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Max Scherzer    \SHER-zer\

Maxwell M. Scherzer (twitter: @Max_Scherzer)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 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, 16,902nd in MLB history)   vs. HOU 4.1 IP, 0 H, 7 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Nationals/Diamondbacks 2008-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2021, 7 yrs/$210M (15-21) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 7.079, Free Agent: 2022 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Pitching

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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 18 5 .783 3.15 33 33 0 1 1 0 220.1 196 80 77 18 63 1 252 6 1 10 904 123 2.85 1.175 8.0 0.7 2.6 10.3 4.00 AS,CYA-5
2015 ★ 30 WSN NL 14 12 .538 2.79 33 33 0 4 3 0 228.2 176 74 71 27 34 2 276 5 1 10 899 143 2.77 0.918 6.9 1.1 1.3 10.9 8.12 AS,CYA-5
2016 ★ 31 WSN NL 10 6 .625 2.92 21 21 0 1 0 0 141.2 98 47 46 22 35 1 181 4 0 1 554 143 3.43 0.939 6.2 1.4 2.2 11.5 5.17 AS
9 Yrs 115 68 .628 3.41 261 252 2 6 4 0 1609.2 1396 659 610 182 458 10 1778 53 5 56 6591 122 3.31 1.152 7.8 1.0 2.6 9.9 3.88
162 Game Avg. 15 9 .628 3.41 35 33 0 1 1 0 213 185 87 81 24 61 1 236 7 1 7 874 122 3.31 1.152 7.8 1.0 2.6 9.9 3.88
DET (5 yrs) 82 35 .701 3.52 161 161 0 1 1 0 1013.0 908 420 396 108 305 5 1081 29 3 38 4160 117 3.32 1.197 8.1 1.0 2.7 9.6 3.54
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
WSN (2 yrs) 24 18 .571 2.84 54 54 0 5 3 0 370.1 274 121 117 49 69 3 457 9 1 11 1453 143 3.02 0.926 6.7 1.2 1.7 11.1 6.62
AL (5 yrs) 82 35 .701 3.52 161 161 0 1 1 0 1013.0 908 420 396 108 305 5 1081 29 3 38 4160 117 3.32 1.197 8.1 1.0 2.7 9.6 3.54
NL (4 yrs) 33 33 .500 3.23 100 91 2 5 3 0 596.2 488 239 214 74 153 5 697 24 2 18 2431 131 3.29 1.074 7.4 1.1 2.3 10.5 4.56
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 .30 -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 220.1 33 33 80 3.27 4.23 -0.31 0.16 102.2 4.81 34 4.1 -0.2 6.0 58 .623 .525 $15,525,000 AS,CYA-5
2015 ★ 30 WSN NL 228.2 33 33 74 2.91 4.22 -0.09 0.17 102.9 4.61 44 5.3 -0.2 7.1 62 .660 .533 $17,142,000 AS,CYA-5
2016 ★ 31 WSN NL 141.2 21 21 47 2.99 4.41 -0.04 0.18 98.3 4.55 27 3.1 -0.1 4.2 37 .646 .519 AS
9 Seasons 1609.2 261 252 659 3.68 4.38 -0.09 0.16 102.4 4.74 182 21.3 .30 -1.3 35.3 339 .581 .515 $46,692,000
DET (5 yrs) 1013.0 161 161 420 3.73 4.37 -0.11 0.16 102.0 4.73 103 12.0 -0.7 21.5 212 .575 .515 $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 .30 -0.3 2.6 28 .520 .502 $1,450,000
WSN (2 yrs) 370.1 54 54 121 2.94 4.29 -0.07 0.17 101.2 4.59 71 8.3 -0.3 11.3 99 .654 .527 $17,142,000

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
2014 29 DET AL ALDS L BAL 0 1 .000 6.14 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 0 6 1 0 0 29 1.091 8.6 2.5 1.2 7.4 6.00
4 Yrs (8 Series) 4 3 .571 3.73 12 10 0 0 0 0 62.2 46 27 26 5 25 1 80 4 0 3 258 1.133 6.6 0.7 3.6 11.5 3.20
4 ALDS 3 1 .750 2.79 6 4 0 0 0 0 29.0 20 10 9 3 10 1 34 2 0 2 117 1.034 6.2 0.9 3.1 10.6 3.40
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

