Justin Verlander
SP DET
3 days ago

Verlander gave up two runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight but had to settle for a no-decision in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

If the veteran right-hander was auditioning for other teams as the trade deadline approaches he made a great impression, firing 78 of 107 pitches for strikes while delivering his 11th quality start of the year. Barring a change in uniform before then, Verlander will get a rematch with the Royals back home in Detroit on Monday.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 week ago

Verlander (5-7) allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings to take the loss Friday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander started out strong, as he fired four shutout innings, before struggling in his final two innings of work. He's allowed at least three earned runs in four of his last five outings, and his 4.66 ERA makes him a shaky fantasy option. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Royals.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 week ago1 Comment

The Tigers are not actively shopping Verlander but could get talked into moving him by the July 31 trade deadline, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was previously reported that the Cubs had inquired about Verlander, but their acquisition of Jose Quintana on Thursday likely closes that door. Verlander is owed $70 million through 2019, so any potential trade partner will likely need to take on a lot of salary and offer up prospects similar to those the Cubs gave up for Quintana (Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease).

Justin Verlander
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Verlander (5-6) gave up one run on six hits and four walks while striking out six over 6.2 innings in Saturday's loss to the Indians. Two of the walks were intentional.

EDGE Analysis

It was a strong bounce-back effort from Verlander, who allowed seven runs over 3.1 innings against this same club his last time out, but his offense couldn't get anything going against Mike Clevinger and company. While Verlander finishes the first half with a 4.73 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 104.2 innings, he does have three quality starts in his last five turns. The 34-year-old is already the subject of trade rumors and those figure to only grow louder as the deadline approaches, though it's believed the Tigers' asking price is very high.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
3 weeks ago

The Cubs have inquired about the availability of Verlander, though the two sides have not engaged in negotiations, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morosi also noted that the Cubs had a scout at Verlander's most recent start on Sunday. However, Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Tigers will want a huge return if they move their ace. Expect trade talks to continue swirling around Verlander up until the trade deadline.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Verlander (5-5) was shelled for seven runs on nine hits and three walks across 3.1 innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians. He did not record a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander constantly worked with men on base during this short outing, and some timely home runs by the Cleveland offense accounted for the bulk of the damage against him. The seven earned runs were his second-highest mark of the season and this was the first time since the 2006 season that he did not record a punchout in an outing of any duration. Verlander had been throwing the ball relatively well prior to this shellacking, giving up no more than three earned runs in any of his last six outings, and he will look to bounce back Saturday as he takes a 4.96 ERA into his matchup with the Indians.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
4 weeks ago

Verlander (5-4) allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

He settled down after Kansas City hung three runs on him in the first innings, giving the Detroit offense a chance to come back. It was his ninth quality start of the season, and Verlander will take a 4.47 ERA into his next start Sunday at home against Cleveland.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 month ago

Verlander struck out 11 Mariners over 5.2 innings while allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in a no-decision Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

That line doesn't properly reflect what happened in this outing. Verlander carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, lost it on Jarrod Dyson's bunt hit, and promptly fell apart, ultimately failing to escape the frame. Fortunately, he at least showed better control in this one after walking a dozen batters in his past three outings and 42 in 82 innings to start the year. Verlander's strikeout ability and history of dominance are tantalizing, but his decline in control has been a major liability, as it's resulted in hideous rate stats.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 month ago

Verlander allowed two runs on six hits and five walks while striking out six batters through seven innings during Thursday's win against Tampa Bay. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander has been excellent at home this season and has held opponents to just nine earned runs through 37 innings. However, his road struggles (7.22 ERA) have been a major blemish on his overall results. Verlander projects to make his next start against the Mariners at Safeco Park, and it might be wise to consider the options of benching him if the luxury exists.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 month ago

Verlander will make his next start Thursday against the Rays, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander was originally scheduled to start Friday, but he'll slide up a day to allow Michael Fulmer (shoulder) to move back to start Saturday. This puts the Tigers' ace in line to face Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb.