Max Scherzer is widely known as “Mad Max” for his intensity and competitiveness in playing baseball. Last year in December, he signed a three-year contract with the New York Mets for $130 million. That was record breaking contract in MLB history with an average annual value (AAV) that was $43.3 million per year.
In this post, you will know about him and his career, contacts, highlights, awards, achievements, and current net worth.
Max Scherzer’s Early Life
Max Scherzer was born on July 27, 1984, and raised in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Missouri. From an early age, he was interested in baseball and grew up a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
At Parkway Central High School, he was playing and practicing baseball and basketball. At that time, Marty Maier was the Cardinals’ scouting director, he selected him but he did not sign. Later he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Max Scherzer’s MLB Draft, Career & Contracts
He was picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2006 MLB draft with a four-year contract for $4.3 million. His first debut game was against the Houston Astros on 29th April 2008.
Scherzer became a full-time starter in 2009, filling the fifth starter role in the starting rotation. He recorded his first major league victory in a 12–0 win over the Atlanta Braves on May 16, 2009.
On 17th January 2014, Scherzer agreed to sign for $15.525 million in salaries for the 2014 season.
His biggest contract happened on 21st January 2015, he signed with the Washington Nationals a seven-year contract for $210 million with a $50 million signing bonus.
It was reported that the contract also specified for Scherzer’s salary to be $10 million in 2015 and $15 million in each of the next three seasons. It then increases to $35 million a year in 2019, 2020, and 2021, the seasons in which his deferrals begin.
Last year in December, Scherzer signed a three-year contract for $130 million with the New York Mets. It has been reported that his AAV (Average Annual Value) of $43.3 million.
|Year||Salary||Singing Bonus||Incentive||Total Cash|
Max Scherzer’s Awards, Achievements & Success
On 11th May 2016, Max Scherzer had the Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game with Kerry Wood, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson. Also, he was awarded The Sporting News “Starting Pitcher of the Year” four times.
- Eights All-Star (2013–2019, 2021)
- Three Cy Young Award (2013, 2016, 2017)
- Four wins leader (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)
- Three NL strikeout leaders (2016–2018)
- Pitched two no-hitters in 2015
- World Series champion (2019)
- Two All-MLB First Team (2019, 2021)
Max Scherzer’s Current Net Worth in 2022
Scherzer is now undoubtedly one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. According to some authentic sources, Max Scherzer’s net worth is estimated at $120 Million making him one of baseball’s highest-paid players. And Max has the largest average annual (AAV) total salary for any MLB player, at $43.3 million.
Max Scherzer’s Perosnal Life
Scherzer has married his girlfriend Erica May in November 2013 after a more than 8-year-long relationship. They have two daughters and a son. Right now, he lives in Jupiter, Florida.
His younger and only brother, Alex, died by suicide early in the summer of 2012. Alex had a passion for analyzing advanced baseball statistics (sabermetrics). Scherzer learned the value of sabermetrics from his brother, and he implements this as a tool to improve his game.
|Full Name||Maxwell Martin Scherzer|
|Date of birth||July 27, 1984|
|Age||37 Years Old|
|Profession||Baseball player (Starting Pitcher)|
|Sport Position||Bats: Right & Throws: Right|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Team||Arizona Diamondbacks (2008–2009)|
Detroit Tigers (2010–2014)
Washington Nationals (2015–2021)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2021)
New York Mets (2022–present)
|Base Salary||$45 million (2022)|
|Net Worth||$120 million (2022)|