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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 blanked the Red Sox for six innings and struck out seven on Thursday.
Estrada has a 2.63 ERA after four starts, but he's still looking for his first victory. He's probably used to it at this point; even last season, when Toronto had a better offense, he settled for a 9-9 record to go along with his 3.48 ERA. Apr 20 - 3:56 PM

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Marco Estrada was dominant but had to settle for a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, scattering four hits over seven shutout innings of work.

Estrada racked up eight strikeouts on the impressive afternoon while walking three. The Jays didn't scratch out a run for him until the bottom half of the seventh inning, which would have held up had Roberto Osuna not surrendered a run in the ninth. It was a nice rebound from a disastrous first two starts and Estrada now sports a respectable 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the young season. He'll look to replicate this fine outing when he does battle against the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday.
Apr 15 - 3:55 PM

Marco Estrada was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rays on Sunday, surrendering five runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.

Estrada punched out five while walking two on the day. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Corey Dickerson and Jesus Sucre launching solo homers and Steven Souza delivering a three-run blast. Estrada will look to improve upon a 5.73 ERA and 1.45 WHIP when he does battle against the Orioles at home on Saturday.
Apr 9 - 4:11 PM

Marco Estrada held the Orioles to two earned runs over six innings Monday in the Blue Jays' loss.

Estrada did his part, but he left the game with the score tied 2-2 and veteran reliever Jason Grilli served up a walkoff home run to Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the 11th. Estrada struck out four, walked two, and gave up five hits. He'll get the Rays this weekend in his second start of the 2017 regular season.
Apr 3 - 6:53 PM

Marco Estrada whiffed five but permitted four runs on seven hits and two walks over four frames against the Phillies on Tuesday.

It wasn't the sharpest final tune-up before Estrada takes the ball on Opening Day, but it wasn't exactly alarming, either. The right-hander concludes spring training with a 4.76 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 13/5 K/BB ratio over 17 innings. He'll face the Orioles on the road next Monday.
Mar 28 - 11:30 PM

Sportsnet's Arash Madani reports that Marco Estrada is expected to be the Blue Jays' Opening Day starter.

He'll be followed by J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and Aaron Sanchez. Estrada has earned the Opening Day assignment after putting up a 3.30 ERA across 63 appearances -- 57 starts -- for the Blue Jays over the last two seasons.
Mar 24 - 1:19 PM

Marco Estrada limited the Tigers to one run over five innings and struck out five in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win Wednesday.

Estrada, who opted to stay with the Jays rather than pitch for Mexico in the WBC, has a 3.46 ERA through 13 innings this spring. He remains interesting as a fifth or sixth starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 22 - 4:25 PM

Marco Estrada gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in his 2 1/3 inning start versus the Phillies on Saturday.

Estrada has been battling a sore back and skipped an opportunity to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. If healthy he is likely to be the Blue Jays' Opening Day starter. He made 29 starts last season, registering a 9-9 record and 3.48 ERA in 176 innings.
Mar 11 - 5:18 PM

Marco Estrada said that due to a back injury, he is unlikely to play for Team Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Estrada did leave the door open for potentially joining Team Mexico in the second round, depending on how his back is feeling. He was hampered by a herniated disc over the summer. While he might not want to push the injury in exhibition play, the 23-year-old right-hander should be ready to roll for spring training and Opening Day barring a setback.
Jan 4 - 4:33 PM

Marco Estrada was victimized by several mistakes in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the ALCS, coughing up two home runs and three total runs over six innings.

Estrada pitched well enough, striking out seven and scattering five hits over his six innings of work. Unfortunately for the Jays, "well enough" wasn't enough to keep the season alive. Mike Napoli burned him for a deep RBI double in the first inning to open the scoring. The two other runs to come home on the veteran right-hander's watch both scored via solo home runs, with Carlos Santana and Coco Crisp whacking solo shots in the third and fourth innings, respectively. In three postseason starts, Estrada pitched to a strong 1.85 ERA with a 19/1 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Marco Estrada logged the first complete game of his MLB career, but wound up on the losing end of the decision after allowing two runs on six hits over his eight innings against the Indians in Game 1 of the ALCS.

The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the night while walking only one. The only blemish on his strong outing was a two-run blast off the bat of Francisco Lindor in the sixth inning that proved to be the extent of the offense in the ballgame. Barring a sweep, he'll get another chance against the Indians in Game 5 next week.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Tuesday that Marco Estrada will start Game 1 of the ALCS against the Indians.

Gibbons said he's undecided on the order beyond that, but Aaron Sanchez is expected to start toward the end of the first four games. Estrada allowed one run in 8 1/3 innings in a brilliant outing against the Rangers during the ALDS. The ALCS will begin on Friday in Cleveland.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Marco Estrada allowed one run in 8 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays topped the Rangers 10-1 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

Estrada entered the ninth inning with a chance at his first career complete game and shutout, but he gave up a leadoff triple to Elvis Andrus and an RBI groundout to Shin-Soo Choo before being pulled. Ryan Tepera recorded the final two outs to lock down the victory. While it didn’t end the way Estrada wanted, he was nothing short of brilliant in the victory, allowing just four hits while walking none and striking out six. He threw 72 out of 98 pitches for strikes. He now owns a 1.95 ERA through his first four postseason starts with the Blue Jays. J.A. Happ will try to give the Blue Jays a 2-0 advantage when he faces Yu Darvish on Friday afternoon.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Marco Estrada will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Rangers.

Estrada will be opposed by Cole Hamels in the series opener on Thursday afternoon. The Jays have set the three starters that will follow behind him, too, with J.A. Happ, Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman all lined up to pitch through Game 4. Yu Darvish has been locked in to start Game 2 for the Rangers, but the rest of Texas' ALDS rotation has yet to be announced.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Marco Estrada is on the Blue Jays' Wild Card Game roster.

Francisco Liriano is also on the roster in addition to starter Marcus Stroman, but fellow rotation members Aaron Sanchez, J.A. Happ and R.A. Dickey are not. Aaron Loup and Scott Feldman cracked the roster as part of the Blue Jays' bullpen.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7J.P. Howell
8Glenn Sparkman
9Bo Schultz
10Dominic Leone
11Leonel Campos