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Max Scherzer
ERA W-L K
1.51 6-3 85
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-3 / 220 NFBC ADP: 17.37
Position: SPBorn: 7/27/1984 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Diamondbacks (2006)


Latest News
May 28 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Scherzer won his fifth straight start against the Cubs on Wednesday, striking out a season-high 13 over seven innings in a 3-0 victory.
Analysis: Scherzer is completely locked in right now, giving up two runs over his last four starts spanning 29 innings with 36 strikeouts.
May 23 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Scherzer limited the Phillies to a run and four hits in eight innings of Friday's 2-1 victory.
Analysis: The NL is treating Scherzer well. He's won four straight starts, and in his last three, he's got a 0.82 ERA.
May 12 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Scherzer allowed one run and five hits over seven innings in Monday's 11-1 win at Arizona.
Analysis: Scherzer bounced back nicely from his worst start of the season against the Marlins in his previous outing. He's 3-3 with a 1.99 ERA in seven starts.
Apr. 26 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT-Scherzer has recovered from a sprained right thumb and will make his next start on Friday against the New York Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer, who signed a seven-year, $210 million contract as a free agent in January, missed his scheduled start Tuesday against Atlanta after injuring his thumb while batting last week. But Washington manager Matt Williams said that Scherzer felt no lingering problems after his bullpen session the previous day.
Apr. 18 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Scherzer pitched a gem on Friday to earn his first win with Washington.
Analysis: He allowed only four hits and one run in eight innings against Philadelphia. He finished with 100 pitches on the day and struck out nine.
Apr. 7 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Scherzer lost his Washington debut Monday, giving up three runs - all unearned - and four hits over 7 2-3 innings of a 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer wasn't backed by much offense and two errors by Ian Desmond also hurt his cause, but he was impressive in his first start for the Nationals.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 Ari 0 4 0 - 0 16 7 0 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 1 66 1.23 3.05
2009 Ari 9 11 0 - 0 30 30 0 170.1 166 94 78 20 63 1 174 1.34 4.12
2010 Det 12 11 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.2 174 84 76 20 70 1 184 1.25 3.50
2011 Det 15 9 0 - 0 33 33 0 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 1 174 1.35 4.43
2012 Det 16 7 0 - 0 32 32 0 187.2 179 82 78 23 60 2 231 1.27 3.74
2013 Det 21 3 0 - 0 32 32 0 214.1 152 73 69 18 56 0 240 0.97 2.90
2014 Det 18 5 0 - 0 33 33 1 220.1 196 80 77 18 63 1 252 1.18 3.15
2015 Was 6 3 0 - 0 10 10 0 71.2 53 15 12 3 10 0 85 0.88 1.51
Career 97 53 0 - 0 217 208 1 1311.0 1175 553 505 136 399 7 1406 1.20 3.47

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Ari 17 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .071 .000
2009 Ari 31 53 4 12 2 0 0 3 3 17 0 0 .226 .268 .264
2010 Det 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Det 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Det 32 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
2014 Det 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Was 10 25 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Career 219 104 7 18 3 0 0 4 4 33 0 0 .173 .204 .202

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 Det Total 1 1 0 - 0 4 3 0 15.2 15 10 10 1 9 0 14 5.74
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 7.1 4 1 1 0 4 0 7 1.23
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 8.1 11 9 9 1 5 0 7 9.72
2012 Det Total 1 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 17.1 12 5 4 1 4 0 26 2.08
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 3 1 0 0 1 0 8 0.00
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 10 1.59
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.1 7 3 3 1 1 0 8 4.26
2013 Det Total 2 1 0 - 0 4 3 0 22.1 12 7 7 1 11 1 34 2.82
    LDS 2 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 9.0 6 3 3 1 4 1 13 3.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.1 6 4 4 0 7 0 21 2.70
2014 Det Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 0 6 6.14
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 0 6 6.14
Career 4 3 0 - 0 12 10 0 62.2 46 27 26 5 25 1 80 3.73


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 600 98 89 93.5 59.7
Curveball 72 82 76 79.3 7.16
Slider 173 90 83 85 17.21
Changeup 144 88 81 84.3 14.33
Cut Fastball 16 91 87 89.1 1.59

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