Max Scherzer

Texas Rangers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2024, Max Scherzer threw 48,501 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2023, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2023, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Change (84mph), Curve (75mph) and Cutter (89mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (89mph).


In 2023, compared to other RHP:
Their fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. Their slider has some two-plane movement. Their change dives down out of the zone and has slight armside fade. Their curve has sweeping glove-side movement, has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. Their cutter generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink. Their sinker (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 5 of them in 2023) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has an obvious tail, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has below average velo and has some natural sinking action.