Max Scherzer

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New York Mets Starting Pitcher Age: 38-142d Exp: 14.079 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 3 year / $130,000,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $130,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $43,333,333. In 2023, Scherzer will earn a base salary of $43,333,333, while carrying a total salary of $43,333,333.

    2022-2024 Free Agent

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $130,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $43,333,333
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 37 $43,333,333 $43,333,333 $43,333,333 $43,333,333 $43,333,333($43,333,333)
    2023 Contract details by year 38 $43,333,333 $43,333,333 $43,333,333 $43,333,333 $43,333,333($86,666,666)
    2024 Contract details by year 39 Player $43,333,334 $43,333,333 $43,333,334 $43,333,334 $43,333,334($130,000,000)
    2025 Free Agent Year 40 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Opt-out available after 2023
    • Full no trade clause
    • MVP: $200,000
    • Cy Young: $200,000
    • World Series MVP: $150,000
    • LCS MVP: $100,000
    • All-Star: $100,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2028Deferred

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $105,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021Retained

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

    2015-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $210,000,000
    Signing Bonus $50,000,000
    Average Salary $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2014-2014 Arbitration

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

    2013-2013 Arbitration

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

    2012-2012 Arbitration

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

    2011-2011 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2007-2010Entry Level

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

    2006-2006Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent:
  • 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 ALL MLB (1ST) - $15,000,000 $100,000 $15,100,000
    2022* Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (2ND) $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (2ND) $43,333,333 - - $43,333,333
    Est. Earnings
    (13 seasons)
    $144,233,333 $53,000,000 $675,000 $197,908,333
    2023* Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $43,333,333 - - $43,333,333
    2024* Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $43,333,334 - - $43,333,334
    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
    $320,900,000 $53,000,000 $675,000 $374,575,000
    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 $70,000,000 $50,000,000 - $120,675,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $43,333,333 - - $43,333,333
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 29 2021Signed a 3 year $130 million contract with New York (NYM)
    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

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  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2022 NYM 23 22 145.1 108 39 37 24 173 13 11 5 0 2.29 0.908 5.25
    2021 LAD 30 30 179.1 119 53 49 36 236 23 15 4 0 2.46 0.864 3.24
    2020 WSH 12 12 67.1 70 30 28 23 92 10 5 4 0 3.74 1.381 2.16
    2019 WSH 29 27 172.1 144 59 56 33 243 18 11 7 0 2.93 1.027 5.22
    2018 WSH 35 33 220.2 150 66 62 51 300 23 18 7 0 2.53 0.911 7.93
    2017 WSH 31 31 200.2 126 62 56 55 268 22 16 6 0 2.51 0.902 7.19
    2016 WSH 34 34 228.1 165 77 75 56 284 31 20 7 0 2.96 0.968 6.23
    2015 WSH 34 33 228.2 176 74 71 34 276 27 14 12 0 2.79 0.918 6.91
    2014 DET 33 33 220.1 196 80 77 63 252 18 18 5 0 3.15 1.175 5.75
    2013 DET 32 32 214.1 152 73 69 56 240 18 21 3 0 2.90 0.97 6.49
    2012 DET 32 32 187.2 179 82 78 60 231 23 16 7 0 3.74 1.274 4.35
    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 3.37
    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 436 419 2677.0 2,175 995 924 699 3,192 300 201 102 0 3.11 1.074 68.05
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