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Max Scherzer    \SHER-zer\

Maxwell M. Scherzer (twitter: @Max_Scherzer)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: July 27, 1984 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Parkway Central HS (Chesterfield, MO)
School: University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
Drafted
by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed May 31, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 29, 2008 (Age 23.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Diamondbacks 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$15.53M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 5.079, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 23 ARI NL 0 4 .000 3.05 16 7 2 0 0 0 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 1 66 5 0 2 237 151 3.33 1.232 7.7 0.8 3.4 10.6 3.14
2009 24 ARI NL 9 11 .450 4.12 30 30 0 0 0 0 170.1 166 94 78 20 63 1 174 10 1 5 741 108 3.87 1.344 8.8 1.1 3.3 9.2 2.76
2010 25 DET AL 12 11 .522 3.50 31 31 0 0 0 0 195.2 174 84 76 20 70 1 184 7 0 8 800 120 3.71 1.247 8.0 0.9 3.2 8.5 2.63
2011 26 DET AL 15 9 .625 4.43 33 33 0 0 0 0 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 1 174 7 0 12 833 93 4.14 1.349 9.6 1.3 2.6 8.0 3.11
2012 27 DET AL 16 7 .696 3.74 32 32 0 0 0 0 187.2 179 82 78 23 60 2 231 5 1 2 787 114 3.27 1.274 8.6 1.1 2.9 11.1 3.85
2013 ★ 28 DET AL 21 3 .875 2.90 32 32 0 0 0 0 214.1 152 73 69 18 56 0 240 4 1 6 836 144 2.74 0.970 6.4 0.8 2.4 10.1 4.29 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12
2014 ★ 29 DET AL 12 3 .800 3.37 21 21 0 1 1 0 139.0 125 52 52 14 40 1 161 3 1 6 572 122 3.06 1.187 8.1 0.9 2.6 10.4 4.03 AS
7 Yrs 85 48 .639 3.64 195 186 2 1 1 0 1158.0 1051 510 468 129 366 7 1230 41 4 41 4806 116 3.46 1.224 8.2 1.0 2.8 9.6 3.36
162 Game Avg. 15 9 .639 3.64 35 33 0 0 0 0 207 188 91 84 23 65 1 220 7 1 7 858 116 3.46 1.224 8.2 1.0 2.8 9.6 3.36
DET (5 yrs) 76 33 .697 3.58 149 149 0 1 1 0 931.2 837 392 371 104 282 5 990 26 3 34 3828 116 3.39 1.201 8.1 1.0 2.7 9.6 3.51
ARI (2 yrs) 9 15 .375 3.86 46 37 2 0 0 0 226.1 214 118 97 25 84 2 240 15 1 7 978 117 3.73 1.317 8.5 1.0 3.3 9.5 2.86
AL (5 yrs) 76 33 .697 3.58 149 149 0 1 1 0 931.2 837 392 371 104 282 5 990 26 3 34 3828 116 3.39 1.201 8.1 1.0 2.7 9.6 3.51
NL (2 yrs) 9 15 .375 3.86 46 37 2 0 0 0 226.1 214 118 97 25 84 2 240 15 1 7 978 117 3.73 1.317 8.5 1.0 3.3 9.5 2.86
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 23 ARI NL 56.0 16 7 24 3.86 4.64 -0.17 0.01 109.0 5.25 9 0.9 .3 -0.2 1.3 14 .559 .506
2009 24 ARI NL 170.1 30 30 94 4.97 4.53 0.02 0.18 106.0 4.96 -0 -0.0 -0.1 1.3 14 .499 .500 $1,450,000
2010 25 DET AL 195.2 31 31 84 3.86 4.47 0.12 0.16 100.4 4.53 13 1.4 -0.1 3.3 35 .545 .509 $1,500,000
2011 26 DET AL 195.0 33 33 101 4.66 4.38 0.10 0.16 100.0 4.44 -5 -0.6 -0.1 1.3 15 .483 .496 $600,000
2012 27 DET AL 187.2 32 32 82 3.93 4.49 -0.18 0.17 102.7 4.97 22 2.4 -0.1 4.2 41 .575 .515 $3,750,000
2013 ★ 28 DET AL 214.1 32 32 73 3.07 4.29 -0.24 0.17 104.3 4.90 40 4.7 -0.2 6.7 64 .648 .529 $6,725,000 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12
2014 ★ 29 DET AL 139.0 21 21 52 3.37 4.35 -0.27 0.17 102.0 4.88 21 2.5 -0.1 3.7 36 .618 .515 $15,525,000 AS
