groin discomfort early in training camp and later left a spring training start March 3 due to a strained back muscle. "He was having a little trouble on and off, and it kind of messes with your head in spring training when you feel great one day and the next day you don't and the next day you feel back," Astros manager Dusty Baker said. "So this has actually probably been a blessing in disguise for him." The 37-year-old right-hander and reigning American League Cy Young Award winner could be ready when baseball resumes following the coronavirus pandemic.

March 30, 2020 07:16 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: On schedule in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (groin) is on schedule in his recovery from groin surgery, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Reporters had a conference call Friday with Astros general manager James Click. who relayed Verlander's recovering well and is "ready to get back out there as soon as he possibly can." Verlander underwent right groin surgery March 17 and was given a six-week recovery estimate. Under that schedule, Verlander could be ready to pitch by the time MLB resumes normal operations following the coronavirus pandemic.

March 18, 2020 02:48 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Out six weeks after groin surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (lat) underwent surgery on his right groin Tuesday and will be out for six weeks, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Verlander left a spring training game in early March with what was originally called right triceps soreness and was later referred to as a mild lat strain. He had also battled what seemed to be a minor groin issue early in camp, but it's now that issue which is seemingly the larger concern. Verlander will still have to build his arm strength back up following his six-week shutdown, a period which will end in late April. With the start to the season uncertaintain due to the coronavirus pandemic, whether or not he winds up missing any time remains to be seen.

March 9, 2020 01:48 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Doesn't expect to make Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander (lat) said Monday that it would "probably take a miracle" for him to be ready to return by Opening Day, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Verlander was pulled from his start Sunday against the Mets with an injury which was originally referred to as right triceps soreness but is now being called a mild lat strain. He's been shut down from throwing for an undetermined period, though both he and the Astros have expressed some optimism that he avoided a particularly serious injury. Verlander has only thrown 4.2 innings this spring, so he'll need to complete his spring buildup once he's cleared to throw again.

March 9, 2020 05:52 PM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Shut down with mild lat strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander was shut down Monday after being diagnosed with a mild lat strain, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Despite reportedly feeling better Monday, Verlander underwent an MRI that revealed the strain. The Astros will elect to shut him down as a result, but it's unclear how long he'll be on the shelf. General manager James Click called the MRI results "positive," but he wasn't able to reveal a timeline for Verlander's return. It's unclear whether the right-hander will be ready for Opening Day.

March 9, 2020 11:16 AM
Astros' Justin Verlander: Feeling better but no results yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verlander is feeling better Monday but is still awaiting the results of his triceps MRI, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Verlander left his start Sunday against the Mets after just two of his scheduled four innings due to right triceps soreness. The Astros called his removal precautionary, and the fact that he's feeling better is certainly encouraging, but it won't be clear whether he's set for a lengthy absence until his MRI results are known.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 115.000 2.50025171
vs RHB 108.000 2.67017129
Last 7 Games
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7/24SEA1006.03217
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020HOU103.001100006.03222017
2019HOU2162.5834342100223.0137666436642300
2018HOU1692.5234341100214.0156636028837290
2017HOU1583.3633330000206.0170807727472219
2016DET1693.0434342000227.7171817730857254
2015DET583.3820201100133.3113565013332113
2014DET15124.540320000206.022311410418565159
2013DET13123.470340000218.3212948419475217
2012DET1782.650336100238.3192817019560239
2011DET2452.400344200251.0174736724357250
2010DET1893.370334000224.3190898414671219
2009DET1993.450353100240.0219999220663269
2008DET11174.840331000201.0195119108181487163
2007DET1863.670321100201.71818882201967183
2006DET1793.630301100186.0187787521660124
2005DET027.3002000011.315991157
Total2261293.330454269002988.0253811921105310988513013
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020HOU0732.3000000.1500.667216.00
2019HOU01502110.7000004.1720.8038477.47
2018HOU01052370.4000325.2000.9028338.45
2017HOU41482360.6000105.2211.17584910.75
2016DET11542590.6000306.2071.0029039.33
2015DET1991750.6000202.2291.0875359.99
2014DET11882530.70134015.2751.39889312.80
2013DET11772400.70214313.2531.31692512.01
2012DET22312291.00164112.2171.0589569.71
2011DET02172680.80105227.1920.9209698.39
2010DET02062330.902473211.2281.16592510.72
2009DET51722520.70916348.2431.17598210.80
2008DET81822390.8089236.2541.40388013.25
2007DET31862300.80412217.2331.23386611.94
2006DET11962021.0015815.2661.32877612.24
2005DET015111.4010001.3131.8025417.03
Total27243332780.7013673331987.2281.1341221410.50
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2005AA-Erie 32.2770200327110.280.559
2005A-Lakeland 86.01313292010419701.671.035
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 8.1220000122103.331.482
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/225
Birthdate:
2/20/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
Manakin-Sabot, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
16
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
2019: AL Cy Young