2022 Player Outlook
Verlander hasn't pitched in some time due to undergoing Tommy John surgery after dealing with forearm discomfort. Despite not pitching in 2021, Verlander inked a $25M deal to stay with the Astros in the hopes that he returns to peak Verlander form. There will likely be some rust in the beginning of the season as he's thrown just six innings since the end of the 2019 season. Home runs have become a bit of an issue over the last couple seasons, but he offers solid strikeout numbers and pitches for a good offense. During his time in Houston, he's posted a 43-15 record with a 2.45 ERA and 12.08 K/9. He's a solid target at his current draft price, but understand that it could be a slow start.