It's the newest trend in sports -- athletes showing up off the field right near unsuspecting fans.

Roy Halladay did it and so did Vince Wilfork. Now, Justin Verlander is getting into the act.

The Detroit Tigers ace recently Instagrammed this photo of him standing behind a young boy wearing his jersey in what appears to be a Starbucks.

Verlander added the caption, "Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around."

Gee, you think?