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Power Ranking and Grading Each of Justin Verlander's Pitches
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It may be debatable as to whether Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander is the best hurler in all of baseball.

As far as "stuff" is concerned, however, forget about it.

Despite receiving a league-low run support of 4.2 runs per start, the flame-throwing Verlander is at the forefront of the Tigers' push for the playoffs. He hasn't declined much at all coming off his AL Cy Young Award-winning season.

Perhaps even more difficult to analyze, though, is to power rank and grade of the array of lethal pitches in Verlander's arsenal. It's akin to having to shop for a car, with all the choices being worth six figures.

Verlander's arm is worth eight figures—just over $20 million per year—and it's worth breaking down just how good his pitching repertoire is, using some revealing Brooks Baseball statistics.

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