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35 Justin Verlander SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 2/20/1983 | Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: Old Dominion | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $20,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/59 | Average Draft Position: 73.74
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)215.0015.0011.000.003.641.27186.0057.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
206.015-1204.5415965
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
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Injury Report
Triceps - Out until at least late March
(Updated: 19150327)
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 14.011 4.50057
vs LHB 122.200 3.38045101
vs RHB 83.100 6.2602058
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Kennys Vargas, DH MIN
Justin Verlander, SP DET
Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN
12/24/2014Wil Myers, RF SD
Justin Verlander, SP DET
Kevin Gausman, SP BAL
Chris Archer, SP TB
Alex Gordon, LF KC
12/24/2014Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Emilio Bonifacio, CF CHW
Justin Verlander, SP DET
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
8/6@NYY0107.05215
8/11@PIT0101.04423
8/23@MIN1005.28436
8/29@CHW1007.09128
9/3@CLE0106.29617
9/8KC1007.06414
9/14CLE0005.26336
9/19@KC1007.17104
9/24CHW1008.07106
10/3@BAL0005.06314
 
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Tigers' Justin Verlander feels better, light tosses Sunday

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:48 am ET) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said pitcher Justin Verlander said he was feeling better Sunday, and Verlander was able to take part in light tossing, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander left Friday's start due to cramping in his triceps. Ausmus said Saturday that there were no plans to send the pitcher for an MRI.

'No mention' of MRI for Tigers' Justin Verlander

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/15) Justin Verlander was having his best outing of the spring on Friday before being forced to leave in the third inning with an arm cramp. 

"The first couple were nice and easy," Verlander said, per MLive.com. "and then I threw a curveball and it just kind of felt like when I got extended that my tricep kind of grabbed on me a little bit. Then from that point on, the rest of the pitches I threw there was a similar feeling. When I got fully extended out, it just kind of felt crampy. It was weird. I've never really felt anything like that before. But it doesn't seem like anything serious."

On Saturday morning, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that there has "been no mention" of an MRI for Verlander, per MLive's James Schmehl. "They're still quantifying it as a cramp."

Ausmus added, "As of right now, I have no reason not to expect him to pitch in his next start."

Verlander is scheduled to do light tossing in the next day or two to see how he feels, Asmus said. 

Tigers SP Justin Verlander exits spring start with triceps cramping

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/15) With the start of the season getting closer and closer, the Tigers did not want to see starting pitcher Justin Verlander leave his spring start Friday against the Blue Jays early. Unfortunately, that is what happened.

The 32-year-old right-hander left Friday's start in the third inning due to injury after he was visited on the mound by manager Brad Ausmus, pitching coach Jeff Jones and the trainer.

The Tigers announced Verlander left the game with cramping in his right triceps. He will be re-evaluated Saturday, but the Tigers don't anticipate him missing his next spring start.

Verlander allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 2 2/3 innings. The Blue Jays got their lone run off Verlander on Dalton Pompey's solo home run in the second inning. He struck out two. Verlander has a 5.63 ERA through five spring starts.

Tigers' Justin Verlander gives up 3 homers in start

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/15) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander had a rocky start on Sunday. 

Verlander gave up three home runs in four and a third innings, allowing five runs on five hits. 

Michael Taylor homered off of Verlander to start the third and fifth innings. Ian Stewart added a home run to start the fourth inning. 

Verlander also struggled with his control, throwing just 48 strikes in 79 pitches and walking two. He has a 6.08 ERA this spring, with five home runs in 13 and a third innings. 

Despite the long balls, Verlander said his fastball was the best he's had since a start in Seattle on May 30 of last season, per Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.

Tigers choose David Price over Justin Verlander for Opening Day

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus named David Price his Opening Day starter, ending Justin Verlander's streak of seven consecutive Opening Day starts, per the team's official website.

This will be Price's fourth Opening Day start, and his first with the Tigers. He has a 3.54 ERA through 20 1/3 innings pitched on Opening Day.

"Looking at it from a baseball perspective, I felt this was the (right) decision and it wasn't an easy decision," Ausmus said, per the Detroit News. "Justin Verlander has been an outstanding pitcher for a long time. He has done a lot for the Tigers and this organization. But, I have to make a decision based on baseball and what is best for the 2015 Tigers."

The 29-year-old spent his entire career with Tampa Bay before being traded to Detroit in July of 2014. Price is 86-51 with a 3.21 ERA over seven MLB seasons. The left-hander went 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA and league-leading 271 strikeouts last year.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/30/15ATL1:05 pm
3/31/15PIT1:05 pm
4/1/15@ HOU1:05 pm
4/2/15NYY1:05 pm
4/3/15TB1:05 pm
4/4/15@ TB12:35 pm
4/6/15MIN1:08 pm
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005DET02 7.15220000 11.115991157
2006DET179 3.6330301100 186.0187787521660124
2007DET186 3.6632321100 201.21818882201967183
2008DET1117 4.8433331000 201.0195119108181487163
2009DET199 3.4535353100 240.0219999220663269
2010DET189 3.3733334000 224.1190898414671219
2011DET245 2.4034344200 251.0174736724357250
2012DET178 2.6433336100 238.1192817019560239
2013DET1312 3.4634340000 218.1212948419475217
2014DET1512 4.5432320000 206.022311410418565159
Total 15289 3.53298298206001978.01788844775174696101830
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005DET2000000000 --- --- ---
2006DET30100000000 .000 .000 .000
2007DET32400000300 .000 .000 .000
2008DET33500000300 .000 .000 .000
2009DET35200000100 .000 .000 .000
2010DET33400000300 .000 .000 .000
2011DET34400000300 .000 .000 .000
2012DET33400000100 .000 .000 .000
2013DET34200000100 .000 .000 .000
2014DET32612000000 .333 .333 .333
Total 29832120001500 .063 .063 .063
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005DETP2252210 .800
2006DETP303038112434 .921
2007DETP323224717001.000
2008DETP33333372421 .939
2009DETP353536142024 .944
2010DETP333351153423 .961
2011DETP343450123352 .900
2012DETP333353252443 .925
2013DETP343438191725 .947
2014DETP323239102362 .846
Total  2982983671222182724 .926
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2005DET01511 1.3610001 .31354 16.7 .4790
2006DET1196202 1.0715815 .266776 12.2 .4140
2007DET3186230 0.85412217 .233866 11.9 .3580
2008DET8182239 0.8289236 .254880 13.3 .3770
2009DET5172252 0.72916348 .243982 10.8 .3690
2010DET0206233 0.922473211 .228925 10.7 .3390
2011DET0217268 0.85105227 .192969 8.4 .3130
2012DET2231229 1.08164112 .217956 9.7 .3310
2013DET1177240 0.80214313 .253925 12.0 .3760
2014DET1188253 0.81134015 .275893 12.8 .4260
Total 2117702157 0.8810755241765 .2398226 11.2 .3660
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006DET12 5.82440000 21.2261714501023
2011DET21 5.31440000 20.1191212211025
2012DET31 2.22441100 28.1167740629
2013DET11 0.39330000 23.0101110331
2014DET00 5.40110000 5.06331014
Total 75 3.3916161100 98.177403713130112
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005 AA-Erie20 0.2877000 32.2111111732
2005 A-Lakeland92 1.671313200 86.07019163719104
 
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