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Max Scherzer

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

W-L

13-3

ERA

3.27

WHIP

1.17

K

167

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Based on the strong advanced metrics (9.4 K/9, 3.56 xFIP) that he has posted throughout his career, pundits have been clamoring for Scherzer to hit that next level for years. Not only did the long-awa...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/27/1984   BORN: St. Louis, MO   COLLEGE: Missouri   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Max Scherzer Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $15.525 million contract with the Tigers in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

July 31, 2014  –  Max Scherzer News

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Scherzer won his 13th game of the year Wednesday, allowing a run on five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings versus the White Sox.

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Max Scherzer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 A VIS 3 3 0 17.0 5 1 0 30 2 2 0 0 0.53 0.41
2007 22 AA MOB 14 14 0 73.7 64 32 3 76 40 4 4 0 3.91 1.41
2008 23 AAA TUC 13 10 0 53.0 35 16 2 79 22 1 1 0 2.72 1.08
2008 23 MAJ ARI 17 7 0 56.0 48 19 5 66 21 0 4 0 3.05 1.23
2009 24 A VIS 1 1 0 4.7 1 1 0 5 4 0 0 0 2.14 1.07
2009 24 MAJ ARI 31 30 0 170.3 166 78 20 174 63 9 11 0 4.12 1.34
2010 25 AAA TOL 2 2 0 15.0 4 1 0 17 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.60 0.40
2010 25 MAJ DET 31 31 0 195.7 174 76 20 184 70 12 11 0 0 0 3.50 1.25
2011 26 MAJ DET 33 33 0 195.0 207 96 29 174 56 15 9 0 0 0 4.43 1.35
2012 27 MAJ DET 32 32 0 187.7 179 78 23 231 60 16 7 0 0 0 3.74 1.27
2013 28 MAJ DET 32 32 0 214.3 152 69 18 240 56 21 3 0 0 0 2.90 0.97
2014 29 MAJ DET 22 22 1 146.0 130 53 14 167 41 13 3 0 0 0 3.27 1.17
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3-Year Averages     32 32 0 199.0 179 81 23 215 57 17 6 0 0 0 3.66 1.19
Career  (View All)     198 187 1 1,165.0 1,056 469 129 1,236 367 86 48 0 3.62 1.22

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Max Scherzer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 30 CWS 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.27 1.17
Jul. 24 @LAA 7.0 6 3 3 0 1 11 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.37 1.19
Jul. 19 Cle 5.7 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.20
Jul. 9 LAD 7.0 4 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.35 1.17
Jul. 3 TB 8.0 2 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.47 1.19
Jun. 28 @Hou 7.0 7 2 2 0 1 13 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.64 1.25
Jun. 22 @Cle 6.0 6 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.71 1.26
Jun. 17 KC 4.0 10 10 10 2 1 5 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.84 1.25
Jun. 12 @CWS 9.0 3 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 3.05 1.19
Jun. 7 Bos 6.7 11 4 4 1 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.24
Jun. 1 @Sea 6.7 9 4 4 1 0 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.20 1.19
May. 27 @Oak 6.0 8 5 5 1 2 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.18
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
19.7 17 6 6 2 6 21 0 2 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.75 1.17
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
41.7 30 10 10 3 10 48 0 2 0 4-0 0 0 0 2.16 0.96
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
80.0 77 34 34 8 19 89 2 2 1 7-2 0 0 0 3.83 1.20

Max Scherzer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201434582267818010.247
20134971333710028211.222
20124361094611324511.292

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142528515521524.225
20133391071952837.165
201235112214669112.201

