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31 Max Scherzer SP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%51%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
129.19-502.3018123
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018WAS1872.5333332100220.21506662231251300
2019WAS952.3020180000129.110436339723181

Player Updates

July 21, 2019 05:28 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Hopeful to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, and if all goes according to plan, he'll "hopefully" start Thursday's game against Colorado, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer has been on the shelf since July 13 due to an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder, but he was able to toss a 15-pitch bullpen session Saturday without issue and will need to make it through one more side session to get the green light for Thursday's outing.

July 20, 2019 05:56 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Bullpen goes smoothly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (shoulder) felt great after a 15-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer hasn't pitched in two weeks due to an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder. He'll throw a full bullpen session Monday and expects to be cleared to start soon after that.

July 20, 2019 11:12 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Not pitching this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (shoulder) won't start Sunday as previously reported while he recovers from a cortisone injection he received earlier this week, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer originally believed he was dealing with a mid-back strain, but he was diagnosed with an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder Tuesday and subsequently received the injection. The veteran right-hander threw on flat ground Friday and hopes to advance to a bullpen session within the next few days, which could allow him to come off the injured list sometime next week.

July 18, 2019 09:20 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Status for Sunday still unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer's (back) status for Sunday's start against the Braves is still undetermined, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer threw from 90 feet again Thursday, though he didn't get off a mound as was hoped. Martinez noted afterwards that the right-hander is still at about 90 percent, and the Nationals won't give him the ball until he's 100 percent healthy. If Scherzer is unable to start Sunday, look for Austin Voth to get the ball in his place.

July 17, 2019 05:20 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Throws again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) played catch from 90 feet Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer apparently felt better during Wednesday's session, which marked his second throwing session in as many days. The right-hander is tentatively scheduled to throw a light bullpen Thursday, after which the Nationals will determine whether he's ready to rejoin the starting rotation Sunday against the Braves.

July 17, 2019 01:20 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: On target for weekend start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) remains on target to start this weekend in Atlanta, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer has been sidelined with a mid-back strain, but he played catch Tuesday and doesn't appear set to miss too much time. He's eligible to return as soon as Saturday.

July 16, 2019 03:28 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Plays catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) played catch Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer is on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain, but the issue doesn't appear to be particularly severe. He'll be eligible to return as soon as Saturday, but the Nationals have yet to announce when he's expected back.

July 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Reports from earlier in the day suggested that the Nationals were fairly confident that Scherzer would start Tuesday against the Orioles, but there's evidently been a change of plans. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday, so Scherzer could return as soon as next Saturday in Atlanta, though it's not yet clear how long the Nationals expect him to be out. Spencer Kieboom was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Expected to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) is expected to start Tuesday against the Orioles, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer was scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Phillies but was pushed back a few days due to back tightness, an issue he'd been dealing with over the last week of the first half. Normally, one might expect a minor injury to show up in a pitcher's numbers, but someone forgot to tell Scherzer that, as he allowed just a single run in 15 innings while posting a 25:1 K:BB over his last two starts before the break.

July 12, 2019 05:24 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Next start pushed back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer's next start will be pushed back a few days due to back tightness, Carol Maloney of MASN reports.

Scherzer's back issues popped up just before the break and prevented him from pitching in the All-Star Game, but the original plan was for him to start Sunday's game against the Phillies. It doesn't sound as though the Nationals intend to skip his start entirely, and with an off day Monday, he'll get a few extra days to rest and could pitch Tuesday or Wednesday in Baltimore.

July 7, 2019 09:56 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Battling back stiffness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer won't be pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday due to back stiffness, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

True to form, Scherzer fanned 11 over seven scoreless innings despite nursing the back issue Saturday, as he's been dealing with the injury since last weekend. The 34-year-old will take the All-Star break to rest up and expects to return to the mound next Sunday at Philadelphia.

July 6, 2019 11:08 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Strikes out 11 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer struck out 11 over seven scoreless frames while allowing four hits and one walk to earn a victory over the Royals on Saturday.

After a bit of a slow start, Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the game once again over the last six weeks. He's won seven straight starts and has posted a 0.87 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 52 innings during that stretch. That's made his season numbers much more Scherzer-like. He is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 181 strikeouts in 129.1 innings this season.

July 6, 2019 01:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Returns from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer was activated off the paternity list ahead of his scheduled start against the Royals on Saturday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

As expected, Scherzer was able to spend three days with his wife and newborn daughter without delaying his start. Austin Voth was sent down to Double-A Harrisburg in a corresponding move.

July 3, 2019 04:56 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Lands on paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer was placed on the paternity list Wednesday but is not expected to miss his next start Saturday against the Royals, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer can spend the full three days on the paternity list without putting his start at risk. Adrian Sanchez was called up to take his place on the roster.

June 30, 2019 04:48 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Dominates for sixth straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (8-5) allowed one run on four hits over eight innings Sunday, fanning 14 batters and earning the win over Detroit.

