Max Scherzer Stats

Max Scherzer was born on Friday, July 27, 1984, in St. Louis, Missouri. Scherzer was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 29, 2008, with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Max Scherzer baseball stats page.

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"When Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award in November, it marked a significant milestone in his career. Scherzer became a three-time winner of the award, which has historically been a lock for a player's Hall of Fame candidacy. Scherzer became the 10th pitcher to win at least three Cy Young Awards , a decorated list that includes Roger Clemens (seven), Randy Johnson (five), Steve Carlton (four), Greg Maddux (four), Sandy Koufax , Pedro Martinez , Jim Palmer , Tom Seaver and Clayton Kershaw (all with three). That list reads like a who's who for all-time pitching greats, and all of them are in the Hall of Fame except Kershaw , who is still active, and Clemens , who would be a lock if not for his connections to performance-enhancing drugs. 'When you start talking about winning it three times, I can't even comprehend it at this point in time,' Scherzer said after winning the award in November. 'It's such an unbelievable feeling and unbelievable moment, you really won't process it until years later.'" - Jamal Collier (01/23/2018, Is Scherzer Cooperstown bound? , Full Story )

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer Autograph on a 2008 Allen & Ginter's Baseball Card (#297)

Max Scherzer Autograph on a 2008 Allen & Ginter's Baseball Card (#297)

Birth Name:
Maxwell M. Scherzer
Nickname:
Blue Eye or Max
Born On:
07-27-1984  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Louis, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Parkway Central High School (Chesterfield, MO)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
04-29-2008 (Age 23)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2006 : 1st Round (11th)

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Max Scherzer Pitching Stats

2008 24 Diamondbacks 16 7 2 0 4 .000 3.05 0 0 0 56.0 237 48 19 24 5 21 1 66 2 5 0 0
2009 25 Diamondbacks 30 30 0 9 11 .450 4.12 0 0 0 170.1 741 166 78 94 20 63 1 174 5 10 1 0
2010 26 Tigers 31 31 0 12 11 .522 3.50 0 0 0 195.2 800 174 76 84 20 70 1 184 8 7 0 0
2011 27 Tigers 33 33 0 15 9 .625 4.43 0 0 0 195.0 833 207 96 101 29 56 1 174 12 7 0 0
2012 28 Tigers 32 32 0 16 7 .696 3.74 0 0 0 187.2 787 179 78 82 23 60 2 231 2 5 1 0
2013 29 Tigers 32 32 0 21 3 .875 2.90 0 0 0 214.1 836 152 69 73 18 56 0 240 6 4 1 0
2014 30 Tigers 33 33 0 18 5 .783 3.15 1 1 0 220.1 904 196 77 80 18 63 1 252 10 6 1 0
2015 31 Nationals 33 33 0 14 12 .538 2.79 4 3 0 228.2 899 176 71 74 27 34 2 276 10 5 1 0
2016 32 Nationals 34 34 0 20 7 .741 2.96 1 0 0 228.1 902 165 75 77 31 56 2 284 2 6 1 0
2017 33 Nationals 31 31 0 16 6 .727 2.51 2 0 0 200.2 780 126 56 62 22 55 2 268 4 11 0 0
2018 34 Nationals 33 33 0 18 7 .720 2.53 2 1 0 220.2 866 150 62 66 23 51 4 300 4 12 1 0
2019 35 Nationals 27 27 0 11 7 .611 2.92 0 0 0 172.1 693 144 56 59 18 33 2 243 0 7 0 0
12 Years 365 356 2 170 89 .656 3.20 10 5 0 2,290.0 9,278 1,883 813 876 254 618 19 2,692 65 85 7 0

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Max Scherzer Hitting Stats

2008 24 Diamondbacks 16 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 .000 .071 .000
2009 25 Diamondbacks 30 53 4 12 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 17 5 0 0 1 .226 .268 .264
2010 26 Tigers 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 27 Tigers 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 28 Tigers 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 29 Tigers 32 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
2014 30 Tigers 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 31 Nationals 34 69 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 6 0 0 0 .217 .239 .217
2016 32 Nationals 34 70 4 13 1 0 0 0 12 2 0 30 13 0 0 1 .186 .208 .200
2017 33 Nationals 31 62 4 10 0 0 1 0 5 4 0 16 6 0 0 0 .161 .212 .210
2018 34 Nationals 35 70 8 17 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 14 5 0 2 1 .243 .274 .271
2019 35 Nationals 29 55 6 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 27 6 0 0 1 .182 .182 .182
12 Years 370 405 31 78 6 0 1 0 29 13 0 133 46 0 2 4 .193 .221 .215

