2022 Player Outlook
Scherzer went 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA in 2021 while striking out 236 over 179.1 innings. He split the season between the Nationals and the Dodgers who acquired him at the trade deadline last season. With the Dodgers Scherzer was outstanding, going 7-0 with a 1.98 ERA over 11 starts while striking out 89 over 68.1 innings. This offseason Scherzer returns to the NL East only this time he will be playing for the Mets who gave him a nice two-year deal worth $86 million. Some were worried about Scherzer after he struggled during the covid-19 shortened season but he put those worries to rest with another near Cy Young award winning year. Now 37, Max shows no real sign of slowing down and while he may not be the innings horse he was once, it is encouraging to know the elite strikeout upside is still in his arsenal. Scherzer is currently coming off the board among the Top 5 starting pitchers with an ADP in the middle of the second round.