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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Marco Estrada picked up his second win of the campaign, surrendering three runs in seven innings of work against the Yankees on Wednesday.
It was vintage Estrada on Wednesday. He induced fly ball after fly ball, a couple of which went over the fence, but most fell harmlessly into catcher’s gloves. The right-hander has a .213 BABIP and had a .216 BABIP all last year -- something that’s heavily aided by his fly-ball tendencies. Estrada is a sneaky-good pickup in fantasy leagues. Owners largely expect him to regress, but don’t really understand why he consistently outperforms his FIP. He now has a 2.76 ERA in 58 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays in 2016 after a strong 3.13 ERA a year ago. May 25 - 10:12 PM

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Marco Estrada pitched eight solid innings against the Twins on Thursday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in a no-decision.

Estrada gave up just three hits and a walk while striking out nine, but he didn't get a win for his efforts. Still, it was the latest good outing in what has been a strong follow-up campaign to his impressive 2015 season. Estrada has now allowed three or fewer hits in four of his eight starts and owns a 50/19 K/BB ratio over 51 2/3 innings of work. He'll carry a 2.61 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into Wednesday's start at the Yankees.
May 20 - 12:48 AM

Marco Estrada coughed up a second-inning grand slam to Bobby Wilson, accounting for four of the five runs on his line over six innings of work in Saturday's no-decision against the Rangers.

Matters escalated quickly in the second inning. Estrada walked Mitch Moreland to open the frame. That was followed by an Elvis Andrus single and yet another walk, at which point Bobby Wilson stopped shyly flirting and rocked a grand slam off the veteran right-hander. Through 43 2/3 innings, Estrada now owns a 2.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 41/18 K/BB ratio. He will put those numbers on the line in a road start against the Twins next time he takes the mound.
May 14 - 11:12 PM

Marco Estrada was sharp in taking a no-decision against the Dodgers during Sunday's loss, striking out eight and yielding one run over seven innings.

Estrada limited the Dodgers to three hits on the afternoon. Opposite the eight strikeouts on his line, he walked two. The lone run to mar his outing came via a solo home run by Joc Pederson in the seventh inning. The veteran right-hander will carry a smooth 2.39 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 36/14 K/BB ratio (37 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Rangers.
May 8 - 4:23 PM

Marco Estrada held the Rangers to one run over six innings in Tuesday's 3-1 victory.

Rougned Odor took Estrada deep to lead off the game, but the righty buttoned down the hatches after that, giving up just one hit and one walk the rest of the night. Estrada settled for a no-decision while the Blue Jays eventually won in extras. The right-hander has picked up where he left off last season, putting up a 2.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 28/12 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 frames. He faces the Dodgers on Sunday.
May 3 - 11:49 PM

Marco Estrada saw his impressive start marred in the seventh inning against the White Sox, as he ended up surrendering three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

Estrada had tossed six brilliant innings before a pair of triples, one of which was given up by reliever Jesse Chavez, made his stat line end up looking rather pedestrian. The right-hander did catch some eyes when he was rubbing his pitching shoulder in the middle innings, though, so fantasy owners should monitor that for the upcoming week. His ERA rose to 2.92 on the year. He’ll get the Rangers next Tuesday, assuming everything goes smoothly over the weekend.
Apr 27 - 11:31 PM

Marco Estrada was effectively wild on Thursday, striking out nine while allowing six hits and four walks over five innings in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Estrada had a shaky start that appeared as though he may be chased early, but after three straight hits and a walk to start the game he settled down to strike out Mark Trumbo and induce a double play from Matt Wieters. That was the only run he would allow as he settled in and found his groove, with his nine strikeouts representing a season high. Estrada now owns a 2.55 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings of work. He'll square off with the White Sox on Tuesday.
Apr 21 - 11:24 PM

Marco Estrada was largely good save for a four-run third inning, pitching six innings in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit Estrada with a comebacker to start the frame, and three batters later Xander Bogaerts connected for a three-run homer. The Sox pushed across another run before Estrada could get out of the inning, and it was enough to stick the right-hander with the loss. He gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out three on the afternoon. He'll take a 2.77 ERA into Thursday's matchup with the Orioles.
Apr 16 - 7:07 PM

Marco Estrada turned in a strong start in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Red Sox, tossing seven innings of scoreless ball while striking out eight.

Fantastic work by Estrada, who scattered five hits over his seven innings of work. He walked a pair of batters during the outing. The start is made all the sweeter by the fact that Estrada was just activated off the disabled list. He was dealing with a sore back at the end of spring training. The veteran right-hander has posted ERA's under 4.00 in three of the last four campaigns. He next faces these same Red Sox at Fenway.
Apr 10 - 3:38 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Marco Estrada from the 15-day disabled list.

Estrada will make his season debut on Sunday against the Red Sox after getting a late start to the year due to a sore back. It's not a particularly attractive matchup for fantasy purposes.
Apr 10 - 10:43 AM

Blue Jays placed RHP Marco Estrada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with back soreness.

With the backdated stint on the disabled list, Estrada will return on April 10 to make his season debut against the Red Sox in Sunday's series finale. The Jays will have the opportunity to carry an extra bullpen arm on the roster until Estrada is needed.
Apr 2 - 3:46 PM

Marco Estrada (back) will make his season debut on April 10 against the Red Sox.

Estrada has been slowed in camp by a sore back and will begin the season on the disabled list, but he'll still make it back for a start during the first week. He's been pitching in minor league games so that the Blue Jays can backdate a DL stint. Estrada put up a 3.13 ERA and 131/55 K/BB ratio over 181 innings for Toronto last season.
Mar 31 - 11:06 PM

Marco Estrada (back) threw two innings in a minor league game on Tuesday.

Estrada has been behind in camp due to a sore back, but it sounds like the ailment is a thing of the past. "Just getting the feel for my pitches has been the toughest thing now," Estrada added. "We’re not really too worried about my back." The right-hander's next appearance will come in a Grapefruit League game and he's expected to be ready to go for Opening Day.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 15 - 6:49 PM

Marco Estrada (back) will pitch in a game on Tuesday.

It's unclear at this point whether it will be a Grapefruit League game or minor league contest, but it's good news either way. Estrada has been slowed in camp by a sore back, but he threw a 35-pitch simulated game with no issues on Saturday and expects to be ready to go come Opening Day.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 13 - 12:47 PM

Marco Estrada (back) is scheduled to make a simulated appearance Saturday in Blue Jays camp.

If it goes well, he should be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut next week. Estrada came down with a bit of back discomfort in late February and the Blue Jays are bringing him along slowly, but the hope remains that he will be ready for his first turn in the regular-season rotation. The right-hander threw more than 200 innings between the regular season and playoffs last year.
Mar 10 - 1:47 PM

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