Justin Verlander

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Houston Astros Starting Pitcher Age: 38-25d Exp: 15.002 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2004 College: Old Dominion Agent(s): Mark Pieper, Mike Milchin (ISE Baseball)

60 Day Injury List (Elbow)

Verlander is expected to miss the entire 2021 season and has landed on the 60-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

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  • Current Contract

    Justin Verlander signed a 2 year / $66,000,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $66,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $33,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $66,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $33,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Incentive Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 36 $28,000,000 $75,000 $28,075,000 $20,000,000 $20,075,000($20,075,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 37 $33,000,000 - $33,000,000 $12,222,222 $12,222,222($32,297,222)
    2021 Contract details by year 38 $33,000,000 - $33,000,000 $33,000,000 $33,000,000($65,297,222)
    2022 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Full No Trade Clause
    • Cy Young: $200,000 ($175,000 for 2nd, $150,000 for 3rd, $125,000 for 4th, $100,000 for 5th)
    • All Star: $75,000
    • WS MVP: $100,000
    • LCS MVP: $75,000
    • Gold Glove: $75,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2019Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $39,256,831
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $39,256,831
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2019

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $180,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $25,714,286
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2010-2014

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $80,000,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,675,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,675,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2005-2009Entry Level

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $4,450,000
    Signing Bonus $3,150,000
    Average Salary $890,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $316,000 $3,150,000 - $3,466,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings AL ROY $350,000 - - $350,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $3,975,000 - - $3,975,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 $166,666 - $6,916,666
    2011 Player Cash Earnings AL MVP,
    AL CY YOUNG
    $12,750,000 $166,666 $500,000 $13,416,666
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 $166,668 - $20,166,668
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $28,000,000 - - $28,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $28,000,000 - - $28,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,743,169 - - $4,743,169
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $23,256,831 - - $23,256,831
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - $100,000 $20,100,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings AL CY YOUNG,
    ALL MLB (1ST)
    $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings AL CY YOUNG,
    ALL MLB (1ST)
    $20,000,000 - $75,000 $20,075,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $12,222,222 - - $12,222,222
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (17 seasons)
    $270,263,222 $3,650,000 $675,000 $274,588,222
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    12 seasons Player Cash Earnings $180,297,831 $3,650,000 - $184,447,831
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $89,965,391 - - $90,140,391
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Mar 23 2019Signed a 2 year $66 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
    Sep 1 2017Traded to Houston (HOU) from Detroit (DET) with $16,000,000 and future considerations for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers
    Mar 29 2013Signed a 7 year $180 million extension with Detroit (DET)
    Feb 4 2010Signed a 5 year $80 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Feb 3 2009Signed a 1 year $3.675 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Oct 22 2004Signed a 5 year $4.45 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Jun 7 2004Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#2 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Justin Verlander, and the financial implications.

  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Justin Verlander ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2020 HOU 1 1 6.0 3 2 2 1 7 2 1 0 0 3.00 0.667 0.18
    2019 HOU 34 34 223.0 137 66 64 42 300 36 21 6 0 2.58 0.803 7.82
    2018 HOU 34 34 214.0 156 63 60 37 290 28 16 9 0 2.52 0.902 6.24
    2017 HOU 33 33 206.0 170 80 77 72 219 27 15 8 0 3.36 1.175 4.68
    2016 DET 34 34 227.1 171 81 77 57 254 30 16 9 0 3.05 1.004 7.16
    2015 DET 20 20 133.1 113 56 50 32 113 13 5 8 0 3.38 1.088 2.31
    2014 DET 32 32 206.0 223 114 104 65 159 18 15 12 0 4.54 1.398 0.91
    2013 DET 34 34 218.1 212 94 84 75 217 19 13 12 0 3.46 1.315 4.3
    2012 DET 33 33 238.1 192 81 70 60 239 19 17 8 0 2.64 1.057 8.09
    2011 DET 34 34 251.0 174 73 67 57 250 24 24 5 0 2.40 0.92 8.61
    2010 DET 33 33 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 18 9 0 3.37 1.163 4.34
    2009 DET 35 35 240.0 219 99 92 63 269 20 19 9 0 3.45 1.175 5.56
    2008 DET 33 33 201.0 195 119 108 87 163 18 11 17 0 4.84 1.403 1.89
    Totals 452 452 2977.2 2,527 1,187 1,100 846 3,007 309 225 129 0 3.32 1.133 62.09