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Drafted:Drafted by Arizona in 2006 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Arizona in 2009.
|Assets:||Can be overpowering and downright nasty at times. Also has the stuff to intimidate batters consistently with strikeouts. Has a great pitchers' frame.|
|Flaws:||Gets into trouble when he loses focus and the command of his fastball. Can be hit hard the more batters see him. Must avoid the big inning against him.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, yet inconsistent starter with great stuff.|
|2/04/2013||Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.|
|10/03/2012||Missed 5 games (strained right shoulder).|
|9/28/2012||Strained right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|7/08/2012||Missed 5 games (left hamstring injury).|
|7/03/2012||Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2012||Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.|
|5/30/2010||Recalled from Toledo (AAA).|
|5/16/2010||Optioned to Toledo (AAA).|
|12/08/2009||Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.|
|5/31/2009||Added to the 40-man roster.|
|4/14/2009||Missed 7 games (right shoulder injury).|
|4/05/2009||Right shoulder injury, early September.|
|8/29/2008||Recalled from Tucson (AAA).|
|6/13/2008||Optioned to Tucson (AAA).|
|4/27/2008||Recalled from Tucson (AAA).|
|3/13/2008||Optioned to Tucson (AAA).|
|5/31/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.|
|12/09/2009||In a three-way deal: the Detroit Tigers traded Edwin Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees; New York traded Ian Kennedy to Arizona and Austin Jackson and Phil Coke to Detroit; Arizona traded Daniel Schlereth and Max Scherzer to Detroit.|
|6/06/2006||Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (11th overall) in 2006.|
Scherzer wins sixth, Tigers top Indians 6-1 | 05/21/2013 10:27 PM
NewsMax Scherzer dominated the Indians over eight innings Tuesday, allowing just one run in the Tigers' 5-1 victory.
ImpactScherzer allowed just two hits on the evening, striking out seven. After a first-inning run, the right-hander kept the Indians under wraps. The win moved him to 6-0 on the year, and he's got a 3.61 ERA and 0.91 WHIP through nine starts. His next start will come Sunday against the Twins.
Scherzer punches out seven in win over Tribe | 05/10/2013 10:01 PM
NewsMax Scherzer ran his record on the season to 5-0, allowing four runs on five hits over eight innings in Friday's victory over the Indians.
ImpactThe Indians made great use of their five baserunners on the evening, scratching out four runs against him. Scherzer has pitched incredibly well this season, posting a 3.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 61/9 K/BB ratio through his first 47 1/3 innings. He'll go in search of victory number six when he takes on the Rangers in Arlington on Thursday.
Scherzer dominates Astros over eight innings | 05/04/2013 10:40 PM
NewsMax Scherzer allowed just one run over eight innings as the Tigers beat the Astros on Saturday.
ImpactScherzer gave up only three hits and two walks in his eight innings, striking out eight. Sure, the "it's the Astros" caveat applies, but Scherzer has now struck out 54 hitters in 39 1/3 total innings this season. With the way the schedule lines up, Scherzer's next scheduled start will come Saturday against the Indians.
Max Scherzer strikes out 10, beats Twins | 04/29/2013 10:38 PM
NewsMax Scherzer struck out 10 while allowing three runs over seven innings Monday in the Tigers' 4-3 victory over the Twins.
ImpactScherzer reached double figures in strikeouts for the third time in five starts this year, though this is the first time he's done so and won. His previous victories came in his weaker outings (4 ER in 5 IP against the Yankees and 5 ER in 5 IP against the Royals).
Scherzer allows five but Tigers beat Royals | 04/24/2013 11:34 PM
NewsMax Scherzer allowed five runs in five innings but earned the win as the Tigers beat the Royals on Wednesday.
ImpactScherzer wasn't at his best, but the offense picked him up Wednesday. The right-hander allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out six. All's well that ends well, though, and better days are certainly ahead for the talented pitcher. That day could be Monday, as Scherzer draws the Twins next.
Max Scherzer will start Wednesday | 04/23/2013 8:03 PM
NewsMax Scherzer will start Wednesday against the Royals following Tuesday's rainout.
George Sipple on Twitter
ImpactThat means Justin Verlander will be pushed back to Thursday. Scherzer boasts a 2.84 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 30 strikeouts through his first 19 innings.
Royals/Tigers game is banged due to rain | 04/23/2013 7:31 PM
NewsTuesday's game between the Royals and Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactNo makeup date has been announced. Scheduled starters Wade Davis and Max Scherzer should be pushed back to Wednesday.
Max Scherzer strikes out 12 in eight innings | 04/18/2013 2:53 AM
NewsMax Scherzer fanned 12 while limiting the Mariners to a run over eight innings in a no-decision Wednesday.
ImpactIt was Scherzer's fourth career start with at least 12 strikeouts, three of which have come in the last year. He's up to 30 strikeouts in 19 innings for 2013, which is an improvement over his AL-best rate from last year. In other words, it's probably a good thing the Tigers didn't follow the advice of a few and make him a closer.
