Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher Age: 30 Exp: 5.079 Years
Arbitration: 2012-2014 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, and an annual average salary of $30,000,000.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $210,000,000
    Signing Bonus $50,000,000
    Average Salary $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $10,000,000 $7,142,857 $17,142,857
    2016 Contract details by year $15,000,000 $7,142,857 $22,142,857
    2017 Contract details by year $15,000,000 $7,142,857 $22,142,857
    2018 Contract details by year $15,000,000 $7,142,857 $22,142,857
    2019 Contract details by year $30,262,705 $7,142,857 $37,405,562
    2020 Contract details by year $28,777,759 $7,142,857 $35,920,616
    2021 Contract details by year $27,360,623 $7,142,857 $34,503,480
    2022 Free Agent Year 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 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   Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year $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 - $15,000,000
    Est. Earnings $40,900,000 $5,000,000 - $45,900,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($17,142,857) Rank
    MLB: #40
    National: #19
    National East: #0
    Washington Nationals: #2
    Starting Pitcher: #17

    Total Cash ($15,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #52
    Starting Pitcher: #20

    Average Annual ($30,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #2
    Starting Pitcher: #2