7 Seasons 1158.0 195 186 510 3.96 4.43 -0.07 0.16 102.9 4.79 99 11.4 .3 -0.9 21.7 218 .558 .510 $29,550,000
DET (5 yrs) 931.2 149 149 392 3.79 4.40 -0.08 0.16 101.9 4.74 90 10.4 -0.6 19.2 190 .570 .513 $28,100,000
ARI (2 yrs) 226.1 46 37 118 4.69 4.56 -0.02 0.14 106.7 5.03 9 0.9 .3 -0.3 2.6 28 .520 .502 $1,450,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 26 DET AL ALDS W NYY 1 0 1.000 1.23 2 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 4 1 1 0 4 0 7 1 0 0 31 1.091 4.9 0.0 4.9 8.6 1.75
2011 26 DET AL ALCS L TEX 0 1 .000 9.72 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.1 11 9 9 1 5 0 7 0 0 0 41 1.920 11.9 1.1 5.4 7.6 1.40
2012 27 DET AL ALDS W OAK 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 1 20 0.750 5.1 0.0 1.7 13.5 8.00
2012 27 DET AL ALCS W NYY 1 0 1.000 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 22 0.706 3.2 0.0 3.2 15.9 5.00
2012 27 DET AL WS L SFG 0 0 4.26 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 7 3 3 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 26 1.263 9.9 1.4 1.4 11.4 8.00
2013 28 DET AL ALDS W OAK 2 0 1.000 3.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 9.0 6 3 3 1 4 1 13 0 0 1 37 1.111 6.0 1.0 4.0 13.0 3.25
2013 28 DET AL ALCS L BOS 0 1 .000 2.70 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.1 6 4 4 0 7 0 21 2 0 1 52 0.975 4.1 0.0 4.7 14.2 3.00
3 Yrs (7 Series) 4 2 .667 3.42 11 9 0 0 0 0 55.1 39 22 21 3 24 1 74 3 0 3 229 1.139 6.3 0.5 3.9 12.0 3.08
3 ALDS 3 0 1.000 1.66 5 3 0 0 0 0 21.2 13 5 4 1 9 1 28 1 0 2 88 1.015 5.4 0.4 3.7 11.6 3.11
3 ALCS 1 2 .333 4.61 5 5 0 0 0 0 27.1 19 14 14 1 14 0 38 2 0 1 115 1.207 6.3 0.3 4.6 12.5 2.71
1 WS 0 0 4.26 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 7 3 3 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 26 1.263 9.9 1.4 1.4 11.4 8.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 DET AL 28 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2014 DET AL 29 0 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 1 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2008 23 ARI NL 16 237 205 24 48 5 0 5 0 1 21 66 .234 .318 .332 .649 .316 68 5 5 4 2 1 4
2009 24 ARI NL 30 741 657 94 166 42 6 20 10 6 63 174 .253 .325 .426 .751 .311 280 8 10 5 6 1 7
2010 25 DET AL 31 800 712 84 174 27 6 20 17 13 70 184 .244 .316 .383 .700 .300 273 20 7 5 5 1 4
2011 26 DET AL 33 833 760 101 207 38 7 29 12 9 56 174 .272 .325 .455 .781 .316 346 13 7 3 7 1 6
2012 27 DET AL 32 787 716 82 179 33 6 23 15 9 60 231 .250 .312 .409 .721 .337 293 8 5 5 1 2 2
2013 28 DET AL 32 836 766 73 152 36 5 18 14 8 56 240 .198 .254 .329 .583 .260 252 10 4 2 8 0 0
2014 29 DET AL 21 572 524 52 125 33 2 14 10 7 40 161 .239 .294 .389 .684 .314 204 9 3 1 4 1 3
7 Yrs 195 4806 4340 510 1051 214 32 129 78 53 366 1230 .242 .305 .395 .700 .306 1716 73 41 25 33 7 26
162 Game Avg. 35 858 775 91 188 38 6 23 14 9 65 220 .242 .305 .395 .700 .306 306 13 7 4 6 1 5
MLB Averages .257 .324 .405 .729 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2008 23 ARI NL 7.7 0.8 241 -0.0 3.4 -3.4 .82 0.5 -0.5 6.9 0.7 0.99 5.5 0 0 9
2009 24 ARI NL 1.7 0.2 760 -0.6 12.3 -12.9 .95 -1.1 0.5 -5.9 -0.6 0.92 -9.9 0 0 0
2010 25 DET AL 14.0 1.4 834 1.5 14.3 -12.8 .95 1.0 0.5 15.9 1.6 0.90 14.1 0 0 0
