Max Scherzer

Washington Nationals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Max Scherzer has thrown 39,733 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2021, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2021, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph), Change (85mph), Cutter (90mph) and Curve (77mph).


In 2021, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His slider generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change dives down out of the zone, is slightly firmer than usual, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His cutter is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has little cutting action, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sink. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.