Justin Verlander Quotes.
I use high velocity to keep hitters off balance.
People in real life don’t get ballplayers’ humor, the way we talk in the clubhouse.
When I came into baseball, I had one goal for my career – the Hall of Fame.
I kind of realized I couldn’t blow the ball by everybody. In high school I could do that, but now it’s not going to work. I need to pitch.’
I’m hoping to learn something new every day. It sounds corny, but I really do come in here every day, listening and talking with the veteran guys and seeing what I can absorb.
For me, seeing the progression of video games and consoles – whether it be PlayStation, Xbox, or whatever – I think just seeing how good they’ve gotten from the days when I first started playing is just amazing.
I am an emotional pitcher, but I can control it. When I was in high school, I was a little immature and I let my emotions get the best of me.
Actually, I’m a very good golfer.
To hit 100 miles per hour, that’s something. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it, but it’s something I can do and think about.
I like to challenge hitters with a ‘Here it is, hit it,’ mentality. It’s definitely a big part of my game, especially when I get in situations where I need it. I usually save a little bit so it’s there for me.
I think that a starting pitcher has to do something special to be as valuable or more so than a position player.
I’m a power guy. Good fastball. A knuckle curve, which I can throw for strikes. A changeup which sinks down and away from lefties and I can also throw for strikes.
I had no other interests but baseball because I never thought I’d not make it. No. Never.
I’m more of a feel pitcher. If something’s wrong, I don’t watch a video. I go throw in the bull pen until it feels right.
I am always going to be working on location, even if I have a 20-year career. Talk to me in 15 years and I will still be working on location. It’s something I can always do better. Right now, it’s not nearly where it could be, so it gives me something to work on every day.