Ben Verlander is currently playing in Single-A ball for West Michigan Whitecaps. He is the brother of ace pitcher and former Cy Young Award winner for the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander. Ben switched from being a pitcher and is now an outfielder who’s doing well at the bat. Although Ben is nine years younger than Justin, he still gets comparisons with his brother. However, Ben is intent on making his own name in baseball as a hitter.
See related story about Ben Verlander at the link below from The Detroit News:
Ben Verlander’s brother, Justin, is one of the premier pitcher in the Major Leagues. Nine years younger than Justin, Ben is entering his second season in professional baseball. He was drafted in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, his brother’s team; but he’s looking to find his own niche in baseball, not on his brother’s reputation.
See related story about Ben Verlander at the link below from mlive.com:
Ben Verlander, younger brother of Detroit Tigers’ pitching ace, Justin Verlander, is taking a different route in his baseball career than his brother. A junior at Old Dominion University, Ben has 10 home runs and a .367 batting average as an outfielder, as of last week. Ben attempted to follow in Justin’s footsteps as a pitcher, but decided hitting might just be his forte.
Attached is an article from USA Today about Ben Verlander: