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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
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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

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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

Marco Estrada tossed five innings of one-run ball Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

The only run scored on an RBI single from David Ortiz in the first inning. Estrada gave up just four hits in all while walking two and striking out four. He left in position for the victory, but Toronto’s bullpen coughed up the lead. Estrada allowed just two runs combined over his final three starts and will wrap up the regular season with a 3.48 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 165/65 K/BB ratio over 176 innings. It was unrealistic to expect a repeat of his 3.13 ERA from last season, but he’s been an important part of Toronto’s rotation once again.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Marco Estrada limited the Yankees to one run over seven innings but took a no-decision in a 4-3 victory for the Blue Jays.

Estrada struck out seven, walked two and yielded just four hits, but one of them was a solo shot by Didi Gregorius to tie things up in the seventh. It was reported earlier this month that Estrada has been pitching through a herniated disc in his back, but the righty has now allowed just one run over his last 14 frames. His regular season concludes next weekend in Boston.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Marco Estrada allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings and struck out eight in defeating the Mariners on Monday.

Estrada was lifted after walking Leonys Martin on four pitches to start the eighth. The Jays got through that frame unscathed, but barely held on to win 3-2 in the ninth after Martin homered. Estrada is 9-9 with a 3.62 ERA. He's struck out 154 in 164 innings this year. During his fantastic 2015 season, he struck out just 131 in 181 innings.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:52:00 AM

Marco Estrada has been pitching through a herniated disc, per Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

That might help explain why Estrada has allowed 25 runs -- 24 earned -- over his last 28 2/3 innings. That's a 7.53 ERA covering his last six starts. The right-hander got tagged for four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday by the lowly Rays, falling to 8-9 on the season and 3-6 in the second half. All that said, the Blue Jays can't really afford to give Estrada any time off as they try to cling to one of the American League Wild Card spots. There should be more on this over the weekend.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Marco Estrada was lit up for four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday as the Blue Jays fell to the Rays.

The second ugly loss in a row for the Jays, who are trying to cling to an American League Wild Card spot but have gone 3-9 in September. Estrada struck out seven but walked three and gave up four hits, including a two-run homer to Kevin Kiermaier in the top of the fourth inning. The veteran right-hander has allowed 13 runs -- 12 earned -- over his last 12 2/3 innings. He lines up to face the Mariners on the road next.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 03:39:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Juan Graterol
4Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
2Steve Pearce
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
4Richard Urena
5Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Melvin Upton
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Jose Tabata
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7T.J. House
8Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7J.P. Howell
8Glenn Sparkman
9Brett Oberholtzer
10Dominic Leone
11Gavin Floyd
12Jeff Beliveau
13Lucas Harrell
14Matt Dermody