Name: Maxwell M. Scherzer
Born: July 27, 1984
Max Scherzer was born in Chesterfield, Missouri on July 27, 1984. He is the son of Brad Scherzer and Jan Shirck. He has one sibling, Alex, who committed suicide in 2012.
He attended Parkway Central High School and later studied at the University of Missouri, turning down the 2003 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft with the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2006, Max was drafted as the 11th overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played in the minor league system for two years, but eventually made his major league debut in April 2008, coming in as a reliever against the Houston Astros. A year later, Max became a full-time starter, going 9-11 with a 4.12 ERA and 174 strikeouts.
Max was traded to the Detroit Tigers in 2010. Following a brief stint in Triple-A ball, he went back into the starting lineup and went 6-4 in 12 starts with a 2.62 ERA and 85 strikeouts. Max built on his success in 2011, going 15-9. By 2013, Max would become one of the best pitchers in baseball, winning the American League Cy Young award with 21 wins and a 2.90 ERA.
In 2015, Max signed with the Washington National, earning a seven-year, $210 million contract. A year later, he won his second Cy Young award, garnering a 20-7 record, 284 strikeouts and a 2.96 ERA.
He continued his impeccable pitching in 2017, being voted to the NL All-Star team.
We estimate that Max Scherzer’s net worth is $68 million (2016).
So how much is $68 million really?
$68 million can pay for a portion of Bryce Harper’s upcoming contract, which many expect to be immense. $68 million can also pay for nearly the entire annual payroll of the Milwaukee Brewers.