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Max ScherzerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Washington Nationals MLB Years: 2008-2018
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner

PositionsP-338Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMaxwell M. Scherzer
Height6-3Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 27,1984 [33.299]PlaceSt. Louis,Missouri
High SchoolParkway Central (Chesterfield,MO)
CollegeUniversity of Missouri (Columbia,MO)

DraftedSelected by the Arizona Diamondbacks [Team Picks] in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 43rd round (1291st overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$3,000,000Signing ScoutsJoe RobinsonService Time9.079 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-MLB-#66 ... 2008-ARI-#4
MLB DebutApril 29,2008 [23.276]
OrganizationsDET [5] WAS [4] ARI [3] Awards12Awards Voting8-758
TBC Player ID37221Retrosheet IDschem001MLBAM ID453286
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (55.39%) -- Slider (19.01%) -- Changeup (17.18%) -- Curveball (5.48%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (2.09%) -- Cutter (0.85%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 93.72 - [2017] - 94.07 - [2016] - 94.27 - [2015] - 94.11 - [2014] - 92.78 - [2013] - 93.27 - [2012] - 94.14 - [2011] - 93.05 - [2010] - 93.08
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Player Notes:   Member of the 2005 United States National Baseball team ... Opening day starter for Washington Nationals in 2015-2016,2018 ... Threw a no-hitter on June 20,2015 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and on October 3,2015 against the New York Mets
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts91Walks72Hittable84SO/BB88vsPower84Hitting37Durability80Team.517Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004MissouriBig12NCAA-1Fr31Rel19015.8513211000220.0191713116232001.758.550.457.2010.351.44.000-
2005MissouriBig12NCAA-1So31ST20941.86161601000106.05926223411317200.944.990.253.4711.093.20.692-
2006MissouriBig12NCAA-1Jr31ST21732.2514131110080.0572220323781101.006.410.342.598.783.39.700-
2007Fort Worth CatsAmerAssocInd--ST22100.56330000016.092104252100.815.06--2.2514.066.251.000-
2007Visalia OaksCalifA+ari-ST22200.53330000017.051102300000.412.65--1.0615.8815.001.000-
2007Mobile BayBearsSouAAari-ST22443.9114140000073.2643832340763001.417.820.374.899.291.90.500-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0643.2817170000090.26939333421063001.226.850.304.1710.522.52.600-
2008Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari31S/R23112.7213103000053.0351916222791001.085.940.343.7413.423.59.500-
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari39S/R23043.051679002056.0482419521662051.237.710.803.3810.613.14.0003.33
2009Visalia RawhideCalifA+ari-ST24001.9311000004.21210450001.071.93--7.719.641.25--
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari39ST249114.12303000000170.01669478206317451101.348.771.063.339.192.76.4503.87
2010Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet31ST25200.60220000015.041102170000.402.40--1.2010.208.501.000-
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST2512113.50313100000195.2174847620701848071.258.000.923.228.462.63.5223.71
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST261594.43333300000195.020710196295617412071.359.551.342.588.033.11.6254.14
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST271673.74323200000187.2179827823602312151.278.581.102.8811.083.85.6963.27
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST282132.90323200000214.0152736918562406140.976.380.762.3510.084.29.8752.74
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST291853.15333301100220.01968077186325210161.188.010.742.5710.294.00.7832.85
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31ST3014122.79333304300228.21767471273427610150.926.931.061.3410.868.12.5382.77
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31ST312072.96343401000228.0165777531562842160.976.501.222.2111.195.07.7413.24
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31ST321662.51313102000200.21266256225526840110.905.650.992.4712.024.87.7272.90
2018Washington NationalsNLMLBwasST33711.7810100110065.24016135161042030.855.480.692.1914.256.50.875-1.31
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter148763.25315306995201959.216297677082185502253636691.117.471.002.5210.334.10.6610.09
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter952.81333030000162.010961515702074001.106.010.283.8611.412.96.643-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter312.2515123000068.0392017224961000.935.160.263.1812.714.00.750-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter443.9114140000073.2643832340763001.417.820.374.899.291.90.500-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter200.83440000021.263206350000.552.49--2.4914.545.831.000-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.56330000016.092104252100.815.06--2.2514.066.251.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1682.404331122102206.0135655578023210301.045.890.313.4910.122.90.667-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter82353.52161161011001011.09084203961083051081383291.208.070.962.719.603.54.701-
Washington Nationals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter57262.6810810808400721.050722921585161932182250.926.311.062.0011.605.79.687-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9153.86463790020226.021411897258424071151.328.510.993.349.542.86.375-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1793.25353411100220.0183867924622537181.117.471.002.5210.334.10.6540.09
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1272.81444040000220.014782697942795001.106.010.283.8611.412.96.632-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Mobile BayBearsSouAAari-221414052001000600001.357.357.500.8577214.625.143.143.3710.0042.860.000.000.0040.00
2008Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari3123136000000001303000.000.143.000.1430010.000.000.167.10110.0030.003.000.000.000.00
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari39p231713100000001401000.000.071.000.0710015.000.000.077.0516.6726.674.000.000.000.00
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari39p24305341220030031705001.226.268.264.53214261.333.038.094.2434.9227.875.670.000.0016.67
