Drew VerHagen
Drew VerHagen
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Tigers in June of 2012 that includes a $392,500 signing bonus.
Takes loss Wednesday
PDetroit Tigers
September 25, 2019
VerHagen (4-3) allowed three runs over 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Twins. He gave up four hits and two walks, while striking out two.
ANALYSIS
As has been the case lately, VerHagen piggybacked with starter Daniel Norris, as the latter was limited to just three innings. Norris actually held the Twins scoreless during his time in the game, and VerHagen did the same into the seventh, but Luis Arraez got to him for a two-run blast that ultimately saddled the righty with the loss. VerHagen now has a 5.90 ERA this season and will continue to serve in a long-relief role over the season's final few games.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
43
Last 10 Games
64
Last 5 Games
56
How many pitches does Drew VerHagen generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Drew VerHagen generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .290 258 51 30 65 12 5 9
Since 2017vs Right .267 378 78 21 93 17 0 16
2019vs Left .311 119 22 14 32 7 2 3
2019vs Right .299 139 29 9 38 8 0 6
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
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-59%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.09 1.35 75.1 3 6 0 6.8 2.0 1.8
Since 2017Away 4.66 1.46 73.1 4 3 0 8.8 4.2 1.2
2019Home 4.85 1.38 26.0 2 1 0 5.9 2.8 1.0
2019Away 6.75 1.78 32.0 2 2 0 9.6 4.2 1.7
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 2019 data (min 30 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
2.22
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
5.90
 
WHIP
1.60
 
BABIP
.351
 
GB/FB
1.94
 
Left On Base
65.9%
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.2%
 
Spin Rate
2269 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.3%
 
Swinging Strike
9.5%
 
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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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Lined up to piggyback Thursday
PDetroit Tigers
September 18, 2019
VerHagen is expected to work multiple innings in relief Thursday against the Indians as a piggyback for Daniel Norris, who is listed as the Tigers' scheduled starter for the series finale.
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Shines as piggyback pitcher again
PDetroit Tigers
September 15, 2019
VerHagen tossed four scoreless innings in relief but didn't factor into the decision Saturday in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Orioles in 12 innings. He scattered three hits and a walk and struck out two in the appearance.
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Fares well in piggyback role
PDetroit Tigers
September 4, 2019
VerHagen worked 4.1 innings in relief in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Royals, giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six.
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In line for piggyback outing
PDetroit Tigers
August 27, 2019
VerHagen is expected to work as a "piggyback" reliever behind starter Daniel Norris in Thursday's game against the Indians, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Fans career-high 11
PDetroit Tigers
August 24, 2019
VerHagen (4-2) picked up the win in Friday's 9-6 victory over the Twins, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out 11.
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