Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

Age: 34 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. P-33 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2015 14 12 0 0 33 33 228.1 176 27 34 276 2.80 0.92 1.02 1.3 10.9 .288 36/19/45 35 35
WAS NL 2016 20 7 0 0 34 34 228.0 165 31 56 284 2.96 0.97 1.05 2.2 11.2 .272 33/19/48 40 38
WAS NL 2017 16 6 0 0 31 31 200.1 126 22 55 268 2.52 0.90 0.93 2.5 12.0 .259 37/17/47 42 39
WAS NL 2018 18 7 0 0 33 33 220.1 150 23 51 300 2.53 0.91 0.95 2.1 12.3 .283 34/18/48 41 40
WAS NL 2019 1 2 0 0 4 4 27.0 24 2 5 35 3.33 1.07 1.09 1.7 11.7 .348 48/20/32 2 3
Career 12yrs 160 84 0 0 342 333 2142.0 1763 238 590 2484 3.22 1.10 1.13 2.5 10.4 .300 n/a
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Max has begun the year giving a Jacob deGrom impersonation. Be funny if he keeps it up and he wins the Cy Young Award.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 3

$41 in Tout

$40 in LABR

$46 in CBS

I froze him in 4x4 at $49 and I don’t think I am crazy.

Well, maybe a little. 

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Mar 28

Max led the majors in strikeouts this spring: 34 in 26.2 IP. Three walks.

But if I raise my bid for him, where do I find the money to pay for everyone else?

That's what I'm trying to figure out.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 27

34th Season, Deep, Auction, Keeper, Farm, Contracts, H2H

460 active roster slots, half hurlers, half hitters, multiple catchers per team

15 MLB and 6 Farm Keepers

3 year Contracts for MLB

Head to Head with a single win each week

Free Agent Acquisitions 3 times per week, Waiver Claims once per week

$15 Fee per Team

Strong teams available

7 x 7 Categories

Our online Auction Day is Saturday, March 30, 2019 beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

No Bench. Everyone  plays, except those on DL or in Farm.

Need 2 Replacement Owners Seeking A New Challenge Custom League, not an off-the-shelf or shop worn format. 16 round Serpentine draft from 98 players with fixed salaries and contracts.

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James Morgan jem1776
Feb 19

So how do we fix that? In fantasy there is nothing to fix. Buying wins means buying pitchers on teams that are into winning. In real baseball? Back in 1994 I thought the minimum payroll was a no brainer solution for players and owners alike. Since they've had a few chances to adopt it and haven't, there must be a problem us lay people don't see. 

But what has become clearer is that it isn't the whole solution, even if implemented (though it would help). We'd be much better off with one that takes incentives away from teams that finish lowest, and perhaps even relegates them to Triple-A. If you finish last there should be consequences. As sports fans we're asking far too little of our leagues.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 7

In real baseball, for some teams, wins don't count. And that's a problem.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 5

This goes to the heart of a lot of our long fantasy discussion, my friend. What is the value of what players actually did? How does that translate into future expectations? Wins is one area where future expectations have to be severely tamped down.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 5

Without league differences taken into account, deGrom was the most valuable pitcher last year in 5x5. But there is always a league difference and always will be as long as one league has the DH, and with it Scherzer edges out deGrom ($40), Verlander ($39) and Snell ($39) for the top spot. How do they compare in the various WARs?

Scherzer

Fangraphs 7.2

Baseball-Reference 8.8

Baseball Prospectus 7.7

deGrom

Fangraphs 8.8

Baseball-Reference 7.8

Baseball Prospectus 8.0

Verlander

Fangraphs 6.8

Baseball-Reference 6.2

Baseball Prospectus 7.3

Snell

Fangraphs 4.6

Baseball-Reference 5.8

Baseball Prospectus 6.0

Conclusion?

I overvalue wins.

But in fantasy baseball, guess what?

Wins count.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 3

Most valuable pitcher, both leagues, in 5x5.

2018 Statcast Averages

NP: 1746

Pitch Type: Four-seam FB

Avg Pitch Speed: 94.4

Avg Spin Rate: 2,486

Avg Exit Velocity: 86.4

Pennies better than Verlander, a dollar better than deGrom and Snell.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18
Fangraphs: WAR 7.2    FIP 2.65    SIERA 2.71    FB 50%    FBv 94.4    HR/FB 10%    Hard 29%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18