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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 25, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #246. Rick Wise… #247. Howard Ehmke… #248. Mike Hampton… #249. JUSTIN VERLANDER… #250. Freddy Garcia… #251. Tommy Bond… #252. Jim Maloney… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2005 22 DET AL 0 2 .000 7.15 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 15 9 9 1 5 0 7 1 0 1 54 61 4.52 1.765 11.9 0.8 4.0 5.6 1.40
2006 23 DET AL 17 9 .654 3.63 30 30 0 1 1 0 186.0 187 78 75 21 60 1 124 6 1 5 776 125 4.35 1.328 9.0 1.0 2.9 6.0 2.07 CYA-7,MVP-15,RoY-1
2007 ★ 24 DET AL 18 6 .750 3.66 32 32 0 1 1 0 201.2 181 88 82 20 67 3 183 19 2 17 866 125 3.99 1.230 8.1 0.9 3.0 8.2 2.73 AS,CYA-5
2008 25 DET AL 11 17 .393 4.84 33 33 0 1 0 0 201.0 195 119 108 18 87 8 163 14 3 6 880 92 4.18 1.403 8.7 0.8 3.9 7.3 1.87
2009 ★ 26 DET AL 19 9 .679 3.45 35 35 0 3 1 0 240.0 219 99 92 20 63 5 269 6 4 8 982 131 2.80 1.175 8.2 0.8 2.4 10.1 4.27 AS,CYA-3,MVP-20
2010 ★ 27 DET AL 18 9 .667 3.37 33 33 0 4 0 0 224.1 190 89 84 14 71 0 219 6 2 11 925 124 2.97 1.163 7.6 0.6 2.8 8.8 3.08 AS,CYA-11
2011 ★ 28 DET AL 24 5 .828 2.40 34 34 0 4 2 0 251.0 174 73 67 24 57 0 250 3 2 7 969 172 2.99 0.920 6.2 0.9 2.0 9.0 4.39 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2012 ★ 29 DET AL 17 8 .680 2.64 33 33 0 6 1 0 238.1 192 81 70 19 60 2 239 5 1 2 956 161 2.94 1.057 7.3 0.7 2.3 9.0 3.98 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
2013 ★ 30 DET AL 13 12 .520 3.46 34 34 0 0 0 0 218.1 212 94 84 19 75 1 217 4 1 3 925 120 3.28 1.315 8.7 0.8 3.1 8.9 2.89 AS
2014 31 DET AL 9 8 .529 4.84 21 21 0 0 0 0 135.2 148 81 73 13 49 1 101 4 1 3 595 84 4.07 1.452 9.8 0.9 3.3 6.7 2.06
10 Yrs 146 85 .632 3.51 287 287 0 20 6 0 1907.2 1713 811 744 169 594 21 1772 68 17 63 7928 123 3.44 1.209 8.1 0.8 2.8 8.4 2.98
162 Game Avg. 17 10 .632 3.51 34 34 0 2 1 0 226 203 96 88 20 70 2 210 8 2 7 939 123 3.44 1.209 8.1 0.8 2.8 8.4 2.98
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2005 22 DET AL 11.1 2 2 9 7.15 4.58 0.19 0.17 94.1 4.29 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .341 .498
2006 23 DET AL 186.0 30 30 78 3.77 4.98 0.24 0.19 100.8 4.97 22 2.3 -0.1 4.1 46 .577 .514 $980,000 CYA-7,MVP-15,RoY-1
2007 ★ 24 DET AL 201.2 32 32 88 3.93 4.93 0.21 0.19 101.3 4.97 22 2.2 -0.1 4.2 46 .570 .514 $1,030,000 AS,CYA-5
2008 25 DET AL 201.0 33 33 119 5.33 4.83 -0.33 0.19 102.5 5.48 -0 -0.0 -0.1 1.9 25 .499 .500 $1,130,000
2009 ★ 26 DET AL 240.0 35 35 99 3.71 4.90 0.18 0.19 101.1 4.97 31 3.3 -0.2 5.6 60 .594 .520 $3,675,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-20
2010 ★ 27 DET AL 224.1 33 33 89 3.57 4.43 0.12 0.16 99.3 4.43 20 2.2 -0.1 4.3 45 .566 .513 $6,850,000 AS,CYA-11
2011 ★ 28 DET AL 251.0 34 34 73 2.62 4.39 0.08 0.16 101.0 4.51 52 6.1 -0.2 8.4 79 .678 .537 $12,850,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2012 ★ 29 DET AL 238.1 33 33 81 3.06 4.45 -0.19 0.17 100.9 4.85 47 5.5 -0.2 7.8 72 .667 .534 $20,000,000 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
2013 ★ 30 DET AL 218.1 34 34 94 3.87 4.30 -0.27 0.17 105.1 4.98 23 2.7 -0.2 4.6 47 .578 .516 $20,000,000 AS
2014 31 DET AL 135.2 21 21 81 5.37 4.14 -0.33 0.16 103.2 4.77 -11 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 3 .444 .493 $20,000,000
10 Seasons 1907.2 287 287 811 3.83 4.60 -0.02 0.17 101.6 4.87 203 22.8 -1.3 40.7 421 .579 .517 $86,515,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2006 23 DET AL ALDS W NYY 0 0 5.06 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 3 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 26 2.063 11.8 1.7 6.8 8.4 1.25
2006 23 DET AL ALCS W OAK 1 0 1.000 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 4 4 2 1 0 6 0 1 1 24 1.500 11.8 3.4 1.7 10.1 6.00
2006 23 DET AL WS L STL 0 2 .000 5.73 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 12 10 7 2 5 0 12 0 0 2 50 1.545 9.8 1.6 4.1 9.8 2.40
