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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, Missouri, United States
High School: Parkway Central HS (Chesterfield, MO)
School: University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 43rd round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft from Parkway Central HS (Chesterfield, MO) and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (11th) of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2008: Rated #66 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2008: Rated #90 Prospect

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2007 22 -1.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ARI 6 4 .600 3.28 3.87 17 17 0 0 0 0 90.2 69 39 33 3 42 0 106 5 0 3 379 1.224 6.8 0.3 4.2 10.5 2.52
2007 22 -3.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-Fal 2 1 .667 1.26 2.20 11 3 4 0 0 0 28.2 15 7 4 1 9 0 43 1 1 3 111 0.837 4.7 0.3 2.8 13.5 4.78
2007 22 -4.0 Fort Worth AA Ind 1 0 1.000 0.56 1.12 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 9 2 1 0 4 0 25 1 1 2 60 0.812 5.1 0.0 2.2 14.1 6.25
2007 22 -1.0 Visalia CALL A+ ARI 2 0 1.000 0.53 0.53 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 30 1 0 0 59 0.412 2.6 0.0 1.1 15.9 15.00
2007 22 -2.1 Mobile SOUL AA ARI 4 4 .500 3.91 4.64 14 14 0 0 0 0 73.2 64 38 32 3 40 0 76 4 0 3 320 1.412 7.8 0.4 4.9 9.3 1.90
2007 22 -1.7 Scottsdale AZFL Fal 1 1 .500 2.13 3.55 8 0 4 0 0 0 12.2 6 5 3 1 5 0 18 0 0 1 51 0.868 4.3 0.7 3.6 12.8 3.60
2008 23 -3.9 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 1 1 .500 2.72 3.23 13 10 0 0 0 0 53.0 35 19 16 2 22 0 79 2 0 1 219 1.075 5.9 0.3 3.7 13.4 3.59
2008 23 -0.3 Phoenix AZFL Fal 1 0 1.000 3.38 3.75 4 4 0 0 0 0 24.0 16 10 9 3 5 0 24 0 0 0 94 0.875 6.0 1.1 1.9 9.0 4.80
2008 23 -5.9 ARI NL MLB ARI 0 4 .000 3.05 3.86 16 7 2 0 0 0 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 1 66 5 0 2 237 1.232 7.7 0.8 3.4 10.6 3.14
2009 24 1.0 Visalia CALL A+ ARI 0 0 1.93 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 1 2 1 0 4 0 5 1 0 0 20 1.071 1.9 0.0 7.7 9.6 1.25
2009 24 -4.6 ARI NL MLB ARI 9 11 .450 4.12 4.97 30 30 0 0 0 0 170.1 166 94 78 20 63 1 174 10 1 5 741 1.344 8.8 1.1 3.3 9.2 2.76
2010 25 -1.6 Toledo IL AAA DET 2 0 1.000 0.60 0.60 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 17 0 0 0 52 0.400 2.4 0.0 1.2 10.2 8.50
2010 25 -3.0 DET AL MLB DET 12 11 .522 3.50 3.86 31 31 0 0 0 0 195.2 174 84 76 20 70 1 184 7 0 8 800 1.247 8.0 0.9 3.2 8.5 2.63
2011 26 -2.2 DET AL MLB DET 15 9 .625 4.43 4.66 33 33 0 0 0 0 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 1 174 7 0 12 833 1.349 9.6 1.3 2.6 8.0 3.11
2012 27 -1.2 DET AL MLB DET 16 7 .696 3.74 3.93 32 32 0 0 0 0 187.2 179 82 78 23 60 2 231 5 1 2 787 1.274 8.6 1.1 2.9 11.1 3.85
2013 28 -0.7 DET AL MLB DET 21 3 .875 2.90 3.07 32 32 0 0 0 0 214.1 152 73 69 18 56 0 240 4 1 6 836 0.970 6.4 0.8 2.4 10.1 4.29
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2014 29 0.5 DET AL MLB DET 18 5 .783 3.15 3.27 33 33 0 1 1 0 220.1 196 80 77 18 63 1 252 6 1 10 904 1.175 8.0 0.7 2.6 10.3 4.00
2015 30 1.6 WSN NL MLB WSN 14 12 .538 2.79 2.91 33 33 0 4 3 0 228.2 176 74 71 27 34 2 276 5 1 10 899 0.918 6.9 1.1 1.3 10.9 8.12
2016 31 2.7 WSN NL MLB WSN 5 4 .556 4.05 4.05 11 11 0 1 0 0 73.1 58 33 33 15 22 1 90 2 0 1 294 1.091 7.1 1.8 2.7 11.0 4.09
