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Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Age: 37College: Old DominionBats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #3
Best / Worst #1 / #4
ADP #14




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Astros fire manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow

Shortly after the MLB hammered the Astros with severe penalties for their role in illegally stealing signs in 2017, Houston has fired both manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Houston decided to move on from Hinch and Luhnow after the team was caught illegally stealing signals in 2017. Both were suspended for 2020, but owner Jim Crane decided to clean house after the team was heavily penalized on Monday. Houston will search for a new manager and GM during an tumultuous offseason.

Brad Camara5 weeks ago
MLB hammers the Astros for cheating scandal

MLB has penalized the Houston Astros for illegally stealing signs during the 2017 season. The penalties include one-year suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow, losses of first and second round picks in 2020 and 2021 as well as a fine of $5 million dollars.

Fantasy Impact

It has been reported that no players are being punished. The MLB has come down hard on the Astros for illegally stealing signs and it’s $5 million fine was the maximum the league can levy. Red Sox manager Alex Cora could also be punished as he was a part of the team in 2017, that yet has to be determined. The Astros are talented enough to get by in the short-term, but the loss of picks will set them back in the future. The biggest surprise here is that there were no suspensions for the players, just management. The MLB wanted to send a strong message and did that by hammering the Astros to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

Brad Camara5 weeks ago
Justin Verlander named 2019 AL Cy Young award winner

The BBWAA announced Wednesday that Justin Verlander is the 2019 American League Cy Young award winner.

Fantasy Impact

This is the second time Verlander has won the award. The first was way back in 2011. That gap in years shows how long the ace right-hander has been dominant for. In 2019 he posted a 2.58 ERA to go along with 300 strikeouts and 21 wins. He'll be 37 when the 2020 season begins but will still be a very early fantasy selection come draft season.

Justin Verlander reaches 3,000 career strikeouts

Verlander (21-6) allowed three runs on four hits and zero walks while striking out 12 over six innings in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander became just the 18th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record 3,000 strikeouts. He also reached 300 strikeouts in a single season for the first time in his career. Verlander finishes the season with a 21-6 record, 2.58 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 300 strikeouts in 223 innings.

Brad Camara20 weeks ago
Justin Verlander picks up 20th win

Justin Verlander (20-6) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five through five innings in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels. He earned his 20th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander now has two 20-win campaigns in his career and is one of the favorites to win the AL CY Young Award. He owns a 2.53 ERA with 288 strikeouts in 217 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Saturday, away against the Angels.

Brad Camara21 weeks ago
Justin Verlander


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