2011 28 DET AL ALDS W NYY 1 0 1.000 5.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 6 5 5 0 5 0 12 1 0 1 38 1.222 6.0 0.0 5.0 12.0 2.40
2011 28 DET AL ALCS L TEX 1 1 .500 5.56 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 13 7 7 2 5 0 13 0 0 1 53 1.588 10.3 1.6 4.0 10.3 2.60
2012 29 DET AL ALDS W OAK 2 0 1.000 0.56 2 2 0 1 1 0 16.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 22 0 0 0 59 0.750 3.9 0.6 2.8 12.4 4.40
2012 29 DET AL ALCS W NYY 1 0 1.000 1.08 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 28 0.360 3.2 1.1 0.0 3.2
2012 29 DET AL WS L SFG 0 1 .000 11.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 5 5 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 19 1.750 13.5 4.5 2.3 9.0 4.00
2013 30 DET AL ALDS W OAK 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.0 6 0 0 0 2 0 21 0 0 0 53 0.533 3.6 0.0 1.2 12.6 10.50
2013 30 DET AL ALCS L BOS 0 1 .000 1.13 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 10 0 0 1 29 0.625 4.5 1.1 1.1 11.3 10.00
4 Yrs (10 Series) 7 5 .583 3.28 15 15 0 1 1 0 93.1 71 37 34 12 29 0 108 1 1 6 379 1.071 6.8 1.2 2.8 10.4 3.72
4 ALDS 4 0 1.000 1.79 7 7 0 1 1 0 45.1 26 9 9 2 16 0 60 1 0 1 176 0.926 5.2 0.4 3.2 11.9 3.75
4 ALCS 3 2 .600 3.55 5 5 0 0 0 0 33.0 27 13 13 6 7 0 32 0 1 3 134 1.030 7.4 1.6 1.9 8.7 4.57
2 WS 0 3 .000 7.20 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 18 15 12 4 6 0 16 0 0 2 69 1.600 10.8 2.4 3.6 9.6 2.67

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2005 22 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2006 23 DET AL 30 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 CYA-7,MVP-15,RoY-1
2007 ★ 24 DET AL 32 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
2008 25 DET AL 33 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 ★ 26 DET AL 35 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-20
2010 ★ 27 DET AL 33 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 AS,CYA-11
2011 ★ 28 DET AL 34 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2012 ★ 29 DET AL 33 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
2013 ★ 30 DET AL 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
2014 31 DET AL 21 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 84 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 287 41 32 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 .063 .063 .063 .125 -66 2 1 0 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 23 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .063 .063 .063 .125 -66 1 1 0 5 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2005 22 DET AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2006 23 DET AL 30 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $980,000 1 CYA-7,MVP-15,RoY-1
2007 ★ 24 DET AL 32 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $1,030,000 1 AS,CYA-5
2008 25 DET AL 33 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $1,130,000 1
2009 ★ 26 DET AL 35 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $3,675,000 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-20
2010 ★ 27 DET AL 33 5 -1 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $6,850,000 1 AS,CYA-11
2011 ★ 28 DET AL 34 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $12,850,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
2012 ★ 29 DET AL 33 8 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $20,000,000 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-8
2013 ★ 30 DET AL 34 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $20,000,000 1 AS
2014 31 DET AL 2 6 -0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .531 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $20,000,000 1
