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Max Scherzer Net WorthMax Scherzer is an American baseball professional. He is a member of the MLB’s Washington Nationals. Scherzer debuted in 2008 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and later played for the Detroit Tigers prior to joining the Nationals. He has been named an MLB All-Star eight times. Additionally, Scherzer has won three CY Young Awards.

The nickname “Mad Max” is a reference to a fictional character with the same name. As of August 2022, Max Scherzer’s estimated net worth is approximately $120 Million.

Early Life

Maxwell M. Scherzer was born in Chesterfield on July 27, 1984. In his hometown, he attended and played baseball, football, and basketball at Parkway Central High School. He compensated for his lack of natural talent with a fiercely competitive spirit that would define his athletic career. Rick Kirby, who emphasized fundamentals and defense as a high school basketball coach, was one of his coaching influences.

Personal Life

Scherzer met pitcher Erica May while attending the University of Missouri. May was a member of the Missouri softball team. The couple dated for more than eight years before getting married in 2013.

They have a son named Derek and two daughters named Brooklyn and Kacey. Scherzer has a residence in Jupiter, Florida, in addition to his residence in McLean, Northern Virginia.

 

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Career

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Scherzer with the eleventh overall pick in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. His agent, Scott Boras, and he were unable to reach an agreement with the club. Scherzer began his professional career with the independent American Association’s Fort Worth Cats.

Scherzer made his MLB debut in 2008 against the Houston Astros when he relieved and threw four and one-third innings of perfect baseball while striking out seven batters. The following season, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers along with Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke, and Austin Jackson in a three-team deal that sent Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees.

Scherzer and the Tigers settled on a salary of $15.525 million for the 2014 season, avoiding arbitration for the third consecutive year. Initially, he was scheduled to compete for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. However, it was reported in early January 2017 that he would be unable to participate in the tournament due to a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger.

As of August 2022, Max Scherzer’s estimated net worth is approximately $120 Million.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks selected Scherzer with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft. The following year, he joined the organization with the Single-A Visalia Oaks and was quickly promoted to the Double-A Mobile BayBears. After a promising start with Triple-A Tucson in 2008, he was promoted to the Diamondbacks.

Scherzer made his MLB debut with the team in April 2008 against the Houston Astros; he immediately demonstrated his talent by throwing four and one-third innings of perfect baseball and recording seven strikeouts. In 2009, Scherzer became a full-time starter and recorded his first Major League Baseball victory against the Atlanta Braves, 12-0.

 

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Detroit Tigers

2009 December saw the trade of Scherzer to the Detroit Tigers. Together with fellow right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander, he formed a formidable starting duo. Following two successful seasons in 2010 and 2011, he had his best year to date in 2012, when he struck out more than 200 batters and recorded his best winning percentage.

The Tigers went on to win the AL Central division before facing the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, which the Giants eventually won.

2013 was an even better year for Scherzer, as he became the first Tigers pitcher to start a season 12-0. In addition, he recorded his 1,000th career strikeout and finished the regular season with an incredible 21-3 record. Scherzer received his first Cy Young Award in honor of his accomplishments.

In the ALDS and ALCS, he continued his success; however, the eventual World Series champion Boston Red Sox won the ALCS. Scherzer had another historic season with the Tigers in 2014, when he threw his first no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. He concluded the season with a 3.19 ERA and 252 strikeouts, both career highs.

Washington Nationals

Scherzer signed a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals in January 2015, one of the largest contracts in sports history at the time. In his first season with the team, he became only the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record multiple no-hitters in a single season. In May of 2016, he tied the major league record for strikeouts in a single game with 20.

Scherzer won the NL Cy Young Award as a result, a feat he repeated in 2017. The following season, he struck out 300 batters and threw more pitches than any other MLB pitcher.

Scherzer’s 2019 season was another historic one, as he recorded his 2,500th career strikeout and was selected to the All-Star Game for the seventh consecutive year. In addition, the Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card Game to advance to the NL Division Series, where they defeated the Dodgers.

Scherzer and the Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the subsequent NLCS and advanced to the World Series against the Houston Astros. Scherzer began the decisive Game 7 with the Series tied 3-3, allowing two runs over five innings. The Nationals eventually rallied to win their first World Series in franchise history.

 

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Max Scherzer Relationship 

In addition to his endorsement earnings of $30 million, he is currently under contract with the Los Angeles Chargers for $130 million over the next three years. He is the world’s highest-paid baseball player. He owns real estate in both Los Angeles and New York.

In Missouri State, he has also purchased 20 million dollars worth of property for his parents. His Los Angeles residence is estimated to be worth $35 million. He resides in a spacious home near Malibu Beach. The value of his New York property, which is strictly commercial, is thirty-seven million dollars. Stay tuned for additional celebrity news.

FAQs

What is Max Scherzer’s net worth?

The total net worth of Max Scherzer is approximately $130 Million.

What age does Max Scherzer have?

Max Scherzer is 37 years old at present (27 July 1984).

What is Max Scherzer’s Salary?

Max Scherzer’s annual salary is approximately $12 million.

What is Max Scherzer’s height?

Max Scherzer’s height is 6 ft 3 in (190 cm).

What is Max Scherzer’s wife’s name?

Erica May-Scherzer is the wife of Max Scherzer (m. 2013).

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