Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

SP - HOU
Age: 36College: Old DominionBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

WSH @ HOU
Tue, 10/22 8:08pm
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Ownership

 
Yahoo
98%
 
ESPN
98%

Eligibility

Yahoo SP
ESPN SP
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Verlander has benefitted from some good fortune this season, but that shouldn't overshadow just how dominant he's been. He's an obvious fantasy stud.

Pitchers aren't supposed to dominate like this in their mid-30s. In his age-36 campaign, Verlander continues to defy the aging curve by posting a 2.77 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 239 strikeouts in 178.2 innings. A .207 BABIP is bound to rise, and he struggled in June due to a bout of gopherits. Verlander has remained elite despite ceding 33 home runs, so continue to treat him as a top-shelf ace in spite of his 3.57 FIP.

Verlander's 0.85 WHIP is almost unbelievable, as is the fact that he has already struck out 172 batters with 40% of the season to go. While he is firmly entrenched in the top tier, he is still behind Scherzer as the #1 starter in fantasy baseball.