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Justin Verlander    \VUHR-land-er\

Justin Brooks Verlander (twitter: @JustinVerlander)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: February 20, 1983 in Manakin Sabot, VA
High School: Goochland HS (Goochland, VA)
School: Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed October 25, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 4, 2005 (Age 22.134)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Team: Tigers 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 10 yrs/$219.5M (10-19) & 20 vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 8.002, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: SFX Mike Milchin, previously: Richard Verlander [*]
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2005 DET AL 22 P 2 2 0 11.1 5 2 2 1 0 .800 0 0 3.18 2.00 .954 1.67 1.70 1 0 0% 30% 0
2006 DET AL 23 P 30 30 1 186.0 38 11 24 3 4 .921 6 6 1.69 1.17 .958 1.56 1.54 1 5 83% 30% 8 CYA-7,MVP-15,RoY-1
2007 DET AL 24 P 32 32 1 201.2 24 7 17 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 1.07 0.75 .955 1.60 1.59 4 1 20% 27% 2 AS,CYA-5
2008 DET AL 25 P 33 33 1 201.0 33 7 24 2 1 .939 5 5 1.39 0.94 .952 1.60 1.59 8 9 53% 27% 1
2009 DET AL 26 P 35 35 3 240.0 36 14 20 2 4 .944 3 2 1.27 0.97 .953 1.53 1.51 9 16 64% 26% 3 AS,CYA-3,MVP-20
2010 DET AL 27 P 33 33 4 224.1 51 15 34 2 3 .961 2 2 1.97 1.48 .953 1.63 1.61 24 7 23% 26% 3 AS,CYA-11
2011 DET AL 28 P 34 34 4 251.0 50 12 33 5 2 .900 5 4 1.61 1.32 .949 1.60 1.59 10 5 33% 28% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2012 DET AL 29 P 33 33 6 238.1 53 25 24 4 3 .925 5 4 1.85 1.48 .954 1.57 1.56 16 4 20% 25% 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
2013 DET AL 30 P 34 34 0 218.1 38 19 17 2 5 .947 -1 -1 1.48 1.06 .957 1.54 1.53 21 4 16% 26% 3 AS
2014 DET AL 31 P 25 25 0 158.2 34 10 20 4 1 .882 -1 -1 1.70 1.20 .951 1.49 1.48 9 4 31% 27% 0
10 Seasons P 291 291 20 1930.2 362 122 215 25 23 .931 23 2 1.57 1.16 .953 1.57 1.56 103 55 35% 27% 22
10 Seasons TOT 291 291 20 1930.2 362 122 215 25 23 .931 23 14 1.57 1.16 .953 1.57 1.56 103 55 35% 27% 22
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2005 DET AL 22 P 0 0 0 0
2006 DET AL 23 P 6 6 1 0 5
2007 DET AL 24 P -1 -1 -2 0 1
2008 DET AL 25 P 5 5 3 0 2
2009 DET AL 26 P 3 2 -2 0 1 4
2010 DET AL 27 P 2 2 3 0 0 -1
2011 DET AL 28 P 5 4 4 0 -1 1
2012 DET AL 29 P 5 4 2 2 0
2013 DET AL 30 P -1 -1 0 0 -1
2014 DET AL 31 P 0 -1 -1 0 -1 0
10 Seasons P 0 23 2 9 0 1 11
10 Seasons TOT 0 23 14 9 0 1 11

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2005 DET AL 22 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 DET AL 23 30 30 1 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 DET AL 24 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 DET AL 25 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 DET AL 26 35 35 2 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 DET AL 27 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 DET AL 28 34 34 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 DET AL 29 33 33 3 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 DET AL 30 34 34 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 DET AL 31 25 25 3 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 291 291 17 291 291 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2005 DET AL 22 54 81% 37% 2 100% 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 DET AL 23 776 78% 32% 22 82% 0 11 2 7 24 12 2 3 0 0 3 1 4 2 2 1 3 67%
2007 DET AL 24 866 72% 29% 18 94% 0 7 1 5 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2008 DET AL 25 880 73% 28% 24 96% 0 7 0 5 24 19 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
2009 DET AL 26 982 69% 23% 21 86% 0 14 1 12 20 13 2 2 1 0 1 0 4 1 4 0 5 80%
2010 DET AL 27 925 73% 28% 34 91% 2 15 0 11 34 24 3 2 0 0 2 0 3 2 3 0 3 100%
2011 DET AL 28 969 71% 28% 34 88% 1 12 0 11 33 25 3 5 0 0 5 1 2 2 2 0 1 0%
2012 DET AL 29 956 71% 28% 28 89% 0 25 1 22 24 19 2 4 1 0 3 0 3 2 3 0 5 100%
2013 DET AL 30 925 72% 26% 20 85% 0 19 0 14 17 11 3 2 0 0 2 0 5 3 4 1 2 100%
2014 DET AL 31 694 78% 31% 25 80% 0 10 0 10 20 16 1 4 0 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 40%
10 Seasons 8027 73% 28% 228 88% 3 122 5 99 215 156 18 25 2 0 23 3 23 14 20 2 31 77%
MLB Averages 76% 32% 86% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2006 AL (15, 2%)
2009 AL (20, 2%)
2011 AL (1, 71%)
2012 AL (8, 15%)
1 MVP
0.90 Career Shares (285th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2006 AL (7, 1%)
2007 AL (5, 1%)
2009 AL (3, 10%)
2010 AL (11, 1%)
2011 AL (1, 100%)
2012 AL (2, 76%)
1 Cy Young
1.89 Career Shares (18th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2006 May AL Rookie of the Month
2009 May AL Pitcher of the Month
2011 June AL Pitcher of the Month
2012 September AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2006 May 28th AL Player of the Week
2007 Jun 17th AL Player of the Week
2011 May 8th AL Player of the Week
2011 Jun 19th AL Player of the Week
2011 Sep 18th AL Player of the Week
2012 Sep 30th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
2012 AL  25 (2nd)
2013 AL  19 (4th)
Active  122 (23rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2006 AL  3 (4th)
2011 AL  5 (1st)
2012 AL  4 (4th)
2014 AL  4 (2nd)
Active  25 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2012 AL  1.48 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2007 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
2012 AL  $20,000,000 (8th)
2013 AL  $20,000,000 (8th)

             

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