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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
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Marcus Stroman yielded just one hit over seven scoreless frames Saturday in a no-decision against the Yankees.
Nobody scored until the eighth inning when Jose Bautista broke it open with a three-run shot to left field. New York's only hit off Stroman came in the second inning when Aaron Hicks dropped a one-out single to left field. Stroman finished the afternoon with three walks and five strikeouts. Despite a seven-start winless streak, the right-hander has recorded quality outings in each of his last three starts. The Yankees have been shut out three times in a row and have quickly fallen out of the AL Wild Card race. Stroman's next start is scheduled for Thursday against Baltimore. Sep 24 - 7:38 PM

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Marcus Stroman was charged with three runs over six innings of work on Tuesday in a loss to the Rays.

Stroman gave up just four hits but walked four on the night, including one directly ahead of a three-run homer by Alexei Ramirez. He entered the night having not walked more than two in an outing since June. Stroman has picked up only one win over his last nine starts even though he holds a solid 3.74 ERA over that time. He'll get the Angels in Anaheim next.
Sep 13 - 10:40 PM

Marcus Stroman gave up two runs while punching out eight batters in five innings of work in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

He allowed seven hits and one walk. The Yankees managed a pair of runs in the third inning. The first came on a solo shot by Starlin Castro. Later in the inning Brian McCann stroked an RBI single to score Didi Gregorius. Stroman falls to 9-7 with a 4.55 ERA after 28 starts. Despite tonight's rare strikeout binge, the diminutive 25-year-old doesn't whiff enough batters to be an upper tier fantasy starter. He keeps the ball on the ground at a high rate and is likely to be an effective mid-level starting pitcher as long as he remains healthy.
Sep 7 - 10:29 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Thursday that Marcus Stroman will start for the Blue Jays on Friday against the Rays.

The Jays have yet to announce their starters for Saturday and Sunday's games. With Aaron Sanchez rejoining the rotation on Wednesday, it's unclear if the Jays will revert back to a six-man alignment, bump someone from the rotation, or do something in-between. Stroman had originally been expected to work on Saturday.
Sep 1 - 6:18 PM

Marcus Stroman struggled in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday, allowing five runs on nine hits over his six frames.

The right-hander walked one and struck out five on the afternoon. Most of the damage occurred during a four-run uprising in the fourth inning, where Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier each delivered RBI doubles. Stroman continues to be marred by inconsistency and will carry a disappointing 4.58 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into next Saturday's start against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Aug 27 - 4:16 PM

Marcus Stroman had the strikeout working in earning a no-decision against the Indians in Sunday's 3-2 loss, fanning nine and allowing one run over 7 1/3 innings.

Stroman scattered seven hits into the eighth inning before he walked off the mound with a 2-1 lead. The Jays bullpen would surrender two runs in the frame to deny him what would have been a well-earned victory. The 25-year-old right-hander has notched 30 strikeouts over his last 18 2/3 innings. He will look to add to that recent tally in a home start against the Twins next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 21 - 4:13 PM

Marcus Stroman was sharp in Sunday's win over the Astros, striking out eight and allowing just two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

Stroman scattered five hits without walking a batter. The unearned run on his line actually scored via his own throwing error in the second inning. As far as "unearned" runs go, pretty sketchy. The second run on his line was decidedly earned, as he yielded a solo home run to Jason Castro in the seventh inning. For the season as a whole, Stroman has pitched to a 4.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 126/38 K/BB ratio over 153 2/3 innings. A road date with the Indians shows next on his schedule.
Aug 14 - 4:59 PM

Marcus Stroman surrendered three earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Royals.

It was a much different outing than Monday's gem against the Astros, during which Stroman struck out a career-high 13 batters and yielded just one run over seven innings. That inconsistency has been the story of the season for Stroman, who stands 8-5 with a rough 4.76 ERA through 23 starts. He'll get the Astros at home next.
Aug 7 - 5:55 PM

Marcus Stroman recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over seven frames of one-run ball but took a no-decision in Monday's loss to the Astros.

He blew past his previous career high in punchouts, as this was Stroman's first double-digit strikeout game. However, he exited the game down 1-0, having served up a Jose Altuve solo shot in the seventh inning. Stroman has mostly pitched much better of late but has still been prone to the occasional hiccup. Hopefully this will be the start of a consistent run. He gets the Royals in Kansas City the next time out.
Aug 2 - 12:42 AM

Marcus Stroman gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Stroman couldn't have asked for a much easier schedule of late, but he hasn't capitalized quite as much as hoped. He did have a strong start against the Royals before the break and one in Arizona last week, but he was ineffective against the A's in his first start of the second half and mediocre tonight. He's 8-4 with a 4.92 ERA.
Jul 26 - 11:37 PM

Marcus Stroman was money in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks, firing eight innings of one-run ball.

Stroman struck out six without walking a batter. He scattered eight hits over his eight innings of work. The start as a whole was impressive, but perhaps most impressive was the fact that Stroman had thrown just 99 pitches by the time he took a well-deserved rest for the final frame. The superlative outing dropped his ERA from 5.15 to 4.90. In addition, he holds a 1.34 WHIP and 94/34 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings. He will do battle with the Padres in his next scheduled start.
Jul 20 - 9:32 PM

Marcus Stroman surrendered seven runs -- six earned -- and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings Friday against the A's.

Stroman has been getting a ton of grounders this year, but that didn't stop him from giving up three homers tonight. He's allowed 14 homers in 120 2/3 innings in 2016 after allowing nine in 157 2/3 innings his previous two big-league seasons. While his peripherals are quite a bit better than his 5.15 ERA, he still doesn't seem like all that great of a bet for the second half.
Jul 16 - 1:49 AM

Marcus Stroman excelled in the Blue Jays' 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday, pitching eight innings of two run baseball while striking out six.

He allowed only three hits and one walk. The strong effort boosted his record to 7-4 with a 4.89 ERA. He has 83 strikeouts and 33 walks in 116 innings. Stroman does not strike out a ton of batters but as a ground ball specialist he limits home runs despite playing in a homer-friendly ballpark in Toronto.
Jul 6 - 10:10 PM

Marcus Stroman delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday, scattering just five hits over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

Stroman punched out six on the afternoon and issued only one walk. The only blemish on his day was an RBI single by Jason Kipnis in the second inning. The right-hander has been highly inconsistent this season, but continues to show flashes of his dominant potential. He'll look to further improve upon his 5.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP when he takes on the Royals at home on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 7:41 PM

Marcus Stroman was shelled for seven earned runs over 3 2/3 innings Sunday by the Orioles.

Stroman was off from the jump, yielding a first-inning RBI single to Chris Davis followed by a two-run homer from Matt Wieters. Baltimore plated its fourth run in the second inning and three more in the fourth to finally drive Stroman from the game. The young right-hander has struggled badly since late May and now holds a 5.23 ERA for the year. A road start against the White Sox is next.
Jun 19 - 5:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Dan Barnes
10Ryan Tepera