Drew VerHagen
Drew VerHagen
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Drew VerHagen in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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Clears waivers
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 11, 2019
VerHagen cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.
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VerHagen passed through waivers unclaimed after allowing 10 runs in six innings of work this season. He owns a career 5.20 ERA in 147 frames, split over parts of six seasons.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .279 159 31 21 38 7 3 6
Since 2017vs Right .258 256 54 17 60 9 0 11
2019vs Left .333 20 2 5 5 2 0 0
2019vs Right .417 17 5 5 5 0 0 1
2018vs Left .250 92 21 11 20 2 1 3
2018vs Right .205 141 32 8 26 5 0 3
2017vs Left .317 47 8 5 13 3 2 3
2017vs Right .309 98 17 4 29 4 0 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-53%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-33%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-59%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 7.47 1.45 53.0 2 5 0 7.5 2.2 2.0
Since 2017Away 3.50 1.35 43.2 2 1 0 8.5 5.2 1.0
2019Home 17.18 3.00 3.2 1 0 0 9.8 9.8 0.0
2019Away 11.57 3.86 2.1 0 0 0 11.6 23.1 3.9
2018Home 5.94 1.20 33.1 1 3 0 8.1 1.9 1.4
2018Away 2.74 1.09 23.0 2 0 0 9.0 4.7 0.4
2017Home 8.44 1.63 16.0 0 2 0 5.6 1.1 3.9
2017Away 3.44 1.36 18.1 0 1 0 7.4 3.4 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Drew VerHagen compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.70
 
K/9
10.5
 
BB/9
15.0
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
93.1 mph
 
ERA
15.00
 
WHIP
3.33
 
BABIP
.476
 
GB/FB
1.80
 
Left On Base
53.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.0%
 
Spin Rate
2306 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.0%
 
Swinging Strike
8.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
VerHagen was perhaps one of the few somewhat bright spots to come out of what can only be described as a meltdown in Motown in 2014. He struggled early, but the converted starter started to get things under control in September. VerHagen's overall K:BB rate (13:14) won't draw any eyes, but only six of those walks came in September. He saw an almost 3 mph uptick in his fastball velocity as a reliever and delivered a power arsenal that finally started to dominate hitters. Verhagen's 2.05 ERA (26.1 IP), 1.22 WHIP and three September holds speak to his late-inning potential. He's 6-foot-6, so his fastball plays up even more because it's on hitters before they know it. Could he be a closer some day? Perhaps, but not in 2016. He'll be in the mix for late-inning work, though.
Selected by the Tigers in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, VerHagen has quickly worked his way through the Tigers' system. The big 6-foot-6, 230-pound right-hander spent the majority of 2014 with Triple-A Toledo, finishing 6-7 with a 3.67 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 19 starts. He also made one spot start for the Tigers, allowing three earned runs over five innings. Despite his imposing figure and low-90s fastball, VerHagen doesn’t ring up many strikeouts, picking up just 63 whiffs in 110.2 innings with the Mud Hens. Instead of strikeouts, VerHagen relies on his sinker, which hitters rarely make hard contact on. His long-term upside is that of a low-strikeout innings eater at the back of a major league rotation, and VerHagen does not have a clear path to fantasy value in the short term with Shane Greene and Alfredo Simon brought in during the offseason to round out the starting staff.
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DFA'd by Detroit
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
May 4, 2019
VerHagen was designated for assignment by the Tigers after Saturday's loss to the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Back from IL
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
April 7, 2019
The Tigers activated VerHagen (forearm) from the 10-day injured list Sunday.
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Beginning rehab stint
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
Forearm
April 5, 2019
VerHagen (forearm) will start his rehab assignment Friday in Single-A Lakeland.
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Will need MiLB tuneup
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
Forearm
April 2, 2019
VerHagen (forearm) will require a rehab assignment before coming off the IL, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Lands on IL
PDetroit Tigers  AAA
Forearm
March 26, 2019
VerHagen (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
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