About Strikeouts Thrown

During Max Scherzer's 14-year Major League Baseball career, he had 3020 strikeouts thrown, an average of 215.714 strikeouts thrown per season. 2018 was his best season with 300 strikeouts thrown and his worst season was 2008 when he had 66 strikeouts thrown. Max Scherzer outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (349.994), Millenial (292.208), Y (2147.6), mlb (349.676), and SP (474.939) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Strikeouts are outs recorded by the pitcher or team's pitchers when the player at bat accumulates 3 strikes before putting the ball in play, is walked, or hit by a pitch. Strikes are accumlated by swinging and missing a pitch, not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or by hitting a foul ball. Foul ball strkes however are not counted for a third strike unless the foul results from a bunt or is a foul tip third strike caught by the catcher. Generally, for Strikeouts Thrown, higher is better. (Source)

Max Scherzer's Strikeouts Thrown Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Max Scherzer's yearly Strikeouts Thrown for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SP, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Max Scherzer's Cumulative Strikeouts Thrown by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Max Scherzer's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Max Scherzer's career total Strikeouts Thrown at the end of that season.
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Max Scherzer's Strikeouts Thrown Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Max Scherzer and related player groups by summarizing Strikeouts Thrown for each season played by Max Scherzer. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Max Scherzer's Season Strikeouts Thrown Stats Table

This table shows Max Scherzer's Strikeouts Thrown stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SP, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Max Scherzer's career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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