Max Scherzer strikes out 11 A's | 04/13/2013 2:22 AM
NewsMax Scherzer fanned 11 while allowing two runs in six innings Friday against the A's.
ImpactSchzerzer left with a 3-2 lead, but it didn't hold up. As nice as the strikeouts are, the Tigers would surely prefer he was a little more efficient with his pitches. He's thrown 11 innings in his two starts so far.
Scherzer struggles in first start of 2013 | 04/06/2013 7:45 PM
NewsMax Scherzer gave up four earned runs over five innings Saturday in an 8-4 win against the Yankees.
ImpactScherzer struck out seven, but it obviously wasn't a dominant outing. The 28-year-old right-hander is expected to do big things this season after going 6-1 with a 1.65 ERA and 71 strikeouts over his final 60 innings (10 starts) in 2012. He will take on the A's next week.
Max Scherzer strikes out nine Rays | 03/29/2013 5:14 PM
NewsMax Scherzer dominated the Rays in a win Friday, allowing one hit over six scoreless innings and striking out nine.
ImpactScherzer was named the Tigers' fifth starter before the game, but he's obviously their No. 2 for fantasy purposes. He allowed just one run and struck out 20 in 15 2/3 innings this spring.
Max Scherzer solid for five innings | 03/18/2013 4:20 PM
NewsMax Scherzer yielded one run in five innings Monday versus the Nationals.
ImpactScherzer gave up his first run of the spring when Adam LaRoche took him deep in the fourth. The other four hits he allowed today were singles.
Max Scherzer strikes out six Mets | 03/08/2013 4:48 PM
NewsMax Scherzer struck out six in 2 2/3 hitless innings against the Mets on Friday.
ImpactScherzer walked three, so he didn't get through three innings as hoped. Still, there was more good than bad today. He's yet to allow a hit in 4 2/3 innings this spring.
Max Scherzer perfect for two innings | 03/03/2013 5:22 PM
NewsMax Scherzer was perfect for two innings against the Braves in his spring debut Sunday.
ImpactScherzer is off to a bit of a late start, but he'll have no problem getting ready to take his place behind Justin Verlander in Detroit's rotation. He's a borderline top-10 starter in AL-only leagues.
Scherzer to make spring debut Sunday | 03/02/2013 4:45 PM
NewsMax Scherzer will make his Grapefruit League debut Sunday against the Braves.
Tom Gage on Twitter
ImpactScherzer is pitching at a later day in spring training because he wants to repeat his 2012 routine. He dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries at the end of last season, but neither are expected to be an issue going into 2013.
Scherzer on track to make debut Saturday | 02/27/2013 11:05 AM
NewsMax Scherzer will throw live batting practice for the first time Wednesday.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactIf all goes well, he'll be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut Saturday. The Tigers are moving Scherzer along slowly so that he can repeat his 2012 routine.
Max Scherzer to make spring debut Saturday | 02/26/2013 11:17 AM
NewsMax Scherzer is tentatively scheduled to start Saturday in one of the Tigers' split-squad games.
ImpactThe Tigers are moving Scherzer along slowly in spring training so that he can repeat his 2012 routine. He dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries at the end of last season, but neither are expected to be an issue going into 2013.
Max Scherzer is healthy | 02/22/2013 11:58 AM
NewsMax Scherzer said Friday that he's pitching at a later day this spring because he wants to repeat his 2012 routine.
Lynn Henning on Twitter
ImpactScherzer had a shoulder issue at the end of last season, but he insists he's at 100 percent right now. The right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA and 231/60 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings last year.
Tigers, Scherzer avoid arb. with 1-year deal | 02/04/2013 6:50 PM
NewsTigers and RHP Max Scherzer avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to a one-year contract.
ImpactTerms weren't disclosed, but Scherzer requested $7.4 million and was offered $6.05 million from the Tigers when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The 28-year-old right-hander was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and is under team control through 2014.
Scherzer requests $7.4 million in arbitraton | 01/18/2013 6:57 PM
NewsMax Scherzer requested $7.4 million and was offered $6.05 million from the Tigers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactScherzer, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time, posted a 3.74 ERA and 231/60 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings last season while earning $3.75 million. The difference is small enough that the two sides should be able to avoid a hearing.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||8.0||4 times-last:at Cle||last:May 21||8.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||12||at Sea||Apr 17||15|
|Losses||11||2 times-last: 2010 (Det)|
|Innings Pitched||195.2||2010 (Det)|
|Games Started||33||2011 (Det)|
|Hits Allowed||207||2011 (Det)|
|Runs Allowed||101||2011 (Det)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||96||2011 (Det)|
|Home Runs Allowed||29||2011 (Det)|
|Earned Run Average||3.50||2010 (Det)|
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