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Max Scherzer
Birthdate: 7/27/1984 (30 y, 1 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/220     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 11, Overall: 11, Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Contract: $15.5M / 1 Years (2014)
RotoWire News: Scherzer was charged with six runs (five earned) on nine hits, with 11 strikeouts versus zero walks over 6.2 innings, in a loss to the White Sox in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. (8/30/2014)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2007Diamondbacks (A+)2003317.015.881.060.00.19287.5 %  0.530.78  
2007Diamondbacks (AA)440141473.29.294.890.37.31067.4 %  3.913.61  
2008Diamondbacks (AAA)110131053.013.423.740.34.29071.2 %  2.722.37  
2008Diamondbacks04016756.010.613.380.80.30774.6 %41.7 %11.9 %3.053.333.161.1
2009Diamondbacks (A+)000114.29.647.710.00.10066.7 %  1.934.84  
2009Diamondbacks91103030170.19.193.331.06.30868.7 %41.8 %10.4 %4.123.873.823.0
2010Tigers (AAA)2002215.010.201.200.00.12183.3 %  0.601.39  
2010Tigers121103131195.28.463.220.92.29774.9 %40.3 %9.6 %3.503.713.683.8
2011Tigers15903333195.08.032.581.34.31473.7 %40.3 %12.6 %4.434.143.702.6
2011Tigers1104315.28.045.170.57.29863.6 %31.3 %4.5 %5.743.984.92 
2012Tigers16703232187.211.082.881.10.33376.5 %36.5 %11.6 %3.743.273.234.6
2012Tigers1003317.113.502.080.52.29775.3 %28.9 %4.8 %2.081.542.57 
2013Tigers21303232214.110.082.350.76.25974.4 %36.3 %7.6 %2.902.743.166.4
2013Tigers2104322.113.704.430.40.26876.3 %42.5 %5.9 %2.822.332.79 
2014Steamer14903131192.09.562.561.10.28276.8 %  3.293.45 4.0
2014Oliver148 3131200.09.752.471.03.29876.2 %  3.283.27 4.6
2014Fans (29)16803333210.010.202.490.99.30676.9 %  3.223.12 5.2
2014ZiPS168 3131193.710.452.560.98.31075.0 %  3.353.06 4.9
2014Tigers15502828187.210.552.400.82.31577.1 %37.7 %8.6 %3.262.842.984.8
2014ZiPS (R)31 5533.010.482.490.91.31474.2 %  3.293.02 0.8
2014ZiPS (U)186 3333221.010.542.410.83.32474.0 %  3.272.87 5.9
2014Steamer (R)2105531.09.952.481.02.28276.6 %  3.163.29 0.6
2014Steamer (U)17603333218.010.472.410.84.31076.5 %  3.252.90 5.7
Total- - -885002021931206.29.612.800.98.30474.2 %39.0 %10.1 %3.613.413.4126.3
Postseason- - -42011955.112.043.900.49.28871.2 %34.1 %5.0 %3.422.553.32 


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2007Diamondbacks (A+)200.5333000  17.05951102010030
2007Diamondbacks (AA)443.911414000  73.2320643832340043076
2008Diamondbacks (AAA)112.721310000  53.0219351916222021079
2008Diamondbacks043.051670000056.0237482419521152066
2009Diamondbacks (A+)001.9311000  4.2201210401005
2009Diamondbacks9114.12303000000170.17411669478206311051174
2010Tigers (AAA)200.6022000  15.05241102000017
2010Tigers12113.50313100000195.2800174847620701780184
2011Tigers1594.43333300000195.083320710196295617120174
2011Tigers115.74430001015.27215101019010014
2012Tigers1673.74323200000187.2787179827823602521231
2012Tigers102.08330000017.168125414001026
2013Tigers2132.90323200000214.1836152736918560461240
2013Tigers212.82430000022.1891277111122034
2014Steamer1493.293131  0  192.079116676702355 6  204
