Team: Detroit Tigers
Born: February 20, 1983 in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Turned Pro: 2005
Awards / Notes: Verlander is a 4 time All-Star selection (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011). In 2011, he was named AL MVP, he won the AL pitching Triple Crown, he was named TSN AL Pitcher of the Year and Sporting News Player of the Year. He also led the MLB in strikeouts, wins and WHIP. He has pitched two no-hitters, one on June 12, 2007 and another on May 7, 2011. In 2006, he was named AL Rookie of the Year.