Max Scherzer

#31, 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
    1
  • L
    3
  • ERA
    1.26
  • K
    39
  • BB
    5


Player Notes
Max Scherzer was handed a tough-luck loss Friday against the Mets after allowing just one run over seven innings while striking out 10 batters.

Advice: The 10 strikeouts were a season-high. His lone mistake was a solo homer by Michael Cuddyer in the bottom of the fourth inning. But he didn't get any help from his offense on this night, so it was enough to put him on the losing side. Oddly, he's now 1-3 through five starts despite a 1.26 ERA. He'll hope for better luck against the Marlins next week.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) has been confirmed as the Nationals' starter for Friday's game against the Mets.

Advice: Scherzer missed his scheduled turn in the rotation Tuesday against the Braves after jamming his thumb during at-bat last Thursday versus the Cardinals. It should not be a lingering issue. The $210 million right-hander boasts a sensational 1.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 29/4 K/BB ratio in his first 28 2/3 innings with Washington.

More: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter

Fri, May 1 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) is expected to start on Friday against the Mets.

Advice: Scherzer has been cleared to rejoin the rotation after throwing a bullpen session without issue on Tuesday and Nationals manager Matt Williams said he would "look at Friday" for the righty's next start. It's possible they'll end up going with Gio Gonzalez on regular rest Friday and wait until Saturday to throw Scherzer, but Friday appears to be the likelier day for the former Cy Young winner. The ace boasts a 1.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio through 28 2/3 innings with the Nats.

More: Washington Post

Wed, Apr 29 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) was able to throw off a mound Tuesday without issue.

Advice: Scherzer had to be scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Braves after injuring his thumb during an at-bat last Thursday, but he expects to return to the Nationals' starting rotation later this week. The $210 million right-hander owns a 1.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 29/4 K/BB ratio through 28 2/3 innings with Washington.

More: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter

Wed, Apr 29 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Braves.

Advice: That had been the presumption but only now has been made official. Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Scherzer probably only needs to be pushed back a couple days instead of missing a full turn through the rotation. Either Tanner Roark or A.J. Cole will start Tuesday in his place.

More: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter

Tue, Apr 28 Rotoworld
Nationals manager Matt Williams said Sunday that Max Scherzer (thumb) is unlikely to pitch on Tuesday.

Advice: Scherzer was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday due to his thumb still being swollen. The Nationals don't believe that he will miss multiple starts or require a stint on the disabled list. Tanner Roark is the most logical candidate to start in his place and makes for a decent streaming option against the Braves in Atlanta.

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Mon, Apr 27 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) did not throw a scheduled bullpen session on Sunday.

Advice: That's after the 'pen session was pushed back a day from Saturday. Scherzer, who threw off flat ground Sunday instead, is in jeopardy of missing his next scheduled start on Tuesday due to a sore right thumb, although the righty said the thumb is improving and he's not ruling himself out yet. "I can't say that," Scherzer said when asked if he'll start Tuesday. "Because I'm literally day-to-day." Tanner Roark would be the obvious candidate for a spot start in Scherzer's place.

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Sun, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) had his scheduled bullpen session pushed back until Sunday.

Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his thumb. If he is unable to throw Sunday, his scheduled start on Tuesday could be in question.

More: Dan Kolko on Twitter

Sun, Apr 26 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer (thumb) is expected to make his next start on Tuesday against the Braves in Atlanta.

Advice: Scherzer jammed his thumb on a swing during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals which caused him to leave after seven innings. While he's 1-2 on the season, the 30-year-old has posted a stellar 1.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio through 28 2/3 innings with the Nationals.

More: Yahoo Sports

Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Max Scherzer jammed his thumb on a swing during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Advice: The right-hander pitched two more innings after the incident and said the injury "shouldn’t be too serious." Scherzer is fully expected to take his next turn on Tuesday in Atlanta, but he probably won't officially be cleared until he gets through his between-starts bullpen session with no issues.

More: Washington Post

Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 5/6 vs. MIA

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Sunday, May 3

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 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 26.1 21 9 6 1 9 32 2.05 1.14 .210
Away (this year) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 1 1 0 2 8 1.50 1.33 .250
Night (this year) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 4 1 1 0 0 9 1.13 0.50 .138
Last game vs. NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 4 3 0 0 2 8
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
May 1 @NYM L 0-4 L 7.0 5 1 1 1 1 10 1 3 0 0 0 35.2 1.26
Apr 23 StL L 1-4 L 7.0 6 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 28.2 1.26
Apr 17 Phi W 7-2 W 8.0 4 1 1 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 21.2 0.83
Apr 12 @Phi W 4-3 - 6.0 6 1 1 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 13.2 0.66
Apr 6 NYM L 1-3 L 7.2 4 3 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 7.2 0.00
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
2015 Was 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 35.2 25 8 5 1 5 39 1.26 0.84 .189
Totals 212 203 92 53 0 0 0 1 1 1275.0 1147 546 498 134 394 1360 3.52 1.21 .240
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
2015 Was 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
Totals 60 89 5 14 3 0 0 4 4 27 0 0 .157 .194 .191 .385
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
2015 Was 5 P 5 35 3 5 2 0 0 1.000
Totals 212 P 203 1275 81 193 102 10 9 .948