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Max Scherzer

Born: 07/27/1984 (Age: 37)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 208
Full overhead windup, uptempo delivery, stab down, loose and easy, slot is a tick below three quarters. There's late acceleration with some torque and whack. You can see why there was reliever risk here in...uh...2007.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 06/30/2022
Affiliate Binghamton Mets (AA, Mets)
Dates Seen 6/29/22
OFP 80
MLB ETA A while back
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 80 93-94 95 The best 94 mph fastball you will ever see. Moves in and out well. Feels like 98 when he's locating. Just playing catch. Could dominate this level with just this pitch if he wanted.
SL 80 83-85 85 The best here were the kind of pitches that will make a 23-year-old role 4 consider a career change. The slider is just there and then it isn't. The radar gun and ultimate position of the glove tells you what it was. It's too late for you and too late for the hitter. He did at times struggle with the shape and command of the pitch. I do not consider this a long term concern
CT 60 87-90 90 Didn't really have the good cutter, eschewed it some to lefties in favor of the curve and change, tough to gauge on rehab. Previous looks suggest it's at least plus
CH 70 82-84 84 Tunnels well off fastball, like slider just disappears late, not as consistent. but regularly showed plus-plus power fade
CU 55 72-74 74 Pops it in 10-5 with enough depth. Shows a little early for true plus grade.

Yeah, it's Max Scherzer. This was cool.

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