Max Scherzer

#36, SP, Washington
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
Nationals signed RHP Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract.

Advice: The signing was originally reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Monday. Half of Scherzer's $210 million is deferred through 2028, making the present-day value of the contract slightly less than the total value. Scherzer is 39-8 with a 3.02 ERA and a 492/119 K/BB ratio over 434 2/3 innings in the last two seasons. Now in the National League, and more specifically the NL East, Scherzer should continue being an extremely valuable fantasy asset in 2015. Meanwhile, the Nationals will arguably have the most fearsome starting rotation in baseball as presently constructed.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
The Nationals have scheduled a press conference Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for a "major baseball announcement."

Advice: It's safe to assume that the Nationals will make the Max Scherzer signing official at that time. The two sides have agreed to a seven-year, $210 million deal. Half of the money is deferred, so the present value of the contract is a bit less than it appears on paper. Either way, both sides got creative to get a deal done and Scherzer should remain a fantasy ace in D.C.

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Wed, Jan 21 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals and free agent right-hander Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year contract.

Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the deal will be worth more than $180 million. The contract will run through his age-36 season in 2021. The Nationals' rotation was already plenty scary, but the addition of Scherzer makes Tanner Roark (who had a 2.85 ERA and 15 wins last year) the team's sixth starter. Not bad. Not bad at all. Of course, that might not last long, as the Nationals are now expected to move Jordan Zimmermann or another starting pitcher.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Tue, Jan 20 Rotoworld
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are "very close" to a deal with free agent right-hander Max Scherzer.

Advice: There have been rumblings throughout the day that the Nationals were making a push to sign Scherzer to a seven-year contract, and it seems that the two sides are getting closer on a deal. If the Nats are able to get him signed, they'll reportedly look to deal Jordan Zimmermann or another starting pitcher.

More: Adam Kilgore on Twitter

Sun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Joel Sherman of the New York post reports that the Yankees are not the mystery team in on Max Scherzer.

Advice: Scherzer is reportedly closing in on a seven-year contract, with the Nationals and another team still in play, but that team isn't the Yankees according to Sherman. The Tigers are also reportedly out, leaving it as a true mystery to who could be bidding against the Nationals.

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Sun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of CBS reports that a couple of teams, including the Nationals, are talking to Max Scherzer about a seven-year deal.

Advice: Scherzer turned down a six-year, $144 million offer from the Tigers during the season, so Scott Boras is certainly seeking more than that for his client. Heyman also notes that Scherzer is likely to have a deal soon, with at least two teams in the mix.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Sun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, there's a growing sense around the league that Max Scherzer will sign with the Nationals.

Advice: The Nats haven't publicly expressed much interest in the prized right-hander and Cotillo notes that no deal appears imminent. He would add to an already loaded Nationals rotation and make them a prime contender for the National League crown.

More: Chris Cotillo on Twitter

Sun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told reporters Saturday the club is "not actively shopping" for starting pitching help.

Advice: The Cardinals have been rumored to be in the market for a big fish such as Max Scherzer, Cole Hamels or David Price, but Mozeliak repeated his stance that the club isn't actively looking to add. In recent days the Tigers were also reportedly out on Scherzer, leaving his market a bit up in the air. Of course, nobody's word really means much of anything, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ended up in St. Louis or back with the Tigers when all is said and done, either.

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Sun, Jan 18 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Thursday, March 5 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. NY Mets

Head-to-head vs. NY Mets
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. NYM 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.2 17 6 6 1 7 24 2.89 1.29 .239
Home (this year) 14 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 94.0 75 28 28 9 29 108 2.68 1.11 .218
Night (this year) 17 17 9 2 0 0 0 1 1 114.0 101 44 43 9 38 117 3.39 1.22 .239
Last game vs. NYM 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 11
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