2014Oliver1483.283131     200.08201788073235515  217
2014Fans (29)1683.223333  0  210.0 17981752358 6  238
2014ZiPS1683.353131     193.7 165777221551561225
2014Tigers1553.26282811000187.2765166696817501581220
2014ZiPS (R)313.2955     33.0 28131239 1  38
2014ZiPS (U)1863.273333     221.0 19487802059 6  258
2014Steamer (R)213.1655  0  31.012626121138 1  34
2014Steamer (U)1763.253333  0  218.089119281792058 6  254
Total- - -88503.61202193110001206.2499910925274841323767434341289
Postseason- - -423.421190001055.1229392221324133074

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2007Diamondbacks (A+)15.881.0615.000.0050.9 %3.4 %47.5 %.0890.41.19287.5 %  0.78
2007Diamondbacks (AA)9.294.891.900.3723.8 %12.5 %11.2 %.2321.41.31067.4 %  3.61
2008Diamondbacks (AAA)13.423.743.590.3436.1 %10.1 %26.0 %.1801.08.29071.2 %  2.37
2008Diamondbacks10.613.383.140.8027.9 %8.9 %19.0 %.2271.23.30774.6 %68733.33
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %8.8 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Diamondbacks (A+)9.647.711.250.0025.0 %20.0 %5.0 %.0671.07.10066.7 %  4.84
2009Diamondbacks9.193.332.761.0623.5 %8.5 %15.0 %.2491.34.30868.7 %93873.87
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2010Tigers (AAA)10.201.208.500.0032.7 %3.9 %28.8 %.0800.40.12183.3 %  1.39
2010Tigers8.463.222.630.9223.0 %8.8 %14.3 %.2411.25.29774.9 %83873.71
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Tigers8.032.583.111.3420.9 %6.7 %14.2 %.2691.35.31473.7 %1061004.14
2011Tigers8.045.171.560.5719.4 %12.5 %6.9 %.2421.53.29863.6 %138963.98
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Tigers11.082.883.851.1029.4 %7.6 %21.7 %.2481.27.33376.5 %89773.27
2012Tigers13.502.086.500.5238.2 %5.9 %32.4 %.1880.92.29775.3 %50361.54
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Tigers10.082.354.290.7628.7 %6.7 %22.0 %.1960.97.25974.4 %71682.74
2013Tigers13.704.433.090.4038.2 %12.4 %25.8 %.1581.03.26876.3 %69582.33
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Steamer9.562.563.741.1025.7 %6.9 %18.9 %.2271.15.28276.8 %  3.45
2014Oliver9.752.473.951.0326.5 %6.7 %19.8 %.2341.16.29876.2 %  3.27
2014Fans (29)10.202.494.100.99   .2321.13.30676.9 %  3.12
2014ZiPS10.452.564.090.98   .2321.14.31075.0 %  3.06
2014Tigers10.552.404.400.8228.8 %6.5 %22.2 %.2341.15.31577.1 %83732.84
2014Average7.712.932.630.8820.3 %7.7 %12.6 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.84
2014ZiPS (R)10.482.494.210.91   .2341.14.31474.2 %  3.02
2014ZiPS (U)10.542.414.370.83   .2381.15.32474.0 %  2.87
2014Steamer (R)9.952.484.011.02   .2211.11.28276.6 %  3.29
2014Steamer (U)10.472.414.340.84   .2321.15.31076.5 %  2.90
Total- - -9.612.803.430.9825.8 %7.5 %18.3 %.2381.22.30474.2 %86813.41
Postseason- - -12.043.903.080.4932.3 %10.5 %21.8 %.1931.14.28871.2 %82622.55

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2008Diamondbacks1.3828.1 %41.7 %30.2 %4.8 %11.9 %6.9 %0.0 %3.09733.16
2009Diamondbacks1.0518.3 %41.8 %39.9 %7.8 %10.4 %5.0 %38.5 %3.69903.82
2010Tigers1.0119.7 %40.3 %40.0 %13.9 %9.6 %4.3 %40.0 %3.66883.68
2011Tigers1.0220.2 %40.3 %39.5 %10.0 %12.6 %6.8 %27.3 %3.62913.70
