2K Sports announced today that Justin Verlander, ace pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, has been named the cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K12. Verlander was selected by his peers as the Players Choice Award winner for Player of the Year and American League Outstanding Pitcher. I have no problem at all with this choice, Verlander has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the game for a while now and personifies all the great qualities that we want in our athletes today.
Only the thirteenth pitcher in baseball history to throw multiple no-hitters and the first Detroit Tiger to win 20 games since 1991, Verlander pitched the Tigers to an AL Central title and into the 2011 American League Championship Series. Verlander is favored to win the American League Cy Young Award for pitching excellence during the 2011 season, and could even become the first pitcher since 1992 to win the Most Valuable Player Award.
Developed by 2K Sports’ Visual Concepts studio, Major League Baseball 2K12 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available this March for the Xbox 360, PS3,Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and Windows PC.