Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

SP - WSH - IL10
Age: 35College: MissouriBats: RThrows: R

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WSH @ ATL
Fri, 7/19 7:20pm
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Scherzer experienced all kinds of bad luck over the first couple months, but his stats have normalized in a hurry over the summer. He's the best pitcher in baseball and now the stats fully reflect that.

Conventional wisdom has cautioned against taking a pitcher in the opening round. Scherzer, however, earned an exception. The added risk of hurlers kept investors away early, but Washington's ace has maintained his usual dominance by posting a 2.30 ERA and 181 strikeouts in 129.1 innings. First in FIP (2.00), he should keep his 0.98 WHIP below 1.00 for the fifth straight season to solidify his status as fantasy's SP1. The current pitching landscape makes his bankable dominance even more valuable than before.

Looking for 18 wins, 220 innings and nearly 300 strikeouts? You can virtually lock it in with Scherzer. Not only that, be he has a 0.975 WHIP over the past six seasons. That is downright unfair. Don't hesitate to grab him late in the 1st round this year.