2011Tigers0.6822.9 %31.3 %45.8 %0.0 %4.5 %6.7 %0.0 %4.291214.92
2012Tigers0.8822.1 %36.5 %41.5 %10.6 %11.6 %9.7 %9.1 %3.07783.23
2012Tigers0.5215.8 %28.9 %55.3 %9.5 %4.8 %36.4 %0.0 %1.76622.57
2013Tigers0.8119.0 %36.3 %44.6 %9.7 %7.6 %4.7 %60.0 %2.91803.16
2013Tigers1.0015.0 %42.5 %42.5 %11.8 %5.9 %5.9 %0.0 %2.26712.79
2014Tigers0.9221.4 %37.7 %40.8 %6.1 %8.6 %6.6 %40.0 %2.83782.98
Total- - -0.9620.4 %39.0 %40.6 %9.6 %10.1 %6.1 %30.3 %3.27843.41
Postseason- - -0.7218.3 %34.1 %47.6 %6.7 %5.0 %14.0 %0.0 %2.62823.32

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2008Diamondbacks584239246016336593929
2009Diamondbacks20119288151013593107419993073
2010Tigers21120910329915688118021173297
2011Tigers2362311182316113139121021343344
2011Tigers15221101009112177289
2012Tigers1751991062117111119115421243278
2012Tigers1121624001188191279
2013Tigers19323710123953162115622323388
2013Tigers17176212015140243383
2014Tigers183198104121252109103820293067
Total- - -1257130865912577662072671481322820376
Postseason- - -436023462035340611951

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2008Diamondbacks-0.08-3.423.346.630.600.830.710.550.66140.40-0.5010
2009Diamondbacks-0.23-12.7312.51-2.57-0.250.950.880.880.8030-0.660.4300
2010Tigers1.56-12.8514.4117.341.640.950.900.870.88311.270.3700
2011Tigers-0.01-14.9714.96-0.83-0.130.980.890.880.9233-0.910.9000
2011Tigers0.09-1.371.460.850.101.131.131.031.9740.13-0.0510
2012Tigers0.76-12.3613.1210.911.130.910.900.881.09321.11-0.2800
2012Tigers0.24-0.961.202.670.290.951.000.871.3230.40-0.1500
2013Tigers3.73-11.2715.0031.513.230.960.900.870.98314.32-0.4300
2013Tigers0.60-1.742.345.280.541.311.091.021.8740.450.0000
2014Tigers2.88-12.0514.9324.262.351.020.930.871.08272.140.6900
Total- - -8.60-79.6688.2687.258.570.960.890.850.941987.661.3410
Postseason- - -0.92-4.085.008.800.931.151.080.981.76110.98-0.1810

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2008Diamondbacks72.5% (94.2)17.0% (84.4)  10.5% (84.7)  0.6%
2009Diamondbacks71.0% (93.6)12.4% (85.0)  16.7% (84.3)  0.7%
2010Tigers65.0% (93.1)15.2% (84.1)  19.8% (83.5)  1.3%
2011Tigers61.4% (93.1)18.3% (82.7)  20.3% (82.5)  0.4%
2012Tigers60.8% (94.2)19.5% (85.7)  19.7% (85.5)  0.4%
2013Tigers56.0% (93.3)15.2% (85.1) 7.8% (77.9)20.9% (84.7)  0.0%
2014Tigers53.9% (92.7)14.1% (84.9) 10.7% (77.3)21.3% (83.9)  0.2%
Total- - -61.8% (93.4)15.9% (84.5) 2.9% (77.6)19.4% (84.1)  0.5%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2008Diamondbacks71.9 % 0.6 %   16.6 %   10.2 %   
2009Diamondbacks67.6 % 4.0 %   12.2 %0.1 %  16.1 %   
2010Tigers64.4 %     15.3 %   20.1 %   
2011Tigers61.3 %     18.5 %   20.2 %   
2012Tigers57.1 %4.3 %    20.8 %   17.5 %   
2013Tigers53.8 %2.3 %    17.3 %6.5 %  20.1 %   
2014Tigers52.1 %1.6 %    14.7 %10.4 %  21.1 %  0.1 %
Total- - -59.9 %1.3 %0.6 %   16.5 %2.7 %  18.8 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2008Diamondbacks94.5 86.6   84.5   84.9  
2009Diamondbacks93.6 92.0   84.983.4  84.3  
2010Tigers93.1     84.0   83.5  
2011Tigers93.1     82.7   82.4  
2012Tigers94.293.6    85.7   85.3  
2013Tigers93.392.0    84.577.7  84.6  
