Justin Verlander

P, Houston Astros

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'5" Weight 225
DOB 1983-02-20 Age 39.4
Hometown Manakin-Sabot, VA

2022 Fantasy Rankings

5X5 $10
NFBC ADP (15-team): 5.11, 71st

Season Projections

THE BAT$2223136.0107000168381062400553.641.06
Draft Buddy$10 -155.01090001534213427578724.201.14

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Justin Verlander Reaches 130 Innings Pitched, Vests 2023 Player Option

    Justin Verlander breezed through the Guardians lineup tonight, tossing six innings of scoreless ball. It was another dominant performance in a season full of them for the AL Cy Young award contender, and today’s start also marked a notable contractual development. Verlander reached 130 innings on the season, meaning he’s officially vested a $25MM player…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Astros Justin Verlander
  • Justin Verlander Fans 10 In Saturday's Win

    Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (12-3) allowed six hits while striking out 10 across six scoreless innings in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Oakland Athletics. He returned on Saturday after being away from the team since July 7 due to a family issue. The 39-year-old cruised through six scoreless innings to earn his 12th win of the season. He threw 106 pitches, firing 73 for strikes. The veteran right-hander is third in the majors in both ERA and WHIP. Verlander heads into the All-Star break with a 1.89 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 108 strikeouts across 109 1/3 innings in 2022.

    Jul 16 · Source via Astros Justin Verlander
  • Justin Verlander Away From Team Due To Family Issue

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander isn't with the team in Anaheim this week due to a "family issue," according to skipper Dusty Baker. Verlander isn't scheduled to pitch again until the Astros return home this weekend to face the Oakland Athletics in a three-game series. Baker said "we hope so" when asked if Verlander would be back this weekend. The manager also said that the veteran right-hander probably won't appear in next week's All-Star game. The 39-year-old has a 2.00 ERA and leads the majors with 11 wins in his 16 starts, so he hasn't really slowed down at all in 2022. Fantasy managers need to have a backup plan this weekend in case Verlander doesn't make it back for a start against the A's to close out the first half of his season.

    Jul 13 · Source via Astros Justin Verlander
  • Justin Verlander Still Effective At Age 39

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander has enjoyed a terrific first 10 starts to the 2022 season after missing all of 2021 recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 39-year-old has returned with a 6-2 record, 2.23 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, seven quality starts, and 61 strikeouts across 64 2/3 innings. While the eight-time All-Star's velocity is strong at 94.8 MPH, he has seen regression in the strikeout department with an 8.5 k/9 rate - his lowest mark since 2015. The MLB Comeback Player of the Year favorite will look to take the mound early next week at home against the Seattle Mariners and continue his impressive return.

    Jun 2 · Source via Astros Justin Verlander
  • Justin Verlander Tosses Six-Shutout Frames

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was excellent yet again on Saturday night, tossing six-shutout frames as his club defeated the Rangers 2-1. The veteran struck out eight and allowed six hits (all singles) in the dominant 95-pitch showing, giving him his league-leading sixth win of the campaign. Verlander is looking in vintage form by also leading the majors with a 1.22 ERA and 0.72 WHIP with 49 K through 51 2/3 IP. Managers who took a shot on the 39-year-old are getting much more than their money's worth as he looks to keep his comeback season going versus the Mariners next week.

    May 22 · Source via Astros Justin Verlander
    2022 ATC$1823136.0106000156351122200553.641.08
    2022 Steamer$2729175.0128000212441472800713.651.09
    2022 THE BAT$2223136.0107000168381062400553.641.06
    2022 Zeile$2126152.8117000175391252500613.551.06
    2022 Draft Buddy$10 - 155.01090001534213427578724.201.14

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

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