Max Scherzer Bio

Max Scherzer Bio


After one of the best MLB pitching debuts in recent memory we take a quick bio look at Max Scherzer.

Originally drafted in 2006 (11th overall), Scherzer experienced a biceps strain and did not play any professional ball after the 2006 draft. After recuperating, Scherzer and agent Scott Boras decided to hard ball the negotiations with the Diamondbacks. Part of the strategy included Max signing with the Fort Worth Cat’s of the independent league in the middle of April 2007. They held out until the very end of the signing period, threatening to re-enter the 2007 draft. The Diamondbacks acceded and signed Scherzer to a deal that included a $3 million signing bonus, a $4.3 million guaranteed contract and incentives that could add another $1.5 million to the overall contract.

Max Scherzer MILB Stats



Max features his mid to high 90’s fastball that also has some sink. His secondary pitch is a plus slider. He impressed scouts in the most recent AFL campaign, hitting 98 on the gun and displaying impressive command. Max made his MLB debut on April 29th, 2008. In 4.1 IP Scherzer retired all 13 batters that he faced with 7 K’s. His fastball got up to 98 miles per hour. Via Arizona Daily Sun:

“I was so anxious to get out there, so prepared to finally make my major league debut,” he said. “I’m just happy to go out there and get it out of the way. I felt comfortable out there, not nervous at all. I just tried to go out there and do my thing.”

Houston manager Cecil Cooper was impressed.

“You’ve got a guy throwing 98 and he had a nice slider to go with it,” Cooper said. “He kept the ball down, and when he needed that extra he went and got it. That’s a pretty good arm there.”

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3 replies on “Max Scherzer Bio”
  1. says: Callum

    The effort in his delivery is scary -I’ve never seen such a violent head jerk – and I think he could be very good for a while but also a candidate for an early-career arm injury.

  2. says: Robert Hansen Scherzer

    I need to get Max Scherzers email address. Please have him contact me at his convience. My name is Robert Hansen Scherzer, age 64 a Rockport Texas. email address I have been involved in baseball all of my life. I will be umpiring in the Little League World Series in 2010. My father was born in Dallas Texas, later moved to Corpus Christi Texas. He has two brothers , Paul and Dub . I would love to talk to you about your family. I realize you are constantly bombarded by people claiming to be related etc. but if you do get a break some time please drop me a note to let me know how we are related. I look forward to your reply. Best wishes for your new team, and your great future.Thanks Moe Scherzer ,PS its great to finally have SCHERZER pronounced correctly, thanks to you!

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