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Justin VerlanderTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Houston Astros MLB Years: 2005-2018
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion
Futures Game

PositionsP-407Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJustin Brooks Verlander
Height6-5Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 20,1983 [35.061]PlaceManakin-Sabot,Virginia
High SchoolGoochland (Goochland,VA)
CollegeOld Dominion University (Norfolk,VA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$3,120,000Signing ScoutsBill BuckService Time12.002 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-DET-#3 ... 2006-MLB-#8 ... 2006-DET-#1
MLB DebutJuly 4,2005 [22.134]
OrganizationsDET [13] HOU [2] Awards29Awards Voting14-1014
TBC Player ID36243Retrosheet IDverlj001MLBAM ID434378
RelationshipsBrother of Ben Verlander
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (46.85%) -- Changeup (16.81%) -- Curveball (16.29%) -- Slider (14.04%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (5.91%) -- Cutter (0.09%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 94.38 - [2017] - 95.29 - [2016] - 93.65 - [2015] - 93.17 - [2014] - 93.05 - [2013] - 93.35 - [2012] - 94.69 - [2011] - 95.04 - [2010] - 95.45
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Detroit Tigers in 2008-2014,2016-2017 and Houston Astros in 2018
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts72Walks68Hittable75SO/BB78vsPower75Hitting0Durability80Team.507Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002Old DominionCAANCAA-1Fr35ST19761.91151508200113.08334242431379001.126.610.163.4210.913.19.538-
2003Old DominionCAANCAA-1So35ST20762.40151507100116.09444312431395001.187.270.153.3310.753.23.538-
2004Old DominionCAANCAA-1Jr35ST21763.49161602200105.290484184315120001.267.670.683.6612.863.51.538-
2005Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-ST22921.6713130200086.07019163191048201.037.330.311.9910.885.47.818-
2005Erie SeaWolvesEastAAdet-ST22200.28770000032.2111117320100.553.030.281.938.824.571.000-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01121.29202002000118.28120174261368300.906.140.301.9710.315.23.8461.82
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet59ST22027.15220000011.015991571011.7611.910.793.975.561.40.0004.52
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST231793.63303001100186.0187787521601245161.339.051.022.906.002.07.6544.35
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST241863.66323201100201.218188822067183172191.238.080.892.998.172.73.7503.99
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST2511174.84333301000201.0195119108188716363141.408.730.813.907.301.87.3934.18
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST261993.45353503100240.0219999220632698461.188.210.752.3610.094.27.6792.80
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST271893.37333304000224.01908984147121911261.167.620.562.858.793.08.6672.97
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST282452.40343404200251.0174736724572507230.926.240.862.048.964.39.8282.99
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST291782.64333306100238.0192817019602392151.067.250.722.279.033.98.6802.94
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST3013123.46343400000218.0212948419752173141.318.740.783.098.952.89.5203.28
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST3115124.54323200000206.022311410418651595151.409.740.792.846.952.45.5563.74
2015Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet35ST32003.2422000008.0104302120001.4410.80--2.1612.966.00--
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST32583.38202001100133.0113565013321132031.097.630.882.167.633.53.3853.49
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST331693.04343402000227.2171817730572546081.006.761.192.2510.044.46.6403.49
2017Detroit TigersALMLBdet35ST341083.82282800000172.0153767323671765031.288.011.203.519.212.63.5564.07
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou35ST34501.06550000034.0174445430000.654.501.061.3211.388.601.0002.60
2018Houston AstrosALMLBhouST35301.10550000032.2175438391020.774.680.832.2010.744.881.000-0.28
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1911143.433903900237002575.22259106698324777924557917851.187.890.862.728.573.15.6260.35
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1121.42222202000126.19124204281488300.946.450.281.9810.495.29.846-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.2422000008.0104302120001.4410.80--2.1612.966.00--
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter200.28770000032.2111117320100.553.030.281.938.824.571.000-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter921.6713130200086.07019163191048201.037.330.311.9910.885.47.818-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter21182.584646017500334.1267126961212942734001.187.170.323.4711.473.31.538-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1831143.493803800237002508.02225105797524076623737817831.197.970.862.758.513.10.616-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter801.0810100000066.23498713821020.704.590.941.7511.076.311.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16103.43333302100220.0193918421662107171.187.890.862.728.573.15.6150.35
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1931.42383803000220.0158423574925614500.946.450.281.9810.495.29.864-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p2311000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p2424000000000301000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p2525000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p2622000000000102000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p2724000000000301001.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p2814000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p29334000000000104000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0012.500.000.000.000.00
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p30342000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p31326120000000001000.333.333.333.666207.333.000.000.2970.000.000.000.000.000.00
