Justin Verlander

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2021, Justin Verlander threw 41,578 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2020, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2020, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (79mph).


In 2020, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run, has slightly above average velo and has some added backspin. His slider generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders, is much harder than usual and has less than expected depth. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2020) has an exceptional bite, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.