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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 picked up his first career save, tossing four scoreless innings of relief in Friday's win against the Orioles.
Stroman allowed just one hit and struck out four with zero walks, finishing the final four innings after Drew Hutchison exited. He's unlikely to pitch on Saturday since he threw 44 pitches, but could contribute on Sunday if necessary. As of now, he has a 3.65 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 111/28 K/BB ratio in 131 2/3 innings across 20 starts and six relief appearances. Not a bad showing for the rookie right-hander, who portends to be a big fantasy asset going forward. Sep 26 - 10:28 PM

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Marcus Stroman won't make another start this year.

Stroman is going to pitch out of the bullpen when he returns from suspension later this week. The 23-year-old right-hander owns a promising 11-6 record, 3.77 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 107/28 K/BB ratio in his first 126 2/3 major league innings. He should be a big weapon for the Toronto starting rotation in 2015 and beyond.
Sep 23 - 5:04 PM

Marcus Stroman's suspension has been reduced from six to five games.

He'll begin serving the suspension Sunday and should simply just have his next outing pushing back a day. Stroman holds a 3.77 ERA over 126 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays this season.
Sep 21 - 11:56 AM

Marcus Stroman picked up his 11th win of the season, yielding two runs in six innings as the Blue Jays topped the Yankees 6-3 on Saturday.

The rookie scattered eight hits, striking out seven while walking none. Stroman has had a lot of positives in his first taste of the big leagues, sporting a 3.77 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and 107/28 K/BB ratio. Stroman will finish out his season on Thursday at home against the Mariners.
Sep 20 - 7:41 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the Orioles' Caleb Joseph during Monday's game.

Stroman has maintained his innocence and will appeal the suspension, but it was pretty clear that he did it on purpose. With expanded rosters, he could just drop the appeal after his next scheduled outing Saturday and simply get a couple extra days off between starts.
Sep 17 - 3:52 PM

Marcus Stroman gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

The runs all came in the first four innings. In the sixth, Stroman threw behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, apparently in retaliation to an earlier incident involving Joseph and Jose Reyes. MLB has refused to suspend pitchers this year for throwing at batters before warnings were issues and Stroman wasn't ejected, so a suspension seems unlikely. Still, one imagines the Orioles won't forget what happened anytime soon.
Sep 15 - 10:48 PM

Mark Buehrle will moved up a day to start on Sunday versus the Rays, pushing Marcus Stroman back a day to face the Orioles on Monday.

It's bad news for Stroman owners, as they lose a two-start week and also he'll now have a tougher matchup. He will have two starts next week now, though, and you can't blame the Blue Jays for giving the youngster an extra day of rest.
Sep 12 - 4:24 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and shutout Monday against the Cubs.

Stroman went nine innings a month ago against the Tigers, but that one was decided in extras. Stroman is now 10-5 with a 3.53 ERA, which probably would have been good enough to net him a AL Rookie of the Year award last year. He figures to be shut down a little early unless the Jays can somehow stay in wild card contention, but it's not happening yet.
Sep 8 - 10:04 PM

Marcus Stroman improved to 9-5, holding the Rays to two runs over six innings as the Blue Jays won by a 7-4 margin on Wednesday.

Stroman scattered seven hits, all singles, while walking one and striking out four in a second consecutive solid effort. The right-hander has had some ups and downs, but overall has had a decent showing in his rookie season, sitting on a 3.83 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and an 89/26 K/BB ratio. Stroman will take on the Cubs at home in an inter-league match-up on Monday.
Sep 3 - 11:10 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched the Blue Jays past the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 7 2/3 innings.

Stroman, who was coming off ugly outings against the White Sox and Rays, improved to 3-0 with an 0.83 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this year. He's a candidate to be shut down next month if the Blue Jays fall out of contention, so he really needs to keep winning in order to continue pitching. He's a pretty good play against the Rays next week.
Aug 27 - 10:28 PM

Marcus Stroman gave up six runs (five earned) on ten hits in five innings against the Rays on Friday.

This marked back-to-back rough outings for Stroman. Last time out, he allowed five runs and recorded just two outs against the White Sox. Stroman at least lasted five innings on Friday, but the end result wasn't much better. Beyond the ten hits allowed, he struck out six and walked three. Evan Longoria got the Rays' scoring party started with a solo home in the second. After that, it was a series of doubles and singles that did Stroman in. Stroman's now allowed at least five runs in three out of his last four outings. The rough stretch has pushed Stroman's ERA over 4.00. Unless the Blue Jays opt to hold Stroman back, the talented youngster will try to rebound against the Red Sox in his next start.
Aug 22 - 9:56 PM

Marcus Stroman had a miserable night on the hill in Friday’s loss to the White Sox, allowing five runs on five hits while recording just two outs in the contest.

It was the shortest start by any Blue Jays starter this season. Stroman needed 37 pitches just to get the two outs that he did, including a strikeout of Tyler Flowers. He has been terrific for the Jays this season, but that certainly wasn’t the case on Friday. He’ll look to get back on track when he carries a 3.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 73/21 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Rays.
Aug 15 - 11:51 PM

Marcus Stroman delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday, surrendering just two runs on four hits over nine innings.

The rookie right-hander punched out four on the afternoon while issuing three free passes. The only damage against him came in the sixth inning, where a Victor Martinez double plated a pair of runs. He has been a tremendous boost to the Jays rotation this season, posting a 3.34 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 72/21 K/BB ratio over his first 86 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday.
Aug 9 - 4:28 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Stroman had allowed one run across 21 innings over his last three starts before Sunday's start, so a clunker was due eventually. He struck out just one while walking one in his three innings of work. The loss dropped Stroman to 7-3 with 3.49 ERA on the year. He'll look to get back on track Saturday against the Tigers.
Aug 3 - 7:35 PM

Marcus Stroman improved to 7-2, allowing one run over seven innings as the Blue Jays hung on to victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Stroman has quickly shown that he belongs in the big leagues. He held the Red Sox to six hits and two walks while striking out eight. Since moving into the rotation at the end of May, the right-hander has a 2.12 ERA in 11 starts spanning 68 innings. The talented rookie will look to keep it going on Monday, when he takes on the Astros in a road start.
Jul 29 - 10:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
3Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman