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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
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Marco Estrada logged a quality start in losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing three runs on two hits over six innings.
Estrada racked up eight strikeouts on the night while walking three. The big blow against him in this one came on a two-run blast off the bat of Yasmany Tomas in the fourth inning. While he's only 5-3 on the year, Estrada has been outstanding for the Blue Jays and for fantasy owners, registering a 2.70 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. He draws a difficult assignment his next time out, taking on the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday. Jun 21 - 10:55 PM

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Marco Estrada was pulled at 88 pitches Tuesday because his back began flaring up.

Estrada tweaked a muscle in his back while swinging a bat in his last start Wednesday versus the Phillies, but he told reporters late Tuesday that it's no big deal. The right-hander allowed three earned runs over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday evening, though he did strike out eight. He expects to take his next turn.
Jun 21 - 10:21 PM

Marco Estrada gave up two run-producing hits to Cody Asche but otherwise emerged unscathed in a 7-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.

Estrada's charmed season rolls on. Now 5-2, he sports a fantastic 2.58 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. There are signs warning of impending regression, especially the 1.88 BABIP and 82 percent strand rate, but the results have remained steadily excellent. In prior seasons Estrada was homer prone, but this year he has kept the ball in the park and rewarded his owners handsomely for their modest investment. Next he gets the Diamondbacks at home on Tuesday.
Jun 15 - 10:57 PM

Marco Estrada turned in a quality start but just barely, allowing three runs in six innings while striking out eight batters and walking four in a no-decision on Friday versus the Orioles.

Estrada gave up only 4 base hits but two of them flew over the fence. He also walked four batters. Even after today's shaky start Estrada's 2.57 ERA remains fantastic. Combine that with his 3.13 ERA last year and he has been one of the better pitchers in baseball for a year and a half now. His 4.67 xFIP sounds a note of caution however. His unsustainable .191 BABIP and 82% strand rate also predict some unpleasant regression is on the horizon.
Jun 10 - 11:29 PM

Marco Estrada pitched admirably in Sunday's win over the Red Sox, allowing two runs on two hits over eight-plus innings.

Lovely work by Estrada, who actually had a shot at the complete game before manager John Gibbons pulled him following a lead-off double by Dustin Pedroia in the ninth. Pedroia would come around to score after he left the game, but the Jays held on for the win nonetheless. Estrada will carry a 2.41 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 63/29 K/BB ratio (74 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Orioles next time he takes the mound.
Jun 5 - 4:41 PM

Marco Estrada blanked the Yankees for eight innings, allowing just three hits, in a victory Monday.

Estrada was at 108 pitches after eight, so he wasn't allowed to go for his first career complete game. He's been one of the AL's better pitchers the last two years, but since debuting with the Nationals in 2008, he's never finished any of his 109 career starts.
May 30 - 9:47 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Bo Schultz