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 23 ARI NL 17 15 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .071 .000 .071 -79 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2009 24 ARI NL 31 61 53 4 12 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 17 .226 .268 .264 .532 39 14 1 0 5 0 0 1
2010 25 DET AL 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 26 DET AL 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 27 DET AL 32 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
2013 ★ 28 DET AL 32 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 164 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12
2014 ★ 29 DET AL 33 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
2015 ★ 30 WSN NL 34 77 69 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 23 .217 .239 .217 .457 25 15 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5
2016 ★ 31 WSN NL 21 51 43 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 19 .116 .156 .140 .295 -21 6 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS
9 Yrs 264 221 191 10 33 4 0 0 7 0 0 8 65 .173 .206 .194 .400 7 37 1 0 22 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 136 117 6 20 2 0 0 4 0 0 5 40 .173 .206 .194 .400 7 23 1 0 14 0 0
DET (5 yrs) 161 17 13 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .154 .231 -39 2 0 0 4 0 0
ARI (2 yrs) 48 76 66 5 12 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 21 .182 .229 .212 .441 15 14 1 0 6 0 0
WSN (2 yrs) 55 128 112 5 20 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 42 .179 .207 .188 .394 7 21 0 0 12 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 161 17 13 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .154 .231 -39 2 0 0 4 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 103 204 178 10 32 3 0 0 6 0 0 8 63 .180 .215 .197 .412 10 35 1 0 18 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 23 ARI NL 17 15 -4 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
2009 24 ARI NL 31 61 -5 -1 0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $1,450,000 1
2010 25 DET AL 31 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,500,000 1
2011 26 DET AL 33 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $600,000 1
2012 27 DET AL 32 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,750,000 1
2013 ★ 28 DET AL 32 3 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $6,725,000 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12
2014 ★ 29 DET AL 2 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .474 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $15,525,000 1 AS,CYA-5
2015 ★ 30 WSN NL 32 77 -6 0 0 0 11 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .516 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $17,142,000 1 AS,CYA-5
2016 ★ 31 WSN NL 20 51 -8 -0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1 AS
9 Seasons 230 221 -27 -1 1 0 32 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .502 .501 0.4 0.1 5 $46,692,000
DET (5 yrs) 130 17 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $28,100,000
ARI (2 yrs) 48 76 -9 -1 0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $1,450,000
WSN (2 yrs) 52 128 -15 0 0 0 18 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .508 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 $17,142,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 26 DET AL ALDS NYY W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 DET AL ALCS TEX L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 DET AL ALDS OAK W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 DET AL ALCS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 DET AL WS SFG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 DET AL ALDS OAK W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 DET AL ALCS BOS L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 DET AL ALDS BAL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 ARI NL 23 P 16 7 0 56.0 10 4 5 1 2 .900 0 0 1.45 0.56 .959 1.74 1.72 0 1 100% 27% 0
2009 ARI NL 24 P 30 30 0 170.1 35 15 18 2 3 .943 -2 -2 1.74 1.10 .955 1.72 1.70 10 6 38% 29% 1
2010 DET AL 25 P 31 31 0 195.2 30 14 14 2 0 .933 -1 -1 1.29 0.90 .953 1.63 1.61 17 13 43% 26% 0
2011 DET AL 26 P 33 33 0 195.0 23 11 12 0 2 1.000 -2 -2 1.06 0.70 .949 1.60 1.59 12 9 43% 28% 2
2012 DET AL 27 P 32 32 0 187.2 22 8 13 1 0 .955 -3 -3 1.01 0.66 .954 1.57 1.56 15 9 38% 25% 2
2013 DET AL 28 P 32 32 0 214.1 41 17 21 3 0 .927 1 1 1.60 1.19 .957 1.54 1.53 14 8 36% 26% 2 AS,CYA-1,MVP-12
2014 DET AL 29 P 33 33 1 220.1 27 9 17 1 2 .963 -4 -4 1.06 0.79 .950 1.46 1.46 13 10 43% 27% 0 AS,CYA-5
2015 WSN NL 30 P 33 33 4 228.2 29 7 22 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.14 0.88 .954 1.69 1.68 6 2 25% 28% 0 AS,CYA-5
2016 WSN NL 31 P 21 21 1 141.2 18 7 11 0 1 1.000 1 2 1.14 0.86 .949 1.63 1.62 2 1 33% 29% 0 AS
9 Seasons P 261 252 6 1609.2 235 92 133 10 10 .957 -10 -1 1.26 0.86 .953 1.61 1.60 89 59 40% 27% 7
9 Seasons TOT 261 252 6 1609.2 235 92 133 10 10 .957 -10 -7 1.26 0.86 .953 1.61 1.60 89 59 40% 27% 7
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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 (1101st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (1, 97%)
2014 AL (5, 15%)
2015 NL (5, 15%)
1 Cy Young
1.27 Career Shares (42nd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2015 May NL Pitcher of the Month
2015 June NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Jun 23rd AL Player of the Week
2015 Jun 21st NL Player of the Week
2015 Oct 4th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  6.8 (7th)
2015 NL  7.6 (6th)
2016 NL  4.0 (7th)
Active  35.7 (40th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2012 AL  4.2 (8th)
2013 AL  6.7 (3rd)
2014 AL  6.0 (4th)
2015 NL  7.1 (4th)
2016 NL  4.2 (3rd)
Active  35.3 (13th)
Career  35.3 (209th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2013 AL  2.90 (5th)
2014 AL  3.15 (9th)
2015 NL  2.79 (8th)
Active  3.41 (11th)

Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  15 (10th)
2012 AL  16 (6th)
2013 AL  21 (1st)
2014 AL  18 (1st)
2015 NL  14 (7th)
2016 NL  10 (6th)
Active  115 (18th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2011 AL  .625 (9th)
2012 AL  .696 (4th)
2013 AL  .875 (1st)
2014 AL  .783 (2nd)
Active  .628 (6th)
Career  .628 (54th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2013 AL  0.970 (1st)
2015 NL  0.918 (4th)
2016 NL  0.939 (2nd)
Active  1.152 (5th)
Career  1.152 (68th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  6.383 (2nd)
2014 AL  8.006 (10th)
2015 NL  6.927 (4th)
2016 NL  6.226 (3rd)
Active  7.805 (5th)
Career  7.805 (71st)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 NL  1.338 (2nd)
Active  2.561 (23rd)

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  10.294 (2nd)
2015 NL  10.863 (2nd)
2016 NL  11.499 (2nd)
Active  9.941 (2nd)
Career  9.941 (5th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2013 AL  214.3 (5th)
2014 AL  220.3 (5th)
2015 NL  228.7 (3rd)
2016 NL  141.7 (3rd)
Active  1,609.7 (27th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 AL  231 (2nd)
2013 AL  240 (2nd)
2014 AL  252 (3rd)
2015 NL  276 (2nd)
2016 NL  181 (1st)
Active  1,778 (12th)
Career  1,778 (112th)

Games Started s c a p y
2011 AL  33 (6th)
2012 AL  32 (10th)
2014 AL  33 (8th)
2015 NL  33 (1st)
2016 NL  21 (1st)
Active  252 (26th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2015 NL  4 (1st)
2016 NL  1 (5th)
Active  6 (47th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)
2015 NL  3 (1st)
Active  4 (27th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  29 (3rd)
2015 NL  27 (7th)
2016 NL  22 (1st)
Active  182 (25th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  458 (40th)

Hits s c a p y
Active  1,396 (37th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  3.850 (5th)
2013 AL  4.286 (5th)
2014 AL  4.000 (10th)
2015 NL  8.118 (1st)
2016 NL  5.171 (4th)
Active  3.882 (5th)
Career  3.882 (11th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  0.756 (8th)
Active  1.018 (40th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  96 (10th)
Active  610 (40th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2011 AL  12 (4th)
2014 AL  10 (10th)
2015 NL  10 (4th)
Active  56 (30th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2009 NL  10 (5th)
Active  53 (39th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2014 AL  904 (6th)
2015 NL  899 (1st)
2016 NL  554 (3rd)
Active  6,591 (27th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2013 AL  144 (4th)
2014 AL  123 (9th)
2015 NL  144 (6th)
Active  122 (10th)
Career  122 (99th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2012 AL  3.27 (4th)
2013 AL  2.74 (3rd)
2014 AL  2.85 (9th)
2015 NL  2.77 (6th)
Active  3.31 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  30 (3rd)
2015 NL  32 (4th)
2016 NL  21 (4th)
Active  131 (14th)
Career  131 (171st)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  3.2 (3rd)
2015 NL  3.5 (4th)
2016 NL  2.2 (4th)
Active  14.0 (14th)
Career  14.0 (166th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  31.92 (3rd)
2015 NL  35.91 (4th)
2016 NL  21.82 (6th)
Active  135.38 (19th)
Career  135.38 (120th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.9 (4th)
2014 AL  3.2 (8th)
2015 NL  3.3 (10th)
2016 NL  2.3 (7th)
Active  14.0 (21st)
Career  14.0 (148th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  4.0 (1st)
2015 NL  3.9 (4th)
2016 NL  2.6 (4th)
Active  12.7 (18th)
Career  12.7 (125th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.4 (4th)
2015 NL  3.9 (4th)
2016 NL  2.3 (6th)
Active  14.4 (18th)
Career  14.4 (120th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2016 NL  6 (7th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2013 AL  3 (2nd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2011 AL  1.000 (1st)
2015 NL  1.000 (1st)
2016 NL  1.000 (1st)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 20 (98), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 101 (220), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 58 (225), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 28 (176), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (202nd), 35.7 career WAR/33.4 7yr-peak WAR/34.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 24 Arizona Diamondbacks $1,450,000 ?
2010 25 Detroit Tigers $1,500,000 1.079
2011 26 Detroit Tigers $600,000 2.079
2012 27 Detroit Tigers $3,750,000 3.079 contracts
2013 28 Detroit Tigers $6,725,000 4.079 contracts
2014 29 Detroit Tigers $15,525,000 5.079 contracts
2015 30 Washington Nationals $17,142,000 6.079 contracts
201631Washington Nationals$22,143,0007.079
201732Washington Nationals$22,143,000
201833Washington Nationals$22,143,000
201934Washington Nationals$42,143,000 portion of salary deferred through 2028
202035Washington Nationals$42,143,000 portion of salary deferred through 2028
202136Washington Nationals$42,143,000 portion of salary deferred through 2028
Earliest Free Agent: 2022
Career to date (may be incomplete)$46,692,000Does not include future salaries ($192.9M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Max Scherzer statistiques
Japanese: マックス・シャーザー 統計
Polish: Max Scherzer Statystyki
Portuguese: Max Scherzer estatísticas

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