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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher | #6

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / TOR
Contract: view contract details
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Marcus Stroman was dominant in helping the United States to down Puerto Rico 8-0 in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic finals, allowing one hit over six-plus scoreless innings.
Working with a brutally heavy sinker, Stroman turned in a dominant performance in the WBC-clincher. He did not allow a hit through his first six innings of work. Angel Pagan finally snapped the no-no with a double to lead off the seventh, after which Stroman took a well-deserved ovation on his way to the dugout. He struck out three and walked one in the big spring victory, finishing the title-clincher having thrown 73 pitches (44 for strikes). As for the coming season, the 25-year-old right-hander will look to improve upon the 4.37 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 166/54 K/BB ratio he registered in 204 innings during the 2016 campaign. Mar 23 - 12:54 AM

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Marcus Stroman was doomed by a rough first inning on Friday, allowing four runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Stroman walked one and struck out two on the night. The first six hitters for Puerto Rico started the game with singles, pushing four runs across and putting the United States in an early hole. Stroman was luckily able to settle in afterwards and give manager Jim Leyland some valuable innings while keeping the U.S. in the game. Danny Duffy will get the call in a must-win game against the Dominican Republic next time out.
Mar 18 - 1:27 AM

Marcus Stroman looked sharp Saturday in the WBC, letting up just three hits over 4 2/3 shutout innings in the United States' 7-5 loss to the Dominican Republic.

Stroman was automatic for the U.S., mowing down arguably the most talented lineup in the tournament. His strikeout victims included Adrian Beltre, Carlos Santana and Blue Jays teammate Jose Bautista. Consistency has never been a word we associate with Stroman but the 5’8" right-hander has always pitched his best in big games. Unfortunately the bullpen couldn’t protect the lead on Saturday, allowing the D.R. to score seven unanswered runs over the final three innings. The U.S. needs a win against Canada on Sunday to stave off elimination.
Mar 11 - 10:57 PM

Marcus Stroman struck out three in two perfect innings Monday against the Pirates.

A good start for Stroman as he prepares to pitch for Team USA in the WBC. He's due to make one more start in camp before joining the club.
Feb 27 - 3:57 PM

Marcus Stroman won his arbitration hearing against the Blue Jays, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Stroman will make a $3.4 million salary in 2017 rather than the $3.1 million salary offered by the Blue Jays. The 25-year-old was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player. He compiled a 4.37 ERA and 166/54 K/BB ratio over 204 innings last season. He was better in the second half and fantasy owners will hope for improved results in 2017.
Feb 14 - 12:31 PM

Marcus Stroman said last week that his left knee feels "a lot" stronger now that he's more than a year removed from ACL surgery.

"Having a stronger landing leg? That’s a big deal," Stroman said. "It’s going to allow me to do a lot of things: velocity, go deeper into games, be more accurate. I take pride in my body and it’s at a point now where I can take some huge strides this year." Stroman posted a disappointing 4.89 ERA and 83/33 K/BB ratio over 116 innings in the first half last season, but he rebounded with a 3.68 ERA and 83/21 K/BB ratio across 88 frames in the second half while also showing improved velocity. It could have been that he slowly but surely developed more trust in his surgically-repaired knee, and it's good to hear that he now feels "unbelievable" and is ready for an "extremely large" workload following rigorous offseason training. Stroman is a bounce-back candidate in 2017.
Source: Sportsnet
Jan 27 - 12:06 PM

Marcus Stroman said Friday that he will go to an arbitration hearing with the Blue Jays.

There's only a $300,000 gap between what Stroman requested ($3.4 million) and what the Jays offered ($3.1 million), but evidently there's no hope of the two sides working out an agreement prior to a hearing. Stroman, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason as a Super 2 qualifier, held a 4.37 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 166/54 K/BB ratio across 204 innings with Toronto in 2016.
Jan 20 - 10:56 AM

Marcus Stroman requested $3.4 million and was offered $3.1 million by the Blue Jays when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

With the two sides being so close, there's a good chance that the two sides could reach an agreement rather than heading to arbitration. The 25-year-old hurler compiled a 4.37 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 166/54 K/BB ratio across 204 innings with the Jays in 2016. As a Super-2 player, this is the first time that Stroman is eligible for arbitration. MLBTradeRumors.com projected that he would earn $3.5 million in arbitration.
Jan 13 - 7:51 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports hears that the Rockies have shown interest in Marcus Stroman.

While the Rockies are reportedly intrigued by Stroman, Morosi relays that they would not be willing to trade Charlie Blackmon straight-up for the 25-year-old right-hander. Stroman is coming off a 2016 season in which he held a 4.37 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 166/54 K/BB ratio over 204 innings pitched. This was his first season in the bigs with more than 20 starts.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Marcus Stroman announced he will pitch for the United States in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

It's a solid get for the United States, who should have an absolutely loaded pitching staff with Chris Archer, Jake Arrieta, Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander all on the team's preliminary roster. Stroman had a relatively disappointing year for the Jays in 2016, but impressed with a 3.28 ERA over the final two months. He led Toronto with 166 strikeouts.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Marcus Stroman was charged with four runs over 5 1/3 innings of work in Monday's ALCS Game 3 loss to the Indians.

Stroman gave up just three hits on the night, but two of them left the yard and he also walked three batters. One of the runs charged to Stroman scored after he left, as Joe Biagini yielded an RBI single in the sixth. The Blue Jays' bullpen held the Indians in check otherwise, but the Toronto bats continue to be silent. They're now one loss away from being eliminated. The Blue Jays will send Aaron Sanchez to the hill against Corey Kluber in Game 4 as they look to stay alive.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Monday that the club is undecided on their ALCS Game 1 starter.

MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm suspects it will either be Marcus Stroman or Marco Estrada. It would be Stroman's turn after he last pitched in the Wild Card Game, limiting the Orioles to two runs over six innings. Estrada was dominant in Game 1 of the ALDS, though, tossing 8 1/3 frames of one-run ball. Game 1 of the ALCS isn't until Friday, so the Jays can wait a few more days before announcing a starter if they want.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Marcus Stroman held the Orioles to two runs over six innings Sunday in the American League Wild Card Game.

He outlasted O's starter Chris Tillman, who was pulled in the bottom of the fifth after logging only 4 1/3 official innings. Stroman struck out six, walked none, and limited a dangerous Baltimore offense to four hits. One of those hits was a go-ahead two-run Mark Trumbo homer in the top of the fourth, but the Blue Jays tied the game an inning and later and won it in the bottom of the 11th. Up next for Stroman and the Jays is a rematch with the Rangers in the best-of-five ALDS.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins announced Monday that Marcus Stroman will start the American League Wild Card Game against the Orioles.

That loser-goes-home contest is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Stroman didn't have the greatest year overall, but he did register a 3.28 ERA and 65 strikeouts over his final 68 2/3 regular-season innings and he was especially good at Rogers Centre, where the Wild Card Game will be played. Baltimore is throwing right-hander Chris Tillman.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 03:28:00 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed nine hits and four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

In the biggest start of the season, the right-hander was bled slowly, allowing runs in the third, fourth, seventh and eighth innings before exiting. Of course, he would have had to be near perfect to match O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who blanked the Jays over 6 2/3 innings. Stroman ends the regular season at 9-10 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over 32 starts.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:17:00 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