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
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York hears that the Yankees are "absolutely not" in on free agent right-hander Max Scherzer.

Advice: Some have suspected that the Yankees are lying on the weeds in the situation, but they appear to be setting their sights a bit lower in free agency. The market for Scherzer has been suspiciously quiet so far this winter, but he's intent on landing a contract around $200 million.

More: Andrew Marchand on Twitter

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cardinals are not active suitors for Max Scherzer.

Advice: It's not the first time the team has openly denied interest in the pitcher, but they continue to be linked to him. That's likely due in large part to the fact that Scherzer went to Parkway Central High School in the St. Louis area, making the Cardinals a potential homecoming for the 30-year-old. Despite the Cardinals' disinterest, Scherzer has no shortage of suitors around the league.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Tue, Dec 16 Rotoworld
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Thursday that he is not in "active pursuit" of Max Scherzer.

Advice: The Tigers traded Rick Porcello to the Red Sox on Thursday morning, leaving some to speculate that Detroit's front office was clearing space for a run at re-signing Max Scherzer. But then Dombrowski and Co. quickly snatched Alfredo Simon away from the Reds. Maybe they truly are all set. Scherzer isn't expected to sign until later in the offseason and will likely command around $200 million.

More: Anthony Fenech on Twitter

Sat, Dec 13 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that two unidentified team owners flew to the Winter Meetings in San Diego to meet with Max Schezer's agent Scott Boras on Tuesday.

Advice: Now that Jon Lester has decided to sign with the Cubs, the market for Scherzer should begin to heat up. The losers for Lester (Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants) could all be possibilities while Heyman mentions the Yankees and Cardinals among the other potential suitors. ESPN's Buster Olney reported Tuesday that the Tigers were prepared to spend big money to bring back Scherzer, but that was later shot down by GM Dave Dombrowski. Scherzer is reportedly looking for a contract north of $200 million.

More: CBS Sports

Thu, Dec 11 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Max Scherzer is looking for a contract in excess of $200 million.

Advice: It's not surprising that he'd ask for that kind of dough. After all, he went on to have another terrific season after rejecting a $144 million extension offer from the Tigers last spring. Whether Scherzer is able to get that large of a contract remains to be seen. The common thought is that he'll get the biggest deal of any pitcher this winter, but over $200 million would be significantly higher than the numbers being thrown out for Jon Lester.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Wed, Dec 10 Rotoworld
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that a report saying the Tigers were prepared to spend "big, big dollars" on Max Scherzer was "not accurate."

Advice: "I can 100 percent guarantee you that our situation has not changed whatsoever," Dombrowski added. The report earlier Tuesday was from ESPN's Buster Olney, who is quite trustworthy. Dombrowski seemed adamant in his stance, but it's the rumor season so it's anyone's guess as to how far the Tigers might be willing to go to keep Scherzer. The righty rejected a $144 million extension offer from Detroit last spring.

More: Anthony Fenech on Twitter

Tue, Dec 9 Rotoworld
ESPN's Buster Olney writes that the Tigers' primary focus "is on retaining Max Scherzer."

Advice: Olney adds that the Detroit front office is "prepared to spend big, big dollars" to lock up the free agent right-hander. Scherzer's market should begin to develop once Jon Lester settles on a team. The Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers, Nationals, Phillies, Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, and Blue Jays are among the other deep-pocketed teams that could be ready to line up bids. The money is going to get outrageous.

More: Buster Olney on Twitter

Tue, Dec 9 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes that the Cardinals "have apparently at least considered" making a run at free agent right-hander Max Scherzer.

Advice: Heyman hears that the Cardinals met at some point on Scherzer and that a couple of the team's players or former players have called to recruit him. The free agent right-hander is from Missouri, so they have that going for him, but his price tag could approach $200 million. They'll likely get priced out of the mix. His market should come into clearer focus after Jon Lester makes a decision on where to sign.

More: CBS Sports

Tue, Dec 9 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Tuesday, March 3 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Bal 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 39.0 44 18 17 5 9 45 3.92 1.36 .280
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
Day (this year) 16 16 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 106.1 95 36 34 9 25 135 2.88 1.13 .237
Last game vs. Bal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 6
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