10 Seasons 268 41 -10 -0 -0 0 7 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 0.3 -4 $86,515,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2006 23 DET AL ALDS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 23 DET AL ALCS OAK W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 23 DET AL WS STL L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 DET AL ALDS NYY W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 DET AL ALCS TEX L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 DET AL ALDS OAK W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 DET AL ALCS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 DET AL WS SFG L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 DET AL ALDS OAK W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 DET AL ALCS BOS L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (10 Series) 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALCS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 21 21 0 135.2 31 9 18 4 1 .871 -1 -1 1.79 1.29 .955 1.51 1.51 9 4 31% 28% 0
10 Seasons P 287 287 20 1907.2 359 121 213 25 23 .930 23 2 1.58 1.16 .954 1.57 1.56 103 55 35% 27% 22
10 Seasons TOT 287 287 20 1907.2 359 121 213 25 23 .930 23 14 1.58 1.16 .954 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

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 AL  8.4 (2nd)
2012 AL  7.7 (3rd)
Active  40.4 (29th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2009 AL  5.6 (6th)
2011 AL  8.4 (1st)
2012 AL  7.8 (1st)
2013 AL  4.6 (9th)
Active  40.7 (8th)
Career  40.7 (163rd)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2006 AL  3.63 (7th)
2009 AL  3.45 (6th)
2011 AL  2.40 (1st)
2012 AL  2.64 (2nd)
Active  3.51 (13th)

Wins s c a p y
2006 AL  17 (4th)
2007 AL  18 (6th)
2009 AL  19 (1st)
2010 AL  18 (4th)
2011 AL  24 (1st)
2012 AL  17 (4th)
Active  146 (7th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2006 AL  .654 (9th)
2007 AL  .750 (1st)
2009 AL  .679 (8th)
2010 AL  .667 (10th)
2011 AL  .828 (1st)
2012 AL  .680 (5th)
Active  .632 (10th)
Career  .632 (51st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2009 AL  1.175 (5th)
2010 AL  1.163 (8th)
2011 AL  0.920 (1st)
2012 AL  1.057 (2nd)
Active  1.209 (15th)
Career  1.209 (157th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 AL  8.078 (5th)
2009 AL  8.213 (6th)
2010 AL  7.623 (8th)
2011 AL  6.239 (1st)
2012 AL  7.250 (2nd)
Active  8.082 (12th)
Career  8.082 (144th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 AL  2.363 (10th)
2011 AL  2.044 (8th)
Active  2.802 (33rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 AL  8.167 (8th)
2009 AL  10.088 (1st)
2010 AL  8.786 (4th)
2011 AL  8.964 (3rd)
2012 AL  9.025 (3rd)
2013 AL  8.945 (8th)
Active  8.360 (15th)
Career  8.360 (31st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2009 AL  240.0 (1st)
2010 AL  224.3 (3rd)
2011 AL  251.0 (1st)
2012 AL  238.3 (1st)
2013 AL  218.3 (4th)
2014 AL  135.7 (10th)
Active  1,907.7 (20th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2007 AL  183 (10th)
2009 AL  269 (1st)
2010 AL  219 (4th)
2011 AL  250 (1st)
2012 AL  239 (1st)
2013 AL  217 (4th)
Active  1,772 (13th)
Career  1,772 (104th)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (5th)
2009 AL  35 (1st)
2010 AL  33 (4th)
2011 AL  34 (1st)
2012 AL  33 (4th)
2013 AL  34 (1st)
2014 AL  21 (6th)
Active  287 (19th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2009 AL  3 (5th)
2010 AL  4 (5th)
2011 AL  4 (4th)
2012 AL  6 (1st)
Active  20 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2006 AL  1 (5th)
2007 AL  1 (5th)
2009 AL  1 (7th)
2011 AL  2 (5th)
2012 AL  1 (7th)
Active  6 (20th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  24 (9th)
Active  169 (37th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2007 AL  67 (9th)
2008 AL  87 (3rd)
2013 AL  75 (8th)
2014 AL  49 (5th)
Active  594 (21st)

Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  219 (7th)
2013 AL  212 (8th)
2014 AL  148 (3rd)