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 110 66 .625 3.49 3.77 251 242 2 6 4 0 1541.1 1356 645 597 175 445 10 1687 51 5 56 6331 1.168 7.9 1.0 2.6 9.9 3.79
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 9 5 .643 2.81 3.36 33 30 0 0 0 0 163.1 109 61 51 5 70 0 207 8 0 4 670 1.096 6.0 0.3 3.9 11.4 2.96
Other (2 seasons) Other 3 1 .750 2.22 2.91 15 7 4 0 0 0 52.2 31 17 13 4 14 0 67 1 1 3 205 0.854 5.3 0.7 2.4 11.4 4.79
All Levels (10 Seasons) 122 72 .629 3.39 3.70 299 279 6 6 4 0 1757.1 1496 723 661 184 529 10 1961 60 6 63 7206 1.152 7.7 0.9 2.7 10.0 3.71
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 2 0 1.000 0.83 1.25 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.2 6 3 2 0 6 0 35 2 0 0 79 0.554 2.5 0.0 2.5 14.5 5.83
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 3 1 .750 2.25 2.65 15 12 0 0 0 0 68.0 39 20 17 2 24 0 96 2 0 1 271 0.926 5.2 0.3 3.2 12.7 4.00
Fal (2 seasons) Other 2 1 .667 2.95 3.68 12 4 4 0 0 0 36.2 22 15 12 4 10 0 42 0 0 1 145 0.873 5.4 1.0 2.5 10.3 4.20

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 22 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ARI 17 14 14 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .357 .357 .500 .857 7 1 0 0 0 0
2007 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-Fal 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 22 -4.0 Fort Worth AA Ind 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 22 -0.8 Visalia CALL A+ ARI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 22 -2.3 Mobile SOUL AA ARI 14 14 14 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .357 .357 .500 .857 7 1 0 0 0 0
2007 22 -1.0 Scottsdale AZFL Fal 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 23 -4.0 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 13 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 3 0 0
2008 23 0.1 Phoenix AZFL Fal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 23 -5.7 ARI NL MLB ARI 17 15 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 1 0 0
2009 24 1.2 Visalia CALL A+ ARI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 24 -4.7 ARI NL MLB ARI 31 61 53 4 12 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 17 .226 .268 .264 .532 14 1 0 5 0 0
2010 25 -2.0 Toledo IL AAA DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 -4.0 DET AL MLB DET 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 -2.7 DET AL MLB DET 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 -1.7 DET AL MLB DET 32 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
2013 28 -0.7 DET AL MLB DET 32 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 29 0.3 DET AL MLB DET 33 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
2015 30 1.8 WSN NL MLB WSN 34 77 69 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 23 .217 .239 .217 .457 15 0 0 6 0 0
2016 31 2.6 WSN NL MLB WSN 11 28 24 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 9 .208 .240 .250 .490 6 0 0 3 0 0
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 254 198 172 9 33 4 0 0 7 0 0 7 55 .192 .223 .215 .439 37 1 0 19 0 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 33 24 20 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .250 .286 .350 .636 7 1 0 3 0 0
Other (2 seasons) Other 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (10 Seasons) 302 222 192 9 38 6 0 0 8 0 0 8 64 .198 .230 .229 .459 44 2 0 22 0 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 15 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 3 0 0