Scherzer was flat-out filthy in Sunday's outing, posting double-digit strikeouts for the fourth straight start and fifth time in his last six. June was an insane month for the Nationals' ace; he won all six of his starts while recording a 68:5 K:BB and 1.00 ERA. Scherzer will look to kick off July in similar fashion as he takes on the Royals at home Saturday.

June 26, 2019 02:00 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Dominant in fifth straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (7-5) picked up the win in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Marlins, giving up one run on five hits over eight innings while striking out 10.

The Nats' ace just keeps on rolling. Scherzer has won five straight starts, recording double-digit strikeouts in four of them, and he's delivered a quality start in 12 straight trips to the mound. He'll carry a 2.52 ERA and phenomenal 156:22 K:BB through 114.1 innings into his next outing Sunday in Detroit.

June 23, 2019 04:32 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Slated for two-start week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer is scheduled to start Tuesday at Miami, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer pitched the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader and will now slide ahead of Patrick Corbin in the starting rotation. Assuming the Nationals keep Scherzer on regular rest, he'll complete his two-start week Sunday at Detroit.

June 20, 2019 02:44 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Fans 10 in win over Phils
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (6-5) picked up the win in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader, allowing four hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 in a 2-0 victory over the Phillies.

Heading to the mound with a prominent black eye after breaking his nose during a bunting drill Tuesday, Scherzer was just that much more intimidating, and he struck out the side in his final frame to hit double-digit K's for the sixth time this season. He'll carry a 2.62 ERA and 146:22 K:BB through 106.1 innings into his next outing, likely set for next Wednesday in Miami.

June 20, 2019 07:08 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Good to go Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer (nose) will start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Scherzer suffered a broken nose during a bunting drill Tuesday, but it won't keep the right-hander from making his scheduled start Wednesday. The veteran has been stellar in three starts this month, compiling a 1.23 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 34:3 K:BB in 22 innings.

June 21, 2019 01:16 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Expects to pitch Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer (nose) intends to pitch Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. "He said last night, he's pitching," the skipper said. "He was very adamant about wanting to pitch [Wednesday]."

Along with breaking his nose while taking part in a bunting drill Tuesday, Scherzer is dealing with a black eye on the right side of his face, though it doesn't sound like either issue will keep the right-hander from taking the mound for his scheduled start Wednesday. He's expected to speak with the team's athletic trainer early Wednesday, per Kolko, at which point the Nationals will have a clearer idea regarding his status. If Scherzer is ultimately unable to pitch, Austin Voth or Erick Fedde would make a spot start in his place.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 52.100 2.5801768
vs RHB 77.000 2.1006113
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/2@CIN1008.031115
6/8@SD1007.06019
6/14ARI1007.032110
6/19PHI1007.040210
6/25@MIA1008.051010
6/30@DET1008.041014
7/6KC1007.040111
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@PHI
L3-4
15
16
@BAL
W8-1
17
@BAL
L2-9
18
@ATL
W13-4
19
@ATL
L3-4
20
@ATL
W5-3
21
@ATL
7:08 pm
22
COL
7:05 pm
23
COL
7:05 pm
24
COL
7:05 pm
25
COL
4:05 pm
26
LAD
7:05 pm
27
LAD
4:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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23

10

41

7

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28

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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
2015WAS1412 2.7933334300 228.2176747127534276
2016WAS207 2.9634341000 228.1165777531656284
2017WAS166 2.5131312000 200.21266256221155268
2018WAS187 2.5333332100 220.21506662231251300
2019WAS95 2.3019190000 129.110436339723181
Total 16887 3.16357348105002247.01843853790245856082630
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
2015WAS34694150022300 .239 .217 .217
2016WAS347041301223000 .208 .200 .186
2017WAS31624101541600 .212 .210 .161
2018WAS35708170611410 .274 .271 .243
2019WAS2042470202110 .167 .167 .167
Total 36339229751291312720 .221 .214 .191
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008ARIP167104512 .900
2009ARIP303035151823 .943
2010DETP313130141420 .933
2011DETP3333231112021.000
2012DETP32322281310 .955
2013DETP323241172130 .927
2014DETP33332791712 .963
2015WASP333329722001.000
2016WASP343432121911 .969
2017WASP3131199911 .947
2018WASP3333178810 .941
2019WASP1919188911 .944
Total  3573483031221671412 .954
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
2015WAS2173235 0.76620110 .208899 8.5 .3580
2016WAS2157233 0.7083112 .199902 8.9 .3650
2017WAS2134186 0.7973004 .178780 8.6 .3190
2018WAS4137216 0.6882014 .188866 8.7 .3320
2019WAS296103 1.0040000 .215515 9.3 .3370
Total 1917002231 0.821146613765 .2229100 10.2 .3700
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011DET11 5.74430000 15.215101011914
2012DET10 2.08330000 17.1125410426
2013DET21 2.82430000 22.11277121134
2014DET01 6.14110000 7.17552116
2016WAS01 3.75220000 12.0105531212
2017WAS01 3.68210000 7.14530248
Total 45 3.7316130000 82.06037348731100
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:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
7/27/1984
Age:
34
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2013: AL Cy Young
2016: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2017: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2018: NL Strike Out Leader