Justin Verlander

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Justin Verlander has thrown 44,472 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has good "rising" action, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly above average velo. His slider is much harder than usual and has less than expected depth. His curve has a sharp downward bite. His change has an obvious armside fade, is much firmer than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.