JimmyBaseball wrote:Max Scherzer..... I realize he's not "under the radar" any longer. But in my preparation I'm wondering what kind of innings we can expect from this guy this year. He threw an impressive 56 innings last year. But I realize the D'Backs won't want him to throw 200 innings so quickly. What do ya'll think a realistic expectation can be from him this year? Will they shut him down early or start the year with him in the pen? Will they limit his starts to 5-6 innings?
Diamondbacks SP Max Scherzer, who has been slowed by an inflamed right deltoid (shoulder), threw a bullpen session Wednesday. The team doesn't know when Scherzer might make his first spring start. There's no hurry because Scherzer is the Diamondbacks' fifth starter, and they might not need him until mid-April.
He's already dinged up a little but if he's healthy he could be very good. It sounds like there is a good chance that he'll get skipped when possible as the 5th starter and will likely be on a strict pitch count. I would consider 150 IP to be the max that he'll throw this year and that's if he can stay off the DL. Probably 120IP.