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p3325110000000200000.200.200.200.400105.333.000.000.1760.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2017Detroit TigersALMLBdet35p3426010001000400000.167.167.167.334106.500.000.000.1460.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1134324000100021010001.093.093.093.1864053.182.000.000.0000.0039.620.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626236000100030014001.093.093.093.1866076.182.000.000.0000.0039.620.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2005Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det22P13--11122-2523.9201.77------13100.09.8
2005Erie SeaWolves EastAAdet22P7--261-98.8891.14------7100.04.9
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet22P2211221-54.8002.000.36-----2100.01.2
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet23P30301861124343835.9211.170.19-----30100.018.5
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet24P3232202717--24241.0000.750.12-----32100.019.8
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet25P3333201724213331.9390.940.15-----33100.020.4
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet26P35352401420243634.9440.970.14-----35100.021.5
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P33332241534235149.9611.480.22-----33100.020.4
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P34342511233525045.9001.320.18-----34100.021.0
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet29P33332382524435349.9251.480.2116480.0-33100.020.4
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet30P34342181917253836.9471.060.1721484.0-34100.021.0
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet31P32322061023623933.8461.030.1613476.5-32100.019.8
2015Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet32P202013386311714.8240.700.113442.9-20100.012.4
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet33P3434227729123736.9731.060.165645.5-34100.021.1
2017Detroit TigersALMLBdet34P28281728131-2221.9550.750.129190.0-28100.017.3
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou34P55342--1221.0000.400.06-----5100.03.1
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P38538525431472663228445413.9281.070.16672374.4-3850.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7--261-98.8891.14------70.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--11122-2523.9201.77------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2005Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det2213----------
2005Erie SeaWolves EastAAdet227----------
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet222----------
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet2330----------
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet2432----------
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet2533----------
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet2635----------
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet2733----------
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet2834----------
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet2933----------
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet3034----------
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet3132----------
2015Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet322----------
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet3220----------
2016Detroit TigersALMLBdet3334----------
2017Detroit TigersALMLBdet3428----------
2017Houston AstrosALMLBhou345----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB23003.37642000018.2177731016201.488.201.454.827.711.603.37.000
2006Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB23005.0611000005.17331450002.1611.811.696.758.441.255.06.000
2006Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB23106.7511000005.17442161101.5711.813.381.6910.136.006.751.000
2006Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB23025.73220000011.01210725122001.559.821.644.099.822.408.18.000
2007Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB24026.00651000018.01612123513301.178.001.502.506.502.606.00.000
2008Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB25215.85660000020.02614131712001.6511.700.453.155.401.716.30.667
2009Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB26000.23000000040.04211310111.089.450.680.230.000.000.23.000
2010Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27235.48550000021.12615133614011.5210.971.272.535.912.336.33.400
2011Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28300.96660000028.021331323120.866.750.320.967.397.670.961.000
2011Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB28105.0022000009.065505121001.226.000.005.0012.002.405.001.000
2011Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB28115.56220000011.1137725131001.6210.321.593.9710.322.605.56.500
2012Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29202.02606100026.222661325000.957.420.341.018.448.332.021.000
2012Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB29200.56220110016.071115220000.753.940.562.8112.384.400.561.000
2012Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB29101.0811000008.13111030000.373.241.080.003.2401.081.000
2012Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB290111.2511000004.06552140001.7513.504.502.259.004.0011.25.000
2013Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB30134.01660000024.21912115421010.956.931.821.467.665.254.38.250
2013Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB30100.00220000015.060002210000.533.600.001.2012.6010.500.001.000
2013Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB30011.1311000008.041111101000.634.501.131.1311.2510.001.13.000
2014Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB31200.00440000020.08000517000.653.600.002.257.653.400.001.000
2014Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB31005.4011000005.06331140001.4010.801.801.807.204.005.40.000
2015Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB32115.63550000016.01310106610001.197.313.383.385.631.675.63.500
2016Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB33202.84550000019.016663411001.057.581.421.895.212.752.841.000
2017Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB34023.16770000025.220994719001.077.011.402.456.662.713.16.000
2017Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB34203.1221100008.27331430001.347.271.044.153.120.753.121.000
2017Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB34200.56220100016.0101102210000.755.630.001.1311.8110.500.561.000
2017Houston AstrosWorld SeriesMLB34013.75220000012.055522140000.583.751.501.5010.507.003.75.000
2018Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB35111.64550000022.017443224000.866.951.230.829.8212.001.64.500
