Max Scherzer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1984 (37)
Max Scherzer Season Stats
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Max Scherzer News
The Los Angeles Dodgers will turn to starting pitcher Walker Buehler on short rest for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday, with starter Max Scherzer dealing with general arm fatigue. Buehler has made three starts this postseason and last pitched on Oct. 19. Scherzer admitted to having "dead arm" during his 79-pitch start in Game 2 against the Braves when he allowed two runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. It's unknown if Mad Max would be available to pitch in a potential Game 7 on Sunday, but the team is holding out hope that he'll feel better. Buehler made his first start on short rest in Game 4 of the Division Series against the San Francisco Giants and gave up just one run in 4 1/3 innings.
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Max Scherzer is starting Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The 37-year-old pitched to a 2.46 ERA and a 2.97 FIP during the regular season while striking out 236 batters and surrendering 36 walks. In 12.1 innings this postseason, the veteran has struck out 16 batters while surrendering six hits, four walks, two earned runs, and a home run. Sunday will mark the veteran's third start of the year against Atlanta. In 12 innings against the National League East club during the regular season, Scherzer struck out 18 batters while giving up eight hits, four earned runs, and four home runs.
On Sunday, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Max Scherzer would start Game 163 for the team if the game is required. That game would take place if the Dodgers win and the San Francisco Giants lose on Sunday. Scherzer has been fantastic since joining the Dodgers. Over 11 starts, he's gone 7-0 with a 1.98 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP. However, he struggled in his last two outings, allowing a combined 10 earned runs over 10.1 innings. Roberts also said that everyone would be available in Game 163 as the team would be in a "play to win" mode.
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.