Active  1,713 (27th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2009 AL  4.270 (3rd)
2010 AL  3.085 (10th)
2011 AL  4.386 (3rd)
2012 AL  3.983 (2nd)
Active  2.983 (18th)
Career  2.983 (49th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2008 AL  0.806 (10th)
2009 AL  0.750 (4th)
2010 AL  0.562 (4th)
2012 AL  0.718 (5th)
2013 AL  0.783 (10th)
Active  0.797 (13th)

Losses s c a p y
2008 AL  17 (1st)
2014 AL  8 (7th)
Active  85 (36th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2008 AL  108 (5th)
2009 AL  92 (10th)
2014 AL  73 (1st)
Active  744 (27th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2007 AL  17 (1st)
2009 AL  8 (8th)
2010 AL  11 (7th)
Active  63 (19th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2007 AL  19 (1st)
2008 AL  14 (3rd)
Active  68 (19th)
Career  68 (220th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2008 AL  880 (9th)
2009 AL  982 (1st)
2010 AL  925 (5th)
2011 AL  969 (3rd)
2012 AL  956 (1st)
2013 AL  925 (3rd)
2014 AL  595 (5th)
Active  7,928 (21st)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2006 AL  125 (7th)
2009 AL  131 (6th)
2011 AL  172 (1st)
2012 AL  161 (1st)
Active  123 (8th)
Career  123 (84th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2009 AL  2.80 (2nd)
2010 AL  2.97 (3rd)
2011 AL  2.99 (4th)
2012 AL  2.94 (2nd)
2013 AL  3.28 (9th)
Active  3.44 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  28 (6th)
2011 AL  48 (1st)
2012 AL  39 (1st)
Active  167 (7th)
Career  167 (113th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2009 AL  2.9 (6th)
2011 AL  5.2 (1st)
2012 AL  4.2 (1st)
Active  17.7 (7th)
Career  17.7 (109th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2006 AL  28.17 (7th)
2009 AL  33.37 (4th)
2011 AL  51.82 (1st)
2012 AL  39.58 (1st)
Active  195.04 (8th)
Career  195.04 (52nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 AL  4.3 (3rd)
2011 AL  5.0 (2nd)
2012 AL  4.2 (4th)
Active  17.0 (15th)
Career  17.0 (92nd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 AL  3.7 (4th)
2010 AL  2.7 (7th)
2011 AL  6.3 (1st)
2012 AL  4.7 (1st)
Active  21.4 (6th)
Career  21.4 (47th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2006 AL  2.8 (7th)
2009 AL  3.4 (4th)
2011 AL  5.7 (1st)
2012 AL  4.2 (2nd)
Active  20.5 (8th)
Career  20.5 (52nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2012 AL  25 (2nd)
2013 AL  19 (4th)
Active  121 (22nd)

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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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 46 (29), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 134 (123), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 108 (89), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 31 (138), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (148th), 40.4 career WAR/38.6 7yr-peak WAR/39.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2004: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed October 25, 2004.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2006 23 Detroit Tigers $980,000 ?
2007 24 Detroit Tigers $1,030,000 ?
2008 25 Detroit Tigers $1,130,000 ?
2009 26 Detroit Tigers $3,675,000 ?
2010 27 Detroit Tigers $6,850,000 4.002
2011 28 Detroit Tigers $12,850,000 5.002
2012 29 Detroit Tigers $20,000,000 6.002 contracts
2013 30 Detroit Tigers $20,000,000 7.002 contracts
2014 31 Detroit Tigers $20,000,000 8.002
201532Detroit Tigers$28,000,000
201633Detroit Tigers$28,000,000
201734Detroit Tigers$28,000,000
201835Detroit Tigers$28,000,000
201936Detroit Tigers$28,000,000
202037Detroit Tigers*$22,000,000$22M Vesting Option2020 option guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2019 Cy Young vote
Earliest Free Agent: 2020
Career to date (may be incomplete)$86,515,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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