2014Tigers92.792.6    84.877.1  83.9  
Total- - -93.493.091.8   84.477.4  84.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2008Diamondbacks4.05.7  -3.3  0.603.65  -3.37  
2009Diamondbacks-2.81.9  -3.8  -0.130.50  -0.75  
2010Tigers3.29.4  -1.4  0.151.91  -0.21  
2011Tigers-13.3-0.5  -0.3  -0.65-0.08  -0.05  
2012Tigers2.47.0  -5.6  0.121.10  -0.87  
2013Tigers22.415.1 -2.11.9  1.182.93 -0.800.26  
2014Tigers10.81.7 -3.22.9  0.650.40 -0.970.45  
Total- - -26.840.3 -5.3-9.5  0.211.25 -0.90-0.24  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2008Diamondbacks6.8 0.2   4.4   -2.4  
2009Diamondbacks1.8 -4.0   0.80.2  -0.3  
2010Tigers3.5     9.5   -0.1  
2011Tigers-13.0     -1.0   0.2  
2012Tigers1.30.6    5.8   -3.3  
2013Tigers25.3-1.8    16.4-2.9  1.4  
2014Tigers10.21.2    2.1-3.5  4.1  
Total- - -35.8-0.1-3.8   37.9-6.2  -0.3  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2008Diamondbacks1.05 3.22   2.94   -2.63  
2009Diamondbacks0.09 -3.36   0.215.50  -0.07  
2010Tigers0.16     1.89   -0.01  
2011Tigers-0.63     -0.17   0.04  
2012Tigers0.070.40    0.85   -0.57  
2013Tigers1.39-2.33    2.81-1.32  0.21  
2014Tigers0.642.49    0.47-1.09  0.64  
Total- - -0.30-0.02-3.09   1.14-1.15  -0.01  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2008Diamondbacks22.2 %67.9 %47.2 %52.2 %78.5 %72.9 %54.7 %57.8 %12.4 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Diamondbacks24.0 %70.6 %47.3 %63.7 %81.3 %76.9 %50.0 %61.3 %10.6 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Tigers30.5 %63.4 %46.0 %66.7 %85.5 %78.9 %47.2 %60.0 %9.4 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Tigers31.1 %65.1 %46.6 %68.4 %84.1 %78.4 %45.8 %62.2 %9.8 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Tigers31.3 %66.5 %47.8 %61.4 %80.7 %74.0 %46.9 %61.4 %12.2 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Tigers30.5 %67.1 %47.3 %62.0 %80.6 %74.1 %45.9 %64.5 %12.0 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Tigers30.6 %67.4 %48.4 %60.5 %81.1 %74.4 %48.4 %63.3 %11.9 %
2014Average31.0 %65.5 %46.6 %65.9 %87.3 %79.5 %45.0 %60.6 %9.3 %
Total- - -29.5 %66.7 %47.2 %63.5 %82.0 %76.0 %47.7 %61.9 %11.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2008Diamondbacks27.1 %64.2 %47.1 %54.1 %79.7 %72.9 %54.1 %21.2
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Diamondbacks27.5 %63.2 %46.7 %64.9 %82.9 %78.0 %53.6 %19.4
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Tigers29.2 %59.7 %45.4 %66.2 %84.2 %78.8 %53.1 %20.7
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Tigers28.2 %63.3 %46.2 %64.0 %84.3 %78.3 %51.3 %22.8
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Tigers28.8 %65.2 %47.7 %59.4 %79.8 %73.8 %51.8 %22.6
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Tigers29.3 %63.4 %47.0 %60.7 %79.8 %74.1 %52.0 %22.8
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Tigers29.9 %64.7 %47.9 %57.8 %81.6 %74.5 %51.9 %24.0
2014Average29.9 %63.0 %46.1 %63.1 %87.5 %79.4 %48.8 %23.0
Total- - -28.8 %63.3 %46.8 %61.8 %82.0 %76.0 %52.3 %22.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2008DiamondbacksP16756.0451012200 0   .900 