Fal (2 seasons) Other 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2007 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ARI P 17 17 90.2 16 6 9 1 0 .938 1.49 0.88 9 8 47%
2007 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fal-Ind P 11 0 12.2 10 5 4 1 1 .900 2.13 0.82 2 1 33%
2007 22 Fort Worth AA Ind P 3 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 2.00 1 1 50%
2007 22 Visalia CALL A+ ARI P 3 3 17.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.12 1.33 2 0 0%
2007 22 Mobile SOUL AA ARI P 14 14 73.2 12 3 8 1 0 .917 1.34 0.79 7 8 53%
2007 22 Scottsdale AZFL Fal P 8 0 12.2 4 2 1 1 0 .750 2.13 0.38 1 0 0%
2008 23 Tucson PCL AAA ARI P 13 10 53.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.36 0.62 6 1 14%
2008 23 Phoenix AZFL Fal P 4 4 24.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 2 0 0%
2008 23 ARI NL MLB ARI P 16 56.0 10 4 5 1 2 .900 1.45 0.56
2009 24 Visalia CALL A+ ARI P 1 1 4.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.93 1.00 1 0 0%
2009 24 ARI NL MLB ARI P 30 170.0 35 15 18 2 3 .943 1.75 1.10
2010 25 Toledo IL AAA DET P 2 2 15.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.40 2.00 0 0
2010 25 DET AL MLB DET P 31 196.0 30 14 14 2 0 .933 1.29 0.90
2011 26 DET AL MLB DET P 33 195.0 23 11 12 0 2 1.000 1.06 0.70
2012 27 DET AL MLB DET P 32 188.0 22 8 13 1 0 .955 1.01 0.66
2013 28 DET AL MLB DET P 32 214.0 41 17 21 3 0 .927 1.60 1.19
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2014 29 DET AL MLB DET P 33 220.1 27 9 17 1 2 .963 1.06 0.79
2015 30 WSN NL MLB WSN P 33 228.2 29 7 22 0 0 1.000 1.14 0.88
2016 31 WSN NL MLB WSN P 11 11 73.1 11 5 6 0 1 1.000 1.35 1.00
MLB (9 seasons) MLB P 251 11 1541.1 228 90 128 10 10 .956 1.27 0.87
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 33 30 163.1 29 12 16 1 0 .966 1.54 0.85 16 9 36%
Other (2 seasons) Other P 15 4 36.2 14 9 4 1 1 .929 1.72 0.87 4 1 20%
All Levels (10 Seasons) P 299 45 1741.1 271 111 148 12 11 .956 1.31 0.87 20 10 33%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2007 22 Fort Worth Cats American Association Ind
2007 22 Visalia Oaks California League A+ 2007-06-07 2007-06-17
2007 22 Mobile BayBears Southern League AA 2007-06-22 2007-09-01
2007 22 Scottsdale Scorpions Arizona Fall League Fal 2007-10-11 2007-11-14
2008 23 Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League AAA 2008-04-07 2008-08-24
2008 23 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB 1 2008-04-29 2008-09-24
2008 23 Phoenix Desert Dogs Arizona Fall League Fal 2008-10-07 2008-10-23
2009 24 Visalia Rawhide California League A+ 2009-04-09 2009-04-09
2009 24 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB 1 2009-04-14 2009-09-25
2010 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 2010-04-07 2010-09-29
2010 25 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA 2010-05-20 2010-05-25
2011 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 2011-04-03 2011-09-27
2012 27 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 2012-04-08 2012-10-03
2013 28 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 2013-04-06 2013-09-25
2014 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 2014-04-02 2014-09-25
2015 30 Washington Nationals National League MLB 1 2015-04-06 2015-10-03
2016 31 Washington Nationals National League MLB 1 2016-04-04 2016-05-27

Sabr ID: 65381047

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