Max Scherzer

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Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitcher Age: 37-29d Exp: 12.079 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2006 College: Missouri Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)
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  • 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.

    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 Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 30 $10,000,000 $7,142,857 $175,000 $17,317,857 $17,317,857 $15,175,000($15,175,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 31 $15,000,000 $7,142,857 $100,000 $22,242,857 $22,242,857 $15,100,000($30,275,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 32 $15,000,000 $7,142,857 $100,000 $22,242,857 $22,242,857 $15,100,000($45,375,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 33 $15,000,000 $7,142,857 $100,000 $22,242,857 $22,242,857 $15,100,000($60,475,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 34 $30,262,705 $7,142,857 $100,000 $37,505,562 $37,505,562 $15,100,000($75,575,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 35 $28,777,759 $7,142,857 - $35,920,616 $17,801,286 $15,000,000($90,575,000)
    2021 Contract details by year 36 $27,360,623 $7,142,857 $100,000 $34,603,480 - -($90,575,000)
    2022 Free Agent Year 37 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.

    Upcoming Deferred Contract

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $105,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,000,000
      Year Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2022 Contract details by year 37 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 38 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 39 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 40 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 41 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year 42 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    2028 Contract details by year 43 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,100,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,525,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,525,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,725,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,725,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $600,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $600,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2007-2010

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,075,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2006-2006Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $3,000,000 - $3,000,000
    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 AL CY YOUNG $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 NL CY YOUNG $15,000,000 - $100,000 $15,100,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings NL CY YOUNG $15,000,000 - $100,000 $15,100,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - $100,000 $15,100,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (1ST) - $15,000,000 $100,000 $15,100,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000,000 - $15,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000,000 $100,000 $15,100,000
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $85,900,000 $53,000,000 $675,000 $139,575,000
    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 $53,000,000 $675,000 $244,575,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 $3,000,000 - $4,900,000
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $29,000,000 - - $29,000,000
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $55,000,000 $50,000,000 - $105,675,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jul 29 2021Traded to Los Angeles (LAD) from Washington (WSH) with Trea Turner for Keibert Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Gerardo Carrillo and Donovan Casey
    Jan 19 2015Signed a 7 year $210 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jan 17 2014Signed a 1 year $15.525 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Feb 4 2013Signed a 1 year $6.725 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Jan 17 2012Signed a 1 year $3.75 million contract with Detroit (DET)
    Mar 9 2011Signed a 1 year $600k contract with Detroit (DET)
    Dec 8 2009Traded to Detroit (DET) from Arizona (ARI) as part of a 3-team trade: New York (NYY) traded Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to Detroit (DET); Detroit (DET) traded Curtis Granderson to New York (NYY); Detroit (DET) traded Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy to Arizona (ARI); Arizona (ARI) traded Daniel Schlereth to Detroit (DET)
    May 30 2007Signed a 4 year $4.3 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Jun 6 2006Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 1 (#11 overall)
    Jun 20 2003Signed a contract with Arizona (ARI)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Max Scherzer, and the financial implications.

  • 2022 Player Rankings

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

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2021 LAD 30 30 179.1 119 53 49 36 236 23 15 4 0 2.46 0.864 3.3
    2020 WSH 12 12 67.1 70 30 28 23 92 10 5 4 0 3.74 1.381 2.2
    2019 WSH 29 27 172.1 144 59 56 33 243 18 11 7 0 2.93 1.027 5.79
    2018 WSH 35 33 220.2 150 66 62 51 300 23 18 7 0 2.53 0.911 8.75
    2017 WSH 31 31 200.2 126 62 56 55 268 22 16 6 0 2.51 0.902 7.1
    2016 WSH 34 34 228.1 165 77 75 56 284 31 20 7 0 2.96 0.968 6.33
    2015 WSH 34 33 228.2 176 74 71 34 276 27 14 12 0 2.79 0.918 6.85
    2014 DET 33 33 220.1 196 80 77 63 252 18 18 5 0 3.15 1.175 5.72
    2013 DET 32 32 214.1 152 73 69 56 240 18 21 3 0 2.90 0.97 6.42
    2012 DET 32 32 187.2 179 82 78 60 231 23 16 7 0 3.74 1.274 4.36
    2011 DET 33 33 195.0 207 101 96 56 174 29 15 9 0 4.43 1.349 1.4
    2010 DET 31 31 195.2 174 84 76 70 184 20 12 11 0 3.50 1.247 3.3
    2009 ARI 30 29 165.1 161 91 75 61 173 20 9 11 0 4.08 1.343 1.3
    2008 ARI 17 7 56.0 48 24 19 21 66 5 0 4 0 3.05 1.232 1.26
    Totals 413 397 2531.2 2,067 956 887 675 3,019 287 190 97 0 3.15 1.083 64.08
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP 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 (37), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Scherzer statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Max Scherzer's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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