Max Scherzer Biography

( 1984 - )
December 13, 2018
First published on:January 4, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Max Scherzer

Date of Birth: 1984, July 27
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: cancer
Birth Name Maxwell M. "Max" Scherzer
Birth Place Chesterfield, Missouri
Famous Name Max Scherzer
Father Brad Scherzer
Mother Jan Scherzer
Net Worth $22 million
Salary $68 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Yes
Married to Erica May-Scherzer (m. 2013)
Divorce N/A
Children N/A

Maxwell M. Scherzer a.k.a. Max Scherzer is an American baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round and 11th overall in the 2006 MLB draft. Furthermore, he played for Detroit Tigers from 2010-2014.


As of 2018, his net worth is around $68 million. He is married to Erica May-Scherzer, with who he tied the knot in 2013, after dating couple of years. 

Max Scherzer Early Life and Education

Max Scherzer was born as Maxwell M. “Max” Scherzer on July 27, 1984, and this makes his age 34 now. His place of birth was St. Louis, Missouri. He is American. His ethnicity is white. His birth sign is Leo. He is the son of Brad Scherzer and Jan Scherzer. With sheer dedication and devotion, he proved himself a successful player. Numerous rewards have honored him for his outstanding achievements.

He enrolled at Parkway Central High School in his hometown where he played baseball, football, and basketball.  Following his impressive performance in baseball, Marty Maier, then the Cardinals' scouting director select him in the 43rd round of the 2003 MLB draft. But, he chose to attend the University of Missouri in Colombia, where he played for the college team. 

Max Scherzer Professional Life

The Arizona Diamondbacks picked  Scherzer in the first round with the 11th overall pick of the 2006 MLB draft. Ahead of him, a total of eight pitchers were selected including Tim Lincecum, Luke Hochevar, Clayton Kershaw, and Brandon Morrow.

After playing three games for Diamondbacks, he penned a $4.3 million contract. On April 29, 2008, he made his MLB debut against the Houston Astros. Due to his terrific performance, he became a full-time starter in 2009. On May 16, 2009, he recorded his first major league victory in a 12-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

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On December 9, 2009, he was picked along with Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers. He spent the majority of his career with Detroit Tigers. He played with the Tigers from 2010 to 2014.

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On January 21, 2015, he agreed to a seven-year $210 million contract with Washington Nationals. The contract includes $50 million signing bonus that would be paid over 14 years. 

Max Scherzer Personal Life

Max Scherzer is a married man. He tied the knot with Erica May-Scherzer on Nov 23, 2013, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shortly after their marriage, they went for the honeymoon at Wellington (New Zealand). Since getting married to date, there is no news and rumors of divorce, extra-marital affairs and conflict in their life. 

Furthermore, the couple has not announced any news about expecting a baby. 

Max Scherzer younger and only one brother Alex, committed suicide in the summer of 2012. His brother had a passion for analyzing advanced baseball stats. He also learned the importance of sabermetrics from his brother Alex and put into practice himself to improve his game.

His pitching style is worth to watch for the youngsters. It can really be fruitful. Max Scherzer is going to play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. 

Max Scherzer Net Worth

As of 2018, Scherzer has an estimated net worth around $68 million, mostly earned through his baseball career. He reportedly signed a 7-year contract with the Washington Nationals worth $210,000,000.  For 2018 season, he made $22 million as salary.  In 2019, he will make a base salary of $30,262,705 and a signing bonus of $15,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $37,405,562. 

Max Scherzer is exuberant player of the baseball world. He has massive of admirers which admire him through social networking sites. He is popular on Twitter and Instagram. 

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