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Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

SP - HOU - IL60

Age: 38College: Old DominionBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

HOU @ COL
Tue, 4/20 8:40pm
Rank N/A
Projection (?) 1.5 pts

Roster %

 
Yahoo
15%
 
ESPN
5%

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Justin Verlander (elbow) throws for first time on Wednesday

Astros RHP Justin Verlander (elbow) threw on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander is expected to miss all - or most - of 2021 while rehabbing. He'll be 39 years old by the time the 2022 campaign begins, so it'll be interesting to see if he has another difference-making fantasy season in him.

Justin Verlander (elbow) could pitch out of relief late in the season

Astros GM James Click says Justin Verlander (elbow) is aiming to pitch out of relief in September or October.

Fantasy Impact

Athletes tend to be overly optimistic when it comes to their own injury timelines, and this would be a remarkable achievement if the 38-year-old is able to pull it off. Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery in September and is currently rehabbing. A return to start the 2022 season is more likely.

Justin Verlander undergoes Tommy John surgery on Wednesday

Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

As scheduled. Verlander is going to miss the entire 2021 campaign. He'll be 39 by the time the 2022 season starts. He made just one start this year.

Justin Verlander to undergo Tommy John surgery

Justin Verlander (forearm) will require Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander “felt something” in his elbow during a simulated game on Wednesday and will need Tommy John surgery. He is expected to miss most of the 2021 campaign. Verlander will finish 2020 with a (1-0) record, 3.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and seven strikeouts over six innings.

Brad Camara30 weeks ago
Justin Verlander (forearm) throws 75 pitches in Wednesday's sim game

Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Some of Verlander's final pitches were throwing in the bullpen, so not all 75 went to live batters. Still, it's another step in the right direction for Verlander, who could return as early as next week at this point. The former Cy Young award winner is trying to make 1-2 starts before the playoffs.

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