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201473.3810791993.071.08
2013104.0121011123113.551.03
201282.07301062293.511.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201472.7520882253.471.27
2013110.39201293372.280.92
2012105.794012538143.921.31
Max Scherzer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 A VIS 3 3 17.0 15.88 1.06 15.00 0.00 85.7% 0.53 0.20 .218
2007 22 AA MOB 14 14 73.7 9.29 4.89 1.90 0.37 71.3% 3.91 3.46 .316
2008 23 AAA TUC 13 10 53.0 13.42 3.74 3.59 0.34 74.5% 2.72 2.07 .319
2008 23 MAJ ARI 17 7 56.0 10.61 3.38 3.14 0.80 1.15 78.1% 94.2 MPH 3.05 3.17 .319
2009 24 A VIS 1 1 4.7 9.64 7.71 1.25 0.00 80% 2.14 3.63 .109
2009 24 MAJ ARI 31 30 170.3 9.19 3.33 2.76 1.06 1.05 72.2% 93.6 MPH 4.12 3.83 .323
2010 25 AAA TOL 2 2 15.0 10.20 1.20 8.50 0.00 83.3% 0.60 1.33 .137
2010 25 MAJ DET 31 31 195.7 8.46 3.22 2.63 0.92 1.11 75% 93.2 MPH 3.50 3.83 .295
2011 26 MAJ DET 33 33 195.0 8.03 2.58 3.11 1.34 1.02 71.4% 93.1 MPH 4.43 4.32 .321
2012 27 MAJ DET 32 32 187.7 11.08 2.88 3.85 1.10 0.89 74.5% 94.3 MPH 3.74 3.37 .343
2013 28 MAJ DET 32 32 214.3 10.08 2.35 4.29 0.76 0.83 73.2% 93.3 MPH 2.90 2.89 .269
2014 29 MAJ DET 22 22 146.0 10.29 2.53 4.07 0.86 0.95 75.2% 92.7 MPH 3.27 3.06 .322
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.4 10.25 2.55 4.02 0.79 74.6% 3.19 2.92 .312
Rest Of Season     0 11 70.9 10.25 2.60 3.94 0.89 75.4% 3.19 3.07 .309
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3-Year Averages     32 32 199.0 9.72 2.58 3.77 1.04 72.8% 3.66 3.40 .311
Career     198 187 1,165.0 9.55 2.84 3.37 1.00 73.7% 3.62 3.49 .311

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2014 Stat Review for Max Scherzer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.07 K/BB
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10.29 K/9
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2.53 BB/9
AVERAGE
92.7 MPH Fastball
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0.9 HR/9
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0.95 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.27 ERA
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1.17 WHIP
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3.06 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.322 BABIP
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75.2% Strand Rate
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Max Scherzer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Scherzer (12-3) went seven innings Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 in a 6-4 win over the Angels.

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Scherzer will take the hill for the Tigers on Thursday against the Angels.

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Scherzer was nearly scratched prior to Saturday's start with neck spasms, MLive.com reports.

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Scherzer struck out seven and walked two, while giving up one run on four hits over seven innings Wednesday against the Dodgers, to pick up his 11th win of the season.

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Scherzer (10-3) dominated the Rays for eight innings Thursday, striking out seven and allowing just one run on two hits and a walk.

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Scherzer gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out a season-high 13 batters over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Astros.

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Scherzer picked up his ninth win of the season Sunday against the Indians, limiting the opposition to one run on six hits and two walks. He struck out eight batters in the contest.

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Scherzer allowed a career-high-tying 10 runs on 10 hits and a walk in four innings Tuesday against the Royals.

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Scherzer was fantastic Thursday, tossing a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts against the White Sox. He scattered three hits and walked three, throwing 113 pitches.

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Scherzer allowed four runs on 11 hits in 6.2 innings against the Red Sox on Saturday but still earned his seventh win of the season.

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Scherzer tossed 6.2 innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts in Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Mariners.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Early-season struggles made it seem like Scherzer might have another roller coaster campaign in 2012, but he righted the ship after a brutal month of April to post his best season as a pro. In 27 starts from May 5 through the end of the season, Scherzer went 15-4 with a 3.14 ERA and 204 strikeouts over 163.1 innings. He saw a huge jump in strikeouts, finishing second in the majors to teammate Justin Verlander with 231 strikeouts while posting a league-best 11.1 K/9. Other than his slider becoming slightly more effective, Scherzer's arsenal remained consistent to what we have seen from him in past seasons - he was just able to corral everything together better in 2012. At 28, Scherzer is in his prime, and while we might see a slight dip in his strikeouts, he has all the tools to replicate the overall success we saw from him in 2012.