2009DiamondbacksP3030170.115182023102 10   .943 
2010TigersP3131195.214142020000 17   .933 
2011TigersP3333195.011120002002 12   1.000 
2012TigersP3232187.28131010000 15   .955 
2013TigersP3232214.117213030000 14   .927 
2014TigersP2828187.29121011100 12   .955 
Total- - -P2021931206.27895100108404 80   .945 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2008DiamondbacksP56.00  000              
2009DiamondbacksP170.11  0-2-2              
2010TigersP195.20  0-1-1              
2011TigersP195.02  0-5-2              
2012TigersP187.21  0-5-3              
2013TigersP214.11  101              
2014TigersP187.20  0-3-4              
Total- - -P1206.25  1-16-11              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012TigersP187.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (10)
2013TigersP214.10.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)50.0%      (2)100.0%    (18)
2014TigersP187.20.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (13)
Total- - -P1206.20.0%      (7)0.0%      (7)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)66.7%      (3)100.0%    (41)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2008Diamondbacks0.9-0.1-0.1-0.210.11.1$4.8 
2009Diamondbacks1.6-0.5-0.9-1.428.63.0$13.6 
2010Tigers3.9-0.20.30.135.83.8$15.2 
2011Tigers2.1-0.90.4-0.525.42.6$11.8 
2012Tigers3.7-1.50.6-0.942.14.6$20.5 
2013Tigers6.21.8-2.0-0.256.16.4$32.1 
2014Tigers4.5-0.60.3-0.342.34.8$26.6 
Total- - -22.9-2.1-1.3-3.5240.426.3$124.5 

SeasonTeamAgeWLGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%ERAFIPRA9-WARWAR
2014Oliver291483131200.09.752.471.03.29876.2 %3.283.274.44.6
2015Oliver301483131199.09.772.401.04.30475.8 %3.393.254.24.6
2016Oliver311393131199.09.712.351.08.30875.3 %3.483.313.84.5
2017Oliver321393131198.09.602.321.14.31175.1 %3.593.413.64.2
2018Oliver331393131197.09.542.241.14.31574.3 %3.703.413.34.2

  • $15.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 1/17/2014 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2014: $15.5M
    • Agent / Agency: Scott Boras
    • Originally Reported By: Jon Heyman
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: espn.go.com
    • Submitted by John Benedetto
  • $6.7m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 2/4/2013 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2013: $6.7M
    • Agent / Agency: Scott Boras
    • Originally Reported By: Brian Britten
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: mlbtraderumors.com
    • Submitted by willl
  • $3.8m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 1/17/2012 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2012: $3.8M
    • Source: brownsvilleherald.com
    • Submitted by Jeff Zimmerman
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  • 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 11, Overall: 11
    • Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
    • School: U Missouri Columbia
  • 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 43, Pick: 26, Overall: 1291
    • Team: St. Louis Cardinals
    • School: Parkway Central HS (MO)