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p2512000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p2624000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p27322000000000102000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p28323011001000000000.333.333.6671.000213.333.334.333.4240.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p29332000000000102000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31p30346941500000022306000.217.239.217.45615077.326.000.029.2052.6029.8711.500.000.000.00
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31p3133704131001200230001301.186.176.200.37614185.245.014.043.1552.3535.2915.000.000.007.69
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31p32306241000150041606000.161.212.210.42213172.200.049.113.1925.5622.224.001.3962.0010.00
2018Washington NationalsNLMLBwasp331026281004100310000.308.333.346.6799127.348.038.077.3010.0011.110.000.000.0012.50
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter2543061959501251012951221302.193.217.219.436676354.260.026.069.0003.3926.847.920.28306.0010.17
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2720052001001903001.250.286.350.6367224.455.100.150.0004.1737.509.000.000.0040.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter136000000001303000.000.143.000.1430010.000.000.167.00010.0030.003.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1414052001000600001.357.357.500.8577214.625.143.143.0000.0042.860.000.000.0040.00
Washington Nationals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter107227144620121108721121301.203.221.225.446513261.269.022.062.0003.0727.599.000.38227.006.52
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter476651220030042106001.182.229.212.44114276.267.030.091.0005.2627.635.250.000.0016.67
Detroit Tigers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter10013011001000204000.077.077.154.2312117.091.077.077.0000.0011.760.000.000.00100.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16219512383011610861114801.193.217.219.436434226.260.026.069.0003.3926.847.920.28306.0010.17
Average Minor - Per 162 games1621200301200600654018006.250.286.350.6364212144.455.100.150.0004.1737.509.000.000.0040.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Visalia Oaks CalifA+ari22P3--31--441.0001.33------3100.02.1
2007Mobile BayBears SouAAari22P14--381-1211.9170.79------14100.010.1
2008Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari23P13--35--881.0000.62------13100.09.2
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari23P167564512109.9000.560.16-----1794.19.9
2009Visalia Rawhide CalifA+ari24P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari24P30301701518233533.9431.100.19-----30100.018.5
2010Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet25P2--22--441.0002.00------2100.01.4
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet25P313119514142-3028.9330.900.14-----31100.019.1
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet26P33331951112-223231.0000.700.12-----33100.020.4
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P32321878131-2221.9550.660.1115962.5-32100.019.8
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P323221417213-4138.9271.190.1814863.6-32100.019.8
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet29P3333220917122726.9630.790.12131056.5-33100.020.4
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas30P3333228722--29291.0000.880.136275.0-3497.120.4
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas31P34342281219113231.9690.910.148372.7-34100.021.0
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas32P313120099111918.9470.580.097370.0-31100.019.1
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P30529618931061501211268256.9550.840.14633564.3-3050.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P15--57--12121.0000.80------150.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--381-1211.9170.79------140.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P4--41--551.0001.25------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Visalia Oaks CalifA+ari223----------
2007Mobile BayBears SouAAari2214----------
2008Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari2313----------
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2316----------
2009Visalia Rawhide CalifA+ari241----------
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2430----------
2010Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet252----------
2010Detroit TigersALMLBdet2531----------
2011Detroit TigersALMLBdet2633----------
2012Detroit TigersALMLBdet2732----------
2013Detroit TigersALMLBdet2832----------
2014Detroit TigersALMLBdet2933----------
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3033----------
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3134----------
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3231----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2007Scottsdale ScorpionsArizona Fall LgMinor22112.25808004012.06531518000.924.500.753.7513.503.603.75.500
2008Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor23103.38440000024.0161093524000.886.001.131.889.004.803.751.000
2008Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB23007.5030300006.0755328101.5010.504.503.0012.004.007.50.000
2009Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB24000.00000000110.0800000000.807.200.000.000.0000.00.000
2010Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB25126.23541000017.12112121715001.6410.900.523.637.792.146.23.333
2011Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB261310.38651000017.125212051012002.0512.982.605.196.231.2010.90.250
2011Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB26101.2321100007.14110470001.134.910.004.918.591.751.231.000
2011Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB26019.7222000008.111991570001.9811.881.085.407.561.409.72.000
2012Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27125.76707000029.23821192928101.6111.530.612.738.493.116.37.333
2012Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB27000.0011000005.13100181000.785.060.001.6913.508.001.69.000
2012Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB27101.5911000005.221102100000.773.180.003.1815.885.001.591.000
2012Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB27004.2611000006.17331180001.319.951.421.4211.378.004.26.000
2013Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28100.57440000015.26111620000.793.450.573.4511.493.330.571.000
2013Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB28203.0021100009.063314131001.116.001.004.0013.003.253.001.000