2012

The 27-year-old failed to live up to the promise he showed in the second half of the 2010 season, but Scherzer was still able to put together a solid campaign in 2011. He finished the year 15-9 with a 4.43 ERA, 1.349 WHIP and 174 strikeouts in 195 innings. Once considered a problem area, Scherzer was able to refine his control last season, finishing with a career-best mark of 2.58 BB/9IP. His increase in ERA may give some pause, but Scherzer's xFIP (3.70) shows that he was close to the same pitcher as in 2010. While Scherzer hasn't taken that next step yet, he has the necessary arsenal to reach higher levels of production than we've seen since from him so far. Target him as a middle-of-the-rotation option with hopes he starts fulfilling some of his potential.

2011

Scherzer's debut season with the Tigers got off to a rocky start, as the 25-year-old righty saw a dip in fastball velocity and had difficulty commanding his breaking ball during the first two months of the season. As a result, Detroit sent Scherzer on a short stint to Triple-A Toledo to right the ship. After rediscovering both his velocity and slider during his trip to Toledo, Scherzer came back to the big leagues stronger than at any other point in his young career. Over the course of his final 23 starts, Scherzer went 11-7 with a 2.46 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 153.2 innings. With his solid strikeout rate (8.5 K/9IP) and continued improvement in control (3.2 BB/9IP), the former first-round pick remains a strong middle-of-the rotation option, but it's his potential to develop into an ace that should make him an attractive target on draft day.

2010

Scherzer made strides in his second full season in the Arizona rotation, making 30 starts before the D-Backs shut him down in an effort to protect his arm. Starting pitchers who can strike out more than a batter per inning (9.19 K/9IP) with ample command (3.33 BB/9IP) are few and far between, which made it surprising when he was traded to Detroit last winter. Scherzer continues to look the part of the front-line starter that the D-Backs were hoping for when they drafted him 11th overall in 2006. With Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander, Detroit could have one of the strongest rotation trios if Scherzer continues to develop. Don't be surprised if he significantly increases his win total this season as the Tigers will be able to let him take on a full 200-inning workload and to pitch deeper into games after Arizona handled him with kid gloves during his first two seasons.

2009

When healthy, Scherzer was as good as advertised for the D-Backs during his rookie season, dominating hitters to the tune of a 10.61 K/9IP mark in his first 56 major league innings. Splitting the season between Arizona and Triple-A, Scherzer spent time as a starter and in the bullpen at both levels, but the organization clearly views him as a starter in the D-Backs' 2009 rotation, as he was sent to the Arizona Fall League to increase innings count as well as continue the development of his secondary pitches, which include an improving change-up and slider to go along with his excellent fastball. The added work during the fall should enable Scherzer to provide 170-plus innings and cement his place as one of the team's top four starters, while the long-term outlook is very promising as he could emerge as the frontline replacement for Brandon Webb down the road.

2008

Scherzer had an impressive professional debut as a starter after finally inking a deal with Arizona last May. He tore up High-A Visalia, as he should have considering that he was already 22, before fanning more than a batter per inning in 14 starts at Double-A Mobile. The D-Backs had Scherzer pitch in relief during the Arizona Fall League, while there have been debates in the past about whether he'd be more effective as a closer than a starter in the majors. Following the departure of Jose Valverde in a trade to Houston and the acquistion Dan Haren from Oakland, it seems as though closer might be the fast track to having him in the bigs for good, but keep an eye on whether he's pushing to break camp with Arizona during spring training, or if they're grooming him to be a starter at Triple-A.