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Starting Pitcher Age: 32 Exp: 7.079 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2006 College: Missouri Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)
  • Current Contract

    Max Scherzer signed a 7 year / $210,000,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, including a $50,000,000 signing bonus, $210,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $30,000,000. In 2016, Scherzer will earn a base salary of $15,000,000. Scherzer has a cap hit of $22,142,857.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $210,000,000
    Signing Bonus $50,000,000
    Average Salary $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $7,142,857 $175,000 $17,317,857
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $15,000,000 $7,142,857 - $22,142,857
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $15,000,000 $7,142,857 - $22,142,857
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $15,000,000 $7,142,857 - $22,142,857
    2019 Contract details by year 35 $30,262,705 $7,142,857 - $37,405,562
    2020 Contract details by year 36 $28,777,759 $7,142,857 - $35,920,616
    2021 Contract details by year 37 $27,360,623 $7,142,857 - $34,503,480
    2022 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing Bonus: $50,000,000 
    • $105,000,000 deferred to July 1st in each of 2022-2028 ($15M year)
    • All Star: Gold Glove, Silver Slugger: $100,000
    • LCS MVP: $150,000
    • WS MVP: $250,000
    • MVP, Cy Young Award: $500,000 (2nd: $250,000, 3rd: $150,000, 4th: $100,000, 5th: $75,000)
    • After 2019, trade block ability kicks in
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Salary
    2022 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2028 Contract details by year $15,000,000 - $15,000,000

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,525,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,525,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year 30 $15,525,000 $15,525,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $950,000 - - $950,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $950,000 - - $950,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $1,450,000 - - $1,450,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $950,000 - - $950,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - $600,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - $3,750,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $6,725,000 - - $6,725,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $15,525,000 - - $15,525,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $175,000 $15,175,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    Est. Earnings (10 seasons) $55,900,000 $5,000,000 $175,000 $61,075,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    $190,900,000 $50,000,000 $175,000 $241,075,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Max Scherzer ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($22,142,857) Rank
    MLB: #16
    Washington Nationals: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #9

    Total Cash ($15,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #61
    Starting Pitcher: #22

    Average Annual ($30,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #5
    Starting Pitcher: #4
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP
    2016 WSH 26 26 174. 123 61 59 44 217 25 13 7 0 3.05 0.96
    2015 WSH 34 33 228.2 176 74 71 34 276 27 14 12 0 2.79 0.918
    2014 DET 33 33 220.1 196 80 77 63 252 18 18 5 0 3.15 1.175
    2013 DET 32 32 214.1 152 73 69 56 240 18 21 3 0 2.90 0.97
    2012 DET 32 32 187.2 179 82 78 60 231 23 16 7 0 3.74 1.274
    2011 DET 33 33 195. 207 101 96 56 174 29 15 9 0 4.43 1.349
    2010 DET 31 31 195.2 174 84 76 70 184 20 12 11 0 3.50 1.247
    2009 ARI 30 29 165.1 161 91 75 61 173 20 9 11 0 4.08 1.343
    2008 ARI 17 7 56. 48 24 19 21 66 5 0 4 0 3.05 1.232
  • Calculated Market Value

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    Current Contract

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    • MLB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Max Scherzer to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Scherzer's current age (32), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Max Scherzer's Calculated Market Value

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