Max Scherzer New York Mets

Age: 37 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right 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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Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Max Scherzer* (WSN): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 10 K, 81 GmSc

Michael Wacha* (TBR): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 77 GmSc

Frankie Montas (OAK): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 74 GmSc

JT Brubaker (PIT): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 68 GmSc

Taylor Widener (ARI): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 65 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 17

Duel with DeGrom today.  And as has been the case in ST, DeGrom was awesome.

Wind blowing out to right 11 mph - Conforto took Scherzer deep to center in the 4th, Lindor deep to right in the 5th.

20-3 K/BB ratio for Scherzer in 13+ ST innings, albeit with a high-3 ERA.

Still not getting tremendous love in experts auctions - only 26 last night, putting him behind DeGrom 40, Bauer, Kershaw and Darvish 27, and tied with Buehler, Nola, and Flaherty.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 22
Percentiles: FBv 65 FBs 91 CBs 80 Barrel 31 EV 47 xSLG 37 xERA 51
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

I like the thinking. I'd ignore Corbin though since velo is still down this spring. Not sure what to think of that.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 9

My thinking on older starters going into 2021.

Normally I'm pretty gunshy myself due to injury risk.  But this year I feel it's the time to take advantage of the bargains the market is providing - because a bunch of guys who have demonstrated the ability to year after year log 200+ innings suddenly had a cushy season of 70-80 IP.  And not because of injury.

I'm kind of expecting these guys to collectively be rejuvenated by the "easy" year, and have a much better chance of making it through the season injury free (maybe even with enhanced velocity) than if they were coming off another 200+ IP season.

Meanwhile - for a lot of younger pitchers - what they lost was much of a developmental year.  Since the trend in MLB is for teams to gradually increase workload from year to year - for some guys who never logged more than 140 IP in a season through 2019, who would have been expected to use 2020 as a step towards becoming a 180+ inning pitcher in 2021 ... that step didn't happen.  I'm not sure if teams will still be holding back on innings this year for some guys who we'd have viewed as workhorses by now.

Another point that I haven't been hearing about on the pitching side.  I've been hearing a lot of folks talking about a JD Martinez or a Christian Yelich who seemed to watch a lot of video during innings on the bench to get ready for their ABs having been hurt last year by not having access to in-game video.  This has been presented as a reason to be optimistic for a bounce-back by these guys.

A bounce back by hitters who rely more heavily on in-game videos having access in 2021 would mean ... there are some pitchers who are going to be punished by this factor.

Who's more likely to suffer from guys having more in-game video access - a Max Scherzer/Clayton Kershaw ... who the best hitters have already seen a multitude of times over the years, and who have also learned how to be effective in the era where so many more tools are available to hitters ... or a Pablo Lopez/Zac Gallen who top hitters have never faced nearly as often, and who don't have the same level of experience on how to work against certain types of really smart hitters?

I'm betting that Group 2 significantly underperforms expectations this year.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 9

First glance looks like Tout was more conservative on starting pitchers ...


My CBS top 4 starters (Scherzer, Strasburg, Kershaw, Price) each cost $3-5 less in Tout ... leading to me spending $22 more on my staff than they'd have cost last night.


Flip side ... my hitters represent a $24 savings over the same guys in Tout.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 7

Funny enough, I was targeting Stroman and Gausman in the auction - had written down a combined $23 for them.

They went for a combined $28.  Ce la guerre.

Scherzer I bought because people let me buy him at $29, and I had no problem going an extra buck for him.  Kershaw I bought because he's Clayton Kershaw, and last year he looked like prime Clayton Kershaw.  DeSclafani, as I said on his page feels to me like a guy who will net $15 once he's no longer pitching in a home bandbox.

I don't really think that manager's discretion will be the limit on Johnny Cueto's innings however.  He was a "last of the dregs" $1 buy last night.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 24

I've been thinking about going the extra dollar or two on pitchers who are free agents at the end of the year, with the idea that the clubs will not necessarily limit the innings of pitcher who might be elsewhere next year.  You got three in Scherzer, Kershaw, and Descalfini.  Others NL's are Stroman, Gausman, and Cueto.

John Thomas Roll2
Feb 24

My CBS high bid ($29) ... and the cornerstone of my old guy pitching rotation, along with Kershaw $25, Strasburg $21, Price $13, DeSclafani $6 (apparently I'm not the only one thinking Cinci was his problem), and Moore $2.  Taijuan Walker ($6, which I consider a big bargain) is the baby of the rotation at 27 years old.

 Counting a lot on the National's trainer ... but given prices for other starters (Degrom 48, Bauer 35, Flaherty 32, Darvish 32, Woodruff 31, Buehler 30, Nola 28, Castillo 28, Gallen 27, Snell 25, Carrasco 24, Paddack 21, Gray 20, Hendricks 20, Fried 20) I'm kind of feeling good.  Using Peter's sheet, that was +110 for that 15 starters combined - and my top 3 were a total of -2.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 24
Fangraphs: FB 46% FBv 94.7 EV 88.5 HardHit 36% HR/FB 14% LD%+ 126 FIP 3.46
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20