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Tigers | Justin Verlander roughed up

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:09:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander went five innings and gave up seven runs Tuesday, May 3, against the Cleveland Indians. He scattered eight hits, three walks and struck out only two.

Fantasy Tip: This is now the second time Verlander has given up seven runs in an outing this year in only six starts. While he now owns a 6.49 ERA, he's pitched better than that, as the rest of his outings have gone for quality starts, and he's averaging almost a strikeout per inning. Owners shouldn't give up on the former AL MVP and Cy Young winner just yet.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander squares up at two

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:39:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three earned runs, five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a win Wednesday, April 27, against the Oakland Athletics to even his record at 2-2.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has four quality starts in five outings, so his 5.46 ERA is a bit misleading. He really has had just one stinker this season, and he has at least six strikeouts in each of his past three outings.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander fans eight

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:44:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three runs, all in the first inning, on seven hits while walking two and striking out eight over six innings in a win over the Houston Astros Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has had two decent starts and one awful outing so far this year. He is low-end starter in mixed leagues and a potential DFS play against strikeout-prone teams like Houston.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander gets roughed up

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:32:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander had a tough afternoon Monday, April 11, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, as he failed to make it out of the fifth inning. He ended up lasting 4 1/3 innings, yielding seven runs on 10 hits, while recording two walks and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander appeared to be building momentum after he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his first start, but completely came apart here, as the Pirates scored in every inning they faced him. His best days are long gone, and due to this poor outing, owners should be very cautious in deciding when to use the former AL MVP and Cy Young winner from here on out.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander solid vs. Marlins

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:58:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander recorded a quality start Tuesday, April 5, against the Miami Marlins, as he lasted six innings and surrendered three runs on three hits. He also finished with two walks and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, Verlander wasn't rewarded for his efforts with the win, as Francisco Rodriguez proceeded to blow the save in his team debut. Nonetheless, the former AL MVP and Cy Young award winner was better than his final line, actually carrying a no-hitter into the sixth before Miami, specifically Giancarlo Stanton, finally got to him. Overall, it was an encouraging start to the year for Verlander.

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Tigers | Detroit trio to start regular season

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:06:45 -0700

Detroit Tigers SPs Justin Verlander, Mike Pelfrey and Jordan Zimmermann will start the first three games of the regular season, with SP Anibal Sanchez possibly working in the back end of the rotation to start.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has had a strong spring and is the best bet of the Detroit pitchers for fantasy purposes, while Zimmermann can be a force in his first foray into the AL if he can stay healthy. Pelfrey is more of an AL-only fantasy option, although it will be interesting to see how he performs in a hitter's home park with a solid offense providing run support.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander shows nice form

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:34:25 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander gave up no runs in four innings while striking out five and walking none in Grapefruit League action Tuesday, March 15. He threw 42 of his 61 pitches for strikes and looked real good.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander looked toast in the first half last year after an injury, but he was resurrected and showed he could still pitch as an ace at times in the second half. He's no longer elite and has injury concerns, but he's certainly acceptable for depth as your fourth or fifth fantasy starter in the later rounds.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander on normal schedule

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:46:48 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander has already thrown four bullpen sessions this spring and has reported no issues.

"I'm definitely excited, I can tell you that," Verlander said. "Feeling like I pitched well last year, I think went a long way for everybody about being excited for this upcoming season, so it's even better right now than it was last spring training. I'm ready to step on the gas. I'm ready to go."

Fantasy Tip: Verlander was injured last spring and started on the disabled list. He looked like he was toast but finished 2015 strong. He still has the skills to be effective, but injury concerns and decreased velocity have pushed him to late-round fantasy status to round out your rotation.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander starting Opening Day

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:10:45 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander will start Opening Day "barring something unforeseen," according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Despite adding Jordan Zimmermann to the rotation this offseason, the Tigers are giving the nod to Verlander, who will be making his eighth Opening Day start. While he's fallen from his prime, the former multiple-time AL Cy Young Award winner did bounce back in 2015, as despite a 5-8 record, he registered a respectable 3.38 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 20 starts. Keep an eye on him in the later rounds of drafts.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander gained velocity in games

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:48:32 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander's fastball averaged 92.8 mph the first time through the order in 2015, 93.6 mph the second time through and 94.0 mph the third time through. He also used his fastball less as games went on. He used it 66.4% of the time the first time through, 53.7% the second time and 55.3% of the time the third time through the order. While Verlander gained velocity on his fastball, which he threw less often the deeper in the game he went, he got hit harder as the game went on. He allowed a .497, .705 and a .709 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, respectively, the first three times through the order. He had a 22.3% strikeout rate with the fastball last year, his highest ever, and much better than his career mark of 17.4%. Verlander often used a high-spin fastball high in the zone to get swing-and-misses.

Fantasy Tip: So while Verlander's velocity was down to 93.5 mph last season, there are still encouraging signs he can still be a high-quality pitcher at 33. Verlander can probably be had as an SP3 in drafts.

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