2011 26 DET AL -4.7 -0.5 865 -0.2 14.8 -15.0 .98 -1.1 0.9 -4.2 -0.4 0.93 -10.7 0 0 0
2012 27 DET AL 11.5 1.2 813 0.7 13.1 -12.3 .91 1.1 -0.3 10.9 1.1 0.89 11.7 0 0 0
2013 28 DET AL 30.2 3.3 862 4.0 15.4 -11.4 .95 4.1 0.1 32.9 3.5 0.87 39.4 0 0 0
2014 29 DET AL 12.7 1.4 591 2.0 11.2 -9.2 1.04 1.1 0.9 14.5 1.5 0.94 12.0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 73.0 7.7 4966 7.4 84.4 -77.0 .95 5.6 2.2 71.0 7.4 0.91 62.2 0 0 9

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 23 ARI NL 16 7 0 4 3 0 1 0 7 .000 2 0 0 0 3 43% 53.3 70 29 2 1 0 4 2.3 2.6 5.3 94 0 5 2 0 102
2009 24 ARI NL 30 30 9 11 10 1 2 15 15 .500 4 7 0 0 14 47% 51.3 78 10 11 3 0 13 5.4 4.3 5.7 102 0 9 21 0 119
2010 25 DET AL 31 31 12 11 8 1 2 13 18 .419 3 4 0 0 18 58% 55.5 83 4 14 5 0 12 4.0 3.8 6.3 106 0 6 22 3 123
2011 26 DET AL 33 33 15 9 9 6 2 21 12 .636 1 3 0 0 16 48% 50.7 81 12 13 3 0 14 5.4 6.0 5.9 101 3 11 16 3 127
2012 27 DET AL 32 32 16 7 9 1 2 21 11 .656 2 6 0 0 20 63% 55.6 82 15 18 5 0 16 5.4 4.9 5.9 102 2 8 20 2 122
2013 28 DET AL 32 32 21 3 8 3 1 25 7 .781 3 2 0 0 25 78% 62.8 80 33 6 2 0 13 5.6 6.4 6.7 106 1 4 25 2 123
2014 29 DET AL 21 21 12 3 6 1 0 15 6 .714 2 4 1 1 14 67% 58.9 86 6 5 1 0 10 4.8 4.8 6.6 109 0 1 20 0 118
7 Yrs 195 186 85 48 53 13 10 110 76 .591 17 26 1 1 110 59% 56 86 4 69 20 0 82 5.0 5.0 6.1 104 6 44 126 10 127
MLB Averages .500 51% 51 102 -16 4.4 4.4 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2008 23 ARI NL 16 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 8 .824 0 0 9 2 0 7 4 5 6 0 6 0 6.3 30
1 Yr 16 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% .824 0 0 9 2 0 7 4 5 6 0 6 0 6.3 30

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2008 23 ARI NL 237 54% 2.1% 27.9% 8.9% 4.2% 21% 0.70 1.06 57% 25% 6.8% 10% 56 5 9%
2009 24 ARI NL 741 45% 2.7% 23.5% 8.5% 9.2% 41% 0.72 1.00 63% 18% 7.9% 10% 120 8 7%
2010 25 DET AL 800 47% 2.5% 23.0% 8.8% 6.6% 31% 0.69 0.96 64% 21% 7.6% 15% 146 20 14%
2011 26 DET AL 833 44% 3.5% 20.9% 6.7% 8.9% 36% 0.69 0.86 68% 19% 9.9% 15% 169 13 8%
2012 27 DET AL 787 45% 2.9% 29.4% 7.6% 7.9% 35% 0.59 0.74 59% 18% 9.2% 17% 123 8 7%
2013 28 DET AL 836 41% 2.2% 28.7% 6.7% 7.1% 39% 0.60 0.67 62% 19% 6.4% 15% 119 10 8%
2014 29 DET AL 572 42% 2.5% 28.2% 7.0% 8.6% 39% 0.58 0.76 62% 22% 6.9% 12% 104 9 9%
7 Yrs 4806 45% 2.7% 25.6% 7.6% 7.8% 36% 0.65 0.84 63% 20% 8.0% 14% 837 73 9%
MLB Averages 45% 2.6% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2008 23 ARI NL 238 929 3.90 593 64.1% 26.8% 20.9% 27.8% 24.5% 73.2% 1.2% 46.9% 71.4% 57.6% 5.0% 12 8 27.3% 65 30 4 8 58 12.1% 7 3 -1 0 0
2009 24 ARI NL 743 3073 4.14 1999 65.1% 27.5% 17.3% 30.5% 24.7% 72.5% 0.1% 47.2% 76.1% 61.2% 4.4% 33 21 32.6% 242 143 6 42 131 24.1% 33 11 -2 0 0
2010 25 DET AL 810 3301 4.08 2119 64.2% 28.9% 16.1% 29.5% 25.4% 71.1% 0.1% 45.6% 77.3% 59.3% 3.5% 28 18 26.5% 215 108 11 41 143 22.3% 32 9 -10 0 0
2011 26 DET AL 836 3347 4.00 2136 63.9% 27.1% 17.0% 28.0% 27.9% 72.9% 0.3% 46.6% 76.7% 62.0% 3.5% 29 17 24.4% 204 95 9 44 130 25.3% 28 11 -3 0 0
2012 27 DET AL 789 3278 4.15 2123 64.9% 26.0% 21.0% 29.9% 23.1% 74.0% 0.7% 48.1% 71.6% 61.1% 3.5% 28 20 27.9% 220 111 12 42 189 18.2% 35 6 -2 0 0
2013 28 DET AL 837 3388 4.05 2232 65.9% 28.3% 20.0% 27.7% 24.0% 71.7% 0.0% 47.2% 72.1% 64.4% 2.6% 22 14 27.8% 233 117 10 53 187 22.1% 44 8 -1 0 0
