Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

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

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DET @ SD
Sat, 6/24 10:10pm
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ROS Rank P #16
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Justin Verlander loses perfect game in sixth inning, allows three runs

Justin Verlander threw 5.1 IP of a perfect game before falling apart in the sixth inning Wednesday in Seattle. He finished his night with 5.2 IP, four hits, three runs, one walk, and 11 strikeouts. He threw 110 pitches with 75 going for strikes.

Fantasy Impact

Frankly, Verlander is a baffling fantasy asset, and this start is a perfect microcosm of his season. He can be so dominant one moment, then so hittable the next. You have to keep rostering him because of his ridiculous potential, and his inconsistency makes it difficult to value him on the trade market. Owners might as well strap in because Verlander's season will likely continue to be a roller coaster ride.

Daniel Knese2 days ago
Justin Verlander tosses quality start, struggles with command

Justin Verlander came away with a no-decision on Thursday, throwing seven innings of two-run ball. He allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander had a decent time throwing strikes, as 64 of his 111 pitches went for strikes, but still managed to walk five batters. He now leads the American League in walks with 42. Verlander's 4.61 BB/9 is easily the worst of his career, and his 4.50 ERA is supported by a 4.49 FIP and 5.20 xFIP. It's tough to bench him because of what he is capable of, but Verlander is extremely tradeable right now. Entertain any offers you get.

Daniel Knese1 week ago
Justin Verlander battles but can't find form against Red Sox

Justin Verlander allowed three runs over five innings on Saturday against the Red Sox. He gave up five hits and walked four, while striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander threw 108 pitches in his five innings, and he admittedly struggled to put away the Red Sox hitters. The good news is that he appears to have come away from the outing without any setbacks with his injured groin, and should be fine to make his next start. Although he's struggled this season (4.68 ERA, 1.48 WHIP), his turnaround from last season remains fresh in everyone's mind, so it's difficult to see not starting him. He will take on the Rays in his next start.

Dan Harris2 weeks ago
Justin Verlander expected to make next start

Justin Verlander is expected to make his next start after an exam on his injured groin showed no structural damage.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander said initially that he expected to avoid a stint on the DL and take his next turn in the rotation, and it appears he was correct. He's struggled this season to the tune of a 4.63 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with less than a strikeout per inning.

Blaine Blontz3 weeks ago
Justin Verlander exits with groin tightness

Justin Verlander exited Sunday's start with groin tightness. He's expected to make his next scheduled start despite the injury.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander and the Tigers feel the RHP will make his next turn in the rotation, but owners will want to monitor the situation. He continues to be lackluster prior to his early exit. It's been a down year after his solid 2016 campaign that earned him AL Cy Young consideration.

Blaine Blontz3 weeks ago