2013Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB28012.70220000013.164407211000.994.050.004.7314.183.002.70.000
2014Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29423.71660000026.22012115330000.886.751.691.0110.1210.004.05.667
2014Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB29016.1411000007.17552160001.138.592.451.237.366.006.14.000
2015Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30101.35550000020.015332123100.806.750.900.4510.3523.001.351.000
2016Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31201.38440000013.09420517001.086.230.003.4611.773.402.771.000
2016Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB31013.75220000012.0105532121001.007.502.251.509.006.003.75.000
2017Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32112.45330000014.213440515101.277.980.003.079.203.002.45.500
2017Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB32013.6821100007.14530480001.134.910.004.919.822.006.14.000
2018Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33324.15660000026.01712126336000.775.882.081.0412.4612.004.15.600
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs213.001248004036.022151241042000.895.501.002.5010.504.203.75.667
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs15124.084937120001196.317995892551204401.178.211.152.349.354.004.35.556
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 6 yrs333.171073000048.334201761654301.036.331.122.9810.063.383.72.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs124.61550000027.319141411438101.216.260.334.6112.512.714.61.333
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs004.2611000006.3733118001.269.951.421.4211.378.004.26.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB2311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2009Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB2423010001000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2015Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3022000000001201000.000.333.000.333004.000.000.50025.0050.002.000.000.000.00
2016Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2016Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB3124000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2017Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3235010000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2017Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB3223000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2018Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3335000000000301000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs1718020001001902000.111.158.111.2692021.222.000.0564.7642.869.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs67000000000400000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00

Awards [12]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20052nd Team College All-American (SP) ... Big 12 Conference All-Conference (SP) ... Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year3
2013American League Cy Young Award ... American League Player of the Week (June 17-June 23)2
2015National League Player of the Week (September 28�October 4) ... National League Player of the Week (June 15-June 21) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (June) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (May)4
2016National League Cy Young Award1
2017National League Cy Young Award ... NL Pitcher of the Month (June)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-08-28SPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.032Team Roster on 2017-08-28
2017-08-19SPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left neck inflammation33.023Team Roster on 2017-08-19
2015-01-21SPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 7-year contract for 2015-2021 ($210m) $15m x 14y Half the money deferred evenly until 2028.30.178Team Roster on 2015-01-21
2015-01-21SPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 7-year contract for 2015-2021 ($210m) Half the money deferred evenly until 2028.30.178Team Roster on 2015-01-21
2014-10-31SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.096  
2014-01-17SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($15.525m) Avoiding arbitration29.174Team Roster on 2014-01-17
2013-02-05SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($6.725m) Avoiding arbitration28.193Team Roster on 2013-02-05
2012-05-06SPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActive--27.283Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-12-09TradeTraded by Diamondbacks with Daniel Schlereth to Tigers for Edwin Jackson in 3-team trade. Yankees traded Ian Kannedy to Diamondbacks. Yankees Traded Austin Jackson and phil Coke to Tigers for Curtis Granderson 
2009-04-14InjuredActivated from DL 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2006Arizona Diamondbacks-213,000,000-------3,000,000Signing Bonus out of 2006 Draft (1st round - 11th overall)
2008Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll23390,000-75337-2,696,252390,0003,390,000
2009Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll241,450,000-37316542,746,792400,0004,840,000
2010Detroit TigersTeam Payroll251,500,000-36214592,812,412400,0006,340,000
2011Detroit TigersTeam Payroll26600,000-51117432,722,607414,0006,940,000
2012Detroit TigersTeam Payroll273,750,000-2431173++2,954,887480,00010,690,000
2013Detroit TigersTeam Payroll286,725,000-152784++3,023,990490,00017,415,0002013-02-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($6.725m) Avoiding arbitration
2014Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2915,525,000-44596++3,256,497500,00032,940,0002014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($15.525m) Avoiding arbitration
2015Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3017,142,8577.07938296++3,571,283507,50050,082,8572015-01-21 - Signed to 7-year contract for 2015-2021 ($210m) Half the money deferred evenly until 2028.
2015-01-21 - Signed to 7-year contract for 2015-2021 ($210m) $15m x 14y Half the money deferred evenly until 2028.
2016Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3115,000,0008.07958294++3,498,245507,50065,082,857
2017Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3215,000,0009.07957394++3,651,709535,00080,082,857
2018Washington NationalsTeam Payroll3315,000,000-59393++4,360,045545,00095,082,857
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red