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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Marcus Stroman allowed just one hit over seven innings and combined with two relievers on an 8-0 shutout the Red Sox on Thursday.
Showing once again how huge momentum is in baseball, the Jays ended up winning three straight over Boston after getting crushed 14-1 in Monday's season opener. The Red Sox's lone hit today was Shane Victorino's flare single in the seventh. However, even if that didn't drop in, it's unlikely Stroman would have had a chance to go for the no-no; he was at 97 pitches after seven innings and the Jays are being careful with him. The rookie is now 6-2 with a 3.21 ERA. Jul 24 - 3:59 PM

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Marcus Stroman fired seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Stroman limited the Rangers to just four hits (all of them singles) while walking none and striking out five. He was very efficient, throwing 70 out of 107 for strikes. The 23-year-old owns a 3.58 ERA and 52/13 K/BB ratio over his first 60 1/3 innings in the majors and has serious upside potential during the second half. He's still available in 77 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Jul 19 - 4:57 PM

Marcus Stroman was knocked around by the Angels on Wednesday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Seven of the eight hits were singles, with Kole Calhoun's two-run home run the only extra-base hit of the bunch. The right-hander also walked one while striking out four. Stroman was coming off a string of good starts, so Wednesday's outing was simply a misstep for the 23-year-old. He'll carry a 4.05 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 47/13 K/BB ratio into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 7:28 PM

Marcus Stroman blanked the A's for seven innings, striking out seven, on Friday.

Another excellent effort and no-decision for Stroman. He's turned in six quality starts in seven tries since joining the Blue Jays rotation, but his record is a modest 3-2 during the span.
Jul 4 - 8:24 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched well in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday, allowing two runs on two hits over 6 2/3 strong innings of work.

The young right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just two. He left with two men aboard and two outs in the seventh inning, and reliever Dustin McGowan surrendered a three-run blast to Dayan Viciedo which caused the damage. He'll look to get back in the win column when he carries a 4.01 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 36/9 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.
Jun 28 - 4:25 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched eight innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits, to beat the Yankees on Monday.

Stroman lasted just 3 2/3 innings facing the Yankees last week. Tonight, he eclipsed his previous season high by a full two innings. He retired eight straight to open the game and allowed just one extra-base hit, that being Mark Teixeira's solo shot in the fourth. It was his most encouraging performance yet. He'll be worth playing in mixed leagues against the White Sox this weekend.
Jun 23 - 10:24 PM

Marcus Stroman struggled, allowing two runs over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

The Yankees worked the count all night against Stroman, as the 23-year-old departed with two outs in the fourth having thrown 98 pitches. His one costly mistake came in the third, when Brett Gardner smashed a two-run homer to put the Yankees ahead. Stroman's outing ends a streak of three consecutive quality starts since moving into the rotation. Overall, Stroman has a 5.14 ERA with a 23/6 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound in his next start against the Reds on the road.
Jun 17 - 10:27 PM

Marcus Stroman registered a quality start but picked up a loss in Wednesday's outing versus the Twins, allowing three runs over six innings.

Stroman dug himself a hole when he served up a two-run homer to Josh Willingham in the first inning. He gave up just one run over the next five frames and struck out four with no walks, but the damage had already been enough to make him suffer his first defeat. Still, it was the third straight quality start in Stroman's first three tries. He has a tough matchup next week at Yankee Stadium.
Jun 11 - 4:23 PM

Marcus Stroman held the Cardinals to just one run over six innings in a 3-1 victory on Friday.

Stroman allowed seven hits, issued two walks, and hit a batter, so the Cardinals had plenty of chances, but he managed to keep the damage to a minimum. The hard-throwing rookie struck out seven in the win. He has allowed just two runs in 12 innings with a 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first two major league starts and deserves an extended look in Toronto's rotation. Look for some ups and downs pitching in the AL East, but he's well worth a flier based on upside.
Jun 6 - 10:40 PM

Marcus Stroman limited the Royals to one run over six innings and struck out six to pick up a win in his first major league start Saturday.

Stroman had his slider working today and also demonstrated pretty good command, walking none in the game. Despite the fine showing, it's still possible Stroman will be sent back to Triple-A. The Blue Jays indicated going in that Liam Hendriks would remain in the rotation and that Stroman's callup was primarily designed to give Drew Hutchison some extra rest. Still, sticking with Stroman in Hendriks' place seems like the better choice.
May 31 - 4:28 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Marcus Stroman from Triple-A Buffalo.

Stroman will make the start on Saturday in Toronto. He was up earlier in the season as a reliever, but after two relatively middling starts in Triple-A, he has been recalled to take a spot in the rotation. If he pitches well, Stroman is likely to stick in the rotation for the rest of the season as the replacement for the struggling Dustin McGowan. If Stroman is available, he is a worthy addition in all formats.
May 31 - 9:15 AM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Marcus Stroman to Triple-A Buffalo.

Rather than work out of the bullpen at the major league level, the Blue Jays want Stroman to work as a starter in the minor leagues. It remains only a matter of time before he secures a regular spot in the Jays starting rotation.
May 18 - 6:16 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that Marcus Stroman or Todd Redmond will likely replace Dustin McGowan in the starting rotation.

Redmond has pitched exclusively in relief this season, but he made 14 starts for the club in 2013. Stroman would obviously be the more interesting name for fantasy purposes.
May 15 - 4:25 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Marcus Stroman from Triple-A Buffalo.

Stroman is going to pitch out of the bullpen initially, but the Blue Jays will likely find a rotation spot for him soon. The 23-year-old right-hander had an outstanding 1.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 36/7 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. Baseball Prospectus ranked him a Top 30 prospect over the winter. Stash him now in standard fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 10:47 PM

Blue Jays prospect RHP Marcus Stroman was brilliant Tuesday, striking out 10 batters in six no-hit innings for Triple-A Buffalo.

The only blemish on his stellar performance was one walk. The Blue Jays intentionally lined up Stroman’s start Tuesday to coincide with Dustin McGowan’s, as assistant general manager Tony LaCava stated earlier in the week that the 22-year-old’s "time is coming soon." Stroman now owns a 1.69 ERA and 36/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A, and we should know in the next couple days whether the Blue Jays plan to promote him to replace McGowan in the starting rotation.
Apr 30 - 12:53 PM

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