MLB Spring Training Totals - 13 yrs16132.85675891000300.026399953663205751.097.891.081.896.153.252.97.552
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 6 yrs602.291091110059.039151542167101.025.950.613.2010.223.192.291.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs522.57770100049.03714146953310.946.801.101.659.735.892.57.714
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs045.67550000027.02320176830201.157.672.002.6710.003.756.67.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2312000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2007Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2411000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2512010000000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2009Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2612000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2010Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2752010000000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2012Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2016Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3312000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2017Houston AstrosWorld SeriesMLB3423000000000301000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs99020000000401000.222.222.222.4442010.400.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs46000000000401000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00

Awards [29]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20021st Team College Freshman All-American (SP) ... Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year2
2003Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference (SP)1
2004Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference (SP)1
2005Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (SP) ... Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Year ... Minor League High-A All-Star Team (SP)3
2006AL Rookie of the Month (May) ... American League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28) ... American League Rookie of the Year ... Baseball America Rookie of the Year4
2007American League Player of the Week (June 11-June 17)1
2009AL Pitcher of the Month (May) ... Detroit Tigers Player of the Year ... Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (SP)3
2010Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (SP)1
2011AL Pitcher of the Month (June) ... American League Cy Young Award ... American League Most Valuable Player ... American League Player of the Week (May 2-May 8) ... American League Player of the Week (September 12-September 18) ... American League Player of the Week (June 13-June 19) ... Detroit Tigers Player of the Year ... Major League 1st All-Star (end of season) (SP)8
2012AL Pitcher of the Month (September) ... American League Player of the Week (September 24-September 30) ... Major League 1st All-Star (end of season) (SP)3
2016AL Pitcher of the Month (July)1
2017ALCS Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-08-31SPHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Tigers to Astros for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers34.192Team Roster on 2017-08-31
2015-06-13SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.113Team Roster on 2015-06-13
2015-04-09SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right triceps soreness32.048Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2013-03-30SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 5-year contract for 2015-2019 ($140m) [Extension]. Option year for 202030.038Team Roster on 2013-03-30
2012-05-03SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActive--29.072Team Roster on 2012-05-03
2010-02-04SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 5-year contract for 2010-2014 ($80m) [Avoided arbitration] 6.75--12.75--20--20--2026.349Team Roster on 2010-02-04
2009-02-03SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($3.675m) [Avoided Arbitration] 25.348Team Roster on 2009-02-03
2004-10-22SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 5-year contract for 2005-2008 ($4.45m) 0.1--0.15--0.2--0.25--0.6 21.244Team Roster on 2004-10-22
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-02-03ContractSigned by Tigers (1-year) 
2004-10-25ContractSigned by Tigers 
2004-10-25Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2004Detroit Tigers-213,120,000-------3,120,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (1st round - 2nd overall)
2005Detroit TigersTeam Payroll22300,000-79445-2,189,055300,0003,420,0002004-10-22 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2005-2008 ($4.45m) 0.1--0.15--0.2--0.25--0.6
2006Detroit TigersTeam Payroll23980,000-40216502,365,072327,0004,400,000
2007Detroit TigersTeam Payroll241,030,000-40217502,459,737380,0005,430,000
2008Detroit TigersTeam Payroll251,130,000-38818582,696,252390,0006,560,000
2009Detroit TigersTeam Payroll263,675,000-2211273++2,746,792400,00010,235,0002009-02-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($3.675m) [Avoided Arbitration]
2010Detroit TigersTeam Payroll276,850,000-132886++2,812,412400,00017,085,0002010-02-04 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2010-2014 ($80m) [Avoided arbitration] 6.75--12.75--20--20--20
2011Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2812,850,000-50395++2,722,607414,00029,935,000
2012Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2920,100,000-12399++2,954,887480,00050,035,000
2013Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3020,100,000-17399++3,023,990490,00070,135,0002013-03-30 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2015-2019 ($140m) [Extension]. Option year for 2020
2014Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3120,100,000-20298++3,256,497500,00090,235,000
2015Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3228,000,00010.00221100++3,571,283507,500118,235,000
2016Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3328,000,00011.00242100++3,498,245507,500146,235,000
2017Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3428,000,00012.00241100++3,651,709535,000174,235,000
2017Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3428,000,00012.00242100++3,651,709535,000174,235,000
2018Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3528,000,000-81100++4,360,045545,000202,235,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red