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31 Max Scherzer SP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%88%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
220.118-503.1525263
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014DET1853.1533331100220.11968077181863252

Player Updates

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Boras: Tigers 'were always in conversation' for Max Scherzer
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowksi said Monday agent Scott Boras did reach out to him a few times this offseason about starting pitcher Max Scherzer, but no negotiations took place before Scherzer agreed to a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals.

On Wednesday, Boras stayed away from any details regarding negotiations with the Tigers and was very complimentary of the Detroit organization, per MLB.com. Scherzer turned down a six-year, $144 million contract extension from the Tigers last spring.

“First of all, (owner) Mike Ilitch is much like the Lerner family: They’re owners that run their own shop. They do their own thing their own way,” Boras told MLB Network Radio. “I don’t think anyone should question anything about what the Tiger organization wants to do other than win.

"To suggest that, when a general manager makes a bright move and makes an offer for a player, I just don’t see the negative of it. And I don’t think that Mike Ilitch sees the negative of it either. And as you move forward and you continue to communicate, the Tigers and us were always in conversation, and the reason we were is that it was a place that Max Scherzer won 70 percent of his games there. He was a very important part to them potentiating them achieving Mike Ilitch’s goals in winning.

“When you have a wedding, you don’t really talk about who you dated, and I kind of leave it at that. Certainly there’s nothing that the Tigers don’t do. They cross every bridge and they’re very conscientious about how they pursue players. They had great value for Max and it was a great relationship. Obviously this fit for Max was something that was, in his mind, something better for him.”

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Nationals officially announce seven-year deal for Max Scherzer
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Nationals officially announced Wednesday they signed starting pitcher Max Scherzer to a seven-year contract.

“We are delighted to welcome Max Scherzer to our organization,” said Theodore N. Lerner, principal owner of the Nationals. “An incredibly talented and widely-feared pitcher, Max brings even more depth to an already outstanding rotation. We are confident he will make significant contributions to our pursuit of winning a World Series championship.”

Although the team did not release the financial terms of the deal, Scherzer is expected to make $210 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. However, half of the money is deferred. Scherzer will receive $105 million from 2015-21 and another $105 million from 2022-28.

Scherzer arrives in Washington having made the All-Star team the last two years. He is 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA over seven MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers. He won the AL Cy Young in 2013 after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA.

“We could not be happier to add a player of Max’s caliber to our stable of starting pitchers,” general manager Mike Rizzo said. “It’s not every day that a team adds a Cy Young Award winner to its roster. He is a playoff-tested ace, and we’re excited to call him a part of our family.”

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Max Scherzer showed interest in return to Tigers, but no contract talks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowksi said Monday agent Scott Boras did reach out to him a few times this offseason about starting pitcher Max Scherzer, but no negotiations took place before Scherzer agreed to a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals.

"Boras reached out a couple times this winter to say Scherzer still had interest in Detroit, but no contract talks," Dombrowski told MLB.com reporter Jason Beck.

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Nationals deal with Max Scherzer for $210M, half deferred
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Starting pitcher Max Scherzer's seven-year deal with the Nationals is worth $210 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. However, half of the money is deferred.

Scherzer will receive $105 million from 2015-21 and another $105 million from 2022-28.

The Nationals offer ended up being $66 million more than the seven-year offer the Tigers made to Scherzer last spring. The deferrals make the value less than $210 million, but there is no income tax for non-residents in Washington D.C., according to Heyman.

Scherzer is headed back to the NL after spending the last five seasons pitching in the AL for the Tigers. The two-time All-Star is 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA in seven MLB seasons. Scherzer, who won the AL Cy Young in 2013, is set to join a Nationals rotation that features Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez.

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Nationals sign pitcher Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Nationals have signed pitcher Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Reports broke early on Sunday that the market was heating up for Scherzer, and the Nationals were mentioned as a possible landing spot. While Scherzer was expected to receive a massive contract on the market, the terms of his seven-year deal are not known at this time. The 30-year-old Scherzer is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.15 ERA over 220 1/3 innings.

With the signing, Scherzer will join Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister in the team's rotation. Tanner Roark would also be in the mix for the rotation, but has less experience than the players ahead of him. 

Scherzer was considered the best player left on the free-agent market. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 9 115 80.93
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 129.000 3.63042138
vs RHB 91.100 2.46021114
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/30@CHW0106.295011
9/4@CLE0006.04236
9/9KC1006.27146
9/15@MIN0007.07415
9/20@KC1007.07016
9/25MIN1006.05249
10/2@BAL0107.17516
Two Week Schedule
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@Bos
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008ARI04 3.051670000 56.0482419552166
2009ARI911 4.1230300000 170.11669478201063174
2010DET1211 3.5031310000 195.2174847620770184
2011DET159 4.4333330000 195.02071019629756174
2012DET167 3.7432320000 187.2179827823560231
2013DET213 2.9032320000 214.1152736918456240
2014DET185 3.1533331100 220.1196807718663252
Total 9150 3.5820719811001239.11122538493133443891321
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008ARI171310001400 .071 .000 .000
2009ARI31534120331700 .268 .264 .226
2010DET31200000000 .000 .000 .000
2011DET33400000000 .000 .000 .000
2012DET32200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013DET32301010000 .333 .667 .333
2014DET33200000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 209795130442300 .205 .203 .165
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008ARIP167104512 .900
2009ARIP303035151823 .943
2010DETP313130141420 .933
2011DETP3333231112021.000
2012DETP32322281310 .955
2013DETP323241172130 .927
2014DETP33332791712 .963
Total  20719818878100109 .947
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008ARI15146 1.2201002 .234237 11.9 .3320
2009ARI1164164 1.05106115 .253741 12.6 .4260
2010DET1170194 0.981713108 .244800 11.5 .3830
2011DET1177212 0.901293012 .272833 12.5 .4550
2012DET2128184 0.74159312 .250787 11.7 .4090
2013DET0151233 0.69148416 .198836 8.9 .3290
2014DET1162225 0.7913100110 .238904 10.8 .3680
Total 710031258 0.86815612445 .2425138 11.3 .3910
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011DET11 5.74430000 15.215101011914
2012DET10 2.08330000 17.1125410426
2013DET21 2.82430000 22.11277121134
2014DET01 6.14110000 7.17552116
Total 43 3.7312100000 62.2462726542580
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 AA-Mobile44 3.911414000 73.2643832344076
2007IND-Fort Worth10 0.5633000 16.092101425
2007 A-Visalia20 0.5333000 17.051101230
2008AAA-Tucson11 2.721310000 53.0351916222279
2009AFA-Visalia00 2.0811000 4.11210145
2010AAA-Toledo Mud Hens20 0.6022000 15.041100217
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/220
Birthdate:
7/27/1984
Age:
30
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
7
Awards:

2013: AL Cy Young
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