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2006 Draft: Scherzer Moving Upward Again

Scherzer has perfect stuff for a closer

On Friday Max Scherzer showed two things on the mound. One, that he's completely healthy, and the second that he is re-establishing himself as one of the nation's top prospects. Pitching in front of over 50 scouts, he topped out at 98 MPH and threw a nasty slider improving to 7-1 on the season. Scherzer dropped down draft boards earlier this spring because of injuries, but is rising back up.

Scherzer missed several starts with bicep tendonitis, and then had a finger issue that caused him to miss time. Since his return the right-hander has been brilliant on the mound, showing he has not lost any velocity. Some scouts question his breaking pitches – mostly his slider – but on Friday he put that issue to rest. "His slider was nasty against Oklahoma," said one scout that was present... Recommended Stories