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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 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

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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. 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.'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

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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 07:38:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:40:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:29:00 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.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 06:18:00 PM

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