Max Scherzer New York Mets

Age: 37 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 208lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: 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 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 11 7 0 0 27 27 172.0 144 18 33 243 2.93 1.03 1.09 1.7 12.7 .342 41/21/38 27 28
WAS NL 2020 5 4 0 0 12 12 67.0 70 10 23 92 3.76 1.39 1.44 3.1 12.4 .382 33/27/40 12 18
WAS NL 2021 8 4 0 0 19 19 111.0 71 18 28 147 2.76 0.89 1.01 2.3 11.9 .242 32/17/51 21 20
LAD NL 2021 7 0 0 0 11 11 68.0 48 5 8 89 1.99 0.82 0.88 1.1 11.8 .295 35/21/44 18 16
Career 14yrs 190 97 0 0 407 398 2533.0 2072 287 677 3020 3.16 1.09 1.12 2.4 10.7 .302 n/a
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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 '19

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