Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

SP - DET
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 34College: Old DominionBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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Justin Verlander gives up three homers in loss

Justin Verlander (8-8) had trouble with the long ball on Tuesday giving up three home runs leading to five runs in six innings. He struck out eight without a walk while giving up eight hits in the Tigers' 10-4 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact

Tuesday's effort snapped a streak of five straight quality starts for the 34-year-old right-hander and brought his ERA (4.11) back over four for the season. While Verlander has been the subject of trade rumors his next scheduled start for the Tigers is next Tuesday at home against the Yankees.

Brad Richter2 days ago
Justin Verlander dominates Pirates on Wednesday

Justin Verlander (8-7) allowed just one hit in eight innings during the Tigers 10-0 rout over the Pirates on Wednesday. He had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning before a two-out double by Josh Bell. Verlander registered six strikeouts with three walks in the 113-pitch effort.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last seven starts. He has a 1.91 ERA with a 9.57 K/9 rate during those starts. Verlander has dropped his ERA on the season under four (3.97) for the first time since his second start of the year. His next scheduled start will come on Monday at Texas with a second start next week at home against the Dodgers.

Brad Richter1 week ago
Justin Verlander tosses six shutout innings for the win

Justin Verlander (6-7) picked up the win on Sunday against the Astros by tossing six shutout innings in the Tigers 13-1 victory. Verlander allowed five hits and three walks while striking out six Astros.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander has been the subject of numerous trade rumors leading up to Monday's trade deadline. Sunday's start was his first start allowing zero runs since way back on April 27th. If Verlander stays in Detroit, his next scheduled start is Friday in Baltimore.

Brad Richter3 weeks ago
Justin Verlander strikes out nine in no-decision

Justin Verlander tossed seven strong innings allowing three runs on five hits during the Tigers' 5-3 loss in 12 innings on Monday. Verlander struck out nine Royals while giving up two walks in the 119-pitch effort.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last four starts while recording at least five strikeouts in each outing. The 34-year-old right-hander has been the subject of trade rumors over the last week including teams such as the Cubs, Brewers and Dodgers. His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Astros.

Brad Richter3 weeks ago
Justin Verlander takes no-decision in quality start

Justin Verlander picked up the no-decision after surrendering only two runs across seven innings in Detroit's 4-3 loss to Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact

He also struck out eight. Verlander's name has been in the middle of a substantial amount of trade speculation as he's now delivered five quality starts in his past ten (and would have four more had he completed the sixth inning in them) and continues to pile up strikeouts. He's got only one win in that span and a rough 5-7 record but the Tigers haven't been winning a lot of games to begin with. He's been particularly susceptible to the long ball which has contributed to his spotty performance this year (and unsightly 4.54 ERA and 1.47 WHIP) but he still figures to be a significant acquisition for a contender making a run especially since he's still fanned 111 across 117 innings of work this year. A change of scenery might spark some vintage Verlander so he could make for a nice buy-low candidate if you can swing it.