Sunday, May 8, 2011

Line of the Day: May 7th, 2011

SP Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the majors this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He threw 108 pitches (74 strikes), struck out four and walked one. The walk the J. P. Arencibia cost him a perfect game with one out in the eighth inning.

Line: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; W, QS, CG, SHO, No-Hitter

My fantasy perspective: Verlander continues to prove he's worth the early round investment (39.6 ESPN ADP; 56.5 Yahoo! ADP) year after year. He's now sporting a 55:18 K:BB ratio in 57 innings pitched with a 3.16 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. Batters are hitting just .187 off him too. I can't imagine any fantasy owners wanting to trade him, so if you missed out on draft day, you probably aren't going to own him in 2011. Better luck next season.

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1 comment:

  1. I still consider 39th and 56 as unbelievable for picking him. The guy is a stud that has taken the ball every fifth day for years. He doesn't get near the respect he deserves. Maybe this no-hitter will help.