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Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

SP - HOU

Age: 38College: Old DominionBats: RThrows: R

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #42
Best / Worst #25 / #61
ADP #104

Roster %

 
Yahoo
9%
 
ESPN
4%

Eligibility

Yahoo SP
ESPN SP
CBS SP
Justin Verlander's two-year deal for $50 million approved

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Justin Verlander's two-year, $50 million deal with the Houston Astros got approved by the MLB.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander officially re-signs and returns to the Astros on a two-year deal at 38-years of age. He pitched six innings in 2020 and missed the entire 2021 season with Tommy John surgery. It's smart to be skeptical with him for fantasy purposes, but the early Draft Champions ADP on NFBC has Verlander at pick 125. Depending on roster construction, Verlander could be worth the risk at that ADP.

Corbin Young6 weeks ago
Justin Verlander re-signs with the Houston Astros

Justin Verlander is re-signing with the Houston Astros on a one-year deal worth $25 million. There is also a player option for a second year in the contract.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander missed the entirety of the 2021 season while rehabbing from Tommy John Surgery. He carries high risk and high reward in fantasy for next season.

Kamran Hoda10 weeks ago
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.

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