Max Scherzer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1984 (38)
Max Scherzer Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Max Scherzer News
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer had an eventful start back from the injured list in Monday's 7-2 win over the Brewers. Scherzer pitched 6 perfect innings with nine strikeouts on 68 pitches, earning his 10th win of the season and 200th of his career. Further, this win clinched a playoff spot for the Mets. It was encouraging for the Mets and fantasy managers to see the 38-year-old pitch so well after missing time with an oblique injury. The veteran has been stellar once again this season with a 2.15 ERA and 10.91 K/9 rate over 21 starts. Scherzer's next start should be a great matchup at the Athletics.
The New York Mets activated right-hander Max Scherzer (oblique) from the 15-day injured list on Monday. The Mets also activated right-hander Tylor Megill (shoulder) from the injured list and optioned right-hander Stephen Nogosek and left-hander Alex Claudio to Triple-A Syracuse in corresponding moves. Scherzer is starting on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The 38-year-old ace struck out seven in just 3 2/3 innings in his minor league rehab start for Syracuse last Wednesday, but he threw only 59 pitches, so he could be slightly limited from a pitch-count perspective in his return to New York's rotation on Monday. However, it's still hard to recommend benching the three-time Cy Young winner in fantasy.
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (oblique) will make a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, according to the team. The three-time Cy Young winner missed his last scheduled start due to discomfort in his left oblique after being sidelined more than a month earlier this year with a left oblique injury. Barring any setbacks in his outing on Wednesday, the 38-year-old right-hander should return to the Mets starting rotation next week. When healthy, Scherzer continues to be lights-out, going 9-4 with a 2.26 ERA in 20 starts in his first season with the Mets in 2022. When he returns next week, he'll be a must-start for fantasy managers, likely against the Milwaukee Brewers.
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer continued to be one of baseball's best pitchers in 2021. The 37-year-old went 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 34.1% strikeout rate over 179 innings pitched between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Age certainly did not seem to impact Scherzer's performance; his fastball averaged 94.3 MPH, his fastball and curveball spin rates were in the top 10 and 23 percent of baseball, respectively, and his strikeout rate was in the top four percent of baseball. His overall Statcast profile was stellar, and it was encouraging to see him log so many strong innings given his age and the fact that 2020 was a shortened season. He will be leaving a loaded Dodgers lineup and pitcher-friendly home park, but the Mets have made plenty of moves to bolster their lineup this offseason and actually had a better pitcher park factor in 2021 (per ESPN's park factors). Scherzer is currently being drafted at about pick 17 overall and the fifth starting pitcher after Shohei Ohtani, Gerrit Cole, Corbin Burnes, and Walker Buehler. While he is getting older, Scherzer has been one of fantasy's elite starting options for almost a decade. As such, it would not be unreasonable to draft him slightly higher than his current ADP.