Max Scherzer

#37, SP, Detroit
Max Scherzer
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    July 27, 1984
  • Birth Place:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • College:
    Missouri
  • Draft:
    2006 1ˢᵗ round (11ᵗʰ pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • W
    18
  • L
    5
  • ERA
    3.15
  • K
    252
  • BB
    63


Player Notes
Major league sources told MLB Daily Dish that if the Nationals trade Jordan Zimmermann or Doug Fister, it could open up room to sign Max Scherzer.

Advice: Earlier on Thursday, it was reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today that the Nationals were looking to move Doug Fister. Zimmermann also told the Washington Post that he had not had discussions about a contract extension with the team. Should either Fister or Zimmermann (or both) be shipped out of town, it's possible that it would free up room for the Nationals to target Max Scherzer. Scherzer's most likely landing place is probably back with the Tigers, while the Yankees have also been mentioned, though only as lurkers. For now.

More: MLBdailydish.com

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees "have not abandoned their plan to stay away from the top batch of free agents."

Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported on Monday that while the Yanks are mostly shopping for second- and third-tier free agents, they may make an exception when it comes to Max Scherzer. But, while you can never officially rule the Bombers out for a free agent until they sign elsewhere, it doesn't appear at this time that they'll deviate from their plan for anyone. Feinsand says the Yanks have spoken to Scherzer's agent, Scott Boras, but that conversation was likely about another client, Stephen Drew.

More: New York Daily News

Thu, Nov 20 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Max Scherzer is the one marquee free agent the Yankees are "seriously considering."

Advice: Heyman says the Yankees "have had brief contact" with Scherzer's agent, Scott Boras, since the GM Meetings, and the club "may revisit their inclination not to make any big expenditures this winter." The Yankees' rotation is loaded with question marks, so they'll have to bring in someone. They also have interest in re-signing Brandon McCarthy. Scherzer's market has been slow to develop thus far, which is no surprise for a Boras client.

More: CBSSports.com

Wed, Nov 19 Rotoworld
In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sunday, super agent Scott Boras indicated that he still expects the Tigers to be in on Max Scherzer.

Advice: Boras didn't quite come out and say it, but hasn't heard anything to indicate that they are out on the All-Star right-hander. With an owner willing to spend money, there's reason to believe that the $144 million extension offer the Tigers made to Scherzer during the season is still on the table.

More: MLBlogs.com

Mon, Nov 17 Rotoworld
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Oct 2 @Bal L 3-12 L 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 7.1 6.14
Sep 25 Min W 4-2 W 6.0 5 2 2 0 4 9 18 5 0 0 0 220.1 3.15
Sep 20 @KC W 3-2 W 7.0 7 1 0 0 1 6 17 5 0 0 0 214.1 3.15
Sep 15 @Min W 8-6 - 7.0 7 4 4 1 1 5 16 5 0 0 0 207.1 3.26
Sep 9 KC W 4-2 W 6.2 7 1 1 0 4 6 16 5 0 0 0 200.1 3.19
Sep 4 @Cle W 11-4 - 6.0 4 3 2 0 3 6 15 5 0 0 0 193.2 3.25
Aug 30 @CWS L 3-6 L 6.2 9 6 5 2 0 11 15 5 0 0 0 187.2 3.26
Aug 24 @Min W 13-4 W 5.0 7 3 3 0 1 4 15 4 0 0 0 181.0 3.13
Aug 19 @TB W 8-6 - 7.0 4 4 4 1 3 9 14 4 0 0 0 176.0 3.07
Aug 14 Pit W 5-2 W 8.0 3 0 0 0 2 14 14 4 0 0 0 169.0 2.98
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2008 Ari 16 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 66 3.05 1.23 .234
2009 Ari 30 30 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 170.1 166 94 78 20 63 174 4.12 1.34 .253
2010 Det 31 31 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 195.2 174 84 76 20 70 184 3.50 1.25 .244
2011 Det 33 33 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 174 4.43 1.35 .272
2012 Det 32 32 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 187.2 179 82 78 23 60 231 3.74 1.27 .250
2013 Det 32 32 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 214.1 152 73 69 18 56 240 2.90 0.97 .198
2014 Det 33 33 18 5 0 0 0 1 1 220.1 196 80 77 18 63 252 3.15 1.18 .238
Totals 207 198 91 50 0 0 0 1 1 1239.1 1122 538 493 133 389 1321 3.58 1.22 .242
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 Ari 17 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .071
2009 Ari 30 53 4 12 2 0 0 3 3 17 0 0 .226 .268 .264 .532
2010 Det 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 Det 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 Det 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2014 Det 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 55 79 5 13 3 0 0 4 4 23 0 0 .165 .205 .203 .407
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2008 Ari 16 P 7 56 4 10 5 1 2 .900
2009 Ari 30 P 30 170 15 35 18 2 3 .943
2010 Det 31 P 31 195 14 30 14 2 0 .933
2011 Det 33 P 33 195 11 23 12 0 2 1.000
2012 Det 32 P 32 187 8 22 13 1 0 .955
2013 Det 32 P 32 214 17 41 21 3 0 .927
2014 Det 33 P 33 220 9 27 17 1 2 .963
Totals 207 P 198 1239 78 188 100 10 9 .947