2014 29 DET AL 574 2290 3.99 1503 65.7% 26.7% 19.9% 28.9% 24.5% 73.3% 0.5% 48.2% 72.8% 62.7% 3.7% 21 15 30.0% 172 87 9 31 130 19.3% 25 5 -2 0 0
7 Yrs 4827 19606 4.06 12705 64.9% 27.4% 18.6% 29.0% 24.9% 72.6% 0.3% 47.1% 74.3% 61.5% 3.6% 173 113 28.0% 1351 691 61 261 968 21.2% 204 53 -21 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.3% 27.1% 29.8% 72.2% 1.5% 45.8% 78.8% 59.2% 4.9% 23.2% 24.6%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2008 23 ARI NL 237 48 1 0 5 0 3 3 2 1 4 12 4 2 33% 4 2 1 105 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2009 24 ARI NL 741 166 12 3 20 0 9 9 11 15 5 31 18 6 58% 7 5 0 267 10 6 63% 8 5 1 0 1 1 1 1 18 0
2010 25 DET AL 800 174 19 6 20 1 10 11 9 8 12 39 21 11 54% 4 8 0 281 17 13 57% 15 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 14 0
2011 26 DET AL 833 207 23 3 29 0 8 10 19 11 18 34 15 5 44% 6 12 0 312 12 9 57% 10 6 2 2 0 1 2 2 26 0
2012 27 DET AL 787 179 24 1 23 0 9 12 11 9 14 26 16 6 62% 2 2 1 257 15 9 63% 11 8 4 1 0 0 2 0 10 0
2013 28 DET AL 836 152 18 3 18 0 11 7 11 11 7 32 19 4 59% 0 6 1 244 14 8 64% 11 5 3 3 0 0 2 1 16 0
2014 29 DET AL 572 125 12 2 14 0 2 4 10 9 5 19 11 4 58% 3 6 0 214 10 7 59% 8 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 17 0
7 Yrs 4806 1051 109 18 129 1 52 56 73 64 65 193 104 38 54% 26 41 3 1680 78 53 60% 63 39 14 11 1 3 7 4 107 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2008 23 0 4 .000 3.05 16 7 2 0 0 0 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 1 66 5 0 2 237 151 1.232 7.7 0.8 3.4 10.6 3.14 151
2009 24 9 15 .375 3.86 46 37 2 0 0 0 226.1 214 118 97 25 84 2 240 15 1 7 978 117 1.317 8.5 1.0 3.3 9.5 2.86 117
2010 25 21 26 .447 3.69 77 68 2 0 0 0 422.0 388 202 173 45 154 3 424 22 1 15 1778 118 1.284 8.3 1.0 3.3 9.0 2.75 118
2011 26 36 35 .507 3.92 110 101 2 0 0 0 617.0 595 303 269 74 210 4 598 29 1 27 2611 109 1.305 8.7 1.1 3.1 8.7 2.85 109
2012 27 52 42 .553 3.88 142 133 2 0 0 0 804.2 774 385 347 97 270 6 829 34 2 29 3398 110 1.297 8.7 1.1 3.0 9.3 3.07 110
2013 28 73 45 .619 3.67 174 165 2 0 0 0 1019.0 926 458 416 115 326 6 1069 38 3 35 4234 116 1.229 8.2 1.0 2.9 9.4 3.28 116
2014 29 85 48 .639 3.64 195 186 2 1 1 0 1158.0 1051 510 468 129 366 7 1230 41 4 41 4806 116 1.224 8.2 1.0 2.8 9.6 3.36 116

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2008 23 3 3 .500 3.21 56.0 45 22 20 5 20 66 5 1.161 7.2 3.2 10.6 3.30 0.8 16
2009 24 9 10 .474 4.18 170.0 161 88 79 19 61 174 10 1.306 8.5 3.2 9.2 2.85 1.0 30
2010 25 12 10 .545 3.44 196.0 177 83 75 20 71 184 7 1.265 8.1 3.3 8.4 2.59 0.9 31
2011 26 11 11 .500 4.11 195.0 208 99 89 29 56 174 7 1.354 9.6 2.6 8.0 3.11 1.3 33
2012 27 11 10 .524 3.40 188.0 178 79 71 23 60 231 5 1.266 8.5 2.9 11.1 3.85 1.1 32
2013 28 15 9 .625 2.73 214.0 153 72 65 18 56 240 4 0.977 6.4 2.4 10.1 4.29 0.8 32
2014 29 9 6 .600 2.98 139.0 125 51 46 14 40 161 3 1.187 8.1 2.6 10.4 4.03 0.9 21
7 Yrs 70 59 .543 3.46 1158.0 1047 494 445 128 364 1230 41 1.218 8.1 9.6 3.38 1.0 195



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (12, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (1, 97%)
1 Cy Young
