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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Marco Estrada struggled again Thursday, allowing five runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Red Sox.
Estrada's big mistake was a three-run, opposite-field home run by J.D. Martinez in the fifth inning, but eight hits and a walk over five innings is often a recipe for trouble. His ERA now sits at 6.00, with a 1.44 WHIP, through five starts. Homers have been an issue throughout, as he's allowed seven in those five outings after yielding 31 in 33 starts last season. His next chance to right the ship will come Tuesday against the Twins. Apr 26 - 10:34 PM

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Marco Estrada was credited with a win despite allowing five runs in five innings against the Yankees on Friday.

All five runs came via the longball -- a two-run shot by Tyler Austin, a two-run shot by Giancarlo Stanton and a solo bomb by Miguel Andujar. Home runs have been Estrada's weakness throughout his career and that doesn't look to be change this year. He's already allowed six dingers in his first four starts. He moves to 2-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 1.36 WHIP.
Apr 20 - 11:06 PM

Marco Estrada let in four runs in four innings to take a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday.

All four runs came in the fourth frame when the Orioles strong together three hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly. Estrada notched five strikeouts but issued three bases-on-balls in the short outing. He falls to 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA through three starts. He will draw the Royals in his next start on Tuesday.
Apr 11 - 10:38 PM

Marco Estrada fired six innings of one-run ball in an 8-5 win over the Rangers on Friday.

Estrada held the Rangers scoreless until Shin Soo Choo homered in his final inning of work. He fanned seven and walked just one in the victory. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.98 ERA in 33 starts last season while giving up 31 homers in 186 innings. He’s already surrendered three home runs this season. With his fly ball tendencies, it could be a struggle to get his ERA back down under 4.00.
Apr 7 - 12:48 AM

Marco Estrada surrendered three runs in seven innings of work and was not involved in the decision against the Yankees on Saturday.

He gave up just four hits but two of them were longballs off the bat of first baseman Tyler Austin. He issued three walks and whiffed two batters. The game was tied when he left, denying him a win despite the solid outing. The next time he climbs the bump will be Friday at Texas.
Mar 31 - 7:26 PM

Marco Estrada surrendered five earned runs over just 2 2/3 innings Sunday in his final Grapefruit League start against the Pirates.

Estrada issued two walks and yielded five hits, including a solo homer to Francisco Cervelli in the top of the first inning and a two-run shot to Jose Osuna in the top of the third. The veteran right-hander finishes the spring with an uninspiring 4.60 ERA in 15 2/3 innings.
Mar 25 - 3:36 PM

Marco Estrada took his first loss of the spring after allowing two runs in five innings Tuesday.

Estrada still has a 2.08 ERA and an 11/1 K/BB ratio in 13 innings this spring. He's lined up to start the third game of the season for the Jays, and he should have steady AL-only value.
Mar 20 - 4:06 PM

Marco Estrada held the Orioles to one run over four innings in the Blue Jays' 8-5 win Friday.

Estrada has allowed just one run on five hits and no walks in eight innings this spring. He'll be an asset in AL-only leagues and a streaming option in mixed leagues.
Mar 9 - 4:10 PM

Marco Estrada struck out three batters over three scoreless innings Sunday in a Grapefruit League start versus the Phillies.

Estrada cruised, yielding just one hit and zero walks. The 34-year-old right-hander will be looking to bounce back in 2018 after registering a rough 4.98 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 186 innings last season. He had a 3.30 ERA in 357 innings between 2015-2016.
Mar 4 - 3:02 PM

Marco Estrada looked at video and threw more changeups than usual during the offseason.

Estrada noticed that his arm slowed down when he was throwing his changeup, which made the pitch easier for hitters to pick up. In addition to correcting the flaw, he threw his changeup more often over the winter in order to regain the feel for a pitch which has been his best weapon. Estrada saw his ERA jump from 3.48 to 4.98 last season, but he's doing what he can to get back on track.
Feb 19 - 10:09 AM

Marco Estrada was lit up by the Red Sox on Wednesday, surrendering eight runs -- seven earned -- in 2 1/3 innings.

Just when it seemed Estrada was finishing strong, he turns in his biggest stinker of the year in the finale, pushing his ERA back up to 4.98. He had been 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts this month. Despite the rather abysmal season ERA, Estrada did pitch pretty well for four months this year; unfortunately, the middle two were dreadful enough that he couldn't overcome them. He'll be back in the Jays rotation next year after signing a one-year, $13 million extension last week.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 10:35:00 PM

Marco Estrada spun seven innings of one-run ball in an 8-1 win over the Yankees on Friday.

Fresh off signing a one-year, $13 million extension with the Jays, Estrada limited the Yankees to three hits and three walks. Aaron Judge slugged a solo homer in the first inning, but Estrada held the Yankees off the board from there. This hasn’t been the sort of season Estrada had in mind, with a 4.70 ERA over 32 starts, but at least he’s finishing the year strong.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:07:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Marco Estrada to a one-year, $13 million contract extension.'s Jon Morosi first reported word of the agreement on Tuesday night and now the Blue Jays have made it official. Estrada holds a rough 4.84 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 176 2/3 total innings (31 starts) this season, but he's had a resurgent second half and will be back for a fourth year in Toronto. The veteran right-hander turned 34 years old in July.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 01:59:00 PM's Jon Morosi confirms that the Blue Jays have signed Marco Estrada to a one-year, $13 million contract extension.

That might seem like a hefty chunk of change for a 34-year-old with a 4.84 ERA in 176 2/3 innings this season, but Estrada has been much better in the second half and the free agent market this winter will be light on mid-tier starting pitchers. Plus, one-year deals are hardly risky in this modern MLB landscape where every club is flush with cash. 2018 will be Estrada's fourth year in Toronto. He owns a 3.81 ERA and 1.175 WHIP in 533 2/3 total innings as a member of the Jays.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Blue Jays are close to signing starter Marco Estrada to a contract extension.

Morosi says the new deal will come with one guaranteed year. There will probably be a club option for 2019 as well. Estrada had a dreadful first half of the 2017 season, but he has rebounded nicely since mid-July and he was especially good in his last outing Saturday against the Twins, yielding just two runs on three hits over eight innings to earn his ninth win. The 34-year-old right-hander was scheduled to become a free agent in November.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:02:00 PM

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