Drew VerHagen was born October 22, 1990, in Royse City, Texas. He is a pitcher in the MLB.
In 2016, VerHagen made the Tigers' opening day roster. On May 22, 2016, he was optioned to AAA Toledo after compiling a 7.11 ERA in 19 innings pitched. A day later, the Tigers placed him on the 60-day disabled list due to right shoulder thoracic outlet syndrome.
In 2017, Tigers optioned VerHagen to AAA Toledo to start the 2017 season. He was recalled on July 24. He made 24 appearances (two starts) in the 2017 season, compiling a 5.77 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 34+1⁄3 innings.
In spring training 2018, manager Ron Gardenhire and VerHagen discussed a full-time bullpen role for the upcoming season. VerHagen made the Tigers opening day roster, and was placed in the bullpen. On April 23, he was designated for assignment after posting a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings. The Tigers announced that they would purchase VerHagen's contract so he could start the first game of a doubleheader on June 4, 2018. He posted a 4.27 ERA the rest of the season, contributing to a final line of 3–3, 4.63 ERA, and 53 strikeouts in 56+1⁄3 innings.
In 2019, VerHagen was designated for a rehab assignment in Class A Lakeland to start the 2019 season, due to a sore shoulder. He was recalled to the Tigers on April 7, following an injury to starter Matt Moore. The Tigers designated VerHagen for assignment on May 4 after he gave up six runs in a 15–3 loss. He was outrighted to Toledo on May 11. On July 25, the Tigers selected his contract. On August 23, VerHagen struck out a career-high 11 batters in a win over the Minnesota Twins. He finished the season with a record of 4–3 in 22 games (4 starts), with a 5.90 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched.
On March 11, 2022, VerHagen agreed to a two-year contract worth $5.5 million with the St. Louis Cardinals.