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Tigers | Justin Verlander throws Sunday

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:56:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) threw light toss Sunday, March 29, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus said Verlander's triceps is still a little tight but not too bad. Verlander is still scheduled to start Thursday, April 2, at this time.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) is trying to work his way through the injury, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. Verlander does not appear to be dealing with a serious injury but he could miss a start or two if it lingers. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid him until his status is known.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - James Schmehl

Tigers | Justin Verlander not concerned

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:02:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will not do any throwing Saturday, March 28, but said he is not very concerned about the cramping in his triceps. Verlander did not have to undergo an MRI on his triceps and believes he will make his next spring training start. He did say his triceps was still sore Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if the injury becomes a lingering problem. Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) had a down year in 2014 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he pitches in his first few starts before considering him for their lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech

Tigers | Justin Verlander leaves early

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:24:24 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) left his spring start early with a cramp in his right triceps muscle Friday, March 27, but he isn't expected to miss his next start.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers were likely being cautious with Verlander, who wasn't healthy at all for much of the 2014 season. His velocity was up Friday in his outing, which is an encouraging sign that he could rebound from his poor 2014. Many will likely be scared off by Verlander, meaning he could be a bargain in the later rounds of drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Lynn Henning

Tigers | Justin Verlander's velocity up

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:42:18 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander was hitting 95-96 mph regularly with his fastball in the first inning of his outing Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign for Verlander, who wasn't healthy last spring and for much of the 2014 season. A healthy core should go a long way in keeping his fastball strong this year. However, his spring results haven't been impressive. He'll continue to come at a bargain in the later rounds of mixed league drafts, and he's worth taking a chance on to round out your staff.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jason Beck

Tigers | Justin Verlander feels stronger

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:51:55 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdomen) underwent surgery on both sides of his groin and abdomen prior to last season, and he told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark he's loosening up quicker this year than last. "The other day," Verlander stated, "I threw like 50 pitches in the bullpen, and sat down and cooled off. And after 15 minutes, it felt like I could throw again, and I could get loose pretty quick, whereas last year, I mean, every inning was a grind, trying to just get my arm working again. You know, it would take me 10 pitches into the inning to feel like I was loose. Which isn't fun." Verlander's body healed properly from the procedure last year, but he was too stiff to rotate his core and hips.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander had a down year in 2014 after delivering ace production for most of his career. His added weight, 28 pounds according to Verlander, has been a subject of discussion lately. His weight gain, coupled with news he's feeling healthier this offseason, will likely provide drafters optimism to gamble on in the middle rounds for a rebound.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Tigers | Justin Verlander's curve breaking sharper

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:09:54 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander said his curve ball has a sharper break this spring than last season. Verlander noted it was a problem last season and left him vulnerable to right-handed batters.

Fantasy Tip: In 2011 and 2012, Verlander's curveball was 11.2 and 11.4 runs above average, respectively. Last year, his curve dropped all the way down to -11.7 runs above average, according to FanGraphs.com. Clearly, the pitch lost a lot of effectiveness for Verlander and improving it stands to aid his resurgence back to being a reliable fantasy arm in 2015. It is a story line worth monitoring this spring, especially once Verlander begins facing batters.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jason Beck

Tigers | Justin Verlander motivated

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:58:17 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander arrived at spring training with a chip on his shoulder and 25 pounds heavier. "I'm not going to judge changing my entire career based on an injury that plagued me last year. I don't think that's the right way to approach things."

Fantasy Tip: Verlander will be a popular rebound target in the middle rounds on draft day. While a return to the elite tier is unlikely, there is plenty of profit potential in Verlander's fantasy stock, especially at his current perceived value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jason Beck

Tigers | Justin Verlander feeling great

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:44:39 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (shoulder) said things are going well this spring so far and his arm feels great. He currently weighs 237 pounds after he was at 210 following surgery last winter.

Fantasy Tip: All those innings finally caught up with Verlander last year, and he lost precious velocity on his heater, making him much more hittable. He's no longer a fantasy ace. Instead, he'll serve your fantasy pitching squad better as a No. 3 or 4 starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony Fenech

Tigers | Justin Verlander throwing twice a week

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 07:07:55 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander has been throwing two bullpen sessions a week at the team's spring training facility and has added 20 pounds of muscle this offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Chris McCosky

Tigers | Justin Verlander working on new pitch

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:22:49 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander said he has been working on a new pitch but would not disclose the type of pitch.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech