Justin Verlander SP DET 6 days ago

Verlander (2-2) had six strikeouts, two walks, and allowed three runs in 6.1 innings of work in Wednesday's 9-4 win over Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's been a struggle for the right-hander, but he's leveled his record for the season and lowered his ERA to a still mediocre 5.46. Verlander does have 24 strikeouts in his last three starts, but he's already allowed 18 earned runs in five starts. He's definitely not the same pitcher he was a few years ago, so use caution when inserting him as a starting pitcher in all fantasy formats.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander allowed two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out 10 over seven innings of a 2-1 loss against the Indians on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Verlander (1-2) who has struggled to a 5.79 ERA to start the season was impressive in defeat. He made just two mistakes - solo home runs by Carlos Santana and Marlon Byrd - but that was enough to saddle him with the loss. He'll look to build on this effort as he faces Oakland at home in his next scheduled outing.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (1-1) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings, and earned the win Saturday at the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Verlander gave up a pair of first-inning homers before settling down and not allowing another run to score in his remaining five innings of work. Although he got bombed in his last outing, he now has posted quality starts in two of his three appearances, though he's yet to give up fewer than three runs in any game. He'll make his next start Friday against the Indians.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander got eviscerated by the Pirates Monday afternoon, allowing seven runs in 4.1 innings. He struck out two and walked two in the losing effort.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Verlander was supposed to start Sunday, but had his date pushed back after the rainout. The change in schedule could have had a bearing on the result, as Verlander was very strong in his first start of the season. The righty posted a 2.80 ERA after the All-Star break a season ago and should right the ship shortly. He gets his next shot this Saturday against the Astros.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander will be the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Verlander was originally set to start Sunday against the Yankees, but the game was postponed due to the weather. Presumably, since Verlander was pushed from Sunday to Monday, the pitching rotation will all be pushed back one game.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander will not make his regularly scheduled start against the Yankees on Sunday, as that game has been postponed, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A rotation plan hasn't been announced just yet, but Verlander could be a candidate to take the hill for Monday's series opener against the Pirates. A makeup date for the Sunday evening contest has yet to be announced.

Justin Verlander SP DET 4 weeks ago

Verlander took a no-decision Tuesday against the Marlins as he allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Verlander was cruising early as he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but Giancarlo Stanton touched him up for a two-run homer as part of a three-run sixth inning to end his night on a sour note. Still, there were lots of positives for Verlander, who drew 17 swinging strikes in his 98 pitches. Verlander won't be the only pitcher to serve up a dinger to Stanton, and if Verlander can harness the stuff he had for the first five innings this year, maybe we'll see some more of the old Verlander again in 2016.

Justin Verlander SP DET 4 weeks ago

Verlander will face a pitch count of 100 for Tuesday's Opening Day start against the Marlins, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It doesn't appear to be an incredibly strict limit though, but manager Brad Ausmus added it will be "probably about time" once he reaches 100. Verlander was limited to just 133.1 innings last season -- his lowest single-season total -- so the Tigers will likely want to make sure not to overwork him in the early goings of the year.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 month ago

Verlander's fastball hit anywhere from 87 to 94 mph on the stadium radar gun in his spring training outing against the Nationals in Lakeland on Sunday, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tigers' scouts immediately questioned the stadium's gun after clocking significantly higher readings on Verlander's fastballs and were quick to state it as more about his location than his velocity. The pitcher left his breaking stuff up in the zone twice to Bryce Harper, one of the best power hitters in the game, and both pitches were smacked over the fence. Verlander will make two more spring training starts before taking the ball for the season opener in Miami.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 months ago

Verlander is expected to get the Opening Day start in Miami, MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Coming off a strong finish to the 2015 season, Verlander is all but assured of the Opening Day nod. He'll kick things off with a favorable matchup, facing a shaky Miami lineup at pitcher-friendly Marlins Park.