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BAL
o31
-4
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JAX
o33
-1.5
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NYJ
PHI
o33.5
+3
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KC
CHI
o35
-3.5
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IND
BUF
o34
-1.5
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PIT
o33.5
-3
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MIA
TB
o31.5
+1.5
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DAL
DEN
o31
-2.5
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LAR
LAC
o31
-2.5
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NO
HOU
o33.5
+1.5
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NYG
NE
o34
+1.5
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MIN
LV
o34
-2.5
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CIN
o33.5
-1.5
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GB
SF
o33.5
0
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WAS
o36.5
-3
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DET
o33
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Justin Verlander or Lance McCullers Jr.

Who Should I Start? - Week 18 • Start New
Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

SPHouston Astros HOU
Lance McCullers Jr.

Lance McCullers Jr.

SPHouston Astros HOU
OR
🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Verlander over McCullers Jr.

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Justin Verlander
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting McCullers Jr. over Verlander

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Lance McCullers Jr.
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Performance Justin Verlander
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ERA W-L HLD SV SO WLK WHIP GP
0.001-000510.501
Season stats based on the past 7 days

ERA W-L HLD SV SO WLK WHIP GP
0.602-0001020.602
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Lance McCullers Jr.
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ERA W-L HLD SV SO WLK WHIP GP
nan-nan0
Season stats based on the past 7 days

ERA W-L HLD SV SO WLK WHIP GP
nan-nan0
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Justin Verlander
OWN
99%
+0.37 compared to last week
START
76%
-4.07 compared to last week
OWN/START Lance McCullers Jr.
OWN
36%
+3.71 compared to last week
START
 
2%
+0.64 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Justin Verlander
3rd
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Lance McCullers Jr.
85th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Justin Verlander

    Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 3rd among SP's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 2nd.
  • The current leader among SP's is Luis Garcia
  • He is putting up the kind of numbers the experts expected him to.
  • Trending Pitching Stats

  • WHIP is among the best in the league currently ranked 2nd with 0.85
  • ERA is among the best in the league currently ranked 2nd with 1.81
  • Top 25 in wins and is currently ranked 23rd with 14
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: W: +14, L: +3, WHIP: +0.85, ERA: +1.81, K's: +119, Walks: +23
Breakdown Lance McCullers Jr.

    Overview

  • I couldn't find any stats of this player even playing a game in the past 60 days. This is most likely due to an injury or time in the minors.
Next Up Health Check
Injury Justin Verlander

No Injury Reported

Injury Lance McCullers Jr.

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Justin Verlander
DateOpponentResult
Aug 01VS BOSEovaldi 5-3L 3-2
Aug 02VS BOSCrawford 3-3L 2-1
Aug 03VS BOSHill 4-5W 6-1
Aug 04@CLEPlesac 2-10W 6-0
Aug 05@CLEGaddis 0-1W 9-3
Aug 06@CLEQuantrill 8-5L 4-1
Aug 07@CLEMcKenzie
ERA W-L HLD SV SO WLK WHIP GP
0.001-000510.501
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Lance McCullers Jr.
DateOpponentResult
Aug 01VS BOSEovaldi 5-3L 3-2
Aug 02VS BOSCrawford 3-3L 2-1
Aug 03VS BOSHill 4-5W 6-1
Aug 04@CLEPlesac 2-10W 6-0
Aug 05@CLEGaddis 0-1W 9-3
Aug 06@CLEQuantrill 8-5L 4-1
Aug 07@CLEMcKenzie
ERA W-L HLD SV SO WLK WHIP GP
nan-nan0
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Justin Verlander
24.46
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Lance McCullers Jr.
0.00
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Justin Verlander
YEAR TM APP INN PC K WLK SV W-L ERA WHIP K/9 PTS
2010 DET 30 205.2 3406 201 63 0 18-9 3.37 1.15 8.8 602
2011 DET 33 243.0 3816 249 59 0 25-5 2.44 0.94 9.2 809
2012 DET 33 238.1 3768 239 60 0 17-8 2.68 1.06 9 714
2013 DET 34 218.1 3692 217 75 0 13-12 3.63 1.31 9 552
2014 DET 30 190.1 3196 148 62 0 14-11 4.63 1.41 7 405
2015 DET 20 131.0 2150 113 32 0 5-8 3.44 1.11 7.8 324
2016 DET 34 225.1 3668 254 57 0 16-9 3.08 1.01 10.1 668
2017 DET 33 206.0 3530 219 72 0 15-8 3.36 1.17 9.6 562
2018 HOU 34 211.2 3427 290 37 0 16-9 2.55 0.91 12.3 708
2019 HOU 40 258.1 4046 338 56 0 22-10 2.86 0.87 11.8 816
2020 HOU 1 6.0 73 7 1 0 1-0 3 0.67 10.5 22
2022 HOU 19 124.1 1816 119 23 0 14-3 1.81 0.84 8.6 389
ON PACE 28 185 2699 176 34 0 20-4 1.81 0.84 8.6 578
3-YEAR AVG 21 131 2060 173 29 0 12-5 2.86 0.87 11.8 419
Career 341 2246.2 36588 2394 597 0 0-0 3.1 1.07 9.6
Career Lance McCullers Jr.
YEAR TM APP INN PC K WLK SV W-L ERA WHIP K/9 PTS
2015 HOU 22 125.2 2109 129 43 0 6-7 3.22 1.19 9.2 326
2016 HOU 14 81.0 1341 106 45 0 6-5 3.22 1.54 11.8 218
2017 HOU 22 116.1 2014 132 40 0 7-4 4.33 1.32 10.2 291
2018 HOU 25 126.0 2108 142 50 0 10-6 3.93 1.19 10.1 348
2020 HOU 14 69.2 1134 79 22 0 3-5 4.13 1.18 10.2 160
2021 HOU 28 160.1 2765 179 73 0 13-4 3.03 1.2 10.1 435
ON PACE 41 238 4109 266 108 0 19-5 3.03 1.2 10.1 647
3-YEAR AVG 21 114 1950 129 48 0 8-5 3.39 1.21 10.2 298
Career 125 674.1 11471 767 273 0 0-0 3.62 1.26 10.2
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