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Max Scherzer Fielding Stats

2008 Diamondbacks P 16 7 168 10 0.6 9 4 5 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.45
2009 Diamondbacks P 30 30 510 35 1.2 33 15 18 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.75
2010 Tigers P 31 31 588 30 1.0 28 14 14 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.29
2011 Tigers P 33 33 585 23 0.7 23 11 12 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.06
2012 Tigers P 32 32 563 22 0.7 21 8 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.01
2013 Tigers P 32 32 642 41 1.3 38 17 21 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .927 1.60
2014 Tigers P 33 33 660 27 0.8 26 9 17 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.06
2015 Nationals P 33 33 686 29 0.9 29 7 22 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.14
2016 Nationals P 34 34 685 32 0.9 31 12 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.22
2017 Nationals P 31 31 602 19 0.6 18 9 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 0.81
2018 Nationals P 33 33 662 17 0.5 16 8 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 0.65
2019 Nationals P 27 27 517 24 0.9 23 10 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.20
P Totals 365 356 6,868 309 0.8 295 124 171 14 12 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.16
12 Years 365 356 6,868 309 0.8 295 124 171 14 12 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.16

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Max Scherzer Miscellaneous Stats

2008 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 3.3 0.0 3.14 10.61 3.38
2009 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 3.1 17.7 2.76 9.19 3.33
2010 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.63 8.46 3.22
2011 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.11 8.03 2.58
2012 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.85 11.08 2.88
2013 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3.0 4.29 10.08 2.35
2014 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 4.00 10.29 2.57
2015 Nationals 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 3.0 0.0 8.12 10.86 1.34
2016 Nationals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 5.8 5.07 11.19 2.21
2017 Nationals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 62.0 3.9 12.4 4.87 12.02 2.47
2018 Nationals 1 0 1.000 2 0 0 0.0 5.0 11.7 5.88 12.24 2.08
2019 Nationals 2 0 1.000 1 1 0 0.0 2.0 27.5 7.36 12.69 1.72
12 Years 3 0 1.000 5 2 0 405.0 3.0 14.0 4.36 10.58 2.43

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Max Scherzer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2008 Arizona Diamondbacks 39 $395,000.00 - -
2009 Arizona Diamondbacks 39 $1,450,000.00 - -
2010 Detroit Tigers 37 $1,500,000.00 - -
2011 Detroit Tigers 37 $1,600,000.00 - -
2012 Detroit Tigers 37 $3,750,000.00 - Stats
2013 Detroit Tigers 37 $6,725,000.00 Stats -
2014 Detroit Tigers 37 $15,525,000.00 Stats -
2015 Washington Nationals 31 $17,142,000.00 Stats -
2016 Washington Nationals 31 $22,143,000.00 Stats -
2017 Washington Nationals 31 $22,143,000.00 Stats -
2018 Washington Nationals 31 $22,143,000.00 Stats -
2019 Washington Nationals 31 $42,143,000.00 Stats Stats
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Maxwell M. Scherzer is an active Major League Baseball player who has pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2008-2009), Detroit Tigers (2010-2014) and Washington Nationals (2015-today). Max, during his debut on April 29, 2008 , struck out seven batters in his 4.1 innings of relief, one shy of the record for strikeouts by a relief pitcher in their first game! Do you know who had eight? [ Answer ] More numbers of interest:

2 : Max Scherzer threw exactly nine pitches - all nine were strikes - and recorded three outs in the fifth inning, on May 14, 2017 , an immaculate inning . A year later, he threw a second immaculate inning , only the third National League pitcher with more than one. Those who came before him were Sandy Koufax and Randy Johnson !

3 : Max Scherzer threw a no-hitter on June 20, 2015 . Max Scherzer threw a second no-hitter that same year, on October 3, 2015 , just the third National League pitcher to tie the Major League record for most no-hitters in a season !

20 : Max Scherzer struck out a Major League record twenty batters in a game on May 11, 2016 ! It was only the second time in National League history where a pitcher recorded twenty strikeouts in a 9-inning game, matching the record set previously by Kerry Wood .

200 : Max Scherzer has produced seven consecutive 200-strikeout seasons (2012-2018), three consecutive strikeout titles (2016-2018), and his running strikeout total for the decade (2010-today), is the most by any pitcher in Major League Baseball!

Did you know that only eighteen pitchers in Major League Baseball history have earned a win against all thirty Major League teams? Sportswriter AJ Cassavell once wrote, " Beating one Major League team figures to be difficult enough for a starting pitcher. Beating all 30 of them, however, is nothing short of pitching history ." We agree and are pleased to present the I've Beaten Every Major League Team "club" that includes these 18 twirlers: Kevin Brown , A.J. Burnett , Bartolo Colon , Dan Haren , Tim Hudson , Randy Johnson , John Lackey , Al Leiter (who started the "club"), Kyle Lohse , Derek Lowe , Jamie Moyer , Terry Mulholland , Vicente Padilla , Max Scherzer , Curt Schilling , Javier Vazquez , Woody Williams and Barry Zito .

In 2013 , Max Scherzer went 21-3, led the American League in wins , and won his first Cy Young Award . In 2016 , Scherzer went 20-7, joined the twenty-wins club again - this time in the National League, and won his second Cy Young Award , the sixth pitcher to win a Cy Young in both leagues. In 2017 , Scherzer captured his third Cy Young , guaranteeing him a spot in Cooperstown. Agree? Disagree? Tell us on Baseball Fever .

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