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Detroit Tigers AL Central
 
Justin Verlander • #35 • SP
Status:Off season (on 40-man roster)
Ht/Wt:6'5", 225 lbs.
Born:Feb 20, 1983 (33 yrs) in Manakin-Sabot, VA
Hometown:Manakin-Sabot, VA
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Detroit in 2004 (1/2).
Bats:R
Throws:R
2016 Season Stats
G GS W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA
YTD 34 34 16 9 2 0 0 227.2 171 81 77 30 57 254 3.04
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Scouting Report
Assets: The big right-hander can still pop the radar gun on occasion with a quick, compact delivery, while also featuring devastating off-speed stuff. Eats up a lot of innings and saves his best work for crunch time.
Flaws: Surrenders a few too many homers. Also, his fastball tends to straighten out a bit too much from time to time. His heavy workload is starting to affect him, as he's not nearly as dominant as he used to be.
Career Potential: Quality veteran, big-game workhorse starter.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Most Valuable Player Award 2011
AL Cy Young Award 2011
AL Rookie of the Year 2006
AL Players Choice Awards - Rookie of the Year 2006
Named to the All-Star Game 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007
Class A+ All-Star Team 2005
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