Max Scherzer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1984 (37)
Max Scherzer Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Max Scherzer News
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (arm) has been scratched from his start in Saturday due to mild discomfort in his right triceps, according to Jessica Camerato of MLB.com. Camerato adds that the issue is related to how Scherzer feels while hitting, and does not affect how he pitches. Scherzer felt the discomfort in his arm during batting practice on Tuesday, and it did not feel better in time for his start Saturday. Maria Torres of The Athletic also reports that Scherzer is confident he will be able to avoid the IL with this issue, as he just needs a few days for the discomfort to subside and he did not want to risk exacerbating the issue by pitching. With Scherzer out, Jon Lester will now make the start against the Orioles.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer lasted seven innings against the San Diego Padres Sunday, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight batters. He took a no-decision. It's a strong bounce-back for the all-star, who allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings his last outing before the break. Scherzer now has a 2.83 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 142 strikeouts in 105 innings for the year, once again turning in a dominant fantasy season.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is starting for the National League squad in the 2021 All-Star game on Tuesday. Despite being 36 years old, Scherzer has remained one of the best pitchers in baseball. However, he's coming off his worst start of the year last Thursday against the San Diego Padres, when he allowed seven earned runs on five hits (two home runs) in just 3 2/3 innings. He ended up with a no-decision, but he also gave up a grand slam to a relief pitcher. The eight-time All-Star still has a great 2.66 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and excellent 35.5 percent strikeout rate in 98 innings spanning 17 starts this year. He'll be facing two-way star Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Xander Bogaerts to begin the midsummer classic this year.
Washington ace Max Scherzer had a down 2020 by his lofty standards, going 5-4 with a 3.74 ERA and 3.53 xFIP over 67 1/3 IP. That said, there was still a lot to like from a fantasy perspective. His 31.2 K% and 7.8 BB% were extremely fantasy-friendly even if they fell a bit short of 2019's marks of 4.8 and 35.1, respectively. Scherzer's changeup wasn't nearly as effective in 2020 (12.1 SwStr%, 33.3% chase rate) as it was in 2019 (20.7 SwStr%, 44% chase), but the 36-year-old ranked in the 91st percentile for fastball spin (12.1 SwStr%, 60.7 Zone%) and boasted two wipeout pitches in his slider (28.1 SwStr%, 43.5 Zone%, 42% chase) and cutter (16.5 SwStr%, 48.8 Zone%, 36.9% chase). In short, Scherzer is still an elite fantasy option for strikeouts. Scherzer also got a raw deal from his "luck metrics" in 2020, posting a .355 BABIP against a career mark of .291 while also adding four points to his HR/FB (14.3% vs. 10.4% career). The Nationals don't have much of an offense, so Scherzer may struggle to get the run support needed to win games. Otherwise, he is a premier pitcher who is worth his ADP of 29.68.