0.97 Career Shares (58th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Jun 23rd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  6.8 (7th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2012 AL  4.2 (8th)
2013 AL  6.7 (3rd)
2014 AL  3.7 (5th)
Active  21.7 (30th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2013 AL  2.90 (5th)
Active  3.64 (20th)

Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  15 (10th)
2012 AL  16 (6th)
2013 AL  21 (1st)
2014 AL  12 (1st)
Active  85 (40th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2011 AL  .625 (9th)
2012 AL  .696 (4th)
2013 AL  .875 (1st)
2014 AL  .800 (3rd)
Active  .639 (7th)
Career  .639 (39th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2013 AL  0.970 (1st)
Active  1.224 (16th)
Career  1.224 (196th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  6.383 (2nd)
Active  8.168 (16th)
Career  8.168 (179th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  2.845 (40th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 NL  9.194 (8th)
2010 AL  8.463 (6th)
2012 AL  11.078 (1st)
2013 AL  10.078 (2nd)
2014 AL  10.425 (3rd)
Active  9.560 (1st)
Career  9.560 (4th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2013 AL  214.3 (5th)
2014 AL  139.0 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 AL  231 (2nd)
2013 AL  240 (2nd)
2014 AL  161 (4th)
Active  1,230 (34th)

Games Started s c a p y
2011 AL  33 (6th)
2012 AL  32 (10th)
2014 AL  21 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (8th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  29 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  3.850 (5th)
2013 AL  4.286 (5th)
Active  3.361 (12th)
Career  3.361 (29th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  0.756 (8th)
Active  1.003 (44th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  96 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2011 AL  12 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2009 NL  10 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2013 AL  145 (3rd)
Active  116 (18th)
Career  116 (185th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2012 AL  3.27 (4th)
2013 AL  2.74 (3rd)
Active  3.46 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  30 (3rd)
Active  72 (36th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  3.3 (3rd)
Active  7.7 (33rd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  32.91 (3rd)
Active  70.99 (40th)
Career  70.99 (238th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.0 (4th)
Active  7.4 (50th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.1 (1st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.5 (3rd)
Active  7.4 (40th)
Career  7.4 (245th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 11 (214), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 58 (443), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 39 (359), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 22 (266), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (426th), 21.8 career WAR/21.8 7yr-peak WAR/21.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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Name and misspellings: Maxwell M. Max Scherzer

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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